Welcome to this week’s installment of the Carnival of Money Pro’s! This weeks edition is the Wedding Edition. Why? Because I just went to my first of 4 weddings over the next 3 months. I am not in any of them, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t costing money. Travel, hotel, gifts and dry cleaning all add up. As with most things financial, planning ahead is key.
Packing some snacks for late night or the next morning to hold you off from going out to eat is just one way to be smart about getting through a wedding. But enough about me, let’s look at the great blog posts from around the net! (As always, The Carnival of Money Pros is brought to you to by the Money Pros Team, and you can submit articles at Blogger Carnivals.
John @ Finance Inspired writes Home Mortgage Tips Everybody Should Try Out – Part 1 – When it comes to locating a great mortgage company, don’t let the process feel like a huge burden. If you feel this way, you should try to get some help. This article teaches you the steps necessary to obtain lending. So read on to see what it takes. Start preparing for your home mortgage well in advance of applying for it. Get your finances in order immediately. This includes saving money for a down payment and getting your finances in order. If you wait too long to do these things, you may
Kurt Fischer @ Money Counselor writes Consolidation Loans: Tool to Pay Off Debt or Postponing Reality? – Many people take out a consolidation loan with the plan of using the proceeds to pay off high cost debt. The reality, however, often works out differently.
John Border @ The Investing Monk writes Hiring a Financial Planner – This post suggests hiring a financial planner if you are want to get experienced advice as well as do not have the time to learn the financial planning basics on your own
Christina @ Adventures in Frugal writes How much is too much planning for a trip? (With poll) – Writer Christina Garofalo walks through the pros and cons of planning ahead for travel in her weekly column
BFT @ Budgeting For Travel writes Costs To Cut Out Of Your Travel Budget – If you have a tight travel budget, there are many things you can cut out to save as much money as you can. Not everything on the list below will suit everyone, but these are all things that you do not necessarily need in order to travel.
Andrew @ Student Finance writes 10 Scam free ways to make money online fast – Many people get scammed by “get rich quick” schemes online, here is a collection of some tried and tested ways to get money fast.
Joe Moore @ Cheap Auto Insurance writes How Personal Choices Affect Your Costs – You need to be making the right decisions if you want to have a beneficial financial outcome. The result can be an expensive experience or rewarding depending on how smart your decisions were.
Gretchen @ Retired by 40! writes July and August Budget Update! – How did our July budget shape up and what does August look like?
Aldo Rancier @ Million Dollar Ninja writes 9 Signs You Need A Vacation – You’ve been working hard all year and don’t know if you need a break. Here are some signs you need a vacation.
Harry @ The Rideshare Guy writes How Much Did I Make Driving For Lyft & Uber on a Saturday Night in the OC/LA? – Even though I’m now a registered Uber and Lyft driver I haven’t had much time to drive for both platforms at the same time. I wrote about my first weekend doing both a couple weeks ago and the rides were overwhelmingly Uber. Even though I’m a part time driver, I really don’t have any set times that I like to drive though. I kind of just head out whenever I feel like it or whenever I’m bored.