Monthly Archives: January 2011

Carnival of Money Stories #91

Fireman's Carnival by Anna Fischer

This week’s edition of the Carnival of Money Stories #91 Carnival of Money Stories #91: the Guy de Maupassant Edition is at Miss Thrifty’s! Make sure you head over there and check out all of the great submissions!

Editor’s Picks

Kaye presents Gaining Control – It’s An Emotional Ride posted at Mrs. Nespy’s World. Kaye has launched a new series, to help readers along the path to financial freedom. This is her opening gambit – and she focuses not on balance sheets but, wisely, on money’s power over emotions.

Jackie presents How I Nearly Threw Away $10,000 in Free Money posted at MoneyCrush. Here’s the best kind of money lesson… the one with a happy ending!

Crystal presents Would You Like to Buy a $75,000 Ford Expedition? posted at Budgeting In the Fun Stuff. “Here is how you make a cruddy car deal”, she says, adding that she “nearly gagged” when she realised just how much someone was paying…

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

Carnival of Money Stories #90

Carnival Ride by brent_nashville

This week’s edition of the Carnival of Money Stories #90 Average Incomes Around the Globe Edition is at My Personal Finance Journey! Make sure you head over there and check out all of the great submissions!

Editor’s Picks

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

Carnival of Money Stories #89

Kennedy Fair Fireworks 2009 by pafotofan

This week’s edition of the Carnival of Money Stories #89 Happy Birthday Dr. King Edition is at Out of Debt Again! Make sure you head over there and check out all of the great submissions!

Editor’s Picks

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

Carnival of Money Stories #88


This week’s edition of the Carnival of Money Stories #88 is at Money Crush! Make sure you head over there and check out all of the great submissions!

Editor’s Pick

The Digerati Life presents I Just Lost My Job! How I’m Downsizing My Household Expenses, a personal story about job loss and some immediate belt-tightening.

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

Carnival of Money Stories #87

Ferris Wheel from Amber Kennedy
This week’s edition of the Carnival of Money Stories #87 – is at Funny About Money! Make sure you head over there and check out all of the great submissions!

Editor’s Picks

Where was this lady when I needed advice about my son’s financial upbringing? Mike Piper of Oblivious Investor tells the story of his mom’s very special approach to teaching her son the basics of capitalism.

Free from Broke tells a gracious and beautiful story about his “best financial tool.” It’s pretty neat!

Mrs. Accountability takes the plunge, cutting off her (highly economical) waist-length tresses in favor of a cute new bob…and she worries about justifying the increased cost that results.

OMG! Maybe you have to need to have brought up your own brood to appreciate this, but this thing is freaking hilarious! Don’t miss the story of the parental shopping trip from He!! (or maybe heaven?) by Lindy at Minting Nickels.

Speaking of pretty funny, I’ll bet you didn’t think PF bloggers have a sense of humor, right? The Magic 8-Ball says “guess again.” Len Penzo compares what his not-so-crystal ball predicted about various PF bloggers deepest questions with what actually happened in 2010…and…well, the success rate is a bit unnerving.

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