I only participated in one carnival this week, The Carnival of Twenty Something Finances hosted by we like money. We like money is a blog about a young married couple’s adventures in finances, early marriage and digging out of debt. Here are a few links to the articles that I found most interesting:
- FutureNestEgg cautions readers about the top 5 dirty little credit card tricks, which admittedly are easy to fall into. My best advice is to read the fine print. If there’s something you don’t understand, call the company and talk to someone in person. If it is still fuzzy, don’t apply for the credit card.
- Realm of Prosperity shares a story about a college student buying a home instead of renting. This would be a great idea if at all possible, but with lenders unwilling to loan out money without a solid down payment, I believe the days of doing this are over.
- ChristianPf discusses the pros and cons of money merge accounts. I would have to run the numbers myself, but it seems rather risky.
- Actorlicious details ten ways to save a dollar during hard times. I particularly like number 2 about going to thrift stores. Where else can you find awesome used t-shirts?
- Shark Investor outlines the alternatives to a 9 to 5. There are many times that I have thought about doing my own consulting work or starting my own business, but those are only a few ways to quit the 9 to 5.
This week I am hoping to get back to increasing my carnival participation and maybe even hosting a carnival. We’ll see how it goes, but I imagine I will be super busy until I move into my condo in 9 long days.