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Money Hackers Carnival #111 – Don’t Hassel the Hoff Edition

by Ryan Yates

Welcome to the One Hundred and Eleventh edition of the Money Hackers Network Carnival. The is edition is brought straight to your computer screen, tv screen, smart phone screen, iPad screen or whatever by DeliverAwayDebt. Speaking of screen, does anyone else think of Dave Hasselhoff when the word screen is mentioned? He is the #1 screen actor in the world. Just like personal finance and money are personal (everyone does it a little differently), favorite movie stars are personal too. You may think Russell Crowe is the best actor, but I would bet the farm on “The Hoff” kicking Russell’s butt in the soon to be release Gladiator 2, Raise of the Hoff.

Before we get into this week’s posts lets take a minute to thank Ryan at PlantingDollars for hosting last weeks carnival, Money Hackers Carnival #110 – Burning the Midnight Oil.  Ok everyone, on the count of three. 3—2—-1—-Thank you Ryan!!!!

Editor’s Picks

4 Career Tips for Success from the Military @Buck$ome Boomer’s Journey to Retirement – These are four VERY important life lessons that anyone can learn to apply in life. They transcend all occupations and social status. Call me old fashioned, but I believe everyone needs to read and understand these lessons. Please read number 3 “No one is Indispensable”. One of the most important lesson you can learn, you are good but not that good.

It’s True: Premium Gasoline Is A Lot Like Male Enhancement Drugs – Perhaps the best comparison of gasoline to Viagra ever drafted.

Reason #211 Not to Have Car Payments @Budgets Are Sexy – The Pimp Daddy himself raps about rollin’ in a paid for Caddy. Dawg wants a Benz but understands how not having a car payment can lead to great wealth. Are you acting rich and rollin’ large? Or are you happy with a car that gets you from point A to point B?

Early retirement: The extreme method @Monevator – Simple awesome. READ this post.


What Happens to Credit Card Debt At Death? @Money Help For Christians – Read this to understand how debt is handle in a death. Very interesting post.

DIY Debt Management Plan: Go On Oprah’s Debt Diet! @The Digerati Life – Somehow the words Oprah and Debt just don’t seem to go together. Just like Oprah and Diet don’t either. Combining Oprah, Debt, and Diet together looks to give people the help they need in order to improve their financial positions.

How-To must Reads

How to Become A Financial Planner @Wealth Pilgrim – This is a great intro into becoming a Financial Planner. I just wonder if anyone would read a post “How to become a Maintenance Engineer/Supervisor” (my job). Somehow I don’t think so.

How To Run Out Of Money @Learn Save Invest – How to guide for screwing up your finances. I suggest that you do not follow these items, unless you’d like to deliver pizzas to get out of debt.

IRA Rates: How you really make money for retirement @GoodFinancialCents (Jeff Rose) – Detail post about making money, sign me up.

How To Deal With Your Creditors. David Style! @Bible Money Matters – Not David Hasselhoff (the Hoff), but David from David and Goliath.

How I made $500.00 in Ten Minutes @Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance – How to negotiate anything.

Awesome Lists

10 Most Famous Tax Evaders of All Time @Career Overview – Included are Capone, Cage, Snipes, Costello, and even Judy Garland.

2010 Financial Planning Genius Award Winners – I don’t think you’ll be surprised by the Fabulous Four award here.

4 Dividend Stocks Acting Like a Money Machine @Dividends Value

Five Financial No-Brainers @Free Money Finance – Many people do not think of these 5 no brainers. Check out this list to make sure you are not missing the boat.

10 Money Tips for a Holiday Abroad @The Orange Paper – Living outside the US for over years, I learned some of these lessons the hard way. If you learn one thing from this post, notify your bank/credit card company of travel plans to other countries. There is nothing worse than being in a “strange” country without access to funds.

13 Ways to Save Money @Dual Income No Kids – All great ways to conserve cash, although I could never join a car pool. I live in Detroit and driving your own car is a must, we are the Motor City.

5 Tips for Remodeling Your Home the Smart Way @Money Ning – These tips will help your money go much further during a remodel. My favorite tips is, “Don’t turn your home into the neighborhood castle.”

10 Cool Ways to Invest $10 @The Dough Roller – I know you have not seen a list like this one before. Definitely more than a few creative ideas on “investing” 10 bucks.

Work Benefits: Don’t Miss Out @I Need Money – Good list of benefits that most of us don’t think about using at work.


Rooting Out The Devil: Kathy Kristof Interview @Engineer Your Finances

Is Cell Phone Insurance Worth It? @My Journey to Millions – I sure believe it is. I already had to replace a phone because of damage. The insurance was easy and well worth the monthly charge.

10 Smart iPhone Apps that will Save you Money @FIRE Finance – I own a Sprint HTC Hero, but my wife is dreaming about an iPhone. Once she gets the phone I’ll be sure add these awesome apps to it. A happy wife (and financial smart one) makes a happy life 🙂

Basics of Bankruptcy @One Money Design

Inflation or Deflation? What’s The Evidence Say? You Decide. @20s Money

It’s My Fault So Stop Me Now @Live Real, Now


Late With Your Taxes? What You Need to Know @Lifetuner (Keith Morris)

I Was Audited By the IRS! @The Dough Roller

Forgot Something on Your Tax Return? No Problem! File an Amended Return. @Provident Planning

Time for a Flat-Rate Income Tax @Hope to Prosper


Definition of Certificate of Deposit (CD) @Free From Broke – Good explanation of a CD

Becoming First Time Homebuyers @The Writer’s Coin

GIC Primer: Frequently Asked Questions @Balance Junkie – I’ve never heard of GIC until I read this post.  I guess I learn something new everyday.  Check it out if you are looking to learn something today.

Value Investing Versus Technical Trading @ZachStocks

Next weeks carnival will be brought to you by Mrs. Nespy’s Frugal World 

Photo Credit –


Ryan @ Planting Dollars April 14, 2010 at

Haha, you did a much better job than I did! Thanks for the mention and congrats on breaking the 100k mark!
.-= Ryan @ Planting Dollars´s last blog ..Three of the Best Blog Posts You’ll Ever Read =-.

Jeffrey Kosola April 14, 2010 at

Your welcome, long live the Hoff 🙂 I just broke through today, happy dance. It’s a good thing I started work at 2am this morning because I need the time to finish the post.

Nelly May 9, 2017 at

, i get that same strange feeling now with this eu.hpriaowe need low mortage rates. so what is the possibility that long treasuries catch a rather good big and equities fall. it’s what the gov needs to make the the alt-a situation easier for the masses. guess the question is whether rising equity markets do enough for confidence in housing as a remedy, or whether lower equity markets and a push down in mortgage rates is more desirable.

Craig/FFB April 14, 2010 at

Thanks for hosting!
.-= Craig/FFB´s last blog ..Recurring Expenses Will Kill Your Budget-Choose Wisely =-.

Bucksome Boomer April 14, 2010 at

Jeff, I would NEVER guess that David Hasselhoff is the numbe one screen actor. Amazing things we learn on the internet.

Thanks so much for the Editor’s pick and kind words. Interestingly, I wrote it to be a guest post which was rejected.
.-= Bucksome Boomer´s last blog ..4 Career Tips for Success from the Military =-.

Jeffrey Kosola April 14, 2010 at

People have different tastes in articles as well. The rejecter probably used a “How to Trade Forex” post instead 🙂 I’m happy you posted it on your site.

Long live The Hoff

Peter April 14, 2010 at

Thanks for the inclusion! I actually read Hasslehoff’s autobiography after my brother gave it to me as a joke. It was actually an interesting read, he’s lived an interesting life.

Great job!
.-= Peter´s last blog ..What Should I Do If I Miss The Tax Deadline? What Happens If I Don’t File My Tax Return? =-.

Evan April 14, 2010 at

Thanks for including my post. Does your family know about this obessession with “The Hoff”? I am thinking some sort of intervention is necesary.
.-= Evan´s last blog ..What is a Callable CD? and Why Current Callable CDs Don’t Make Sense =-.

Jeffrey Kosola April 14, 2010 at

Hey Evan,
Don’t be haten just because you are afraid to tell the world you love The Hoff too. We should stand on top of the Empire State Building and shout our love for Mr. H together.

Evan April 14, 2010 at

The only thing I like that the Hoff did was that drunken sloppy diatribe that his daughter filmed as he ate wendy’s on the floor. Now that dude looks like a good time.

I have always wanted to ask…being a Pizza Snob from New York – Is the pizza you are delivering any good?
.-= Evan´s last blog ..Don’t Forget to File your State Income Tax Extension =-.

Jeffrey Kosola April 14, 2010 at

@Evan Everyone has a “Hoff” moment in their life. His was very funny though. If I had 3 wishes in life, one would be spent partying with The Hoff (ok maybe NOT)

Our pizza slices might not be as big as your head, but they are great. The pizza is so good I’m going to franchise with my employer once my debt is gone.

Len Penzo April 14, 2010 at

Hi Jeff,

Excellent job on the carnival! Hoff is definitely a very smart cookie – he is a master marketer who made some risky, but very smart decisions with his career.

I can’t speak for premium gas, but trust me – those male enhancement drugs are a rip off.

Finally, I agree with Barb. This site is extremely gorgeous. A beautiful layout. Dare I say very alluring, in a Denzel Washington kind of way? On second thought, I better not. 😉

All the best,

Len Penzo dot Com

Jeffrey Kosola April 14, 2010 at

@Len Thank-you sir. Do you have his hit album? It’s ok if you don’t, only the Europeans do 🙂

Man o Man, a Denzel reference is just as good as a Tyler Durden reference. Imagine playing golf with that crew; The Hoff, Denzel, and Tyler. I can see the headlines line now, what was the name of the clinic Tiger checked into?

Len Penzo April 14, 2010 at

Nope, don’t have Hoff’s album – that would absolutely KILL my street cred if somebody caught me with one.

The Hoff, Denzel and Tyler would make a terrific threesome. Golf, people. Golf.

I’m not sure what clinic Tiger checked into, but if he’s interested in any surplus enhancement pills tell him to give me a call. LOL (Sorry for laughing at my own lame joke.)

.-= Len Penzo´s last blog ..Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline and Others: What’s the Best Travel Search Engine? =-.

Austin @ April 14, 2010 at

Jeff, thanks for hosting the carnival and including my post!

Barb Friedberg April 14, 2010 at

Jeffrey, Beautifully organized CARNIVAL. So easy to read, great for those of us who are easily distracted! THANKS FOR INCLUDING ME!!! BTW, I like the “Interesting Posts from the Yakezie Network.” I’d like to include something like it on my site as well, how did you do it?
Your site is beautiful (too girly?) how about HANDSOME?
.-= Barb Friedberg´s last blog ..THE BEST INVESTING BOOK EVER! =-.

Jeffrey Kosola April 14, 2010 at

Your welcome Barb, thank you for the kind comments about my “Hello Kitty” website 🙂 Check out this post to get started the the Yakezie Challenge Creating Powerful Friends, The Alexa Ranking Challenge. It’s a great group people.

J. Money April 14, 2010 at

This was too funny man, well done 🙂 And good taste with the Editor’s picks too! haha…
.-= J. Money´s last blog ..Financial Goals: Can You Have Too Many at Once? =-.

Jeffrey Kosola April 14, 2010 at

@J. Money Nothing screams money like a Pimp Daddy Caddy!!

@Adam No problem sir, I like the award idea.

@Austin your welcome, it was the first time I read your blog, very nice.

@Peter I had no idea The Hoff had an autobiography. Somehow I don’t think my local library will have a copy to check out though.

@Forest I’ll have to check out the clip later, I can’t view in my current location (work). Thanks for stopping to by to read all about The Hoff.

Austin @ April 14, 2010 at

Thanks for your encouraging comment!

Adam@RabbitFunds April 14, 2010 at

Love it! Thanks for the include.

FIRE Finance April 14, 2010 at

Thanks for hosting the carnival and including our post. Best wishes ahead :).
FIRE Finance
.-= FIRE Finance´s last blog ..No Penalty Certificate of Deposit – Ally Bank =-.

Forest April 14, 2010 at

Had to visit when I saw the mention of the Hoff… Have you ever seen this masterpiece (my guess is you have): <– Yes I think he has mental issues!

Anyway great links roundup as always.
.-= Forest´s last blog ..A Helping Hand For Fellow Yakezie Members =-.

Hope to Prosper April 14, 2010 at

Thanks a million for including my article in this week’s Carnival.


How to declare bankruptcy November 1, 2013 at

Hi, i read your article and i really enjoying reading it, sometimes people don’t know how to handle their debt.

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