Money Hacks Carnival 62- Playoff Edition

Welcome to the 62nd Edition of Money Hacks Carnival- Playoff Edition! I thought since we are in the NHL and NBA playoff season we make it a little fun.

If this is your first time visiting Financial Highway I suggest you take sometime and get to know a little bit about me. You might want to check out the following popular posts, Investment Advisor’s Conflict of Interest an Insider View, Lesson From Recession: Diversifying Your Income, What is Critical Illness and Why it’s Important in Financial Planning and last but not least What is Recession? – Recession A Good Thing

I had the pleasure of reading nearly 100 great posts this week and I hope you enjoy them as well!

Editor’s Choice

FIRE Finance presents Why do we get laid off? A complicated corporate work culture …. posted at FIRE Finance.

MLR presents How Bad Credit is ALWAYS a Bad Thing posted at My Life ROI, Getting the Best Return On Life

FFB presents Tax Season Is Finally Over! Or is it? posted at Free From Broke.

Tushar Mathur presents How to choose a financial planner posted at Everything Finance.

pfincome presents 18 Passive Income Opportunities to use your Tax Refund on posted at Passive Family Income.

Heather Levin presents Grocery Store Tricks And How To Avoid Them posted at The Greenest Dollar.

The longest NHL playoff game happened on March 24, 1936, between the Detroit Red Wings and the Montreal Maroons. The game finished at 2:30 in the morning, when Martin “Mud” Bruteneau scored the winning goal for the Maroons after 116 minutes and 30 seconds of extra time—that’s nearly six periods of O.T.

The final score was 1-0.


Canadian Finance presents TD e-Series Funds posted at The Canadian Finance Blog.

presents How to Reduce Volatility in Your Long Term Investments posted at Independent Minded.

Neal Frankle presents Investment Strategies That Work – Day 3 Is Buy & Hold Dead or Alive? posted at Wealth Pilgrim: Money Management Advice, Financial Stress Management, & Resources.


NBA Champions!

Helen presents ETF’s vs. Index funds: The good, the bad, and the ugly posted at Affine Financial Services.

Investing School presents OptionsXpress Review posted at Investing School

Jae Jun presents Fortune 40 Best Stocks to Retire on: Part 1 posted at Old School Value.

Dividend Tree presents Higher Complexity or Risk Does Not Mean Higher Returns | Dividend Tree posted at Dividend Tree.

Verna Morris presents The Ultimate Guide to Leveraged ETFs: Their Uses, Their Risks, and More posted at ETF Database.

PT presents Vanguard Roth IRA Account Opening Process posted at Prime Time Money.

D4L presents Who is Irving Kahn and Why Should We Listen to Him? posted at Dividends Value.

Darwin presents How to Invest in Cuba – Does Obama’s Cuba Deal Spell Gains? posted at Darwin’s Finance.

Dan presents 24 Dividend Increases in a Row from a Company You’ve Never Heard of posted at Everyday Finance.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents ETrade Online Brokerage Account: Top Broker Review posted at The Digerati Life.

Zach Scheidt presents TARP Assets and Balance Sheet Games posted at ZachStocks.

Bank Savings Review presents Is Citigroup Vikram Pandit’s Job Safe? posted at Bank Savings Review

Jeff Rose presents Ride The Yield Curve With Bonds posted at Good Financial Cents.

Neal Frankle presents Investment Strategies That Work – Day 4 – Asset Allocation posted at Wealth Pilgrim: Money Management Advice, Financial Stress Management, & Resources.

Ryan Suenaga presents Waiting On Earnings posted at Uncommon Cents.

Todd presents The Best Low-Cost Online Brokers posted at The Personal Finance Playbook.

The fastest goal to start an NHL playoff game came on April 17, 1972. Don Kozak of the Los Angeles Kings didn’t waste any time, scoring just six seconds into a Stanley Cup playoff game against the Boston Bruins.

Saving & Frugality

FMF presents FMF Reader Saves Over 25% on Rent Simply by Asking for a Discount posted at Free Money Finance.

NtJS presents Bathroom Remodeling: 11 things to know before you begin posted at not the jet set.


Sorry Leaf Fans!

MoneyNing presents What Drives You to Be Frugal posted at Personal Finance Blog by Money Ning.

Savings Toolbox presents Squeezing More Savings Out Of Your Budget posted at Savings Toolbox.

Wren Caulfield presents Why Commute by Bike? posted at True Adventures in Money Hacking.

kathryn presents Stretch the Budget for a Family Vacation posted at Out of Debt – Christian Finances and Debt Help.

Tristan presents Frugal Living Tips posted at Find Financial Freedom.

Paul Piotrowski presents The Importance of Saving Money posted at Inspired Money Maker.

Money Beagle presents What We Do To Make Things Greener posted at Money Beagle.

Michael Gvirtzman presents Expense Allocation Between Wants and Needs posted at Mind Listings.

Jeff@StretchyDollar presents Don’t Envy Debt posted at StretchyDollar.

The Smarter Wallet presents Microsoft Money Software Review: A Look At Money Essentials posted at The Smarter Wallet.

Rob presents Learn a lesson with the Power Hog posted at Energy Saving Gadgets.

Patrick @ Cash Money Life presents Upromise Review posted at Cash Money Life.

Joe Caterisano presents How To Save Money When Doing Laundry posted at Penny Pinching.

Barry Wright III presents Wedding Dress Rentals posted at 3stylelife.

Despite being one of the NBA’s top playoff stars, Shaquille O’Neal has always struggled at free-throw shooting, which has made him the frequent target of fouls. Opponents have often attempted the “Hack-A-Shaq” strategy to send O’Neal to the free throw line in big games as often as possible. Shaq has attempted a record 1,995 foul shots in the NBA playoffs but has only sunk 1028 (barely half of them).

Money Management

Mark Aucamp presents Credit crunch means talking about money and the lack of it posted at Money Saving Expert.

vh presents 10 ways to layoff-proof your life posted at Funny about Money.


Lord Stanley!

Green Panda presents Joint Banking, Budgets, and Savings posted at Green Panda Treehouse.

ChristianPF presents The importance of a positive attitude posted at Christian Personal Finance.

Hank presents Top 10 Things That I Wish I Had Known When I Graduate College posted at Own The Dollar.

Jack Schmidt presents 10 Really Fun Things You Can Do Today on the Cheap posted at SectorMatic Money Journal.


Dorian Wales presents Stress Tests and Capital Adequacy Explained posted at The Personal Financier.

Larry Johnson presents Terrific Traffic On A Shoestring posted at Home Business Views.

Margaret Garcia presents 100 Best Financial Planning Blogs posted at Online MBA Guide.


Madison presents Solar Tax Credit posted at My Dollar Plan.

The Boston Celtics have won more NBA titles than any other team. The team won eight straight championships between 1959 and 1966.


Credit & Debit

jim presents How To Get A Free FICO Credit Score posted at Bargaineering.

Joe Caterisano presents Understanding Credit Repair Is Very Important posted at How To Raise My Credit Score.

Pinyo presents Cheap Loan Versus Good Debt posted at Moolanomy.

MBR presents Mortgage Rates posted at Monitor Bank Rates.

Aryn presents Four Ways to Maintain Active Credit Cards posted at Sound Money Matters.

Matthew Paulson presents Plastic Only, the Best Way to Use Credit Cards posted at American Consumer News.

apply4-credit presents New to Credit Cards? Here is What You Should Know posted at

Debt Freedom Fighter presents Features That Indicate a Good Credit Repair Program posted at Discover Debt Freedom.

Raj Patel presents Ways to Use Plastic Wisely? posted at DebtGoal.

nickel presents Best Business Credit Cards: What’s Hot, What’s Not posted at

DR presents Citi Forward Review posted at The Dough Roller.

Leave Debt Behind presents Where to Get Your Free Annual Credit Report posted at Leave Debt Behind.

Brandon Rowe presents National Bank of Kansas City $50 Checking Bonus posted at Bromoney Internet Banks.

Mr. CC presents Chase Continental Presidential Plus World Credit Card Review posted at Ask Mr Credit Card’s Blog.

Destroy Debt presents My Credit Limit Got Lowered Below My Outstanding Balance posted at Destroy Debt.


Jacob Duchaine presents Making Money Blogging posted at Blogging Guy.

Isaac Yassar presents Fast Cash Loans: Fast Solution posted at Isaac Yassar.

The greatest comeback in NFL playoff history happened in a 1993 wildcard playoff game between the Buffalo Bills and the Houston Oilers. The Bills trailed the Oilers 35-3 in the third quarter before scoring five straight touchdowns and eventually winning in overtime 41-38.


KCLau presents Bad Experience of Car Insurance Claim posted at KCLau’s Money Tips.

Jacques presents Make money easy with ebay posted at Monkeyprofit.

J. Money presents 6 Reasons to Spend the Money on Sports This Spring. posted at Budgets are Sexy..

Finance Tips 101 presents What You Need to Know about Academic Scholarships posted at Finance Tips 101.

SwissTgallery presents Features of an Automatic Watch Winder posted at Automatic Watch Winder.

d. ninja presents Did you know your college degree is worth $1,000,000? posted at Punch Debt In The Face.

The Happy Rock presents Remember Traveler’s checks? Do People Still Use Them? posted at The Happy Rock.

Wenchypoo presents Using Our Own Money Against Us Part 4 (a new one for me): Rearranging Bank Deck Chairs posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket.

Nate presents How Nicole could earn $1,000 per month | Money Young posted at Money Young.

John Anderson presents Paid Online Surveys for Money posted at Paid Online Surveys for Money.

Chance.pfsr presents GnuCash Review – GnuCash Personal Finance Software Reviews | Personal Finance Software Reviews posted at Personal Finance Software Reviews.

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  1. says

    Thanks for the inclusion. Great job on organizing everything into 1 great list.

  2. says

    Thanks so much for including my post as an editor’s pick! I really appreciate it. Great job on the theme.


  3. says

    Great job hosting! Thank you so much for he Editor’s pick!

  4. says

    Thanks for honoring us in the Editor’s Picks and hosting such a huge carnival :). Best wishes ahead.

  5. says

    Thank you for hosting and good job with the sport theme!

  6. says

    Nice pic of the Stanley Cup, eh. Thanks for hosting, yo.


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