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Welcome to the 79th Money Hacks Carnival, Hack the Planet edition. There were so many wonderful submissions to the carnival this week (at least a hundred, although my eyes are telling me more like two), but I couldn’t include them all. In order to pare down the carnival, I selected Hacks as my theme. In this case, hacks are tips, tricks, and how-to’s. Enjoy the carnival, and don’t forget to subscribe to Modern Tightwad for more frugal tips and easy money management solutions.
Hack The Planet: Editor’s Picks
Does anyone else remember the movie Hackers, when “Cereal Killer” was shouting “Hack the Planet!”? These picks should make you wanna holler too!
Jack Schmidt presents Remake Your Life For $22.45 posted at SectorMatic Money Journal. With so many people moving due to economic conditions, this is a timely post.
Darwin presents How Much is that Puppy? The Most Detailed Dog Cost Analysis You’ve Ever Seen posted at Darwin’s Finance. Next to a home, I think a pet is the most emotional decision a person will ever make without counting the cost. (My pup says he’s priceless, anyway.)
Ben presents 7 Ways to Save Money on Back to School Shopping posted at Money Smart Life. The notion that you can leave your kids at home was mind-blowing, and so brilliant!
Baker presents 25 Essentials That Are Better and Cheaper to Make at Home posted at Man Vs. Debt. He had me at in home spa products.
mfd presents Be Funemployed – Could You Do It? posted at My Findependence Day. I’m not brave enough to be funemployed, but you might be.
Hack Your Viewpoint
Big Larry presents Is Your Attitude Impacting Your Finances? posted at Out of Debt – Christian Finances and Debt Help.
BWL presents Should financial advice for women and men be different? posted at Christian Personal Finance.
Wojciech Kulicki presents Readers Weigh In: Your Worst Financial Nightmares posted at Fiscal Fizzle.
debt kid presents Depression and Debt a Dangerous Combination posted at Debtkid.com.
Wealth Pilgrim presents Become The Center The Universe In 32 Seconds a Week posted at Wealth Pilgrim: Money Management Advice, Financial Stress Management, & Resources.
Jason R Fisher presents 100+ Frugal Money Saving Tips posted at Improve The Quality.
anotherjen presents The Next Rich Girl: Recession Lessons: Public Transportation Ain’t So Bad posted at The Next Rich Girl.
Wise_Bread presents Save Money on Travel Accommodations posted at Wisebread.com.
Billeater presents Cutting Down Summer Air Conditioning Costs posted at Billeater.com.
Curt presents In the Eye of the Storm, Get a Jump on Frugal Living and Start Saving Today posted at PennyJobs.com.
Mrs Bankrupt presents Genetically Thrifty Tips for Christmas in August posted at Mrs Bankrupt.
Chris McClelland presents Tips to Surviving Business School or Undergraduate Life: Books, Textbooks, and Supplies posted at Lucrative Investing.
MatthewPaulson presents College Debt – Work Study a Unique Solution posted at Fine Tuned Finances.
Paul Van Lierop presents College Savings: Coverdell ESA vs. the 529 vs. Coffee Cans in the Backyard posted at FiscalGeek.
Hack “Home Economics”
Doug Boude presents Buying a New Home is EASY! posted at Doug Boude (rhymes with ‘loud’).
PT presents Details About the $8,000 First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit posted at Prime Time Money.
J. Money presents Calculating Net Worth: Does Home Value Belong There? posted at Budgets are Sexy..
Tom @ Canadian Finance blog presents Insurance You Can Do Without – Mortgage Life Insurance | The Canadian Finance Blog posted at The Canadian Finance Blog.
Tallahassee Real Estate presents Consider Paying Home Mortgage Discount Points posted at Tallahassee Real Estate Blog.
Hack Your Income
vh presents A$K… posted at Funny about Money.
Raymond presents How To Make Money Blogging posted at Money Blue Book Blog.
Hack Free Money
FIRE Finance presents Free Money – Online Bank Account Signup Bonuses posted at FIRE Finance.
Hack Your Finances
Jason presents How To Save For A Rainy Day: Personal Finance Gives You Some Basics posted at Help for Your Personal Finance.
Tyler presents Want to Be More Green? Get Your Finances Together posted at Frugally Green.
Patrick @ Cash Money Life presents Beyond The Latte Factor posted at Cash Money Life.
The Smarter Wallet presents Best High Yield Savings Accounts posted at The Smarter Wallet.
Banker Saver presents Compare Auto Loan Financing Options Before Buying A Car posted at Banker Saver.
Mr Credit Card presents What You Can Do About Rising APRs? posted at Ask Mr Credit Card’s Blog.
jim presents How to Compare 0% Balance Transfer Offers posted at Bargaineering.
Ray @ Financial Highway presents Dealing with Collection Agencies- Tips on Handling Collection Agencies posted at Financial Highway.
Silicon Valley Blogger presents Your Free Credit Score: Is There Such A Thing? posted at The Digerati Life.
CreditCardAssist.com presents Credit Card Reform – How It Will Help You posted at Credit Card Assist.
Jim presents CREDIT REPAIR AND SIMPLE LIFE ARE SYNONIMOUS posted at Insurance & Finance.
20smoney presents Could You Retire Off Investing In China? posted at 20s Money.
Investing Toolkit presents Building A Retirement Portfolio posted at Investing Toolkit.
Jeff Rose presents Can You Rollover Your 401k to a Roth IRA? posted at Jeff Rose.
Barry presents Retirement Planning: Can You Make Do With Less? posted at Associate Money.
Jason presents Diversify Your Investments. No, Really, We Mean It posted at Automatic Finances.
Deposit Accounts presents How to Find a Financial Planner posted at DepositAccounts.com.
Austin Frakt presents Willingness, Ability, and Need posted at The Incidental Economist.
TIP Guy presents Stock Buying Process posted at TIPBlog.in.
Miss Bankrupt presents Managing Medical Bill Messes posted at Miss Bankrupt.
Heidi presents 5 Tips for Having a Successful Garage Sale posted at Little People Wealth.