Welcome to the December 11, 2006 edition of The Carnival of Personal Finance.
With the end of the year coming up, I decided to highlight the posts that deal with tax planning strategies for the end of year. There are a lot of great submissions, so read all of the posts to find out about managing debt, when to use that emergency fund, and how to shop for online mortgage quotes.
And now on to the rest of the submissions.
Henry Stern, LUTCF presents Who Pays? posted at InsureBlog, saying, “SUMMARY: InsureBlog’s Bob Vineyard analyzes a recent Kaiser Foundation study about which of us are the most careful health care shoppers (and consumers).”
Rich presents Use it or Lose it posted at Queercents, saying, “Rich’s company, like most in the US, jettisoned the “rollover” vacation days a while ago. Today it’s use it or lose it, and studies suggest most Americans are losing it—in more ways than one!”
Flexo presents Get Free Money: Comparing Cash Back (Rebate) Credit Cards posted at Consumerism Commentary, saying, “Here are six different credit cards that offer different levels of cash back rebates.”
nickel presents Free Bonus Money for Applying for Business Credit Cards posted at fivecentnickel.com, saying, “Submitted this last week, but apparently missed the deadline. Thanks!”
Penny Nickel presents How NOT TO repair your credit (and the ethics of blog ads) posted at Money and Values, saying, “Thanks very much for hosting! Let me know if you have questions.”
Tricia presents Is Prosper.com Trustworthy? posted at Blogging Away Debt, saying, “I’m not sure whether this would be better in debt or investing since I’m discussing Prosper. I’m a borrower there, so I ended up putting it under debt. Feel free to change. Thanks for hosting this week!”
Silicon Valley Blogger presents I Know What You Did This Christmas posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “This post is really about consumerism and consumer behavior and their potential impact on the economy.”
Tom Hanna presents The Week Ahead: Your Financial Roadmap for December 11 to December 15, 2006 posted at Financial Options, saying, “Two big events of the week: Tuesday is Federal Open Market Day - the Federal Open Market Committee for the Federal Reserve Bank will meet and announce a decision on interest rate targets. Friday is Quadruple Witching Day - when contracts for”
Trent presents The Bogleheads Have Won: Dipping My Toes Into A Mutual Fund With Vanguard posted at The Simple Dollar, saying, “I take my first tiny steps into a mutual fund.”
Steve presents UFGC #1: Suze Orman vs. Doug Andrew - Paying off your mortgage early posted at Adventure Money, saying, “Two financial gurus square off in a battle of financial ideologies. Suze Orman and Douglas Andrew debate paying off your mortgage early.”
Andy Boyd presents Getting into the share market? Keep these 6 tips in mind posted at Wealth Talker, saying, “A few quick tips for investing.”
Dan Green presents Fixed Income CDs Flat-Line; Could A Recession Be Ahead? posted at The Mortgage Reports, saying, “Declining rates on CDs may be proof of a looming recession.”
Sagar Satapathy presents Fattening Credit Card Cos On Money Meant For Donation posted at Credit Card Lowdown.
Joe Kristan presents Roth & Company, P.C. - Tax Updates - CONGRESS THROWS BONE TO AMT-ISO VICTIMS posted at Roth & Company Tax Update, saying, “AMT ISO victims: here’s your bone.”
Cody McKibben presents Interview: Ramit Sethi Won’t Just Teach You To Be Rich… posted at Time For Some Thrilling Heroics, saying, “Here’s a great article in which I sat down with Ramit Sethi of IWillTeachYouToBeRich and PBwiki.com for an interview on his entrepreneurial experience, personal finance, and more!”
Laura Young presents The Trouble with Happiness: Understanding the Difference between Joy and Pleasure posted at Dragon Slayer’s Guide to Life, saying, “Would you be happier if you were richer? Recent research on happiness reveals surprising findings on how we relate to money.”
Evolving Times presents Comfort Zone Equals Money Zone or I Don’t Do Touchy Feely posted at Edward Mills.
English Major presents Spreading the Personal Finance Gospel posted at An English Major’s Money, saying, “My blog is quite new, and this is my first Carnival of Personal Finance. In this post, I write about discussing personal finance with my boyfriend. It can be difficult to deal with financial differences within a relationship, and it can be tough to talk about money–this post is a story about trying to overcome those difficulties in order to offer my boyfriend help in getting his finances together.”
Golbguru presents Bank Of America Scam Email - Watch Out For This Crap posted at Money, Matter, and More Musings, saying, “Beware of scam Bank of America scam emails.”
MarshallMiddle presents Is advertising on a personal finance website wrong? posted at How to Make a Million Dollars, saying, “Walking the line between helping and hurting people with our raw financial advice.”
savingadvice presents Personal Finance Writers Are Worthless… posted at Personal Finance Advice, saying, “Even if you think that you know everything about personal finances, here are some reasons why personal finance writers are still useful.”
Pete presents Overcoming Financial Drama posted at My Financial Awareness, saying, “Sometimes we get caught in a financial drama where we play the victim (e.g., to credit card companies). Learn how to overcome the drama and take charge of you life.”
Michael K. Dawson presents Financial Freedom | Navigating the Icy Path to Financial Freedom | powered by The Time & Money Group » Blog Archive » Main Stream Thinking Will Not Lead to Financial Freedom posted at The Time and Money Group.
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