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Carnival of Financial Planning – Edition #240

Best Personal Financial Planning and Personal Investment Articles this Week from Personal Finance Blogs Welcome to the June 9, 2012 Edition #240 of the Carnival of Financial Planning. The Carnival of Financial Planning takes a long-term view of personal financial planning for individuals and families. We focus on efficient and sustainable personal financial planning practices […]

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Why do we pay celebrities yet foreclose on our homes?

For some reason, we’ve decided to celebrate the insane. I’m sitting here thinking about our financial situation and what we can do to get ahead while Lady Gaga is playing on the radio.

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Getting a job after college takes at least two years

Getting a job after college takes at least two years

One of my favorite professors once told my class that getting a good job would take at least two years and that we needed to start immediately. I took that advice to heart.

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Hypnobirthing: Why we did it and why you might consider it too

Hypnobirthing: Why we did it and why you might consider it too

Several of my friends have asked why we would choose to be unmedicated. I hope to answer that question with this post.

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Dear Retailers: I want Thanksgiving back!

Dear Retailers: I want Thanksgiving back!

This is me saying, “I want Thanksgiving back!” Do not open your doors before 5AM on Friday. Do not steal the attention from things that actually matter.

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HOW TO: 4 Tips on teaching your kids to be more grateful

HOW TO: 4 Tips on teaching your kids to be more grateful

With Thanksgiving coming up at the end of this month, I naturally begin to think more and more about gratitude and the role it plays in my family. We have striven to teach our kids to appreciate what they have and be generous with others.

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Is there anyone who doesn’t diversify their investment portfolio? Apparently yes!

Is there anyone who doesn’t diversify their investment portfolio? Apparently yes!

I thought I would never have to write another post on diversification. I was horribly wrong. If you still don’t understand why individual stocks are stupid and almost juvenile, then read this.

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Timebox your way to better financial health

Timebox your way to better financial health

Timeboxing is a concept normally used in project management, especially software development. This post is about breaking down a large task into smaller tasks and giving each one a due date.

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Use multiple “buckets” to maximize your retirement earnings potential

Use multiple “buckets” to maximize your retirement earnings potential

Rather than creating one portfolio that is set to mature when you reach a certain age, let’s say 65, create multiple portfolios with different target or maturation dates.

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4 Tips to good (or better) budgeting

4 Tips to good (or better) budgeting

Budgeting is a very proactive activity. Budgeting is taking the time to decide in advance how you are going to spend your money and how you are not going to spend your money. A good budgeter will rarely end up in bankruptcy.

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Awesome infographic from Deals.com on Airline Mileage programs

Awesome infographic from Deals.com on Airline Mileage programs

The team at Deals.com put together a pretty cool and highly informative infographic about Airline frequent flyer programs and their branded credit cards.

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Why do I have to wait until I’m in trouble to clean up my finances?

Why do I have to wait until I’m in trouble to clean up my finances?

So why do we as individuals and even huge governments let things get so far out of control before we make corrections? Why don’t we guard ourselves against deviating from our course?

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