Top Personal Finance Posts Of The Week – Chinese Buffet Edition

Posted December 10th, 2011 in Blog Carnival by Jeremy Waller

I love Chinese buffets. However, my wife does not. That means about the only way I can go to one is if I go by myself. I really hate going out to eat by myself though. So it’s a bit of a catch 22.

Anyone in Oklahoma City want to hit up a Chinese buffet? Give me a call.

Top Posts of the Week

Control your Cash posted Retards of the Month – “A brief summary of the idiots behind Occupy Wall Street and their mentality.”

Chelsea Prescotti posted How to Dispute a Credit Report – “Simply put, your credit report is a record of all of your financial activities that involve the use of credit, such as with loans or credit cards. It lists any remaining balances you may have on your accounts and also documents whether you have been reported due to unpaid bills. While your credit report is supposed to be a good representation of your credit history, according to the most recent statistics available, about 70% of all credit reports contain some sort of error that may hinder consumers from acquiring important loans, credit cards, insurance, mortgages or even a job.”

Money Reasons posted Having Stock Dividends Pay Money For Allowance – “Why not establish a passive income stream via dividend stocks now? This will take the mystery about of such a concept and make it more real.”

Kevin McKee @ Thousandaire posted Thousandaire Countdown #4? The Adult Baby Song – “The number four top song on the Thousandaire Countdown is the Adult Baby song. It talks about an adult baby and why taxpayers shouldn’t fund his lifestyle”

Aloysa @ My Broken Coin posted Battling Shopping Addiction: Self-Assessment – “Discover how I am going to fight the battle against shopping addiction.  I’ve struggled with this problems and here is my personal story.”

101 Centavos posted A Brief History of Insurance – “The need to protect ourselves against risks is one of the oldest and most primal instinct. Insurance dates back to ancient Egypt, to 2,700 A.D. Historians believe that guilds of stonemasons banded together to create a type of mutual assurance fund to cover their funerary expenses.”

Money Q&A posted Is The American Dream Dead Or Alive? – “Is you glass half full or is it half empty? Do you think that you will ever it a hole in one? Do you ever think that you will be able to retire? The questions are one in the same. They get to the very fabric of our collective psyche.”

Daniel Packer @ Sweating The Big Stuff posted Why You Shouldn’t Do What You Love for a Career – “Making money is great, but doing what you love for a living can be dangerous. Here’s why!”

Fred Lee @ Parenting Squad posted Holiday Spending Plan: 6 Financial Principles for Avoiding December Debt – “The funny thing about the holidays is that they come every year. And every year, we’re surprised that they’re here. And every year, we need to prepare with our money, as well as our minds. It’s true for me less often now, thankfully, due to a few really simple (though not always comfortable) financial principles I’ve begun to practice over the past several years.”

My Wealth Builder posted Higher Tax Advocates’ Hypocrisy – “If I were an advocate of higher taxes, I would gladly pay higher taxes.  No so for these two well known higher tax advocates.”

Mike Piper @ The Oblivious Investor posted What are Muni Bonds? And Should I Own Any? – “Municipal bonds offer interest that’s free from federal income tax. But are they a good fit for *you*?”

Joe Morgan@ Simple Debt Free Finance posted Are You Prepared to Pay $3,598 More in Income Tax  for 2012? – “Here’s how expiring tax laws could cost the average American family $3,598 in additional taxes for the 2012 tax year.”

Dividend Growth Investor posted How to Build a Retirement Dividend Portfolio with only $1000/month – “If a dividend investor saves $1000/month and is able to allocate them to dividend growth stocks which yield 3% at the time and grow distributions at 7% per year. After 21 years this investor will be able to generate over $20,000 in annual dividend income based off the $240,000 investment.”

Robert @ The College Investor posted Congressional Leaders Promote Individual Financial Un-Accountability – “What ever happened to individuals taking care of themselves? What ever happened to leadership and accountability in America? It seems to have gone away…”

Not Made of Money posted Decorating Your Yard For Christmas On a Budget – “If you’ve ever been the type to go driving around the neighborhood admiring the Christmas displays you see, you probably understand the desire to have one of “those” yards. You know the ones I mean; some homes simply exude the Christmas spirit. From their lawn ornaments to their porch displays these homes are the perfect embodiment of what you’d like your home to look like for the holidays.”

LaTisha @ Financial Success for Young Adults posted How to Make Extra Money – “I don’t know about you, but I really don’t have lots of extra money to invest with right now. A reader brought this to my attention after the article on debt, so today I’m going to talk about how to make some extra money so you can invest, save, pay down debt, whatever.”

SB @ One Cent at a Time posted A Beginner’s Guide to Commodity Trading – “I think commodity trades offer an alternate approach to trade your money for gains. A stock price fluctuate depending on the economy same is the case with commodities. Other important factors in commodity price fluctuation are weather, demand, supply etc.”

The Debt Myth posted Murphy’s Law and Debt – “Murphy’s Law states that ‘If anything can go wrong, it will.’ When it comes to debt, it feels like Murphy’s Law takes effect the moment you start to make a little bit of progress. It’s like some little creature that pops up and jabs you in the side, saying ‘Are you really committed to getting out of debt? Huh huh? Are you?'”

Money Green Life posted 6 Reasons People Overspend – “In order to stop overspending, we first need to understand the root cause of why we overspend in the first place. We overspend on everything from food and haircuts to car insurance and big ticket items. As a result, we often find ourselves parting with more of our money than we need to.”

The Top Personal Finance Post of The Week

And my pick of the week is……

Aaron Hung’s post: Love What You Do – “There’s one thing that I always take from meetings with my boss is that he always gives us lectures on how to be the best at what we do, no matter what we do. What does he mean by that? Let’s say you’re stuck with a job in the mailroom doing nothing but putting letters into the right slots day in and day out with no challenges and no excitements.”

With the current state of the economy I’m sure there are a lot of people that aren’t working their dream job. Being able to pay the bills is the most important thing right now.

Aaron sums it up nicely:

My point is this, no matter how hard your job is, how stressful it is, how your boss treats you, and how much you hate that co-worker of yours. At the end of the day, it is still your job and not a lot of people out there have jobs right now. Take pride in it. OWN IT. No matter how big or small the job is, as long as you put your best effort into it, you’re making a great difference. Who knows, you might even get a promotion tomorrow for your hard work?

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6 Responses so far.

  1. Aaron Hung says:

    Thanks for the inclusion Jeremy 😀

  2. Thanks for including us in this week’s carnival!

  3. Dana says:

    Thanks for including me in the carnival!

  4. LaTisha says:

    Thanks for the mention! I like that billboard. I used to work for an all you can eat buffet restaurant and we did have the ones that would set up shop and stay way too long. After a while, I mean come on now, you just have to leave! lol

  5. I take such hilarious billboard pictures too 🙂 . thanks for including me.

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