Easter Weekend Reading

With the Easter weekend upon us, I thought it would be a good time to take a look at some interesting reading on the web and also to highlight some of the more popular recent articles here at Dividend Money.

The following are some links to recent finance carnivals that include a number of interesting and valuable articles. I always learn a few things from reading through these carnivals and I hope that you do as well. Enjoy!

Carnivals and Festivals

The Carnival of Money stories was hosted by Life Lessons of A Military Wife and she was kind enough to include my article on the lessons I learned in Real Estate Investing.

Jason Crews hosted the Money Hackers carnival for which I shared my article on reducing Student Loan debt.

The Carnival of Everything Finance was hosted at…where else but the Everything Finance Blog! I contributed my article outlining the benefits of setting up an automatic savings account.

Paid Twice hosted the Festival of Frugality which is one of my favorite carnivals and where I get a lot of money saving tips.

For those of you looking to get out of debt, take a spin through Ask Mr. Credit Card’s Debt Reduction Carnival and see if you can find a few strategies that fit your plan to get out of debt faster!

Dividend Money Round Up

Along with the articles that I submitted to the above group writing projects, I also want to highlight a few other recent posts.

I looked at investing in some Insurance companies instead of focusing on bank stocks during this market downturn.

I also told you about my 3 biggest investing mistakes, all of which happened to be with the same investment.

I’m still wondering if I should eliminate all of my debt, including my mortgage, with one move. The prospect of being completely debt free for life is very tempting!

I also showed you a strategy that details how you can save more money every month automatically.

My tax refund is still sitting in my savings account as I try to figure out the best way to use it.

Other Interesting Reading

Jim wonders if it is a good idea to pay your kids for good academic performance? I’m getting ready to be a Dad and after reading this, I’m really glad that I have some time to think this one over.

Free Money Finance shows us a detailed outline of how the American government spends the money of tax payers. Check out the comments on this article, it will crush any dreams that you ever had of becoming a politician.

Fat Pitch Financials shares a story about an old limit order that he forgot about. It was in a paper trading account, but it makes a person wonder how many REAL limit orders actually go through?

Smart Money Daily talks about credit scores and how to clean them up. This is a useful post for those of you who are looking to qualify for a mortgage. With banks tightening the purse strings, you will need all of the help that you can get to qualify for a loan. If you don’t know your credit score, you can check it for free here at Experian.

I hope that you enjoyed this weekend reading and I wish you and your family the best on this Easter weekend. Drive safely if you are taking to the roads!

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