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Carnival of Financial Planning – August 30 2008 Edition

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Welcome to the August 30, 2008 edition of the Carnival of Financial Planning.

The Carnival of Financial Planning takes a long-term view of personal financial planning for individuals and families. We focus on efficient and sustainable personal financial planning practices that can lead to lifetime financial security.

This edition is arranged by subject heading, so that you can browse efficiently.


The Skilled Investor


Pasadena Financial Planner presents Living Expense Tracking Methods posted at Pasadena Financial Planner.

Financial Planning

nickel presents Understanding the Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations for Financial Planners posted at fivecentnickel.com, saying, “This post breaks down the various licenses, certifications, and registrations associated with being a financial planner. Useful stuff if you’re in the market for a planner and trying to make sense of all the designations.”

Tushar Mathur presents Your Future without Debt! posted at Everything Finance, saying, “There is a lack of financial and investment education in our schools. Here is some advice on investing or saving for retirement.”

AndrewB presents You Think Making More Money or Losing Weight equals happiness? Think Again posted at Personal Hack, saying, “In this article I discuss the relationship between happiness and making more money. I would really appreciate it if you gave it a quick read and left me some feedback in comments, thank you ;)”

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Money 101: My Basic Financial Plan posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “Thank you!”

Tool presents FNBO Direct’s Online Savings Account Review posted at Savings Toolbox.

Dean Paley presents How To Create a Personal Financial Plan posted at Tax & Financial Planning Blog, saying, “A step by step guide to establishing a financial plan!”

Larry Russell presents Financial Planning Reading List posted at Pasadena Financial Planner.

Barb A. Ryan presents Your Personal Financial Planning Skills posted at Pasadena Financial Planner.

Sudhanshu presents Bootstrapping or Fund Raising posted at Gyaan Sutra.

Financing a Home

Joe Manausa presents How To Dispute Your Property Taxes posted at Tallahassee Real Estate Blog, saying, “As long as the assessed value does not exceed the market value they will raise the assessed value, so it is important to know what your property is worth today!”

Ace Elliott presents Avoiding Mortgage Foreclosure posted at Care on Credit, saying, “As the home mortgage market sways find out what you can do to anchor yourself and weather the foreclosure storm.”

Jim presents Babies Are Expensive! Total Cost of Having A Baby posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.

Financing Education

Realm of Prosperity presents Frugal Textbook Buying Tips posted at Realm of Prosperity.

The Editors presents TEACH Grant posted at Financial Aid Resource Center, saying, “Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant Program that provides to students who agree to participate in the program of up to $4000 per year. These students agree to teach in a private or public elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.”

Tom Tessin presents Free Grant Money for College posted at FCC Student Blog, saying, “Learn how you can find free grant money for college.”


The Shark Investor presents Growing Assets Almost For Free posted at The Shark Investor, saying, “How you can create assets for free instead of buying them”

Del Sandeen presents 5 Side Hustles You Can Do for Extra Cash posted at Fiscal Liberty.


Tushar Mathur presents Advantages and Disadvantages of ETFs posted at Invest In India, saying, “ETFs are mutual funds, whose units can be bought and sold on the stock exchange.”

Praveen presents How Markets React to Fundamentals posted at My Simple Trading System.

Dividends4Life presents Dividend Stocks In the News: August 23, 2008 posted at Dividends 4 Life, saying, “You can’t spend earnings. At first glance, this probably seems like an odd statement, possibly even incorrect. However, it is not only correct, but an important investing axiom for any type of investor.”

Jeremy Wong presents Diversify Portfolio, or Not posted at Personal Finance Guide | FinanceMind, saying, “The purpose of diversifying your portfolio is to protect your wealth. However, if you want to have a portfolio that consistently outperforms the market, then diversification may not be your answer. This article discusses the pros and cons of diversifying your portfolio.”

Walter W. Fouse presents Vanguard Index Mutual Funds Versus Vanguard Managed Funds posted at Best No Load Funds.

Richard M. Rothschild presents Bond Market Index Funds posted at Bond Market Index Funds.

Frank Vertin presents Top 10 S and P 500 Index Funds posted at NO LOAD INDEX FUNDS

Dividend Growth Investor presents Dividend Growth and Earnings Per Share versus Total Return posted at Create Rising Passive Income From Dividend Paying Stocks.

Managing Debt

Del Sandeen presents Get Rid of Credit Card Debt the Smart Way | Fiscal Liberty posted at Fiscal Liberty.

imarketing4s presents Wise Debt Consolidation and Budgeting posted at Free Debt Consolidation: Qualified Financial Management.

Mike Leonard presents Prudence in all matters relating to your debt posted at Until Debt Do Us Part.

KCLau presents What Do You Know About Bankruptcy? posted at KCLau’s Money Tips, saying, “Bankcruptcy is a word that immediately brings a negative vision to our minds. It happens everywhere in the world and is not partial to a certain country, race or nationality. An article on how bankruptcy happens and how to be discharged from bankruptcy.”

imarketing4s presents How To Work Through Debt Consolidation Companies To Become Debt Free posted at Free Debt Consolidation: Qualified Financial Management.

Retirement Planning

FIRE Getters presents Secure Retirement – At What Rate Should You Save For It? posted at FIRE Finance.

Raag Vamdatt presents All you wanted to know about Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS) :: RaagVamdatt.com :: Financial Planning demystified posted at RaagVamdatt.com.

The DIV-Net presents Is $1,000,000 enough to retire on? Is $2,000,000 enough money to retire on? posted at Create Rising Passive Income From Dividend Paying Stocks.

Phil B. presents Retirement Calculator « Phil for Humanity posted at Phil for Humanity, saying, “Use this retirement calculator to determine if you have enough money to retire.”


FMF presents Tricks of the Trade: An Insider’s Look at Saving Money at Grocery Stores posted at Free Money Finance, saying, “Great tips on saving money on groceries.”

Roshawn Watson presents 5 Signs That You Are Living Beyond Your Means posted at Watson Inc, saying, “Living beyond one’s means can derail the finances of even some of the highest earners. Just ask many of the countless celebrities and athletes who have filed for bankruptcy or have been foreclosed on. Here are 5 signs that you are living beyond your means”

Larry Russell presents The Top 25 Low Cost Best US Money Market Funds posted at THE SKILLED INVESTOR Blog.


Barb A. Ryan presents Asset Allocation, Investment Asset Tax Location, and Emergency Cash Management posted at Pasadena Financial Planner.


MoneyNing presents Stop Worrying About Your Finances posted at Money Ning, saying, “Stop worrying about your finance and just go do it already!”

Anand presents 10 Advantages of Being a Young Entrepreneur posted at Anand Dhillon . com, saying, “Young people have some distinct advantages in entrepreneurship. This article details some of the ways you can benefit by starting your own business right now.”

Anna presents 5 Things Museums Won’t Tell You posted at On a Quest To Be Debt Free….

chriskakaras presents Insatiable Desires posted at ChrisKakaras.com, saying, “Personal Finance is just as much personal as it is finance”

Joseph McClellan presents Never Lie To Your Insurance Company posted at Debit versus Credit, saying, “When purchasing insurance it’s best to think in the long-term. An insurance discount that doesn’t really belong to you might end up costing you much more than it’s worth in the future.”

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of Carnival of Financial Planning using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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