I have a special presentation today – the 42nd edition of the Best of Money Carnival. The BoM Carnival is a gathering of personal finance articles submitted by bloggers from around the world. The host site then has the task of reading through the entries and selecting the 10 best to share with his or her readers. This is actually a fun task and not as easy as it sounds because there are usually quite a few great articles. But it is certainly rewarding to be introduced to new websites and bloggers through events such as this.
There were 46 entries this week, so I had the pleasure of reading a wide variety of personal finance articles this weekend.
Something for everyone. We’ve got topics covering college education, careers, retirement planning, estate planning, real estate, investing, making money, money management, charitable gifting, fables and more. There should be something for just about everyone!
Below are the 10 best articles from this week’s entries. The articles I selected were those that offered a unique perspective or idea on personal finance. I tried to include a variety of articles and perspectives. I hope you enjoy them.
Note: the host blog is required to pick a weekly winner, which is not an easy task! I listed my favorite from this week first, then listed the other article in no particular article. They should all offer readers a valuable perspective or bit of information.
Best of Money Carnival – March 15 Edition
Learning Financial Lessons From Aesop’s Fables posted at The Amateur Financier.
The Amateur Financier shares an entry about about some of the useful financial lessons hidden in plain sight in the fables of Aesop.
Sunk Costs and Underwater Mortgages posted at The Oblivious Investor.
Mike Piper writes: If you’re considering selling your house, how should the price you paid for it factor into the decision? (It shouldn’t.)
Dollars Spent posted at Do You Dave Ramsey?
Dave Ozment reminds us that spending money is dynamic and isn’t just a once or twice a month event. Maybe it’s time some of us review our spending patterns.
Easy Money: Good and Not So Great Ways to Get Money Fast posted at PT Money.
PT Money presents: How can you get cash quick if you needed it badly? Let’s say some unfortunate event happened and you needed a large sum of cash immediately (within a day or two). You’ve got no time to actually get a job to earn or make extra money. How could you get some easy money?
Top Tools for Analyzing Your Salary posted at Free Money Finance.
FMF shares some tools to help you find out how much others in your position make so you can potentially ask for a raise.
Great Financial Advice From The In-Flight Safety Handbook posted at Enemy of Debt.
Brad Chaffee shares a post for the person who is always helping others but struggles to get ahead themselves. If they were to read the in-flight safety instructions about how to use the oxygen mask on an airplane, they would learn why they are going about it all wrong. (Hint: Take care of yourself first).
Charitable Gifting Rules for Baby Boomers posted at Consumer Boomer.
Consumer Boomer presents: If you’re considering leaving a legacy to your favorite charity, here’s a rundown of the gifting rules on some of the more popular options.
Financial Retirement Planning For A Life Expectancy of 100 posted at The Digerati Life.
Silicon Valley Blogger asks: How long do you think you’ll live? The real question here is whether we are financially prepared to address our requirements as we age.
How To Make Sure Your IRA Beneficiary Gets Your Money When You Go posted at Wealth Pilgrim.
Wealth Pilgrim helps us prepare: If you make any one of a list of mistakes completing your IRA beneficiary forms, your IRA beneficiary could be very upset…and broke. Here’s how to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Why Parents Shouldn’t Pay For Their Kids’ College Education posted at Studenomics.com.
MD @ Studenomics shares his perspective on why parents shouldn’t pay for their kids college education. There is a good debate in the comments section worth reading.
Thanks for joining us for this edition of the Best of Money Carnival. For more information about the BoM Carnival, visit the Best of Money Carnival home page or the blogcarnival page. Next week’s edition will be held at ErikFolgate.com.