Lifestyle Carnival Edition 57

 

TRAVEL

Lance @ Money Life and More writes How I Got a Free $520 Southwest Ticket – Free airline tickets? YES PLEASE! Want to know how I did it? It really isn’t that complicated at all. The only bummer about the whole situation is that the ticket isn’t for a flight for me. I got the ticket so my brother could fly out to my upcoming wedding which is pretty awesome if you ask me.

Michael @ Financial Ramblings writes Discount Disney World Tickets – If you’ve ever driven to Disney World, then you’ve likely seen the billboards advertising “discount” Disney tickets. And if you’re anything like me, you assumed that these sorts of offers were a scam. Well, I’m here to tell you that it *is* possible to get discount tickets to Disney World, though we didn’t follow a billboard to the promised land.

 

HEALTH

Jordann @ Making Sense of Cents writes Staying Productive While Freelancing – Freelancing and side hustling are great ways to make extra cash. They can help you achieve you goals, or even your life long dream of working for yourself. Whatever your reason for doing the side hustle, you probably know as well as I do that it takes a ton of work, dedication and commitment.

Alexis @ FITnancials writes Fun Activities To Do With Your Significant Other – When people get in relationships and get comfortable, they tend to gain weight. Plenty of people have experienced with this issue. You have the thought in your head that your significant other loves you for you and you start to get a little too comfortable and careless. Don’t let this person be you!

Jon @ Our Insurance Canada writes Affordable Health Insurance – Having an employer-sponsored health insurance policy offers employees important coverage for those expenses that are not covered by the national health plan, at a minimal cost to them.

Penny Thots @ Penny Thots writes 3 Ways Yoga and Your Finances Are Related – I’ve learned three things from yoga and they apply perfectly to personal finance!

Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes Cut Out Sugar for a Healthier Lifestyle – Even when we think we are making healthy choices, we are consuming tons of refined sugars and high fructose corn syrup, whic are poor for our health, packed with extra calories, and do a number on our blood sugar and energy levels.

Glen Craig @ Free From Broke writes How to Save on Running Shoes, Gear, and Events – Running seems like a frugal exercise, but it could get expensive if you aren’t careful. See how to save on things like running shoes, gear, and more.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Abbie @ Finance Junkie writes How To Reduce The Cost Of A Wedding – Weddings are meant to be one of the happiest days we experience in our lifetimes, however, is there really any need to spend astronomical amounts of cash on just one day?

thepotatohead @ Money and Potatoes writes Cancel Cable TV: The Decision – After many months of debate I finally make the decision to cancel my cable TV and tell Comcast I’ve had enough.

 

WEALTH AND RETIREMENT

Glen Craig @ Free From Broke writes Vacation Time for Employees in the U.S. Vs. Other Countries – Do You Need More Time Off? – The United States is known for its work ethic and productivity. But do we have enough vacation time for employees in the US? Would more days off be better?

Irfan @ Everything About Investment writes Money Saving tips for 2013 – According to Bureau of Economic Analysis, on an average, Americans save around 4 percent of their income. But some great savers manage to save more than that. Here are some money saving tips for 2013, go through these tips and find which you can apply and use them in your life and you’ll quickly find yourself saving some serious money.

Dividend Growth Investor @ Dividend Growth Investor writes How Warren Buffett made his fortune – While most investors are familiar with the story of Berkshire Hathaway, few seem to know how exactly Buffett made his first millions, that catapulted him to Berkshire Hathaway and the companies and stocks he owns through it.

Arnel Ariate @ Money Soldiers writes Creating a Get Out of Debt Plan – No matter how far into debt you are, there is a way to find the light at the end of the tunnel. Find some discipline and watch your debt melt away.

 

HOBBIES

Jason @ Live Real Now writes Horseback Riding Lessons – We’re looking at $5400 for a horse, gear, and boarding the first year. If we cancel the lessons, by spring we’d have $2000 of that saved and most of the rest can be bought over time. On the other hand, if we go that route, we’ll never save enough to buy the hobby farm we’re looking for. Decisions, decisions.

Brock Kernin @ Clever Dude writes The Lawn Care Debacle – Would You Pay For Something You Didn’t Ask For? – Would you pay for a lawn service you didn’t order?

Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes DIY Furniture Projects – Wood furniture can be crafted to fit one’s needs. Simple, DIY furniture projects are in abundance online. But where does one begin? How about right up the street or around the corner? Yes, that’s right, I’m talking about materials that can be found in the alley ways behind most grocery stores….pallets.

Mike @ The Patio Productions Blog writes 5 Steps to a No-Work Garden – Gardening can be tough and time-consuming over long periods. But if you follow these 5 tips, and exert a lot of initial effort, you will be able to site back and relax for the majority of the growing season and reap the rewards of a happy, healthy, no-work garden.

Jacob @ Cash Cow Couple writes Starting a Blog That Matters – Here is my comprehensive guide to starting a blog that matters. If you’re going to do it, do it right!

 

GOOD EATS

Tamar @ DeviledEggs101.com writes Best Deviled Eggs – Deviled Eggs are among my favorite hors d’oeuvre and last Memorial Day, I came across a few amazing variations of Deviled Eggs. Here are a few ways you can make deviled eggs for your next holiday.

David Bar @ Bar Whiz Blog writes Top 4 Drinks For The Designated Driver – These heroes of the non-drink deserve our thanks and special recognition for the selfless deeds they perform while everyone else is busy destroying brains cells. After all, how fun can it be to nurse a glass of water while all around you people are consuming copious amounts of sweet sweet booze? Not too fun at all I imagine. So with that in mind we have developed a list of the top four drinks for the designated driver.

Melissa @ Minting Nickels writes 7 Ways to Cut Costs When Gardening – f you plan to garden this year, take these steps to cut down on your costs and reap the greatest savings:

Elise @ Payday Angels writes Cheap Meals week – Eating on the cheap! Lot’s of people face the grueling quest of finding healthy food for a small price, Dan took the Cheap Meal Week Challenge of sticking to a very tight budget but still eating as healthy as possible- do you know of other recipes for cheap?

Mr.CBB @ Canadian Budget Binder writes Fresh Crispy Spring Rolls – Put away the phone book and stop calling for take-out when you can make your own spring rolls at home. Eating in not only saves you money but you get the opportunity to learn something new and understand all the ingredients in the food you are eating.

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