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Feb 23, 2009

Solid Planning Tips and Tricks Carnival

Welcome to the first carnival hosted at solidplanning.com. In case you are new to carnivals we'll provide a brief explanation. A carnival consists of articles from a variety of authors that are collected and published as a round-up or "carnival" to the publishers site.

We would like to thank all of the authors who submitted articles to our carnival. It was quite a challenge to pick the top 12 articles from the fantastic selection of articles we received. Thanks again!

Now on with the show!

Ladies and Gentlemen
we would like to introduce our first attraction at the the February 23, 2009 edition of The Solid Planning Tips and Tricks Carnival.....

Budget Tools!

Kathryn presents an article titled Simple Tricks for Sticking to a Personal Budget posted at Kathryn Vercillo on HubPages. The article focuses on "Ideas for keeping to the budget that you've set for yourself."

Silicon Valley Blogger presents an article titled YNAB (You Need A Budget) Personal Budget Software Is 10% Off posted at The Digerati Life. The article reviews YNAB money management and budgeting software.

Savings Tips and Tricks!

Jacquelyn presents an article titled Easy Ways to Save Money posted at WParent.com - Wise Parenting Guide. The article focuses on practical money tips and advice to save money. The information was extracted from a free ebook offered at WParent.com

Brian McKay presents an article titled CD Rates posted at MonitorBankRates.com. "Finding a decent rate on a certificate of deposit account these days is not an easy task, the average 12 month CD rate is nearing just 2.00%."

Carrie presents ING Sub-accounts for Travel and Auto posted at Less is More. This article focuses on setting up sub-accounts at ING. These accounts are a great way to budget for expenses that occur less often than monthly.

Raily Arena presents an article titled Sell Your Home in a Jiffy posted at How to Sell Your Own Home. In the article the authors provides a number of tips that can win you an instant sale in the slow-moving real estate market.

Matthew Paulson
presents an article titled The Cost of Clutter posted at American Consumer News. "With clutter, you and your family can be depriving yourself of additional money you could get if you sold your junk."

Income Opportunities!

KCLau presents the Money Tips Group Writing Project which can be found at KCLau's Money Tips. The author of the article is "calling out for contributors to an e-book about personal finance."

Raily Arena presents Make Money Online with a Scrapbooking Business posted at Make Money Easy Online. The article provides tips on helping you market your skills and developing a customer base for your business.


Raj Patel presents an article titled Automatic Bill Payers Beware of Credit Card Issuers posted at DebtGoal. The article explains how automatic bill pay systems typically do not dynamically check the rules for a credit card to determine a new bill due date each month.

Raj Patel presents a second article titled Understanding Your Credit Report posted at DebtGoal. In this article the author explains how credit works.


The Shark Investor presents an article titled Strategies For Raising Funds: Borrow Your Way To Wealth posted at The Shark Investor. The article focuses on "How and when to use loans for investing."

That concludes our show! Please be sure to visit our carnival next month.

To be included in our carnival please submit your article using our carnival submission form! The submission deadline is March 20th and the carnival will be published March 23rd.

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