Greetings and salutations! Welcome to the 21st Carnival of Personal Finance. Started a mere twenty-one weeks ago by the inimitable Flexo of ConsumerismCommentary, this Carnival seeks to quench your thirst for personal finance musings and this week is no exception. With a veritable cornucopia of contributions (twenty seven to be exact, I missed one before!), I invite you to sample them all.
For a list of past Carnivals and a schedule of upcoming Carnivals, visit the birthplace of the Carnival of Personal Finance. I’ve also had the pleasure of hosting the 2nd Edition and 9th Edition of the Carnival.
- FMF at Free Money Finance presents Seven Ideas for Maximizing Retirement Savings, Part 1
- Nickel from Five Cent Nickel has very useful tips on saving big on well-child care.
- Josh Cohen at Multiple Mentality presents Credit me with something
- Caitlin from Clutter2Cash took a look at her Netflix usage and decided to change to the one-out-at-a-time plan for only $9.99.
- Henry Stern of InsureBlog discusses Steve Case casting his eyes on healthcare solutions.
- Jane Dough of Boston Gal’s Open Wallet detail how purchasing (and sleeping) on an Aerobed saved her money. I interviewed Jane as part of my Personal Finance Blogger Spotlight series.
- Nina at Sitting Pretty talks about some of the financial lessons she learned from her childhood in a post titled “Catch of the Day.”
- Cathy at CFO: Chief Family Officer presents Learning How To Cook (Efficiently)
- Sarah of Frugal Underground explains how you can get deals by bargaining in places you otherwise wouldn’t think you could.
- Steve Pavlina at Steve Pavlina’s Personal Development Blog presents Million Dollar Experiment.
- Madame X of My Open Wallet does a great analysis on whether a New York City apartment can be a profitable investment property in today’s market.
- Jon of Smart Money Daily looks back a year and reflects on how buying his first Rich Dad book and applying Robert Kiyosaki’s wisdom has led to a more than 100% increase in my earnings in one year.
- Cap of StopBuyingCrap shares some of the things you should watch for if you are considering about 0% balance transfer offers.
- Harvey Multani at Fiscal Times discusses the effects of despair on investing.
- Nick of 2¢ Worth doesn’t believe the question is whether to buy or to rent… , he suggests buying AND renting?
- Dan Melson at Searchlight Crusade presents Credit Reports and Credit Score Manipulations
- Canadian Capitalist discusses why you should consider giving yourself a little exposure to the Canadian market as part of your equity allocation to international stocks.
- The Happy Capitalist thinks that the sagging U.S. housing market won’t crash but land softly.
- Noah Kagan of OK Dork gives an explanation of diminishing marginal return.
- MBHunter of Mighty Bargain Hunter offers part two of 50 ways to make you richer.
- JLP of All Things Financial discusses ways to get Uncle Sam to pay for your college education.
- NCN discusses how important it is to get your financial house in order.
- Deputyheadmistress at The Common Roompresents Winterizing
- Jonathan at MyMoneyBlog warns you all that you Shouldn’t Forget Your Local Credit Union.
- George at Fat Pitch Financials guides you through the process of learning about yourself so you can maximize your investment potential. One of the first steps in becoming a better investor is to know yourself.
- Jeffrey Strain of PFAdvice also wants to warn you about What The Government Knows About Your Personal Finances. Sorry for missing the submission Jeff!