Welcome to the TotallyMoney Blog Carnival by Totally Money. This week’s theme is Father’s since yesterday was Father’s day. Father’s take a lot of heat year round, and now it’s our time to praise them for all that they do. Without fathers we wouldn’t go camping, know the rules to football or have an grill.

But there is a smaller amount of fathers today than decades past. President Barack Obama has acknowledged this and called it a “father crisis,” when fathers fail to honor their obligations to their children. So today I thought I honor our fathers with interesting facts about them.

Presidential proclamation: The bill to officially recognize the third Sunday in June was signed into law in 1972, by President Richard Nixon, father of Tricia and Julie. Why the long wait from the initial commemoration? Congress apparently resisted efforts to recognize Father’s Day for fear the holiday would be commercialized, instead of simply recognizing the importance of parenting.

Editor Picks:

Miranda @ Financial Highway presents 35 Ways to Make More Money posted at Financial Highway. Even the best of times, one of the most common questions asked is, “How do I make more money?” While an increase in income can ease the way things work in your personal economy, it won’t necessarily solve all your problems.

Suba presents Cheaper car insurance comprehensive guide posted at Wealth Informatics. A comprehensive guide, final part of the 3 post series on getting cheaper car insurance. I have included a pdf & excel checklist.

Nearly 95 million Father’s Day cards were given last year in the United States, making Father’s Day the fourth-largest card-sending occasion.

Nathan presents What’s a Good Credit Score posted at ComplexSearch. Find out what it takes to get a lower interest rate by obtaining a high credit score.

Bob presents 10 Summer Job Ideas for Teens posted at ChristianPF. Before dropping off your first application for a summer job, you should first first stop and define what the perfect summer job looks like. These are a few ideas to get you started!

More than 68 million Americans participated at a barbecue in the last year — it’s probably safe to assume many of these barbecues took place on Father’s Day.

Jill presents 5 Potential Costs of a New Job posted at My Dollar Plan. Before you take that new job offer, make sure you consider any extra costs you may be incurring in the process.

Week’s Best Articles:

Marjorie presents How to Get a Higher Credit Limit posted at CardHub.com. There are a number of factors that can affect your credit line, and depending on your situation, there are a few steps you can take to try to raise it.

FMF presents Three Steps to Making the Most Money from Cash Back Credit Cardsposted at Free Money Finance. Want to make some extra money by using cash back credit cards? This post gives three steps for doing so.

According to the statistics, the most common and popular gifts for the Father’s day are necktie and flowers.

Jim Yih presents Will Vanguard start the mutual fund price war? posted at Retire Happy Blog. Will Vanguard start a price war on mutual funds in Canada? Here’s what some of the personal finance experts have to say.

Tom Drake presents Home Alarm Sellers’ Shady Tactics posted at Canadian Finance Blog. Infiltrated by pushy home alarm sales people? Most people don’t purchase home alarm systems directly, so security companies go with door-to-door sales.

The youngest father crown was barged by 13-year-old Alfie Patten, in February, 2009, when he fathered a child with his 15 year old girlfriend.  The world’s oldest father was an Indian farmer named Nanu Ram Jogi, who fathered his 21st child at the age of 90, in year 2007.

Glen Craig presents What’s in Your Pocket? ING Direct! Capital One to Buy ING Direct USA Online Banking Division posted at Free From Broke. Capital One has agreed to purchase ING Direct USA. Do you think this will be a good marriage?

Investor Junkie presents The Cost of Raising Children posted at Investor Junkie. You would think the cost would stay the same based upon your income, but no. According to the USDA, the costs for raising a child increases when your household income increases:

Dad read stories to their 3-5 year old children on average 6 times last week

Frugal Living presents Money Saving Tactics for the Work Week posted at Frugal Living. People go into work every week to earn money, yet ironically they end up spending a good portion of it in the process. Fortunately, there are several money saving tactics you can use to make sure you aren’t squandering away your hard earned cash.

Miss T. presents 5 Tips for Work Life Balance posted at Prairie Eco Thrifter. Here are five tips that are great that are great options for balancing work and home life.



Complex Search dishes up the best personal finance advice for those seeking to get more out of their money.