Welcome to the thirtieth edition of the Financial Carnival for Young Adults. My purpose with this carnival is to create an easy-to-find place for information about finances for young adults. The carnival is hosted here at 20′s Finances almost week and features the most recent articles from around the web. While last week we talked about investing, this week’s topic includes family finances. That’s right – all things related to money and relationships. If you want to learn more about these topics from some of the best personal finance bloggers, continue on.
Jester @ The Ultimate Juggle writes Not Enjoying A Family Vacation By Focusing Too Hard On Money – I had to work on my spouse so that he would enjoy the family vacations we go on and not focus too hard on money! Perhaps you should do that same…
Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes Self-Employment – Is it all it’s Cracked Up to Be? – For as long as I can remember, I recall hearing the notorious “work from home” scams. They seem more popular today, but maybe it is just because I am spending more time on the internet.
YFS @ Your Finances Simplified writes How to Resolve Money-Related Disputes in a Relationship – Did you know that the average couple spends 250 and 700 hours planning their wedding? This number is INSANE.
Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes Do You Eat Out Too Much? – If you’ve noticed that your disposable income may be sneaking out the back door of your family finances, one of the causes could be between the lunches and
A Blinkin @ Funancials writes This Just In: Stocks Will Rise and The World Won’t End – I bring this up because I see lots of nothing. “Nothing” is what people do when they are too scared to do “something.” A nice mixture of uncertainty and pessimism has kept many people from investing. We’re in (what some refer to as) a liquidity trap.
Michelle @ Making Sense of Cents writes How to Make Money in College – Money in college can of course pay for a lot of things. Your tuition, commute (cars, gas, maintenance, etc.), food, drinks, clothes and everything else. Maybe you also want to go on a fun vacation with your friends?
IMB @ Investing Money writes How Much Money to Invest? – Want to know how much you should invest? Find out how to calculate the amount to invest.
Amanda L Grossman @ Frugal Confessions writes Grow Your Budget’s Spending Power – You may have noticed that I’ve been focusing on budgeting over the last several weeks: My Advice to the Person Budgeting for the First Time, Mustang Budgeting
JP @ My Family Finances writes Don’t Waste Your Money on AAA: Four Options for Free or Low-Cost Roadside Assistance for Your Family – There are plenty of great, low-cost options for roadside assistance that make the yearly payout on AAA a complete waste of your family’s money.
Eddie @ Finance Fox writes Who Wears the Financial Pants In Your Relationship? – No personal wedding or relationship story to share about who wears the financial pants in my relationship, however I’m curious to know about your relationship, and who wears the financial pants.
Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes DIY Wedding Ideas – It’s exhausting but worth it, and if you have a good wedding party and a helpful group of friends, you can cut your wedding costs by doing some things yourself. Here’s what we’ve made so far:
Emily @ Evolving Personal Finance writes What Happens When a Spendthrift Marries a Tightwad? – I share the results of a paper concerning marital outcomes when spouses are on opposite ends of the tightwad-spendthrift scale. Do you believe in complementarity?
Robert @ Entrepreneurship & Life writes Top Reasons People Quit and How to Prevent It – If you’re a manager or run a business, hiring great talent is essential to your success. Having a great employee is a godsend, and you want to make sure that you do everything in your power to keep them on board. As such, here are the top reasons people quit and what you can do as a leader or business owner to prevent it!