Taxes, Cars and Vacation Days

Money Soldiers Blog Carnival No. 3

Sex, Lies and Videotape

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I wanted the title to be this but David wrote about tax instead of sex, Harry wrote about cars instead of lies and vacation days instead of videotape.  It was all their faultSex, Lies and Videotape by Breakfast for Dinner, on Flickr.  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Clap! Clap!  Here comes the 3rd edition of Money Soldiers Blog Carnival.  The number of submissions we are receiving is growing however, some of the submissions are off-topic.  Today we are going to feature three interesting articles about taxes, cars and vacation days.

David de Souza wrote about where our taxes go.  The resulting pie chart I must say is nice, I like it.  I am pretty sure though that the chart was not based on where taxes in the Philippines go because if it was, the biggest chunk would have probably been called, “into the pocket of corrupt politicians” instead of “helping others”.

The insanely talented, Harry Campbell wrote about cars and vacation days and how those things can positively impact your finances.  Harry, from what planet did you come from?  Why is there no such thing as Car2Go and purchasing vacation days in the planet (well, maybe not planet but country) where I grew up?

The time has come to start the blog carnival.  Boom!

Welcome to the December 6, 2012 edition of Money Soldiers Blog Carnival

Harry Campbell presents Employee Benefits: Do You Have the Option to Purchase Additional Vacation Days posted at Your Personal Finance Pro – Personal Financial Advice for Young Professionals, saying, “A lot of people are talking about employee benefits right now. They are deciding which medical plan to choose(the answer should be HSA!), reviewing their investment choices and maybe even increasing their 401k contribution. But I’m here to talk about a different type of benefit today: vacation days. You might not think of purchasing vacation as a benefit since it’s akin to taking unpaid time off. But there are some financial and even mental/spiritual benefits to purchasing extra vacation that you may not be aware of.”

David de Souza presents Where Does Your Tax Go? posted at TaxFix Feed Update, saying, “If you have ever wondered where you tax goes this post highlights how your taxable income is spent by the government.”

Harry Campbell presents Review of my Car2go Car Sharing Experience posted at Your Personal Finance Pro – Personal Financial Advice for Young Professionals, saying, “Although Car2go hasn’t reached every major city yet, there is probably some type of car sharing service available in your local metropolitan. Whether it’s Zipcar or some other service, the idea of car sharing has really taken off over the past couple years. I’m pretty intrigued by the whole idea because less cars on the road is better for the environment and traffic congestion. This is pretty important for a city like San Diego with millions of people and no viable public transportation options.”

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of Money Soldiers Blog Carnival using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Jesse Fin

Jesse worked as a journalist for a large tv station in Korea in her past life. She now works full time at home as a blogger and loves to help her friends manage their personal budgets.

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Harding Airport Car Service - December 28, 2012

Reserve the car for longer than you need it. This may sound counter intuitive, but tacking an extra day on to that weekly rental or even adding a couple of hours to extend it over a weekend — with no intention of returning the car that late — can actually lower your rate.

    arnelariate - December 29, 2012

    That is a good point and it makes a lot of sense. So long as the rate for the car rental is fixed on a per week basis, it is wise to maximize every moment of the rented week. One thing that I particularly like about this car sharing is that some cars are electric-driven. How cool is that? 🙂

    CB Singh - January 29, 2013

    This is very information published here about taxes of cars.


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