This post was featured in the following carnivals: Carnival of Financial Planning at Boomer and Echo Totally Money Blog Carnival at My Personal Finance Journey Carnival of Financial Camaraderie at My University Money Carnival of Money Pros at My Journey to Millions Yakezie Carnival at Faithful With A Few Carnival of Retirement at Broke Professionals… (56 comments)

Our first paycheck of the month melted away like ice cream on a Mexican beach. It was not because I failed my no-buy self-induced painful challenge (I will elaborate on this shameful event later this month). There was something else eating away at our paycheck. Quite literary, by the way. We all know that the… (48 comments)

This post is part of Yakezie blog swap #17. Members of the Yakezie Personal Finance Blogging Network pair up and exchange guest postings on a common topic. The topic of this blog swap was to discuss the best budget travel idea. Jana is the owner and writer of Daily Money Shot, a personal finance site (and one of my favorite blogs!) that… (32 comments)

The following post is from Marissa over at Thirty Six Months, where she talks about investing, paying off her student debts, and saving money along the way. I really enjoyed it because I am all about investing in quality. In fact, based on Marissa’s recommendations I might re-evaluate (AGAIN) my own work wardrobe. Make sure to stop… (30 comments)