Welcome to the thirty six 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 every week and features the most recent articles from around the web. I hope you enjoy this edition of the carnival.
As I review the submissions today, I am also getting ready for the severe storm headed towards the Northeast. I’ve already been notified that my work has been closed for Monday and Tuesday no matter what and have taken the necessary steps to prepare for the worst. I hope everyone in the path of the storm stays safe. Now, on to the submissions for this week:
SB @ One Cent at a Time writes 15 Ways you Can be Scammed via Craigslist – 100′s of people are getting scammed on on Craigslist every day. This article talks about typical Craigslist scams and how to detect a scam. Protect yourself from being scammed on Craigslist.
Suba @ Wealth Informatics writes Early retirement strategy on one income : Can we still retire early with our income cut in half? – We want to retire by 40. The goal just got more challenging with me quitting my job, thus cutting our household income in half. Is it still possible for us to achieve this dream?
Sani @ Well Kept Wallet writes 5 Tips for Living a Fun College Lifestyle and Staying out of Debt – Creatively managing resources is essential if you want to have more fun with shopping, socializing, and enjoying down time. Just as time management is a huge factor, so is budgeting the bill! You need to juggle resources to pay for the cost of living, books, student loans, and still have money left to kick back and rejuvenate doing something fun.
IMB @ Investing Money writes How To Start Investing – Find out how you can start investing without knowing anything about investing.
Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes Is Buying a New Car Worth The Higher Costs? – Getting a new car may feel nice, but is it worth the higher cost? Find out now!
Mr. PoP @ Planting Our Pennies writes How Do You Go From Minimum Wage To $80K In A Year – Mr. PoP started from a minimum wage job, and within a year of moving into commission sales positions was making $80K/year. He’s not your typical extroverted sales person and wrote this to help others consider giving sales a chance – even if they don’t think they’re “sales-y” enough.
Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes The Myth of Diversification – Discover the myth about diversification and my take on it.
BARBARA FRIEDBERG @ Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance writes HOW TO RENT AN APARTMENT – Before you rent an apartment, improve your credit, perpare your rental and job history. Look professional.
TDB @ Tax Deduction Blog writes Should You Do Your Taxes Or Go With An Accountant? – When it is that time of the year when taxes have to be done, many are struck with a tough decision to be made every year, on how to go about getting them done. Should they do their taxes by themselves or should they consult an accountant? The answer depends on the situation of an…
JP @ My Family Finances writes How to Make a Bad Financial Situation Worse for Your Family – If you are in a difficult financial situation, these behaviors will make a bad situation worse.
Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes How to Ask for a Raise and Actually Get It – Asking for a raise is a game of negotiation, and you have to bring something to the table that convinces your employer you’re worth the extra bucks.
Glen Craig @ Free From Broke writes Using a Roth IRA as an Emergency Fund – Pros and Cons – Using a Roth IRA as an emergency fund? It’s not a recommended practice but it can be done. See the pros and cons and whether it’s a good idea for you to try.