LIFESTYLE CARNIVAL: Late Saturday Edition

Tushar @ Finance TUBE writes How to Resist the Urge to Spend? – Today we will be talking about how to resist the urge to spend? At the core of all personal finances advice is this one fundamental principal. You have to resist the urge of spend as much as you want.


Jessica @ Budget for Health writes Holiday Food & Fitness goals – I made a few goals for the holidays since even as a dietitian I can go a little overboard. The results are in…

Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes How to Burn More Calories at the Gym – I’m usually trying to balance my calorie intake with my energy output, so I’ve been trying to find various ways to burn more calories by doing workouts on the same equipment. Here’s how I’ve been successful in burning more calories on equipment at the gym:

Cash Flow Mantra @ Cash Flow Mantra writes Two Main Goals for 2013 – As a result of all that has been happening, I am just now getting to the obligatory goals post for 2013. It should be a pretty easy post though, because I only have 2 main goals: Pay off some debt and lose some weight.

Jules Wilson @ Fat Guy,Skinny Wallet writes My 2013 Health & Fitness Goals – Here are My 2013 Health & Fitness Goals! I talk about weight lifting, running, avoiding processed foods, lowering body fat, and much more!

Mandy @ Money Master Mom writes How to Manage Stress – Stress is inevitable in life. The real questions is how do you deal with it.

Marie at Family Money Values @ Family Money Values writes Alone and Loving It. – Alone time to me is time when I can do whatever I want to do, whenever I want. It is time I can spend on myself without needing to worry about what someone else thinks I should do, what someone else expects of me and without trying to compromise conflicting desires. It is time to rest, reflect and re-charge. More benefits of alone time….

John @ Fearless Men writes TRX Review: Suspension and RIP Training – Last year I was looking for a new way to workout and a friend mentioned the TRX. I looked it up, did some research (which I provide in this article) and liked what I saw in the TRX Suspension Trainer so I purchased it.

Suba @ Wealth Informatics writes How to get cheap prescription drugs and save money on medications – Health care is one of the major budget item for us. So I compiled a comprehensive list to get cheap prescription drug and save money on my medications.


Alice @ Hurricanes, Panties & Dollars writes Saving on Inebriation & 10 Money Themed Drinks – I love to drink and have a great time, but if you’re drinking at bars—it can add up faster than a stripper can spot a $100 bill. That’s fast!

Edward Antrobus @ Edward Antrobus writes DirecTV Saga: Part II – DirecTV continues to give me problems. They disconnected my service for calling to ask about moving! The DirecTV Saga: Part II will make you laugh and cry.

Penny Thots @ Penny Thots writes 5 Tips to Prepare Your Car for Winter – Take the time now to prepare your car for winter weather. Best case scenario, you will have wasted an hour of you time prepping for winter. Worst case scenario, you will be prepared for whatever Mother Nature brings.

John S @ Frugal Rules writes Three Ways Advertising Companies Tempt You to Forsake Frugality – Advertisers are good at making you feel like you need or must buy something in order to have happiness. By being an informed consumer you can spot such advertising and not fall prey to such marketing schemes.

Jason Hull @ Hull Financial Planning writes An Open Letter to MLS 2013 First Pick Andrew Farrell – This guy looks like Mario Balotelli, but may have his head screwed on a little straighter. Andrew Farrell was picked by the New England Revolution first in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft. He’ll be making some sweet bank, but not enough to build a yacht with. This is my (admittedly unsolicited) advice to him as he achieves a new level of stardom, finances, and expectations.



James @ Free in Ten Years writes How to stop impulse buying – Impulse buying is a huge obstacle in the quest to live below your means. Learn how to beat it once and for all.

Tony @ You Only Do This Once writes How to Become Great at Something – There is no such thing as natural talent. There’s not. The sooner you accept that statement and dismiss the old conventional wisdom that people are born a certain way, you can achieve greatness at something.

MMD @ My Money Design writes The Management Skills List – Do You Have What it Takes to Earn More This Year? – Before asking for a promotion, reflect upon this management skills list of characteristics that make up a good manager, and see if you’ve got what it takes.

Jen @ The Happy Homeowner writes Yes, My Boyfriend is Paying Me Rent – My boyfriend recently moved in with me and I am charging him rent. In fact, we’re splitting everything down the middle. Read more to find out why!

Evan @ My Journey to Millions writes Stop Lying to Yourself about What You Spend – I don’t care if you decide to lie to me about your personal finances but I am shocked how many people lie to themselves about the very basics that make up their personal finance world. I understand that not everyone knows their monthly nut, but I was floored the other day by someone so clueless about their own situation.

Joe @ Midlife Finance writes Where will you live when you retire? – Retirement may be the perfect opportunity to do something you’ve been considering for years: move to a different state or region. But how do you decide which one?

Joe @ Retire By 40 writes Building a dividend portfolio for passive income – One of my financial goals for 2013 is to generate $18,000 from passive income. This isn’t going to be easy because last year we only made $7,742 last year from dividend, rentals, peer to peer lending, and interest.

Edgar @ Degrees and Debt writes Maintaining Multiple Incomes – Examples of multiple income streams

NoTrustFund @ Where’s My Trust Fund writes the Manifesto – Personal finance inspiration

Justin @ Young And Thrifty writes Paying Off Debt: The New Year’s Resolution You Need to Keep – Making New Year’s resolutions is a time honored January tradition. The problem is that by February most of those resolutions have been broken and completely abandoned. But there’s one New Year’s resolution that you need to keep, that you cannot afford to give up on – and that’s paying off debt.

Investor Junkie @ Investor Junkie writes Rental Property Update – Rebuilding After Sandy – As I mentioned, my condo was affected by Hurricane Sandy. Unfortunately, as of today, the building still does not have power, or heat. Which of course makes the building uninhabitable. All of the critical systems are located on the first floor with my condo. So not only my unit was affected, but indirectly all of the other units in building as well.

Jules Wilson @ Faithful With a Few writes 2013 Goals For KNS Financial – Yes, I know that 13 days have passed already in this new year. Hey, if people are still seeing me and saying, “happy new year”, then I think I can still put up a post about my 2013 goals! Anyway, here are some things that I would love to accomplish with the site this year.

Marvin @ Brick By Brick Investing writes Food Insurance – Detailed description of how you can save money and ensure you have enough household items & groceries in the event that you lose your job.

Matt @ Living in Financial Excellence writes Living Beyond Rich: You Gotta Read This Book! – I recently had the distinct privilege of a sneak peak at the book, Living Beyond Rich by Jen McDonough. I have to say I was more than pleasantly surprised. In fact, I couldn’t put the book down!

Lazy Man @ Lazy Man and Money writes Ask the Readers: Do Your Possessions Pick You? – We weren’t looking to buy that day and I certainly wanted to do a little more research. Later on that night as I was reading reviews, my wife said, “Isn’t it funny how possessions pick you sometimes? It was like that wedding dress.” If she loves a Crosstrek as much as the Audi Q5, I’m going call that a big financial win, especially with the extra savings at the pump (getting better gas mileage and not being required to get premium fuel).

Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes Inspiration for Smaller Living – I still have a passion for little house plans and have found some beautiful ideas that are inspirational. However, realistically, could I make it work? Perhaps. From small shed houses to cabins and guest cottages, there are so many possibilities out there I have to share them:

Grayson @ Modest Money writes Treating Your Savings Like A Monthly Bill – One day I was adding another bill to the board and it hit me. I needed to start treating my savings account like another monthly bill.



James Petzke @ This Is Common Cents writes Open Source: Harnessing the Power of the Software Revolution – Use free software to save hundreds on technology costs.



harry campbell @ Your Personal Finance Pro writes Is Restaurant Week Even a Good Deal? – Have you heard of restaurant week? Most large metropolitan cities have some form of it, but the general idea is that you pay a discounted rate for a three course price fixed dinner at a top restaurant in your city. In San Diego, the options are for $20/$30/$40 dinners at over 150 restaurants. There are obviously quite a few options and three courses for $20-$40 may sound like a good deal but I’m here to tell you, it’s not.

eemusings @ NZ Muse writes Adventures in the kitchen: Sweet chicken stirfry – A subtly sweet chicken dish with a hint of crunch.

jennifer @ Discount Coder Blog writes Eating out? Find a BYO restaurant and save a fortune – Finding restaurants that allow you to bring your own drink can be a fantastic way to save money on eating out. This fabulous article discusses the best way to find these hidden gems!

Vaneesa @ Chic Darling writes A healthy granola coconut and chocolate recipe. This is part of Bobby Flay’s new recipe book.


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