Another week, another carnival. Here are what I consider to be the most original posts from this week's Carnival of Personal Finance hosted by Free Money Finance.
Cheap Healthy Good has a comprehensive article about saving money AND eating healthy while traveling. I happen to be on a business trip as I am writing these lines and I can tell you that whenever I travel on business, my eating habits go down the drain. The combination of crappy and expensive airport food, dinners with clients and snacks I buy in hotel gift stores is a really horrible mix. I really should reform my ways in this category.
Million Dollar Journey is talking about how to find out if the charity you are contributing to is wasting your money on administrative expenses. This is a very important topic. There are a number of websites which help would be philanthropists to evaluate the various charity options available. These include: Charity Navigator and Give.org. As long as we are on the subject of charity, check out Heifer International. It is an innovative and impactful charity organization.
Cash Money Life is currently running a series about the process of deciding whether to pursue an MBA, and if so which school to choose. As someone who has already gotten his MBA, I find this series of posts interesting. I also put together a small website on the same topic. You can find it here.
Finally, Home Finance Freedom provides some interesting information about understanding the data contained in the Federal Reserve's Survey of Consumer Finances. This is the source for much cited numbers about what Americans' net worth actually is.
I will add additional article recommendations later this week.