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Nerdy Finance #1

Personal Finance

Welcome to NerdWallet’s inaugural Nerdy Finance Carnival! Here is a wealth of information from our personal finance blogging friends.

The submissions

Chris Holdheide from Stumble Forward gives us a great list of tips on how to prepare for buying a new or used car. These 10 tips on how to negotiate with a car dealer should certainly save readers a nice chunk of change on their next vehicle.

Deacon Hayes of Well Kept Wallet submitted an excellent piece on ways to raise extra cash and increase the income side of your personal finance equation. This list of 10 ways to earn extra cash will be any strapped-for-cash-nerd’s saving grace.

Roger Wohlner of The Chicago Financial Planner brings, just in time for the 4th of July, 5 tips for financial independence. Coming from an experienced financial planner, these tips, ranging from setting goals to paying off debt, will help to set anyone’s personal finance ship on course.

Odysseas Papadimitriou of WalletBlog offers us a change of pace with his piece on why we need to return to direct democracy. Not personal finance specific, this article caught our attention because of its claim that and explanation that technologies will help to educate and connect people in the political area, thus returning us to the democracy we really need. With an election coming up and the economy still slow, this sounds good to us!

Liana Arnold of CardHub.com submitted an awesome article about the FBI’s current ‘Operation Card Shop’ detailing the world of personal finance hacking and what is being done about it. The article also concludes with some helpful tips on protecting your personal financial information online. Enjoy!

This concludes the first Nerdy Finance Carnival. Thanks for submitting!

-NerdWallet