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Carnival of Personal Finance #114
Welcome to the 114th Carnival of Personal Finance! For those unaware, the Carnival of Personal Finance is a series of weekly posts hosted by various blogs in which we highlight great posts on various personal finance topics. For my regular readers, consider this a long, long version of my morning roundup.
Below, I picked out ten articles from all the submissions that I enjoyed the best, labeling them Editor’s Choice. From these, I picked out one sentence and included it in this post, so you can get a flavor of the writing style before you click!
After the ten Editor’s Choice picks, you’ll find a long list of entrants from various personal finance blogs. I strongly encourage you to visit articles that interest you!
Sometimes I get really mad when I think about the 13 years that I have been working and not saving because I was financially ignorant. I have a 17 year old brother that is looking for his first job and, knowing my parents, is just as clueless as I was.
Saving A Sibling In Debt (@ one snarky chica with issues)
Small companies, like small ships, carry a high risk in the stock market and are more volatile. While investing in small company stocks, or small caps, can double your money, a single bad news can tank the stock. Big companies, like big ships, do not move as fast in the stock market but they are generally less responsive to the daily market fluctuations.
Understanding Stock Market Risk Tolerance: Big Ships vs. Small Ships (@ growing money)
You have a cellphone that works? Great, you are better off than most people in most other countries. You know what those newer ones do that yours still does? Make calls.
Want What You Have, Not What They Have (@ my two dollars)
In Silicon Valley, a lot of people have been fortunate enough to do quite well financially. And having worked as an engineer around here for almost two decades, I witnessed both some highs and lows in the technical and financial front.
Top 10 Wealth Building Ways Of Ordinary People (@ the digerati life)
The media feeds the frenzy that the sky is falling because that’s what the media does. But the hyped-up fear of the unknown is usually worse than reality. And the market is currently reflecting the full force of the (unknown) bad news.
Going Against The Flow (@ free money finance)
I had lunch with a friend who likes to talk money with me. She has financial savvy, but her partner mismanages almost every cent he earns. During lunch she howled, “Why doesn’t he just burn his money in a pile right in front of me? It would be the same thing as what he does with his money!”
Sleeping With Money: Navigating “You Did What With Our Money?” Moments (@ queercents)
Since both my and my wife’s parents live in Ukraine (as well as many relatives) the topic of international phone calls to Ukraine has never been off the table and we have probably tried every possible way to save on international calling. Here are a few tips that will help you call Ukraine (and other ex-Soviet countries) without braking the bank.
Calling To Russia And Ukraine – Money Saving Tips (@ pro bargain hunter)
The recent mine disaster in Huntington, Utah, in which 6 miners are still missing, has again brought national attention to the dangers of mining and other hazardous jobs. While there have been several mining disasters in the United States over the last 2 years, according to the United States Department Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, mining is not actually considered the most dangerous job in the US. In fact, it is not even in the top 10.
Is A Job Worth Your Life? (@ cash money life)
There are some burdens in life you carry forever. These are memories of things you wish you hadn’t done, but did nevertheless. Here is one such burden that I have been carrying for years.
The Weight Of Stolen Money (@ money, matter, and more musings)
Caveat Lector! PF Blogs Are For Fun And Entertainment (@ mapgirl’s fiscal challenge)
Keeping The Right Balance Between Money And Leisure (@ mortgage blog)