Lifestyle Carnival – 24th Edition

Welcome to the 24th edition of the Lifestyle Carnival, dudes! Did you know that you can submit your blog article to the next edition using our carnival submission form? All the cool kids are doing it. Look at all these cool kids below. Be cool, become part of the carnival.


eemusings @ NZ Muse writes Skydiving and surviving in Queenstown

Beating Broke @ Beating Broke writes Money in Space! – Even back in Columbus’ day, money went along. Whether it was as a good luck piece, or just in case they came up on a 7-11 in the new world, they had money with. Today’s explorers have to go a little bit farther afield in order to discover something new, but even so, there’s still a little money that goes along. And I’m not just talking about the Billions that are spent to do the exploring. There’s actual money in space!

Everything Finance @ Everything Finance Blog writes Three Tips for Traveling While in Debt – Traveling will always be an extravagance because there will always be something else that the money could go toward, whether it be your child’s education, repairs on the house, or saving for retirement. Unless you make traveling a priority, it will fall by the wayside. Here are our tips for traveling while in debt:

Joseph @ My University Money writes Best Place to Live and Travel – South America or South East Asia? Part 2 – If you’re not sure where “part 2″ came from, check out “part 1” that was posted last week. I was going to write about potential business opportunities in this section but fact is I’ve never even considered working a “job” whilst I’ve been living abroad so who am I to discuss such matters?

eemusings @ NZ Muse writes How to plan a trip around the South Island of New Zealand – Handy hints for travel planning and a look at our budget.


Pauline @ Reach Financial Independence writes How much are you ready to give to your job? – Your job gives you many things, among them money. It also can require a lot of energy, drain you psychologically, or damage your health. How much are you ready to give?

Jason @ Live Real Now writes Dealing with the Police 101 – My friend has had a number of interactions with the police, but never learned how to deal with them. Before we left, I gave him a crash course in “stay out of jail”.

Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes How to Have a Green Christmas – Your Christmas holidays don’t need to suffer at the expense of being green. There are numerous ways you can reduce your impact and still enjoy the season.

Penny Thots @ Penny Thots writes Homeschool on a Shoe String Budget – Many families, from all kinds of incomes also homeschool, including families considered at poverty levels. While it is true, having money can be a tremendous help to have in order to take advantage of the many opportunities that can arise, it is not a pre-requisite to offer your children a well rounded, great education in a safe environment, for very little money.


Savvy Scot @ The Savvy Scot writes Economies and 12 Crazy Disney Facts you Never Knew – SavvyScot discusses the plans for the new theme park in the UK and reveals 12 crazy facts about Disney that you didn’t know.

Jessica @ Budget for Health writes Enter to win a FREE gift card! – Christmas is coming faster than you think. Need a creative and free idea? Enter to win a $25 gift card to make make your own photo book online or give it as a gift.


Todd @ Financial Mentor writes The Smart Alternative To Retirement Planning – It’s so “old-skool” to work like a dog for 40 years scrimping and saving so you can retire and do nothing of substance for the remaining 30 years. The New Retirement….

Tushar @ Finance TUBE writes What Is Private Mortgage Insurance? (PMI) – Introduction:Today we will talk about Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI). Most people need to carry their mortgage when they purchase a home. When a lender allows taking mortgage with very little money down, they need to protect themselves. That’s where Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) comes in.

Glen Craig @ Free From Broke writes How to Become a Millionaire – We’d all love to be millionaires but the big question is how to become a millionaire? See some steps you must take if you ever hope to call yourself millionaire.

CAPI @ Creating a Passive Income writes Tips to Create Passive Income – If you are trying to create a passive stream of income, you know that it needs to come continuously month in, month out in order to be passive. Some people need a capital base in order to create passive income such as online payday loans while other people can use savings. Once you have the The post Tips to Create Passive Income appeared first on .

Lance @ Money Life and More writes Two Huge Problems with Dividend Stocks Right Now – Dividend stocks have been quite popular lately and for a good reason. Most quality dividend stocks pay out a consistent amount of money on a fairly set time schedule. I have two problems that make me wary of dividend stocks right now so make sure you pay attention.

Sean @ One Smart Dollar writes Common Home Buying Mistakes – Buying a home is the single biggest purchase most of us will ever make. Here are a few tips to make sure you don’t spend more money then you should.

Deacon @ Well Kept Wallet writes Why MPG Matters When Buying a Car – One of the most damaging yet silent expenses to your bottom line can be the cost of gasoline for your car. With gas prices at an average of $3.818 per gallon it is becoming clear that if you want to save money, buying a car that has good MPG (Miles Per Gallon) is the way to go.

Joe @ Midlife Finance writes 5 Painless ways to help your (Grown) kids – Want to give your kids a boost? It’s easy to help them out without straining your pocketbook or energy….if you choose carefully.

Young @ Young And Thrifty writes Would You Buy an Amazon Engagement Ring? – Since our article on the zaniness of the modern day wedding industry got such a strong response last week, I thought I might revisit the general topic. In the comments section one reader intrigued me with a few recommended options for saving money on an engagement ring.

Glen Craig @ Free From Broke writes Paying for a Good Education in the Beginning or the End? – See one Mom’s argument for investing in her children’s early education now rather than putting the money away in college savings.

Gen Y @ Gen Y Finance Journey writes I Have a Personal Negotiator – My fiance’s negotiating guidelines for awful negotiators like myself.


Jenny @ Discount Coder writes Save money on marketing – DIY Twitter – Twitter can be an invaluable tool to any new business, but it can also be extremely expensive if you’re thinking of paying an outsider to help with your twitter marketing. This handy article looks at saving money by running your own twitter profile and just how to go about it.


Michelle @ Making Sense of Cents writes Sunday Meal Plan – We’ve been doing much better with our food spending! We only ate out once last week, which is major improvement over for how it usually is with us. What has been really helping is that I’ve been making new recipes for us to try.

Steven @ Grocery Alerts writes Can you eat for $26 a week – Welfare Food Challenge – An anti-poverty group in BC is challenging politicians and residents to try and survive for $26 worth of food for a week. During that week, participants will only eat the food they can buy with $26 dollars. I will be taking part of the food challenge.


Don’t see your blog article here and you just know that you submitted? It probably got kicked out because this is a Lifestyle Carnival, dudes, not personal finance. It’s not that we don’t think you’re totally cool, but there are tons of carnivals to talk about money, so c’mon, just submit lifestyle articles to the lifestyle carnival.


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