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Carnival of Money Stories #94 – Introspective Edition

Milky Way Galaxy. Source: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap040223.html

This week’s edition of the Carnival of Money Stories #94 Introspective Edition is up at Invest It Wisely! Make sure you head over there and check out all of the great submissions.

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

Carnival of Money Stories #93 – My Funny Valentine Edition

Cotton Candy by Roland
This week’s edition of the Carnival of Money Stories #93: My Funny Valentine’ Edition is up at Personal Finance Journey! Make sure you head over there and check out all of the great submissions and read Lakita’s great Valentine’s Day story.

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

Carnival of Money Stories #92 – Super Bowl Edition

Arlington County Fair by cliff1066This week’s edition of the Carnival of Money Stories #92: the Super Bowl Edition at Sweating the Big Stuff! 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 Personal Finance Journey. Make sure you head over to the submissions page to learn how to get your post in!

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!

Carnival of Money Stories #86

London Eye Ferris Wheel

This week’s edition of the Carnival of Money Stories #86 – New Year’s Resolution Edition is at Bucksome Boomer! Make sure you head over there and check out all of the great submissions!

Editor’s Picks

PT presents Lending Money to Family Members: Worth the Risk? which has four tips on how to avoid what happened in this story.

Our $300+ Pile of Laundry from Amanda Grossman is a honeymoon tale about shopping around for services.

MoneyNing presents Does Making More Money Make You Rich? Income alone is not a good way to tally wealth.

Paying Cash For A Home & God from BWL is a inspirational story about spending within your means and the results.

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

Carnival of Money Stories #85

London Eye Ferris Wheel

This week’s edition of the Carnival of Money Stories #85 – Christmas Stories Edition at PT Money! Make sure you head over there and check out all of the great submissions!

Editor’s Picks

The Dough Roller presents The Great Debate: Fake Christmas Tree vs. Real Christmas Tree saying: “A must know comparison on whether your not you should buy a real or fake Christmas tree this year.”

Money Thinking presents Don’t Overspend This Christmas saying: “I grew up in a home where generosity was a huge thing. It wasn’t odd to see hundreds of dollars worth of presents under the tree. But with this generosity came a lot of arguments; my stepdad would just roll his eyes at my mom, or my mom would argue with my disabled grandma. ‘You’ve spent too much!’ They would max out credit…”

Jeff Rose presents How Much Are Premiums on Term Life Insurance If You Use Tobacco? saying: “I always assumed that life insurance for tobacco users was more expensive than those that don’t use it, but I never realized how much more.”

Consumerism Commentary presents Make More Money By Sleeping More saying: “Seems counterintuitive but sleeping should help you earn more money!”

The Digerati Life presents Building A Better Blog & Bootstrapping An Online Business saying: “I offer a checkpoint on where I am with my online business and talk about both some good and bad things to watch out for as an Internet entrepreneur.”

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