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Finance Carnival for Young Adults

I’m hosting the Finance Carnival for Young Adults this week and am very excited to bring some fantastic articles to you!

Editor’s Picks

Irfan @ Everything About Investment writes Best Roth IRA Providers of 2013 - When selecting a Roth IRA account providers, individuals consider a lot of factors and expenses such as trading fees, transaction costs and commissions per equity trade. Here we have highlighted the best Roth IRA account providers of 2013 for you to choose from considering all the factors.

Corey @ 20s Finances writes When are you ready to buy a house? - You may want to finally plunge your family into the housing market, but should you?

Kyle @ The Penny Hoarder writes How to Spend Your Money Wisely on Your Wedding - For some, weddings are the ultimate fantasy that they’ve been shaping since they were children; for others, weddings an annoyance that must be endured throughout the summer; and for many, weddings are their bread and butter.

Anton Ivanov @ Dreams Cash True writes How to Write An Awesome Craigslist Ad - Want your Craigslist ads noticed and your phone ringing of the hook? Check out these tips for writing awesome Craigslist ads that sell.

Ray @ Squirrelers writes 20 Frugal Ways to Enjoy Outdoor Summer Fun - Enjoying the summer weather doesn’t have to break the budget. This post shares 20 ways to enjoy the outdoors while being frugal!

Robert @ The College Investor writes 7 Practical Tips on How to Deal with Student Loan Debt - According to the nonprofit American Student Assistance, there are approximately 37 million people with student loans in the United States today, and the average balance is about $24,000. Friends, this is not good debt. And Congress would like to double the student loan interest rate on federal student loans, starting in July.

Daniel @ Sweating the Big Stuff writes Credit Card Rewards for Smart People - Many personal finance web apps are dishonest about credit card rewards. Reward Boost gives the honest truth about credit card rewards.

Happy Father’s Day!

TTMK @ Tie the Money Knot writes Father’s Day Financial Lessons - In the spirit of Father’s Day, this post shares financial advice passed from a father over the years.

Katarina @ writes Meaningful Father’s Day Gifts - I explored free gifts to give any father on Father’s Day without breaking the bank. SaveUp is a site dedicated to helping Americans save money.

Jacob @ My Personal Finance Journey @ My Personal Finance Journey writes Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Hard-to-Buy-For Dad in Your Life - Do you have a father who seemingly has everything or is really hard to buy gifts for? This post gives some great ideas for Father’s Day gifts for that type of dad.

The Best of the Rest

Mochimac @ Save. Spend. Splurge. writes When should you go back for your MBA? – When should you go back for your MBA?

Michelle @ Making Sense of Cents writes How To Prepare for Self-Employment – It’s no secret that I am excited about self-employment and the world of freelancing. Just a couple of weeks ago, I published my post Pursuing What I Love or What Brings in the (Stable) Money. I loved all of the wonderful comments that everyone left me, and it really got me thinking. Now that I’ve thrown myself out there, I need a plan. And I need to write that plan down or I will completely forget about it.

Martin @ Studenomics writes How to Buy Your First Rental Property – Every detail about buying your first rental property, with over 2k words.

Jon @ Mr Military Money writes Free Money to go back to School – A post describing the IRS tax credits that give you money to go back to school.

Roger the Amateur Financier @ The Amateur Financier writes Some Learning Suggestions for the Summer – Advice for what to learn during the summer, including foreign language, speed reading, computer programming, and swimming, to make your summer productive

Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes Understanding Inflation – What exactly is inflation? It’s a subject that sounds more difficult to understand than it really is.

Darwin @ Darwin’s Money writes 6 Scientifically Proven Ways to Increase Your Tips as a Server - Blondes make more – so says the data. But here are several other tips and tricks guaranteed to increase your earnings as a server based on years of research!

krantcents @ KrantCents writes 4 Decisions that Will Cost You a Fortune! – As I get old(er), I tend to reflect on my decisions more often. It is one of the ways I learn to make better decisions and learn from my mistakes. Yes, I make mistakes! If you are making decisions, you make mistakes.

Mrs. PoP @ Planting Our Pennies writes Are You Overpaying for Prescriptions? – Mrs PoP reviews some of the different discounts available on prescription drugs. Can you get a better deal on your prescriptions?

Grayson @ Debt Roundup writes How I Paid Off Over $50,000 Of Credit Card Debt – I struggled with credit card debt for years, but then I decided to make a change. It took me 4 years, but I was able to pay off my over $50,000 worth of credit card debt. Here is how I did it.

BARBARA FRIEDBERG @ Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance writes HOW TO ELIMINATE DEBT & IPAD GIVEAWAY – Eliminate debt plan with baby steps.

John S @ Frugal Rules writes How to Invest in Stocks When You Do Not Know Where to Start – Investing in stocks, or anything in the market, can be overwhelming for many. The key to overcoming that fear is knowing where to start and educating yourself so that you can set up an investment portfolio that’ll help you grow your wealth and reach your long-term retirement goals.

Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes Children’s Music on a Budget – Musical instruments can be expensive, and many are too delicate for pre-school aged children. How can you expose your pre-school and grade school age children to musical instruments without spending an arm and a leg? Here are a few thoughts on giving your child access to music on a budget.

Mr.CBB @ Canadian Budget Binder writes Summer Jobs For Students: Tips For Finding The Perfect Job – Students are making their way into summer jobs gaining experience for their future. Finding the perfect job and the perfect employer in order to build experience, relationships and networking takes time and research

Bill Fay @ The Frugal Toad writes Why You Should Start Saving for Retirement Now – Today is the day we’re going to clean out the garage, weed the garden, paint the kid’s bedroom — and start saving for retirement. Those all are chores that we know should have been done yesterday, but we think can wait until tomorrow. The garage, bedroom and garden can wait. Retirement savings can’t.

Kevin Watts @ Graduating From Debt writes The Ultimate Guide to all 529 College Savings Plan by State – The following is the Ultimate guide to all 529 College Savings Plan by State

Jason Hull @ Hull Financial Planning writes Bronze May be the Most Precious Metal Under Obamacare – Now that California has released its preliminary premiums for the health care plans under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), we evaluate which of the four tiers will be most economical for people who have to purchase health insurance under the state exchanges in Obamacare.

Jules Wilson @ Faithful With a Few writes How To Stop Infrequent Payments From Destroying Your Budget – Infrequent Payments can destroy your budget when they come up unexpectedly. Here are a few tips on how to set up reminders and incorporate them into your budget

SB @ One Cent at a Time writes 51 Frugal, Fun Weekend Ideas and Activities for Family – Whole week we look forward to weekend. This is the free time where you cna do whatever you want to, without being time bound. This article presents 51 ideas to spend your weekend frugally while having a lot of fun.

7 Responses to Finance Carnival for Young Adults

  1. Thanks for inclusion and hosting, I really appreciate it.

  2. Thanks for hosting and for the pick!

  3. Appreciate the Editor’s Pick! Thanks for hosting!

  4. Thanks for hosting and including my post!

  5. Thank you for the Editor’s Pick!

  6. Thanks for hosting the carnival and for the Editor’s Pick..Cheers :-)

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