Monthly Archives: July 2010

Carnival of Money Stories #64

Midway Food by Roy Montgomery

This week’s edition of the Carnival of Money Stories is up at No Debt Plan! Make sure you head over there and check out all of the great submissions!

Editor’s Picks:

Good Financial Cents: 23 Ways to Save Money Building Your Dream Home

Len Penzo: My Teenage Son, His Cell Phone, and the Bill for $1,055.20

Donna Freedman at Surviving and Thriving: What Can Be More Essential Than Giving?

Thanks to all of this week’s participants and especially our great host! Next week’s edition will be held at Money Beagle. Make sure you head over to the submissions page to learn how to get your post in!

Carnival of Money Stories #63

Tennessee State Record Pumpkin brent_nashville

This week’s edition of the Carnival of Money Stories is up at The Financial Blogger! Make sure you head over there and check out all of the great submissions!

Editor’s Picks:

#1 Carlos presents Five Things Every Soon-To-Be Parent Should Know posted at The Writer’s Coin. He says: Having a kid turns your world upside down and most people won’t tell you how crazy it gets. Here is the honest truth on what to expect.

#2 Penny presents Breaking the Poverty Cycle posted at Penniless Parenting. She says: A trip down memory lane, seeing how our parents’ financial situation affected our own, and how we plan on not perpetuating the poverty cycle

#3 Frugal Dad presents What To Do With Loose Change? posted at Frugal Dad.

#4 PT presents How to Complain and Get Your Money’s Worth posted at PT Money.

Thanks to all of this week’s participants and especially our great host! Next week’s edition will be held at No Debt Plan. Make sure you head over to the submissions page to learn how to get your post in!

Carnival of Money Stories #62

Fireman's Carnival by Anna Fischer

This week’s edition of the Carnival of Money Stories is up at Suburban Dollar! Make sure you head over there and check out all of the great submissions!

Editor’s Picks:

Nicole over at Rainy-Day Saver talks about having to adjust to a new mortgage payment. A lot of people forget that property taxes and insurance aren’t fixed cost items and can fluctuate from year to year. When there is a change your mortgage company is going to adjust the amount you pay to compensate. This was a good look at how it can affect you.

Ace from Ace of Wealth is pondering whether or not he really needs two cars. Personally we couldn’t live without both cars in my home. There is no certainty as to when my wife will get off work and we both have to be able to pick up the kids at any time. If it wasn’t for that we would probably be able to swing it.

Johnathan with Christian PF talks about how he handles occasional expenses. A key point he makes is how our personalities play into how we handle our finances. As an introvert I tend to try hard to hold on to everything I get and I know some outgoing people who love to buy.

Thanks to all of this week’s participants and especially our great host! Next week’s edition will be held at The Financial Blogger. Make sure you head over to the submissions page to learn how to get your post in!

Carnival of Money Stories #61

Kennedy Fair Fireworks 2009 by pafotofan

This week’s edition of the Carnival of Money Stories is up at Out of Debt Again! Make sure you head over there and check out all of the great submissions!

Editor’s Picks:

*Jacq Jolie from Single Mom, Rich Mom wonders if she did the right or wrong thing by not charging her son rent in Charging adult kids rent – to do or not to do? Mr. A and I debated charging AJ rent and decided we should. After reading Jacq’s story, I’m glad we did.

*Amanda L. Grossman presents When Being Cheap Upfront Costs Big Bucks in the End posted at Frugal Confessions. Amanda tried to save some money but instead spent a lot more when her car got towed. When I first read this story, it made me feel panicked just to read, and determined to never make the same mistake.

*Squirrelers tells us a quite a money saving scary story in Squirreling Gone Wild #10 – People Serving Spoiled Food to Save Money. Also don’t miss the other Squirreling Gone Wild stories, I laughed out loud at Starlight, Starbright.

Thanks to all of this week’s participants and especially our great host! Next week’s edition will be held at The Suburban Dollar. Make sure you head over to the submissions page to learn how to get your post in!