I’m really not one for celebrity news and gossip, but when there is a personal finance lesson to be learned, I see huge benefit in letting people know about it. It might come as a surprise to some to find out that not everything is rosy for celebrities either!
In this article from Forbes, we see a few recognizable names going through foreclosure:
- Terrell Owens
- Burt Reynolds
- Evander Holyfield
- Chris Tucker
- David Cassidy
- JaMarcus Russell
- OJ Simpson
- R. Kelly
- Allen Iverson
- and more
Of course, I’m sure many of these were strategic foreclosures, but I know not all of them were. Moral of the story, not everyone who looks well off is well off.
If you’re in the market for employment, I also found this article from Yahoo talking about some of the better paying, underrated jobs in the country.
If you have your sights set on being a millionaire, then this article has some tips for you. I think the article places too little emphasis on running your own business, but I also have a bit of a bias . With all of that neat information out of the way, onto our carnival!
Begin Super, Amazing, Awesome Carnival
Shilpan @ Street Smart Finance writes The Salary You Want for Your Happiness – Have you ever assigned a dollar value to your happiness? A study from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School concluded that $75,000 in annual salary is the tipping point for your happiness. Albeit I respect research from an Ivy League school, the street smart approach is always to leave no stone unturned to find the truth. If $75,000 is not the magic number, what is the salary you need to make for your happiness?
harry campbell @ Your Personal Finance Pro writes How To Really Save Money at Chipotle – This post was inspired by an article I read the other day entitled: 15 Ways to Save Money at Chipotle. Now I don’t want to throw another blog under the bus, but man were their ideas lame(google the article title to find it). In college, my friends and I stopped at Chipotle at least 1-2 times a week for dinner for three years straight, so I consider myself something of a Chipotle expert
Rod @ ROD Blog writes British Airways Visa Signature card : 100000 points promotion – British Airways Visa Signature card with 100000 points promotion is back. Sign up and earn the points for a free business class round trip ticket.
L Bee @ L Bee and the Money Tree writes How much for puppy? – New York can be a lonely place.This is my justification anytime someone asks me why I purchased my dog, Murray. Plus if you’ve ever seen his adorable face, you’d know how hard it is to say no to the little nugget. In fact, after recently watching the movie The Man in the Iron Mask I The post How much for puppy? appeared first on L Bee and the Moneytree.
Ashley @ Money Talks Coaching writes Review of Cash Flow 101 The Game – I went to play the game Cash Flow 101 the other night. Here is my take on the experience!
Kanwal @ Simply Investing writes Can You Learn Investing From a 106 Year Old? – Irving Kahn is an American value investor and money manager and the oldest living active investment professional at 106. He was an early disciple of Benjamin Graham, the creator of the value investing methodology. In his own words, here is some investing wisdom: “You stick to value, to Benjamin Graham, the man who wrote the bible for the market.
A Blinkin @ Funancials writes Who is More Powerful – Barack Obama or Ben Bernanke? – In my last article, I asked the question: (Are Republicans or Democrats Better at Reducing Unemployment?) The comments and emails I received gave me confidence in my (average) reader.
Daisy @ Add Vodka writes Teach People How to Treat You – Are we inadvertently showing people how to treat us in a negative way? I think that the majority of us are. I read this article from PR Daily called “25 things young professionals must know before 25″.
Aloysa @ My Broken Coin writes How To Marry Your Equal – When I say about marrying your equal, I do not refer to a social status or a paycheck. Equal to me means anything but status. Money, a big house, a sporty car, a big savings account does not make you equal. Read my definition
ETZ25 @ Entertainment Timez writes Difficulties Convincing Kids To Invest Money – Strategies to convince kids to invest money in the stock market! Read my concerns and the options that I am pursuing.
IMB @ Investing Money writes Invest Money or Pay off Debt First? – Do you have debt that you want to pay down? Is it keeping you from investing? Find out if this is the best approach for growing wealth.
Roger the Amateur Financier @ The Amateur Financier writes World Domination 102 – Building a World Conquering Fortune – Humorous column on how to generate enough money to conquer the planet and work to build up your planet conquering fortune for fun and profit
JP @ My Family Finances writes Your Net Worth Is Lying to You; Don’t Let Your Family Be Fooled! – It’s not good enough to simply seek maximum net worth and leave costs out of your financial decisions.
SFB @ Simple Finance Blog writes Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy – This post discusses the advantage, disadvantages and credit impact of both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Which is a better option?
MMD @ My Money Design writes To Be Young Entrepreneurs or Employees? My Kids Try Entrepreneurism – My kids decided to snub their chores and test their luck at being young entrepreneurs instead. Here’s their story and how the experience played out.
Greg @ Club Thrifty writes How to be Rich as a Lannister – Have you ever heard the saying “rich as a Lannister?” While owning all the gold in Casterly Rock may be unrealistic, becoming independently wealthy isn’t.
PITR @ Passive Income To Retire writes Truly Passive Real Estate Investing – Find out how I found a way to invest in real estate without spending any time managing my money. It’s truly passive!
Debt Guru @ Debt Free Blog writes Pros and Cons of Debt Consolidation – Debt consolidation may not be the best thing for those in debt. Find out what the pros and cons of consolidating your debt.
CAPI @ Creating a Passive Income writes 4 Steps to Declaring your Passive Income to the IRS – Do you know the tax implications of making a passive income? Here are four steps to declare your passive income streams to the IRS.
Crystal @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff writes Where to Go for Your Roth IRA Needs? – One of the better options in the realm of asset management is investing in a Roth IRA, or Individual Retirement Arrangement. Where to go for a Roth IRA?
John @ Married (with Debt) writes Life Insurance for Working Women – I’m not sure why, but my wife and I have never really talked about needing life insurance for her. Of course she reminded me year after year that I needed to get life insurance in case I died, something I finally did last year.
krantcents @ KrantCents writes I Always Wanted 911 Porsche Cabriolet! – I always wanted a Porsche convertible! It doesn’t stop there; I like Ferrari’s, Aston Martin’s, BMW’s, AC Cobra’s and much more. I like antique and classic cars too. Maybe it is a fantasy, a dream or a goal.
TRL @ The Retired Landlord writes Reluctance to Home Insurance – According to a recent poll, half of those renting their homes and aged under thirty- five do not have any form of home insurance.
Invest It Wisely @ Invest It Wisely writes You Don’t Have to be a Born Entrepreneur – Well, I’m proof that anyone can be an entrepreneur, whether they’ve been dreaming about it since they were kids or only since yesterday. I’m Not a Born Entrepreneur
Eddie @ Finance Fox writes Are Daily Deals Actually Deals? – Companies who participate usually receive a very small amount of money back from what is sold. Most daily deal sites give the company 50 Percent of the deals that are sold.
SBB @ Simple Budget Blog writes Budgeting Should Be Fun – Do you ignore budgeting because it is too much work or seems to boring? Find out how you can make it budgeting in order to improve your finances.
Luke @ Learn Bonds writes Bill Gross is Bullish On Municipal Bonds (Bearish On Treasuries) – Why Bill Gross sell off his treasuries and up his exposure to municipal bonds, and what can investors learn from his recently move.
Kyle @ The Penny Hoarder writes How Does Our Credit Card Debt Compare to the Rest of the World? – As a collective continent, our money is burning a proverbial hole in our pockets. Except, it’s not quite our money. It’s our credit cards.
Daniel @ Sweating the Big Stuff writes What’s The Difference – Realtor vs. Real Estate Agent – You’re about to buy your first home and you want to work with a professional to guide you. You’ve got two options: a Realtor or a real estate agent.
Maria @ The Money Principle writes How to buy your first commercial property – If you are in business you are likely to need premises. This is a simple guide to buying commercial property.
Tushar @ Finance TUBE writes Top 5 Financial Websites for Mothers – Today we will talk about the top 5 financial websites for mothers. With high divorce rates and single mother hood, women are often lucked with full responsibility of the entire households. Fortunately there are now many internet websites to cater the women’s weak financial needs. Our Families Our Future: http://www.ourchildren-ourfuture.net/default2.aspx.
Shawanda @ You Have More Than You Think writes 5 Travel Hacks Learned at FinCon12 – If you follow me on Twitter, Facebook, or FourSquare, then you might’ve noticed I left my beloved District of Columbia for a few days. Where’d I go, you ask?
Corey @ Steadfast Finances writes How to Save Money Shopping – It’s that time of year where we will all start looking ahead to Christmas.
Jason @ Work Save Live writes Is it Necessary to Buy a House? – Should You Buy a House? Whether it’s friends, family, or colleagues, it seems like everyone these days wants to buy a house.
Investor Junkie @ Investor Junkie writes I’m Not Your Mommy – Or your daddy for that matter! It’s time to man up! (Is the politically correct term “person up”??) It’s time to act like an adult, and make sure you got a handle on your finances.
Suba @ Broke Professionals writes Making The Most Of Your Retirement – Making The Most Of Your Retirement is a post from: Broke Professionals if you enjoy it, please visit us and subscribe to the Feed. “So where are you from?” the driver of the shuttle asked my husband and me as he drove us around Walt Disney World on our recent vacation.
Corey @ 20s Finances writes Invest In Yourself – Find out how following your dreams and investing in yourself can improve your life. Stop sitting around waiting for life to come to you.
Jennifer Lynn @ Broke-Ass Mommy writes Broke-Ass Monday; Free Stuff From Around the Web (9/17/12) – Read about all the great free stuff on the web!
Sean @ One Smart Dollar writes How to Go on Cheap Dates Without Being Cheap – Even after you’re married it is important to spend time together without the worries of kids or anything else that might be getting in the way. There are great options for going on a date and still keeping the cost low.
Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes Are Unions Bad for the Economy? – If you haven’t heard, the teacher’s union in the city of Chicago is striking. Last summer, there was a standoff between the governor of Wisconsin and the public employees union.
Sustainable PF @ Sustainable Personal Finance writes Green Camping Tips – Green camping is not only a no brainer it is very easy to do. Here are a number of green camping tips anyone can use.
Jester @ The Ultimate Juggle writes Juggling Money Issues – Life Insurance – Spending money on a life insurance premium is difficult. Find out whether the premium is worth it for your family.
Tushar @ Start Investing Money writes What Kind of Average Returns Can You Expect on Mutual Funds? – This Post was Originally published at What Kind of Average Returns Can You Expect on Mutual Funds? on Start Investing MoneyIf you’re thinking about investing in mutual funds it makes sense you’d want to look into the potential returns you could expect first. Diving in with no knowledge of what to expect is a great route to disaster.
Jon the Saver @ Free Money Wisdom writes Most Popular Outsourced Jobs – Companies are outsourcing jobs more than ever these days. Learn about the most common outsourced jobs and how to avoid them!
Sicorra @ Tackling Our Debt writes Mortgage in Canada: What You Need to Know Before Applying for One – When it comes to mortgages in Canada things change quite quickly. In this interview Michael, a mortgage expert, brings us up-to-date and tells us what we need to know before applying for a mortgage.
PPlan @ Provident Plan writes Investing Principle: Diversification – Any smart investor is going to look to look to both protect their investments while also securing the best return possible.
Jen @ Master the Art of Saving writes Getting The Best Deal on Large Purchases – Aside from trying to find our new refrigerator on sale, clearance or as a returned or damaged item, there are other things we can do to make the deal even……
Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes Ways to Beat Lifestyle Inflation – In the past couple of years, my hourly wage has doubled. On top of that, now, I don’t have to pay tuition. I think that most people in my situation would be battling some major lifestyle inflation. And I am, of course, no exception.
Evan @ My Journey to Millions writes Dealing with Forgotten Issues – I have a plan for everything and allocate money very specifically to stay on track of things. So, I found myself quite baffled when I realized I neglected the fact that we need a bigger vehicle since our family is growing.
Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes Dangers of working without professional indemnity insurance – One thing that you would not wish to be now is a banker who was involved in the recently reported misrepresentation of Libor, and who had failed to ensure that he had adequate professional indemnity insurance (PII). Neither would you wish to be the insurer of bankers who do have adequate cover.
Passive Income Earner @ The Passive Income Earner writes Forex: xe.com review – In a previous post about foreign exchange, I learned about xe.com as an online currency exchange house. I was quite eager to give it a try in order to avoid driving downtown just to exchange my US dollars.
CF @ The Outlier Model writes Getting pre-approved for a mortgage – Getting pre-approval is actually a really good idea of you’re considering a home purchase because it really forces you to consider what is within your budget. After all, you wouldn’t want to fall in love with your dream home, only to have the banks refuse to give you a mortgage, right?
Steven @ Grocery Alerts writes Starbucks Rewards Program Changes – Oct 2012 – One of our favorite rewards programs, Starbucks Rewards, is making some major changes as of October 16, 2012. Major changes include no more soy milk and free syrups and free drink or food on your birthday.
TDB @ Tax Deduction Blog writes Brand New Spouse, Brand New Tax Issues-Enjoy – Awww, welcome back from you honeymoon in Bali, where the sun, sand, fragrances, and food provided a surreal paradise for you and your new spouse. You probably had a great time honeymooning and are looking forward to continuing that loving feeling now that you are back in the States. Unfortunately, you got married on February…
Kim @ Modest Money writes Fostering a Pet Can Make You Rich – Fostering a pet is a wonderful way to test the waters of ownership before you take the plunge. You can potentially try it before you buy adopt it and see if you have what it takes to be a forever parent. Fostering also gives those on a budget a way to get the benefits of pet ownership without the costs.
Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes Teaching Kids Financial Responsibility – It’s Your Retirement OR Their College Education – For many parents in their 40’s, a loud and disturbing wake-up call is beginning to happen.
Savvy Scot @ The Savvy Scot writes The Financials Around Starting a Blog – Savvyscot discusses some of the key decisions that you will have to make when starting a job and where it is worth spending some extra money
Amanda L Grossman @ Frugal Confessions writes Oprah is Missing One Element in Her Definition of Luck – Oprah’s Definition of Luck: Where opportunity and preparation meet.
Robert @ Entrepreneurship & Life writes How to Build an Entrepreneur’s Safety Net – In the article How 5 Top Bloggers Made the Financial Jump to Self Employment, you can easily see how a safety net is important for entrepreneurs. Here are the top things you need to focus on BEFORE starting your venture.
Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes Cottage Bungalow Finds – I’d personally love to find a craftsman style bungalow in a terrific, quasi-urban neighborhood that’s affordable. The large front pillars on the porch are what reel me in!
Grand Per Month @ Grand Per Month writes Make a Grand Per Month with Fall Clean-Up – How many people do you think enjoy fall clean-up? I think I’d go with 2% of the population (there are always a few crazies that just can’t wait to get out there and rake). The very fact that most people loathe the thought of fall clean-up tells me that there is some serious money to be made in the next couple of months.
Miranda @ Financial Highway @ Financial Highway writes Steps to Buying a House – If you are interested in buying a house, though, there are a number of steps you need to follow. A home purchase is a major commitment. It’s not something to be taken lightly, especially since you will be asking a lender to allow you to borrow a large sum of money. You need your ducks in a row if you expect to successfully buy a home.
Dave @ Excess Return @ Excess Return writes Finding a Dependable Financial Advisor – Even the savviest of investment managers cannot singularly select and track stocks in different asset classes, and have experienced teams helping them with data collection and analysis. So an individual investor will likely not succeed at this new diversified market-neutral investing paradigm without help.
Ray @ How I Make Money Online @ How I Make Money Online writes How Much Can I Make With a Blog? – I will not sit here and tell you that you will be rich overnight and that you can make $20,000 a month, that’s all bull crap. But you can make a decent amount of money if you put the work into it.
Lazy Man @ Lazy Man and Money writes Wills Vs Trusts Revisited – I went to see Janet Brewer an estate planning attorney in Palo Alto. She was kind of enough to offer a free hour consultation. What I found out was that we probably don’t need a trust.
Jacob @ I Heart Budgets writes Cloth Diapers vs. Disposables: Cost Comparison – Cloth diapers are more eco-friendly, but do they really save you money. We have been doing cloth for almost a year, here are our results.
Beating Broke @ Beating Broke writes Killing Debt? Have a Realistic Budget – If you have decided enough is enough, and you want to be free of debt once and for all, you might be tempted to slash your spending and put all of your extra money on your debt. Be careful, though, because this type of plan can lead to a quick crash and burn much like a person on a crash diet will only follow the plan for a few weeks before giving up. Before you even begin to put extra money on your debt, you must first create a realistic budget.
Marie at Family Money Values @ Family Money Values writes How to Become a Millionaire – What I Would Do Differently – A successful wealth accumulator reflects on how she could have done it sooner.
Steve @ Canadian Personal Finance writes Free Your Budget With These Simple Tips to Reduce Credit Card Debt – If you are like most people, you probably have a credit card or two (or three, or four) sitting in your wallet or purse. In fact, the average Canadian carries a total credit card balance of over $3,200 at any given time. While this may not sound like a lot, credit card interest payments, fees, and penalties can eat at your monthly budget, making it difficult to save money or put it towards other more worthwhile expenditures. These tips will help you effectively put a credit card debt reduction p
Melissa @ Bargaineering writes 10 Frugal Family Fan Activities for Fall – Between autumn harvests and Halloween, fall offers families plenty of fun, frugal activities. Try some of these activities in upcoming weekends:
Lance @ Money Life and More writes What Would You Do? Pay Off Higher Interest Rate or Variable Rate Loans First? – My girlfriend has a few different student loans as I discussed in our debt pay down strategy. They are at different interest rates and to complicate things further some have fixed rates and others have variable rates.