Welcome to the second edition of the Carnival of Saving Money. In this edition we look at what changes you can make in 2009 to get through the current recession.
Do What You Must to Get By
We'll start this off with a post at Home I Own which shows us how to Get through recession with household survival tips. Some additional ideas are 12 Tips To Lower Your Heating Bill which is exactly what FIRE Finance covers.
On the topic of homes, do you know what to do if you face forecloser? The Political and Financial Markets Commentator shares some tips with their article You Are Facing Foreclosure? Now What?. And finally, learn some inside tips on credit cards with Lazy Man and Money's Brief Interview With a Visa Representative.
Change Your Thinking
The next step is to change the way you view your financial situation. Out of Debt Christian encourages us to take the bull by the horns when Dealing with Financial Disaster. While Ready to be Rich provides 6 Tips on How to Keep Your New Year's Resolution to Save Money.
You also have to consider if all this worrying about finances is really worth it. Learn Financial Planning share's their views on Financial Happiness: The Real Goal of Financial Planning and We Overstep presents an alternative view of a Money Free World.
Put Money Aside
Finally you need to make sure a portion of your investments are in more stable accounts. The articles on Adding an Online Savings Account as Part of Your Investment Strategy at Investing School and How to Choose a Money Market Account at Deposit Accounts can help with this.