The Best of Money Carnival presents the ten best money articles each week and this week I get to pick! This is my first time hosting a Blog Carnival so it was a lot of fun to go through the entries and see how this actually works. Here are my picks for the week. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. And for those who are new, welcome to The Jenny Pincher!
Top 10 Picks for the Week (in no particular order):
In other words, a drop of money makes you money in negotiations. If you can make someone like you, they will be much more willing to help than if they despise you.
This question is sparked by a recent conversation I had. Someone I know asked me why they weren’t rich despite having worked hard all their life and never spending extravagantly. I’m pretty sure it was a rhetorical question but I thought the answer would make a good blog post. In the instance of this particular person it was true that they had worked hard and never spent extravagantly.
When it comes to making financial decisions there is a lot of information and advice out there telling you what you should be doing with your money. In fact, there is so much advice that it can be hard to tell the good advice apart from the not so good advice, and learning how to prioritise your financial efforts can be difficult.
If you have never gone thrift store shopping, you are missing out on one of the great joys in life! I think I first started hitting up thrift stores as a teenager looking for unique and vintage clothes.
I do include our house in my net worth calculations. I noticed that this is a slightly controversial issue in the personal finance world, but I don’t know why. (I don’t either!)
5. Jaimie presents Best Places to Sell Your Stuff Online posted at I’ve Paid For This Twice Already.
Selling things online is a no-brainer for anyone who doesn’t want to deal with the hassles of pawnshop haggling or the hard work of hauling things out for a yard sale or to the flea market. But what was once only a handful of online options has turned into a messy cluster of classifieds, bidding sites, and social networks. Choosing the right one can be difficult if you’re serious about getting a good deal or even executing a planned business strategy through one of these options.
This post takes a look at 10 easy ways to save money both around your house and with automobile expenses.
Max out your 401k… It is one of the most commonly given pieces of advice by many financial experts.
2. Glen Craig presents 8 Reasons Why You Should Sell Your Home Before Buying a New One posted at Free From Broke.
When it comes to buying a home, buyers try to engineer the ultimate balancing act of buying the new one first, THEN putting the current one up on the market before the ink is even dry on the purchase contract. The object—and expectation—is to find that perfect home, then to put the old one on the market in the hope of selling it in the treasured but increasingly mythical simultaneous closing.
And the winning post for this carnival….
I think this is a great overview of what everyone goes through when it comes to personal finance. Great post Phillip!
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