Despite my hectic week due to closing on my condo, I was able to participate in three carnivals.
I participated in the Carnival of Personal Finance – 173rd Edition, which was hosted by Girls Just Wanna Have Funds. Girls Just Wanna Have Funds is a blog dedicated to women taking charge of her own personal finances and focuses on budgeting, investing and frugality. The following are some of my favorite posts from the carnival:
- No Credit Needed writes about savings account asset allocation, which is something I will be doing in the very near future.
- My Dollar Plan informs you about 7 moves you haven’t made in your 401k. In times like these it’s always a good idea to make the most of a 401k.
- So Cal Savvy offers great advice about buying stocks on sale and dealing with the current turbulent market.
- Money Smart Life discusses the benefits of the FNBO Direct Online Savings Bank, which I will be investigating along with ING and HSBC.
- Value For Your Life reflects on 3 big personal finance successes. Sometimes it is good to look at past personal finance successes to derive inspiration in such depressing economic times.
I also participated in the Carnival of Twenty Something Finances, which was hosted by Lava. Lava is blogging while in college to get out from under a mountain of debt. The following are a few of the best posts:
- How I Save Money wants everyone to check out a new CVS page, which details the adventure of spending as little money possible at CVS. I will be taking my first stab at CVSing in the next week or two.
- Write to Right blogs about how to start a small business opportunity. Small business opportunities have always been very interesting to me.
Finally, I participated in the Investing Carnival, which was hosted by Barel Karsan who focuses on value investing. The following are some of my favorite posts:
- Contrarian Profits discusses 8 inverse ETFs to profit from the economic meltdown. I am not knowledgeable about shorting the market, but I hope to become so in the future.
- Slow Down Fast presents 6 ways to benefit financially in a bad economy.
- Lazy Man and Money writes about his alternative income streams for October 2008. It’s always nice to read about the alternative income streams of other bloggers.