The Carnival of Financial Goals: Sarah Palin Edition

by Rocket Finance

I type this as I watch the Republican National Convention –

Many thanks to Patrick from Cash Money Life for allowing me to host the Carnival of Financial Goals this month. Some great articles were submitted and I enjoyed going through them. I got in trouble with Mrs. Rocket for some of my comments in the last carnival that I hosted, so I tried to keep my opinion to myself this time. Enjoy!

For a time, I worked as a fundraiser for a non-profit organization. Some of the most fascinating people were those people who simply lived frugally their entire lives while working modest jobs. Many of them retired with huge estates – and most of them gave most of the money away. Check out the FIRE Finance article Want To Be A Millionaire? Follow the YAWN Philosophy.

In Your Future without Debt! Tushar Mathur give a blueprint on how to get out of debt and decries the lack of financial training in our schools. I would add that I learned to handle money from my parents . . .

Livingalmostlarge talks about being A bit strapped for cash. I imagine that her goal is to keep a larger buffer in her checkbook – or keep a tighter grip on spending.

If your goal is to get promoted check out Chris’ article on how to Get Promoted Faster by Looking After Your Boss – Part 1.

Pinyo posts Five (Okay…Three) Midsummer Goals. I don’t think most people spend any time on goals in the middle of the summer. That’s probably why Moolanomy is one of the fastest growing blogs around. Honestly, I think Pinyo is trying to take over the world.

If you goal is a new job then check out the Tip Diva’s post: Top Ten Tips – Preparing Yourself For A Job Search.

To Increase Your Salary Without Increasing Your Work is certainly the “holy grail” of the American worker.  The Silicon Valley Blogger thinks she knows how. You be the judge.

JB sets a lot of goals. Recently he wrote about his one-year goals.

AmberJones presents Focus on the Payoff to Eliminate Your Debt. She has some great suggestions. I just need to sell my house, then I can start focusing on debt pay-off. I can’t wait.

PT makes a baby announcement and then shares their latest Financial Goals: Savings and Debt Reduction.

Mike King presents Making Small Yet Measurable Progress, saying, “Measuring progress is a process aimed at determining whether goals are being achieved.”

Nadege presents Are your financial goals merely financial wishes?

Jacob presents How to retire in 5 years.

NtJS presents The HDTV Challenge: Update 4 saying, “It has been a long journey, and we are seeing the light at the end – and that light is in 1080p. Here is what we have learned from the experience.”

Donna Freedman presents Doing without in your 20s — by choice posted at Smart Spending. It is tough to ask today’s 20-somethings to limit their lifestyle. I work with college kids and their extravagance astounds me.

FMF presents How to Ask for a Raise. Just be sure that you have followed the Silicon Valley Blogger’s advice first.

Jim presents Pick Investments Strategies That Fit Your Lifestyle. My lifestyle is to gamble away about $20K at the casino every weekend. Is there an investment strategy for me? Just kidding. Jim has lots of good things to say.

Hank presents Net Worth Update July 16, 2008 [$102,416.87(-9.57%).

MoneyNing presents Stop Worrying About Your Finances. Easy for him to say.

Lauren Rose presents Tips on How to Teach Your Kids to Save Money saying, “The concept of buying something tomorrow instead of today is a difficult concept for kids to master. To encourage your children to save, you may need to exaggerate the benefits for them at first.”

MoneyNing double dips on this carnival and posts 6 Neat Ways to Build Your Emergency Fund.

Cathy Ley presents Budgeting for a Baby. PT, did you see this one?

  1. 11 Responses to “The Carnival of Financial Goals: Sarah Palin Edition”

  2. By PT on Sep 4, 2008 | Reply

    Very exciting speech tonight.

    Thanks for hosting the carnival and for guiding me towards the baby budget article. Great job.

  3. By Pinyo on Sep 4, 2008 | Reply

    Rocket, thank you for hosting and including my article.

  4. By LivingAlmostLarge on Sep 4, 2008 | Reply

    Thanks for the mention! And yep it’s to build up a bigger buffer again!

  5. By The Digerati Life on Sep 7, 2008 | Reply

    Way to go with the multi-tasking! Great carnival, thanks for including my offering here!

  6. By The Smarter Wallet on Sep 7, 2008 | Reply

    Nice list of thoughts to help us jumpstart our own financial goal setting endeavors. 🙂

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