I saw a lot of cool things last week, but the two things that I recall the most are an awesome Entrepreneurship video I saw, and a new video game console called Ouya.
I’m not a video gamer, but what I love is how this console is coming to market. Firstly, it is an open-source console which means the code for the console will be available for anyone to play with, change, etc.
The real “Cinderella” part of the story is how Ouya was funded. Ouya is not owned by some massive corporation, so they didn’t have that kind of financial backing. Instead, they turned to the Kickstarter service which is a “funding platform” where a bunch of people come together and give money to different start up companies.
Ouya received more than double what they needed, and there is still time left to contribute. That is just cool. Now, below you will find the awesome video I was talking about, and just below that you’ll find the always awesome Carnival! Have a great week!
Lance @ Money Life & More writes Break It Down – Daily Income and Expenses – I always see people talking about how much things cost in total, by month or by paycheck. There is another dimension that you can consider and it is mostly a mental exercise. Break your income and expenses down to dollars per day.
PPlan @ Provident Plan writes Will There Always Be Poor People? – The issue of poverty is a complicated social issue. Jesus is often quoted as saying You will always have the poor with you. Find out what he really meant.
L Bee @ L Bee and the Money Tree writes How I cut my spending 38 Percent by simply by writing it down. – You may have heard me gushing on my blog/twitter about this FREE debt worksheet I’ve been working off starting last month. A fellow pf blogger, John at Married with Debt is kind enough to send over the excel spreadsheet he and his wife use to track their finances FOR FREE to anyone who wants it.
Amanda L Grossman @ Frugal Confessions writes Alleviating Financial Stress for the Sake of Your Health – Stress can do horrible things to your body. While everyone’s body reacts to it differently, some of the common ways stress manifests itself is through headaches, migraines, stomachaches, sleep deprivation, ulcers, and panic attacks. Learn how I manage such issues.
Jon the Saver @ Free Money Wisdom writes Paying off Debt? Follow your Own Rules – When it comes to paying off debt, I’ve realized two things: it’s a long process, and you have to make your own rules. Depending on how much debt you have to begin with, it can take years to get yourself out of the red.
MMD @ My Money Design writes How Much Money Would I Make If I Rented Out A House? – What kind of rate of return would I make if I bought a house and rented it out for rental income? This example will walk through buying a house in my neighborhood and then crunching the numbers to see how much I could make in a year.
Daisy @ Add Vodka writes 5 Things That Can Be Outsourced On Your Blog – Blogs are a lot of work. For me, anyway. I spend a lot of time, every single day, doing blog related activity. Even when I am on vacation I still try to answer blog related emails.
Tushar @ Start Investing Money writes Are Your Parents Jeopardizing Your Savings Plans? – Are Your Parents Jeopardizing Your Savings Plans without even knowing it? After all, we are a product of our childhood and the way that we were raised…
Sustainable PF @ Sustainable Personal Finance writes What is Freecycling? – What is Freecycling? The idea is simple: If you have an item that you no longer want there is a chance that someone else wants – you offer to give it away for free.
Corey @ 20s Finances writes Does the Cash Method Really Work? – One of the many ways that people try to curb their spending habits is to go to an all-cash budget. The reason for making the adjustment is that it helps you weigh the actual cost of each expense because it is actual bills leaving your pocket. It’s not a method that my wife and I use, but it has been helpful for some of our closest friends. Find out why it could help you.
John @ Married (with Debt) writes I Bought a Tablet (Which Makes Me a Jerk) – So I finally broke down and bought a tablet computer, which officially makes me a jerk.
Steve Zussino @ Grocery Alerts writes How to find quality cookware on a budget – Obtaining the right tool for the job is always important, but nowhere does it have a more significant impact on the enjoyment one receives from using those tools than in the kitchen. The price of cookware can range drastically, starting as low as a few dollars per pan to as high as several thousand dollars for complete professional sets.
Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes Interviews With The One Percent – I previously wrote about Occupy Wall Street and how the 99 Percent can make it.
JP @ My Family Finances writes How Does the Average Family Budget Compare to Yours? – We are obsessed with being more than average. So, if you want to avoid the average family budget, it helps to know what it is.
PITR @ Passive Income To Retire writes Passive Income with a Bed and Breakfast? – It was just last week that I was at a friend’s wedding. It was a great time to celebrate with them, and as it turns out, it was my first time at a bed and breakfast. For the first time, I got a close-up view of what it takes to run a bed and breakfast.
Maria @ The Money Principle writes Investing as science, an art form and a game – Investing is challenging not because of the amount of knowledge we need but because we need different kinds of knowledge.
Crystal @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff writes Is the “College Experience” Worth Student Loan Debt? – My husband and I have disagreed about the point of an undergraduate degree. I think college is for growing and he thinks college is for getting a job.
Ryan @ Early Retirement Investments writes A Few Ways to Save Money Around the House… – Read my ways to save a money around the house!
Jen @ Master the Art of Saving writes Earn Money Online: Cash Crate – Ways to earn money online with Cash Crate, how much money you can earn with Cash Crate, learn ways to earn more money with Cash Crate, Cash Crate payments, etc.
Aloysa @ My Broken Coin writes How Much Your Car Really Costs You? – This is an analysis of the real cost of owning and using your car.
krantcents @ KrantCents writes The 3 W’s of Success – The 3 W’s of Success is the twenty-third in a series of articles to help you reach your goal.
Jester @ The Ultimate Juggle writes Improving Your Marketability as a Small Business Owner – Running a small business in an economy that is filled with large national corporations can be difficult. Small businesses have always had a difficult time competing with companies that have the resources of small countries.
Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes Why Being Debt Free is Great for Your Family – Find out why being debt free is important for your family.
Teacher Man @ My University Money writes Dollar Cost Averaging Strategy – There is this cool thing that happens when you ignore all the stock picking stuff that people talk about, stop paying attention to the “experts” on TV and simply invest your money in a dispassionate and consistent manner. The aforementioned “cool thing” is that you end up with a lot more money.
Young @ Young And Thrifty writes Get Others to Pay Your Fees – If you’re like me, you hate those pesky fees in life. You know the ones I’m talking about, the little things that get tacked on wherever you go.
SFB @ Simple Finance Blog writes Youth Sports, $5 Billion, And Your Kid – The world of youth sports is a $5 billion a year industry – what can you do to cut costs and avoid some of the most expensive sports?
harry campbell @ Your Personal Finance Pro writes Keep Your CD’s Liquid and Still Earn a High Rate of Return – Most investors probably don’t have too many high yielding ‘safe’ investments lying around from the high interest rate days. The 5% CD’s that we all took for granted in 2007-2008 are a thing of the past and I know most people wish they would have locked in a couple more 5 year CD’s at these rates. So in today’s market, what are the best options for investors looking to earn a high return and minimize risk?
Hank @ Money Q&A writes What Is A Cafeteria Plan For Health Insurance? – What is a cafeteria plan for health insurance? It is a type of employee health insurance plan that allows employees to choose from different types of health benefits
Kyle @ The Penny Hoarder writes Can You Make Money Online Without Selling Your Soul? – This article talks about ways to make money online without it consuming your every waking minute!
Luke @ Learn Bonds writes All About High Yield Bond Funds – Everything you want to know about investing in high yield bond mutual funds and ETFs. How they work, who should invest, and more!
Jason @ Work Save Live writes Why I’ll Never Get My Future Kid a Credit Card – Here are my experiences with a credit card as a kid, and why I will never add my future kids as authorized users on my credit card…
Daniel @ Sweating the Big Stuff writes Do You Pay Student Loans Bills With a Credit Card? – I love using my credit card for gas (3 percent cash back) when I can, but there are certain situations where you simply can’t use a credit card to pay your bills. I would love to get 1 percent cash back on my rent…
Passive Income Earner @ The Passive Income Earner writes Easy Investing With Computershare – Are you familiar with Computershare? I learned about the marvels of Computershare in my mid-thirties and I must admit that I wish I had learned about it in my early twenties.
BARBARA FRIEDBERG @ Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance writes RETIRE ABROAD WITHOUT PAYING A FORTUNE – With the baby boomers approaching retirement in record numbers, fears about high costs and inadequate savings prompt exploration of creative retirement options.
Bridget @ Money After Graduation writes Avoiding Debt After Graduation – As college leavers know, taking another course is a great way to delay the start of paying off your student debts. Unfortunately, once you’ve passed the post and enjoyed graduation you quickly head towards the time you need to start making those repayments.
Suba @ Broke Professionals writes My Financial Bucket List – I’m trying to get the highest return on investment… the investment of life. Here are the top five financial goals on my bucket list. What are yours?
Sicorra @ Tackling Our Debt writes Make More Money, Get Out of Debt, and Live Your Life – Work on following these simple steps so that you can still enjoy life, while you work towards becoming debt free.
Sean @ One Smart Dollar writes Beginners Guide to Finance – Asset Allocation – Being able to properly allocate your investment to different asset classes is one of the keys to being able to survive any down market
A Blinkin @ Funancials writes I Was Housed By A Homeless Guy – Sounds ironic, doesn’t it? How could “he who don’t own home” be capable of housing “he who own home?” Confucius can’t even provide understanding on this matter so I suppose I’ll have to explain further.
Jeremy @ Modest Money writes Thank You For Getting Speeding Tickets – Have you ever considered that you should be thanking people who are pulled over for speeding? They may be making the roads less safe, but they are actually doing you a favor.
Tyler @ Poor Student writes June Dividends – It is that time of the month. That came out wrong perhaps. I mean that I have now collected all my dividends for the month of June. And it was my best month yet.
Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes Why Is Gen XY Worth Less Than Their Parents? – Common sense says it’s no surprise that older Americans are wealthier than young Americans.
Corey @ Steadfast Finances writes The Beauty of an Online Business – These days it seems like everyone is out to make money through small business. Everyone wants to come up with the next great idea to establish a money-making business. Despite the competition, it has become remarkably easier than ever before. The main reason it has become easier is for one reason – the internet. The internet has transformed small businesses.
Shawanda @ You Have More Than You Think writes 7 Non-Extreme Ways to Slash Your Restaurant Bill – You don’t have to stop eating out to save money. Here are 7 simple tips to save money when eating out.
Paul Vachon @ The Frugal Toad writes Manage Personal Cash Flow as if You are a Business – ash Management is vital to the success of a business because it allows the business to pay it’s bills while using cash efficiently to fund day to day operations. Consumers can benefit from managing their own cash in much the same ways a business does.
Kevin @ Thousandaire writes Your Investments Are in Big Trouble – If the government bubble bursts your money is in big trouble if you aren’t prepared
SB @ One Cent at a Time writes 25 DIY Car Repairs to Save Money – Save money and time by doing basic troubleshooting and repairs on many car issues. Gain experience to fix complex issues by doing simple DIY repairs first. Keep your car in top condition by following these 25 DIY car repairs
SB @ Finance Product Reviews writes Disney Premier Visa Card from Chase Review – Review of Disney premier Visa card from Chase offers unique advantage for Disney fans, but is it good enough card for you? find out more.
Eddie @ Finance Fox writes What Dating Etiquette? Coupons Are Sexy On First Dates! – Looking to impress your next date? Simply use a coupon. Yes, you read that right, coupons are sexy even on first dates.
Ashley @ Money Talks Coaching writes Have Fun on a Budget This Summer? – We look forward to the summer months all year long. Summer for many of us means vacations, road trips, concerts, and backyard barbeques.
MR @ Money Reasons writes Using the Library As A Mobile Office – Why not consider using your local public library as an mobile office? There are empty meeting rooms available, and are just wasted space waiting to be used.
Invest It Wisely @ Invest It Wisely writes Zen Personal Finance: My Philosphy, and What It Means to Invest It Wisely – What is zen personal finance? Is it a new-age thing? Is it a type of meditation? Is it a new way of looking at our finaces? Read more to learn what it really is!
Roger the Amateur Financier @ The Amateur Financier writes Job Hunting Success – Job Interview 101: Preparation – A look at the first step in the job interview process, getting ready to go to the interview, preparing your questions to dressing properly.
YFS @ Your Finances Simplified writes Could You Survive At the Povery Line? – Sometime ago, very early in my blogging career. Ha, I’m writing this as if I didn’t start blogging in October of 2011. Time sure does fly..
Jon Rhodes @ HypnoBusters writes Napoleon Hill – The Secrets of How To Think Rich – This article describes Napoleon Hill’s extensive research into millionaires mindsets. Find out what common traits over 500 rich and successful people shared.
Glen Craig @ Free From Broke writes The Myth of Get Rich Quick – People dream of ways to get rich quick. Maybe it’s that lottery ticket or something else that does it. But the truth is getting rich quick is a myth.
CCS @ Credit Card Smarts writes Avoid the Credit Card Minimum Payment Trap – That credit card minimum payment looks pretty alluring, doesn’t it? Pay only that much and you have more money to spend. But watch out, it’s a trap.
Steve Zussino @ Canadian Personal Finance writes Where Should You Really Sell Your College Textbooks? – Who does not love finally being able to sell your textbooks once the semester is over? But before you rush to the bookstore to get rid of those 10-pound weights, you might want to consider your selling options.
Shilpan @ Street Smart Finance writes Best Way to Invest Money in This Economy – How often have you wondered how nice it would be to invest if you can master the best way to invest money in the market? Why is it so hard to make money in the market if you can dig out financial facts in the matter of minutes by visiting Yahoo finance or any other millions of investment sites on the Internet?