The Satisfying Lifestyle Carnival

Welcome to the satisfying edition of the Lifestyle Carnival!  Submit your blog article to the next edition using our carnival submission form at Blogger Carnivals.


Michelle @ Making Sense of Cents writes New Orleans Recap – Cost and Pictures! – We had a ton of fun on our vacation to New Orleans.  It was much more relaxed than past vacations.  We left on Tuesday at around midnight and drove through the night.  We arrived at around 10 or 11 am on Wednesday.

Simon @ Airline Miles Experts writes The Best Airline For Your Business Travels – Choosing the right airline can make a huge difference in the quality of travel that an individual experiences. You don’t want to travel in a cramped style and arrive feeling tired and frazzled as a businessperson.  Here are some things you can consider when choosing the best travel company for your business needs.

Pauline @ Reach Financial Independence writes Little house in Guatemala week 39-40 – Update about life in Guatemala and exploring Maya ruins in the jungle

Glen @ Monster Piggy Bank @ Monster Piggy Bank writes Saving money on fuel for the car – Great tips for saving money on fuel for your car.


Caroline @ OnBetterTerms writes The Blazer: One piece, three looks – The blazer has more than the business-professional look. Find out 2 bonus ways to wear your blazer and save money on that jacket you were going to buy!


Brock Kernin @ Clever Dude writes How Much is Your Health Worth? – We decided to stick with an expensive gym after a Summer membership – and we’re OK with that.

Jon Haver @ Pay My Student Loans writes When Do College Graduates Need Life Insurance? – For those college graduates who had parents co-sign on student loans, a life insurance policy will help protect them from being responsible for the loan payments after a death.

John @ writes How Do You Know If You Need More Health Insurance? – If you do have health insurance, you may find yourself asking if you have enough and if you need more. Sometimes, even though you have health insurance, it may not cover what you absolutely need.

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Wealth and Retirement

Jessica Moorhouse @ Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses writes Sticking to Your Guns & Following Your Passion – Life as an adult is never easy, especially when you don’t know what career path you should go down. During my job search in Toronto over the summer I’ve realized that above all else, you need to listen to your gut, stick to your guns, and follow your passion.

Kevin Watts @ Graduating from Debt writes The Ulimtate Guide to Picking the Right College – A comprehensive guide in picking the right college in 2013

Daisy @ When Life Gives You Lemons, Add Vodka. writes Alternatives to Quitting Your Job – Sometimes throwing in the towel is tempting, especially if you are feeling burnt out or hate your job, but there are so many alternatives that you should at least consider first.

Derrick @ Break Broke writes What is a 401k Plan and How Does it Work – Knowing the in’s and out’s of a 401k and the associated tax implications can help you to understand how to properly manage your retirement funds so you can prepare for a fiscally responsible retirement

Ray @ Squirrelers writes City or Suburbs: What is Your Preference – Some like the city, some like the suburbs. Where would you rather spend your housing dollars?

MMD @ My Money Design writes There Are No Shortcuts to Early Retirement Planning – Even before starting My Money Design, I was on a quest to find the great key or secret to achieving true financial freedom or early retirement planning. So far every turn has led me to believe that there is no magic bullet or easy path. Here is what I have found.

MMD @ IRA vs 401k Central writes Comparing a Pension vs 401k – What Are the Differences? – When you compare a pension vs 401k, there are lots of benefits and pitfalls to consider from each side. This post will explore all the major differences.

DW @ Great Passive Income Ideas writes How to Make Some Extra Money Using Dividend Stocks – If you want to know how to make some extra money, look no further than the brands you trust and consider the benefits of investing in dividend stocks.

Mike @ Annuity Rates HQ writes 4 Important Risks at Retirements Solved By Annuities – Unfortunately, there are several risks a retiree must face. Most of them are related to financial matters and can be solved with a little planning. For example, annuities can answer many of your retirement concerns.

Mr FD @ Financial Debauchery writes Living on a Budget Doesn’t Have to Stink – Tips for Success – Do you want to know the real problem with living on a budget is? It’s the way we perceive them. Handling your finances is not a chore you can loathe like doing laundry or the dishes. It takes a little effort but its worth the payout!

DW @ No Exam Life Insurance Guide writes The No Medical Life Insurance Plan – A Hassle-Free Alternative – Looking for a plan without all the hassle? You’re in luck! A no medical life insurance plan is your time-saving solution to avoid going to the doctor.

Joshua Rodriguez @ writes I’ve Finally Started To Invest…Off To Betterment! – This post discusses a big lifestyle change, the decision to start investing and who I decided to invest with!

Bryan @ Gajizmo writes How To Get Out Of Jury Duty – No one really enjoys jury duty, but it is part of our civic duty and we should all contribute to our democracy regularly. However, what happens when your jury summons comes at an inconvenient time in your life, especially when it can mess up your earnings and financial stability? In this guide, we explain ways to get out of jury duty legitimately.

Grayson @ Debt Roundup writes Should You Pay Cash or Finance Your Next Vehicle? – There are many that talk about how to purchase a car. You can choose cash, credit, or a combination. While I think cash is king in many cases, I also see opportunities to use low interest financing to secure a car.

Joshua Rodriguez @ Modest Money writes 5 Things You Shouldn’t Do With Your Credit Card – Credit cards have this allure to them. Swipe and stuff happens even when you don’t have a dime to your name. Don’t be fooled. They can also be a path to a hell-hole called debt. Avoid these five things with your credit cards and you just might escape the debt-trap.

Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes What’s a Decent Price Per Square Foot? – I researched what homes are selling for per square foot in a few other cities to gauge if Los Angeles was absurdly out of control. Here’s a breakdown of a select few (information from

Carrie Smith @ ReadyForZero Blog writes How Do Car Loans Affect Your Credit Score? – Different types of debt affect your credit score – do you know where car loans fit in? Read this blog post to find out how car loans affect your credit score!

Shannon Ryan @ The Heavy Purse writes How to Ensure Your Goals Align with What You Truly Want – Goals are personal, but sometimes we don’t set them for ourselves. We set them to please or impress others. Shannon shares how to make sure your goals are for you and make your heart happy.

GD @ MLIQ123 writes Online Life Insurance Quotes – Almost every financial planner will tell you that, if you have someone who relies on you financially, you need to have life insurance as a form of income replacement to protect them in case of a tragedy. In this article, we define and explain the 3 main types of life insurance, list the factors that affect your premiums, and describe the process of buying a policy, from the application to the medical exam to underwriting and issuance. This is a comprehensive guide to help anyone considering term

Pauline @ Make Money Your Way writes How to analyze a property as an investment – This post is going to share my method for finding the best needles in the real estate haystack.

John @ Card Hub writes Ask The Experts: Do Consumers Pay Attention to Financial Studies? – Researchers at a prestigious university or think tank have studied financial issues and found ways to benefit consumers. All consumers have to do is heed the advice and alter their behavior. But do we?

Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes How to Make Your Life Better by Setting Goals – You wouldn’t set out to build a house without first deciding what materials to use and what design you want. Your life is no different; you need to know what you want but you also need a plan to help you build it right. Establishing goals will be a major step in achieving what you want in life. You can’t, and won’t, get what you want if you don’t know what it is you want.

Mary @ Wallet Hub writes Can refinancing stop a foreclosure? – If done carefully, a refinance can help you avoid a foreclosure.

The Warrior @ NetWorthWarrior writes Do You Have the Balls to Admit to Your Financial Weaknesses? – Admitting my mistakes is tough. It’s even tougher when it comes to finances. However, when I have the balls to admit to those mistakes, I often find myself in a better financial footing sooner rather than later.

John S @ Frugal Rules writes How to Invest in the Stock Market With Little Money – Many believe that you need to have a lot of money before you can begin investing in the stock market. That, however, is a myth. By starting out with a little, you can begin to develop your investing discipline, but you also begin your path to growing wealth sooner.

Vanessa @ Vanessa’s Money writes How I Make my Teeny Tiny Salary Work for Me – I earn less than $2000/month, save about 40% of it and live in one of the most expensive cities in Canada

Usiere Uko @ Financial Freedom Inspiration writes Retirement planning and financial independence – Since attaining financial independence is mandatory, if you are going to have to attain financial independence someday, why leave it till when you retire?

Thomas @ Finance Inspired writes Neither a Borrower nor a Lender be – Stop! Read this before borrowing or lending money…

John @ Wild About Finance writes Homeowner Loans – Should You Get One? – Thinking of a loan secured on your house? Have a read of this…

Jimmy @ Mr. Moneyvator writes How to Make a Million – Property Investment – Calling all wannabe millionaires! Here’s your chance!

Simon @ Chance with Finance writes How To Afford Your Dream Home – Real Estate – Do you have your eye on your dream home but not sure how to pay for it? Read this advice

Anton Ivanov @ Dreams Cash True writes Manage Money Like a Pro – Student Loans Edition – It is difficult to pay for college without student loans. Our interview with Robert Farrington sheds light on many student loan issues.

AB @ Aspiring Blogger writes Income and Expense Report – July 2013 – Our income was up and our expenses were down – sounds like a recipe for a great month! Unfortunately we still spent like members of Congress. Take a look to see for yourself.


Dollar @ Easy Extra Dollar writes The Success of Generating Money Online – Know the tracking processes that your affiliates use to track visitors from your website to theirs and on to successful sales. Make sure that these tracking procedures are robust and cover sales that get made off-line.

Mrs. PoP @ Planting Our Pennies writes Happy Friday – Stretching Boundaries for Tiny Pleasures – Mrs PoP steps out of her normal routine and is rewarded with several tiny pleasures!

Bank Free Credit @ Bank Free Credit writes 3 Easy Ways to Get Free Movies – Here’s a few ways I’ve found to get free movies.

vh @ Funny about Money writes TSP: Dishwasher Rises from the Dead – Greasy glassware leads Funny to search out new ways to make the dishwasher work again. To the extent that eating off clean dishes forms a preoccupation, I suppose you could classify this post under “Hobbies.”

Good Eats

Brian @ Luke1428 @ Luke1428 writes Celebrate Accomplishments – Achieving a goal is a big deal. Celebrate the accomplishment and build lasting moments the whole family will remember.

Tamar @ writes Easy Deviled Eggs – The best deviled eggs are the easiest ones to make. A simple and flexible recipe that allows you to add whatever flavors you want.

Mr.CBB @ Canadian Budget Binder writes Blueberry Ricotta Cheesecake with Blueberry Topping – Blueberry Ricotta Cheesecake… it’s easy to make and easy to eat with a homemade blueberry topping that I made in a flash.


Arnel Ariate is the webmaster of Money Soldiers.

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 26 comments
Pauline - September 2, 2013

Thank you for hosting and including my posts!

    Arnel Ariate - September 4, 2013

    Hi, Pauline. You’re welcome. Please be careful up there. It’s windy. The wind might push you down the mountain.

Joshua from CNA Finance - September 2, 2013

Thanks for hosting this carnival and including my article!

    Arnel Ariate - September 4, 2013

    Hi, Joshua. You’re welcome. You made budgeting fun, indeed.

Little House - September 3, 2013

Thanks for the mention!

    Arnel Ariate - September 4, 2013

    You’re welcome. 🙂

Anton Ivanov - September 3, 2013

Thanks for hosting this week’s carnival!

    Arnel Ariate - September 4, 2013

    You’re welcome, Anton. Please tell me I will reach financial freedom, please, please.

Brian @ Luke1428 - September 3, 2013

Thanks for hosting and mentioning my post. Appreciate it!

    Arnel Ariate - September 4, 2013

    It’s my pleasure, Brian.

Funny about Money - September 3, 2013

Thanks for including Funny’s squib on the uselessness of dishwasher detergent. 😀 And thanks so much for hosting!!

    Arnel Ariate - September 4, 2013

    You’re welcome. It is a must to expose the uselessness of dishwasher detergent and I am grateful you are here.

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