Three Carnivals

Due to Easter, my visiting in-laws, and a surprise visit from my husband, I didn't enter many blog carnivals last week.  Two articles were picked up, however…

The Festival of Frugality, hosted by Stretchy Dollar, tops off their Funds section with Is This Balance Transfer a Good Deal?

The Carnival of Pecuniary Delights, hosted by Miss Thrifty, included What If Your Landlord Is Foreclosed Upon?

The Money Hacks Carnival, hosted by Consumer Boomer, listed Regaining Control of Your Credit Cards.  This is actually a duplicate from last week's Money Hacks Carnival…I'm not really sure what happened there.

As usual, there were a variety of great reads elsewhere on the web this week:

Christian Personal Finance has put together an excellent list of 10 Free Household Budget Spreadsheets.  These are perfect if you want to start tracking your money but don't know where to start.

Suburban Dollar offers a UPromise College Savings Review.  I've often wondered about the UPromise account, but thought that I don't shop "out in town" enough to make it worthwhile for me.  Why am I passing up free money, even if it is just a little bit?  I'd bend down to pick up a penny, why not register for something that has the potential to earn a lot more?

Peak Personal Finance addressed 3 Smart Personal Finance Tasks You Are Probably Putting Off.  I know I have been guilty of all three at various points in my life…how about you?

I firmly believe that the more you know, the better you will be at making smart money choices.  Browse through these articles, and the carnivals from which they come, and you'll find an amazing amount of knowledge there.

About the Author

Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.