35th Money Hacks Carnival – The 1925 Railroad Edition.

Welcome to the 35th Money Hacks Carnival! Last weekend, my wife and I headed out for a day trip through Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado aboard the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad, a narrow-gauge train that still runs some of the same tracks it did back in 1925. The engines are the original steam versions, with two guys shoveling fuel into the boiler during the entire trip. What does this have to do with the Money Hacks Carnival? Absolutely nothing! But I wanted to dress up the Carnival a bit, so along with the articles here are some pictures from our trip. Now, let’s take a look at the submissions for this week…

Editor’s Picks

Here are the 5 articles I really enjoyed the most (even though I could have picked a lot more!). I wanted to choose articles that really stuck with the “hack” part of Money Hacks…

How To Write An Effective Complaint Letter posted at Two Pennies Earned.

How To Become A Millionaire and Get Rich In 10 Steps posted at Money Blue Book Finance.

When Buying A Car (and in Life), Knowledge Is Power posted at Single Guy Money.

Skills, Infrastructure, and Experiments in Subsitence Farming posted at My Family’s Money.

Thrifty Roadtrip! posted at Miss Thrifty.


Stock Market Education For Beginners – Learning From Your Mistakes posted at Beginners Stock Market Investing.

4 Ways to Play the Coming Stock Market Rally posted at Contrarian Profits.

Should You Sell A Dividend Stock After A Dividend Cut? posted at Dividends4Life.

401(k) Retirement Plan posted at ABCs of Investing.

Losing Money In Your 401k? 6 More Ways To Make Some Extra Money! posted at Bible Money Matters.

$1000 in 1 day on Nasdaq (QQQQ) call options posted at $aving to Invest.

The Two-Hour Retirement posted at My Daily Dollars.

529 College Savings Plan posted at Passive Family Income.

An alternative play on a financials rebound (VVR) posted at Intelligent Speculator.

The Coolest 401k Option Ever posted at HarvestingDollars.

Preferred Stock Index Funds: The Future for High Yield Dividend Investors? posted at Steadfast Finances.

Up, Down, and Around: Keep an Even Keel with the Stock Market posted at Uncommon Cents.

Cashing in With the Vanguard Tax Exempt Money Market Fund posted at Five Cent Nickel.

Secure Retirement – At What Rate Should You Save For It? posted at FIRE Finance.

Risk Management and the Imaginary Portfolio posted at No Debt Plan.

Should you re-invest your dividends? posted at Dividend Growth Investor.


Three Tips for Choosing the Right Credit Card posted at CreditShout.

Best International Credit Card posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.

Reshuffling My Whole Cash Back Credit Card Plan posted at My Dollar Plan.

Saving, Frugality & Shopping

on paying yourself first posted at The financial wellness project.

How to Save on Checks (Some Companies Just Don’t Get It) posted at Free Money Finance.

Quicken online is now free posted at Christian Finance Blog.

Fast Cheap and Easy Food posted at Momma’s Blog.

10 Smart State Income-Tax Saving Strategies posted at Fix My Personal Finance.

Beware of Flood Damaged Cars posted at Cash Money Life.

Self Discovery – My Own Buying Habits posted at Money Ning.

Davesfarm Canada’s Cheapest Man posted at Penny Pinching.

How I Saved $2,000 by Being Creative and What Else Did I Discover posted at The Personal Financier.

Budget Friendly Kitchen Cleaners posted at Condo Blues.

10 Cheap Ways to Woo your Other Half – Any day of the week! posted at Budgets are Sexy.

Printable Coupons and Online Promotion Codes posted at More4kids Family.

10 Ways You Can Save Money Right Now posted at Happy to be at Home.

Psychology of Money – The Negotiation Tango posted at Greener Pastures.

How to Save When You Think You Can’t posted at Northern Cheapskate.


Taxes 101 For Politicians posted at The Wandering Tax Pro.

Question: What Do You Think of Obama’s New Economic Plan? posted at Prime Time Money.

Presidential Candidates And Personal Finance posted at The Happy Rock.


When in debt where do you look for guidance? posted at Until Debt Do Us Part.

Can Your Creditors Still Sue You After Bankruptcy? posted at Ask Mr Credit Card’s Blog.

Dealing With The Economy

5 Steps To Prosper In Hard Economic Times posted at Joshua Seth Blog.

How the Average American can Weather the Financial Crisis Without Becoming Emotionally Overwhelmed posted at Slow Down Fast Personal Coaching and Lifestyle Design.

Dave McCormick On Restoring Global Stability posted at Tallahassee Real Estate Blog.

Dealing with a Tough Economy posted at Money and Such.

Are you stupid for paying your mortgage? posted at Kirby on Finance.

And All The Rest…

A Home Based Business – Who, Why, When and Where To Start? posted at Personal Plug.

Evaluating Job Benefits posted at LivingAlmostLarge.

How to Avoid Getting Sucked In by Fall TV posted at Sound Money Matters.

Taken for a Ride posted at Chasov Blog.

Fish Murders and PetSmart Savings posted at Personal Finance Analyst.

Are you part of the NEET Generation? posted at KCLau’s Money Tips.

That’s it for this edition of the Money Hacks Carnival, and I would appreciate that you link back to the Carnival from your site if your article was included. Look for the 36th over at Free From Broke!

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  1. Thanks for including me in the carnival and for hosting!

  2. Momma says:

    Wow, great carnival this week! Thank you for including my post.

  3. Thank you for hosting – great theme – I always love history topics.

    Oh, and thank you for including my post.


  4. Christina says:

    Great round-up! Thanks for including me!

  5. Pinyo says:

    That’s a beautiful carnival David. Thank you for hosting.

  6. Thanks for hosting and including my post as an Editors pick!

  7. Miss Thrifty says:

    Wow – thanks so much for the Editor’s Pick! Having looked at your photos, I’m thinking that although we’re looking forward to our Thrifty Roadtrip, the next one should be a Thrifty Traintrip…

  8. David says:

    Absolutely, train is the best way to travel!

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  10. i LOVE the train theme! in fact, i just got off of one 30 mins ago. Thx for hosting 🙂

  11. Great job David – love the pics!

  12. Thanks for hosting this week’s carnival and including my article “Should You Sell A Dividend Stock After A Dividend Cut? ”

    Best Wishes,

  13. Thanks a lot for hosting and including my post “Should you re-invest your dividends?”

    Best Regards,

    Dividend Growth Investor

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    Thanks for hosting. 🙂

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  21. Glblguy says:

    Great job, love the pics. As a train buff, that is on my list of places to visit one day!

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