Carnival of Financial Camaraderie – Mother’s Day Edition

by Sean Bryant on May 12, 2012

Ever since I was young I have always looked up to my parents.  I admired them for the way they were hard working and for how they helped make sure I had the best life possible.  I believe all of the parenting that they did has led me to become the person that I am today.

My hope is that I can have a lasting effect on my children the same way my parents have had on me.  My journey will begin in just a few months as my wife is expecting the birth of our first child in October and I could not be more excited.

Because of this announcement and the fact that tomorrow is Mother’s Day I want to make this carnival all about parent’s and children.  I have selected the best articles that both parents and children can use to help advance their financial lives.  I hope you enjoy all of these amazing articles as much as I did.

Top 3 Picks

krantcents presents The 3 O’s of Success posted at KrantCents.

Jeremy presents Career Lessons From My Mom posted at Modest Money.

Philip presents Dear High School Graduate posted at PT Money Personal Finance.

Earth and Money presents How NOT to Make a Financial Decision posted at Earth and Money.

Best of the Rest

John presents The Goal of Work is Retirement: Rule 10 posted at Married with Debt.

Ryan presents Retiring Early is Only Going to Get Harder posted at Early Retirement Investments.

Hank presents What Is Gap Insurance On Your Car And Why You Need It posted at Money Q&A.

PITR presents How Blogging Has Changed My Life posted at Passive Income To Retire.

Barbara Friedberg presents Why I Don’t Invest in Individual Stocks Anymore posted at Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance.

Amanda L Grossman presents Frugal Mother’s Day Ideas posted at Frugal Confessions.

Aloysa presents How to Make it in America posted at My Broken Coin.

YFS presents What Is Asset Allocation and Why Is It Important? posted at Your Finances Simplified

Bob presents 6 Careers with the highest unemployment rates posted at Christian Personal Finance.

Jeffrey presents Travel When Retired? No! Travel Now! posted at Money Spruce.

Kevin presents 10 Ways to Save Money on Gasoline this Summer posted at One Money Design.

Sandy presents Cheap Things To Get Mom on Mother’s Day posted at Yes, I am Cheap.

Jon the Saver presents When Should you go for a Reverse Mortgage? posted at Free Money Wisdom.

Sandy presents Spirit Airlines Charges $100 Baggage Fee posted at Yes, I am Cheap.

FamilyMoneyValues presents Parents As Resources for Adult Children posted at Family Money Values.

Dividend Growth Investor presents Build your own Berkshire with dividend paying stocks posted at Dividend Growth Investor.

Jason presents Why We Didn’t Sell Our Car on Craigslist posted at Work Save Live.

Debt Guru presents Actively Avoiding Debt posted at Debt Free Blog.

NerdWallet presents Real Life Tips for the Recent College Graduate posted at NerdWallet.

Steve Zussino presents Why Term Life Insurance is the Best Choice for Many Individuals posted at Canadian Personal Finance.

Ashley presents Should I Get Married with Debt? posted at Money Talks Coaching.

KT presents In Debt? Consider Paying Cash for Your Purchases posted at Personal Finance Journey.

Tim presents 15 Great Jobs for 15 Year Olds posted at Faith and Finance.

Crystal presents Doing it Again – Renting Out a Spare Bedroom posted at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff.

Steve Zussino presents 10 Frugal Mother’s Day Gift Ideas posted at Grocery Alerts.

A Blinkin presents Should I Buy A House? posted at Funancials.

Mr. Money presents Finding Alternative Methods of Getting What You Need posted at Smart on Money.

Peter presents 50 Easy Ways to Save Money Every Month posted at Bible Money Matters.

Beating Broke presents The Work Revolution posted at Beating Broke.

Jason presents 10 Ways to Secure Your Kids Against Debt posted at Live Real, Now.

Little House presents The Five Tool Budgeter posted at Little House in the Valley.

MMD presents What Did You Learn From Working as a Teenager? posted at MyMoneyDesign.

Glen Craig presents Education: Your Hedge Against Inflation posted at Free From Broke .

Ryan presents Get a Free Credit Score – No Credit Card Required posted at The Military Wallet.

Ryan presents How to Find Balance With Your Savings Goals posted at Cash Money Life.

J.P. presents Value Investing Lessons From Warren Buffett posted at Novel Investor.

SB presents Best Credit Cards for Balance Transfer in 2012 posted at Finance Product Reviews.

Lance presents Rental Property – The Financial Side posted at Money Life & More.

Suba presents How to Save Money on Hotel Rooms posted at Broke Professionals.

Echo presents Pitfalls Of Chasing The Highest Dividend Yield posted at Boomer & Echo.

101 Centavos presents Wall Street Hates Wal-Mart posted at 101 Centavos.

Wayne presents Unexpected Costs of Pet Ownership posted at Young Family Finance.

Jeremy Waller presents Reader Question: Spend Money to Repair a Gas Guzzling SUV or Sell And Get a More Fuel Efficient Car? posted at Personal Finance Whiz.

Miss T. presents Start Saving Early for Retirement: Tips for Young People Just Starting Out posted at Prairie Eco Thrifter.

Emily presents Joint and Separate Money Series: Changes During the First Year of Marriage posted at Evolving Personal Finance.

Jester presents The Importance of Vacations For Kids posted at The Ultimate Juggle.

PPlan presents U.S. Companies Exploit International Workers – Lack of Fair Wages posted at Provident Plan.

Eddie presents What Income Level Do You Consider Rich? posted at Finance Fox.

Mike presents Why I’m Not in The Real World posted at The Financial Blogger.

Dr Dean presents iPads And Tablets: Ten Ways To Keep ‘Em Safe While Traveling posted at The Millionaire Nurse Blog.

Ben Feldman presents How the Debate Over Student Loan Interest Rates Affects You posted at ReadyForZero Blog.

John presents Mortgage Rates Hit Record Lows posted at Wallet Blog.

Don presents Why You Need A Will posted at MoneySmartGuides.

Teacher Man presents Lifestyle Inflation – The Upward/Downward Spiral posted at My University Money.

Teacher Man presents Choosing the Latest Investing Fad posted at Young And Thrifty.

Savvy Scot presents Defining Purpose and the Importance of Moderation posted at Savvy Scot.

Daniel presents Wedding Gift Etiquette – Buy A Gift or Write A Check? posted at Sweating the Big Stuff.

Tushar presents How to Dodge Investment Scams posted at Start Investing Money.

TRL presents Different Places to Save a Down Payment posted at The Retired Landlord.

Jefferson presents I Ain’t Sayin’ She’s a Gold Digger posted at See Debt Run.

MR presents Is Now The Time To Buy Real Estate? posted at Money Reasons.

Daisy presents 4 Things All Women Need to Know How to Do posted at Add Vodka.

PK presents S&P 500 Return Calculator posted at Don’t Quit Your Day Job….

Luke presents Predicting the Future Rate of Inflation – May Edition posted at Learn Bonds.

Brad presents Billboard Cover Letter: When A Resume Is Just Not Enough posted at RESUME Mag.

Jen presents Using Extra Income to Pay for Luxury Items posted at Master the Art of Saving.

Corey presents Investing in a Timeshare – Is It Worth It? posted at Steadfast Finances.

SFB presents 8 Most Common Types of Houses posted at Simple Finance Blog.

Robert presents Alternatives to PayPal posted at The College Investor.

Robert presents Get a Company’s Attention posted at My Multiple Incomes.

Sustainable PF presents What is Crowdfunding? posted at Sustainable Personal Finance.

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Sean Bryant

Sean Bryant created OneSmartDollar.com in 2011 to help pass along his knowledge of finance and economics to others. After graduating from the University of Iowa with a degree in economics he worked as a construction superintendent before jumping into the world of finance. Sean has worked on the trade desk for a commodities brokerage firm, he was a project manager for an investment research company and was a CDO analyst at a big bank. That being said he brings a good understanding of the finance field to the One Smart Dollar community. When not working Sean and he wife are avid world travelers. He enjoys spending time with his daughter Colette and dog Charlie.
  • http://financeproductreviews.com/ SB @FPR

    Thanks for hosting and including my post

  • Krantcents

    Thanks for featuring my post and including it with this esteem group of articles, I really appreciate it.

  • http://evolvingpf.com/ Emily @ evolvingPF

    Thanks for including my post!

  • http://www.mymoneydesign.com/ MyMoneyDesign

    Thanks for including me!

  • http://www.add-vodka.com/ Daisy @ Add-vodka.com

    Thank you for including me!

  • http://thecollegeinvestor.com/ The College Investor

    Thanks for hosting and including me!

  • http://www.modestmoney.com/ Modest Money

    Congrats on your upcoming new child. Do you know if it is a boy or girl yet?
    And thanks for the mention and being one of the 4 top 3 picks :)

    • http://www.onesmartdollar.com/ Sean @ One Smart Dollar

      Thanks Jeremy. We do not know if it’s a boy or a girl yet. We have the 16 week doctors appointment this week and we will be able to find out at the 20 week appointment. It’s rough waiting because we both want to know.

      • thisthatand themba

        That was the worst part waiting to find out…I am impatient!!! Best of luck to you….I wanted a boy…got 2 girls and I am sooo incredibly happy with them.I couldnt picture not having them now!!!

  • http://www.earthandmoney.ca/ Earth and Money

    Thanks so much for including my article in the top 3/4 picks!! That made my blogging weekend :D
    Congratulations on your upcoming bundle of joy!

  • Cil

    Thanks for hosting and for including my post.

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  • http://twitter.com/littlehouse2009 Little House

    Thanks for including me in this week’s carnival!

  • http://worksavelive.com/ WorkSaveLive

    I hope you get a boy!!

    Thanks for hosting and including my post this week.

  • http://www.twitter.com/bwfeldman Benjamin Feldman

    Thanks for including my post! And congratulations on the upcoming addition to your family. I really enjoyed your words about Mother’s Day.

  • Shannon_ReadyForZero

    Thanks so much for including ReadyForZero! What a great way to celebrate your parents! And guess what, Father’s Day isn’t too far off now! Just like Mother’s Day, this year it should be an exciting one for you as you prepare for your growing family!

  • http://www.mastertheartofsaving/ Jen @ Master the Art of Saving

    Thanks for hosting the carnival and for including my post. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/seedebtrun See Debt Run

    Thanks for including my post! -M

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