Our post, Often Overlooked Company Benefits, has been listed in the Money Hackers Carnival #4 at the Amatureist Financial Journey.
There are some pretty good hacks in the carnival. I always like learning new ways to teach my son about money. Free Money Finance has some good Interesting Ideas for Teaching Kids About Money. Along the lines of handling money, KCLau’s Money Tips has his Top 5 Regular Monthly Expenses We Don’t Need. His number 1 tip to get rid of the TV cable subscription, would save many of us lots of money. It’s one of those things that we all know about, but it isÂ verrrrrrry difficult to cut that cord.
Hank at My Investing Blog lists his “29 most frugal things I have ever done.” And no, I cannot say my frugality compares to his level of cheap, but I have done his #2, 3, 5, 6, 8 (And yes, contrary to what Jiffy Lube and others would have you believe, modern engines that are not driven hard, with good-quality oil, only need oil changes every 5000-7000 miles. Check your car’s owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommendation.), 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, and 29. You will have to read his post to find out what frugal things the numbers correspond to.
I also liked the interesting take on reducing college living expense that Tyler at Dividend Money has by buying a house and renting rooms to college students in Student Loan Reduction Strategies. Who knows if we will be able to afford it when our son goes to college, but it is something to consider.
And finally, I really liked the investing hack by G Blogmaster at Can I Get Rich on a Salary titled, “Should You Reinvest Stock Dividends?” He points out that reinvesting dividends is a tried-and-true method to compound your gains, and has examples to back that up.
After looking at this little sampling, please take some more time to check out the rest of the carnival.