Carnival of Personal Finance #462 : Jumping on Opportunities Edition

“I want to be remembered as a person who wasn’t afraid to start things.” — Tina Roth Eisenberg

Welcome to another edition of the Carnival of Personal Finance.

With yesterday being Easter Monday, we decided to host this on a Tuesday. We haven’t had a carnival up in a few weeks so this will be the elite of the elite. The top ten of the last few weeks.

I’ve recently found myself trying to jump on opportunities. I wanted to share a few pictures and quick stories as we countdown the top ten!

10. Matt from Budget Snob presents Who needs an Emergency Fund? If these things happen, you do., and says, “If you have been an adult for any length of time you know that life is full of surprises, some good and some, well, not so good.”

9. Miss T. from Prairie Eco Thrifter presents 16 Ways to Save Money on Your Energy Bills This Summer, and says, “Running your air conditioning 24 hours a day tends to be more expensive than heating your home (except if you use oil), so with that in mind, here are some tips to help get you ready for summertime to reduce your energy bills, reduce your impact on the environment, and keep some of your hard-earned money in your pocket where it belongs.”

8. Amy from Money Mishaps presents Organization is the Key to a Less Stressful Divorce, and says, “Frankly, getting divorced usually means a lot of difficulty and emotion. We can’t really help you with the emotional side of divorce, but when it comes to reducing your stress financially, we can tell you that being prepared and organized is one of the best ways to do it.”

Speaking at a conference on financial literacy!

Public Speaking

I was recently invited to Chicago to speak on financial matters. I decided to accept. I showed up, hoped for the best, and end up meeting lots of cool folks in the process. Very glad that I didn’t get nervous and back out.

7. Justin from Edward Antrobus presents Why the Wealthy are Suddenly Fond of Using Pawnshops, and says, “While banks everywhere have started frowning on assets that are not quite liquid, there is a boom underway in high-end pawnshops.”

6. Mr. 4HWD from The Four Hour Work Day presents Take Advantage of Working Corporate While it Lasts, and says, “It only took me a few years working 9-5 to realize that I wouldn’t be able to work in the corporate world forever. I’m a good employee but I just don’t see the incentive in busting my ass to make more money for a bunch of shareholders and board members.”

5. Monica from Monica On Money presents Safe Retirement Investments: Which Investments Will Fund My Retirement Best?, and says, “Retirees are rightfully concerned about the safety levels of the investments they count on to sustain their comfortable retirement lifestyles.”

Pro wresting!

Pro wrestling

I’ve already mentioned this. I have another show coming up this Saturday and I hope to seize this opportunity once again.

4. Natalie from Debt and the Girl presents Victims of Circumstance or Something More?, and says, “I have always been a big fan of doc type shows like True Life (the only good show left on MTV) that let you peer into the life of someone else.”

3. Andrea from So Over This presents Unexpected Health Risks of a Bad Night’s Sleep, and says, “Several ill effects of a lack of sleep are well-documented. From feeling out of sorts to being short-tempered, the common side effects of sleep deprivation will come as no surprise.”

2. Alexa from Single Moms Income presents 3 Ways to Earn Extra Cash This Spring, and says, “Instead of blowing my budget once again I figured it was much better to look for ways to earn some extra cash.”

Learning Spanish!

I’m doing my best between Duolingo and Michel Thomas to master my Spanish. Wish me luck!

1. Marissa from Thirty Six Months presents Tips to Make Your First Real Estate Investment a Success, and says, “Most of us do not really think of accumulating investment properties. It is just not something that we are programmed to do, but it is an area that more GEN Y should start taking seriously.”

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