Welcome to the March 7, 2007 edition of 30s and 40s personal finances -
This week's carnival is not just our biggest yet, but also a special carnival dedicated to Wenchypoo for her generous posting contributions. Rather than string them out over time, here they all are! Thank you Wenchypoo.
Makingourway presents Do We Really Take Advantage of Our Loyalty Programs? posted at makingourway, saying, "What should a road warrior do with all those extra travel points from various hotel, airline and credit card mileage programs?"
Steve Leung presents When Not to Buy a House posted at 1SiliconValley.com, saying, "You've probably heard all the perks about buying a house and how it's the centerpiece of the American Dream. But the American Dream is less about possessing the house itself than the improvement you expect in your lifestyle when you own a home. Here are five times when you shouldn't buy a house."
Matthew Paulson presents Ten Ways to Start Spending Less Money This Week - Getting Green posted at Getting Green.
Wenchypoo presents The Ninth Wonder of the World: The S-T-R-E-T-C-H ... posted at Mental Wastebasket.
Wenchypoo presents The Perils of Stocking Up posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket, saying, "After years of being frugal and stocking up on sales, I finally found good reasons to switch to a "just-in-time" pantry."
Wenchypoo presents What Do They Really Know That You Don't? posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket, saying, "From the 2005 collection--back when Larry Kudlow was a regular on the daily CNBC lineup. Now he has his own show, and is still (more or less) spouting lame investment advice, or getting his guests to do it for him!"
Wenchypoo presents Wisdom From Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket: Borrowing Wholesale to Buy Retail posted at Mental Wastebasket.
Ybother presents Top 10 Money Tips For Almost Everyone posted at TodaysTen.com: Daily Top Ten List to jumpstart your knowledge, saying, "10 easy to follow personal money tips that applies to almost everyone!"
Wilson Ng presents Cash Flow is King posted at Reflections of a BizDrivenLife, saying, "when you plan in starting a business, or even in planning your personal finance, one of the things to insure is not to run out of cash."
Steve Faber presents How The Wealthy Invest, And What You Can Learn From Them posted at DebtBlog.
H.S. Ayoub presents biotech stocks, news, commentary - BioHealth Investor posted at BioHealth Investor.
Larry Russell presents Always completely diversify your portfolio posted at THE SKILLED INVESTOR Blog, saying, "Complete diversification is always a better idea. On average, the securities markets will not pay you to hold any skewed subset of the overall market. Doing so is just a gamble that may or may not pay off. You should not expect to be paid any more for the added risk and anxiety."
Steve Leung presents How Far Would You Go To Lower Your Landscaping Costs? posted at 1SiliconValley.com, saying, "Six billion dollars. $6 billion. That's what Americans spend each and every year on caring for their lawns according to Warren Schultz, author of The Chemical-Free Lawn. But there is a growing trend among homeowners, particularly those with already precious little spare time and owners of investment properties. This trend involves words that get avid gardeners' blood boiling."
Paula presents Are You Prepared to Lose Your Job? posted at Queercents, saying, "No matter how secure you may think your job is, it could end tomorrow unexpectedly. We find that even their 30s and 40s, people are not prepared for this emergency? Queercents asked if you would find yourself screwed financially if it happened to you?"
Wenchypoo presents Skipping Nickels and Dimes for Bigger Savings (L-O-N-G) posted at Mental Wastebasket, saying, "I wrote this two years ago this month--it's packed with ways to save BIG instead of the little bits here and there we all learn as a matter of life's course."
Wenchypoo presents The Importance of Research and the Art of Negotiation posted at Mental Wastebasket, saying, "Also from the 2005 collection--about going into a transaction pre-armed with knowledge and information about the item in question. You already know you want to buy it--the only question is for how much."
Matthew Paulson presents The Lesser of Two Evils: PMI or a Piggyback Mortgage posted at Getting Green.
Wenchypoo presents How I Create (and Re-Create) My Own Kitchen Convenience posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket.
Wenchypoo presents Skipping EVEN MORE Nickels and Dimes for Bigger Savings (Long and Updated) posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket, saying, "Sorry--don't have kids."
Alex presents PMI Explained posted at The RE Forum, saying, "As the term PMI gets bandied about with ever-increasing frequency, many potential home buyers might not feel comfortable asking about the particulars."
Lazy Man and Money presents Alternative Income Streams Progress - February 2007 posted at Lazy Man and Money, saying, "Thank you for your consideration"
Wenchypoo presents The Uncut Version: Timeless Moves You Can Make to Maximize Your Future Earnings and/or Lessen Taxes posted at Mental Wastebasket, saying, "Also from the Feb. 2005 collection."
Beau of Fox Haven presents Gifts and Taxation? Think about it beforehand! posted at Sushi Money, saying, "Hi- Thought this might fit for the Carnival this week/season. Hope you can use it. Thanks! Steve"
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