Carnival of Money Stories #8

April 2, 2007

Welcome to the carnival of Money Stories! An event that shares stories about money in our lives deserves an interesting presentation. Alas, the flu has descended on our household and put the kibosh on plans for a more creative approach so I apologize in advance for the InstaCarnvial below. Enjoy the stories!


Ybother presents 10 Ways Retailers Make You Pay More! posted at Daily Top Ten List to jumpstart your knowledge, saying, “Think you are getting a good deal? Think again. There are many ways retailers can make you buy more or pay more than you should. If you are a business owner, you are free to set prices for the most efficent profits.”

Daryl W.T. Lau presents Amazon Is Sticking It To Kontera With Context Links Beta posted at How To Earn Money Blogging.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Silicon Valley Blog About Money, Finance, Geek Culture and Cyberspace posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “And now for something a bit different.”

Ted Reimers presents Benefits of getting an MBA posted at CampusGrotto.

ISPF presents The Birth of a Weekend Entrepreneur posted at Grad Money Matters.


Priya Jestin presents Live without Credit Cards: 77 Tips posted at Credit Card Lowdown.

Priya Jestin presents Starting Early: The Young Adult’s Guide To Personal Finance posted at Debt Consolidation Lowdown.

Sagar Satapathy presents “Borrowing to Pay Me” and 19 other moronic things people do with credit cards posted at Credit Card Lowdown.

Amy Pedersen presents Debt to Credit Ratios and How they Affect Your Credit Report posted at Your Credit Score Secrets.


Sagar Satapathy presents Starting Early: The Young Adult’s Guide To Personal Finance posted at Debt Consolidation Lowdown.

Alex at The RE Forum presents Lowest Common Denominator Laws And the Subprime Lending Market posted at The RE Forum, saying, “As the inevitable talk of legislating our way out of the subprime mortgage mess, why are the 90% of performers being left out of the equation?”

Aspeth presents Send Casey Serin To Prison saying, “Like many folks in the blogosphere, I really don’t want to publicize Casey Serin any more than he’s publicizing himself. But I’ve ignored him in these pages for as long as I can stand. I’ll admit that for the first few months of reading his self-aggrandizing blog, I thought it was a fake. I mean, there’s just no way that someone could commit multiple felonies, then create a blog to boast about it.”

frugal zeitgeist presents student life posted at Frugal Zeitgeist, saying, “Hope you like it. Thanks for reading!”

Prince of Thrift presents 70% Attitude, 30% Hard Work posted at Becoming & Staying Debt Free, saying, “Some people are often heard making the claim that they can’t get out of debt. Some even claim they can’t buy a car or house (or whatever) without using credit. Perhaps they have not heard the Henry Ford Quote”


Stephanie presents 200,000 posted at Stop the Ride.

Nina Smith presents Sleeping with Money: Who Pays for What posted at Queercents, saying, “Sleeping with Money is our series at Queercents about money lessons learned from past lovers and partners. These include a few escapades…”

Priya Jestin presents Get Divorced while Screwing the Woman out of Everything posted at 1031 Exchange Lowdown.

Big Cajun Man presents Zen, Thomas the Tank Engine and the Art of Financial Planning posted at Canadian Financial Stuff, saying, “Financial planning is an art, and learning to deal with it that way, might be the answer, although what the question was, I am not sure.”

Easy Change presents The Best 400$ I Ever Spent posted at Easy Change.

Arun presents Money DOES Matter posted at Arun is bringing you…Your Daily Remedy, saying, “The correlation between Money and Happiness and an explanations of why Money really DOES matter”


David J Kosmider presents The Books / Research Papers On My Trading Desk posted at

Bryan C. Fleming presents How to Drive a Mercedes Benz instead of a Hyundai posted at Bryan C. Fleming.

FIRE Getters presents Investing – Total versus Annual Returns posted at FIRE Finance.


Madeleine Begun Kane presents Taxing Times posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.

Alan presents The Worst Boss Ever – Sound familiar? posted at Made to Be Great.

Pushpa Sathish presents What will the Price of College be in 2050? 10 Signs Change is Coming posted at Debt Consolidation Lowdown.

John presents Sleeping with Money: The Ghost of Money Future posted at Queercents, saying, “In this week’s Sleeping with Money series in which we talk about money lessons learned from lovers and relationships, I’m going to turn to the device of allusion.”

That concludes this edition of the carnival of Money Stories, thanks for reading! You can submit your article to the next edition using the carnival submission form.


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Ben Edwards, the founder of Money Smart Life, saved up enough to buy a Nintendo back when he was 12 years old. When he used the money to buy shares of Wal-Mart stock instead, he knew he wasn't like the other kids... His addiction to personal finance has paid off for his family and now he's helping you to afford the life that you want. Check him out on the web at Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook.

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6 Responses to Carnival of Money Stories #8

  • FIRE Finance

    Thanks for mentioning our post. Nice collection of articles. Great job of hosting.
    Another compliment: We liked your collection of posts in the top three columns, namely, “Enjoy Life”, “Build Wealth”, and “Start Today”. Breaks the monotonous display of ads on all pf blogs at the top of their websites.
    Keep up the great work!

  • bctips

    An InstaCarnival is an InstaCarnival but you know what? They serve their purpose, and the focus of the carnival is on the posts. I don’t think they’re the evil thing some folks make them out to be.

  • The Digerat Life

    Hi Ben,
    Thanks for hosting! Though I don’t know why the title of my post always reverts to my blog description… 🙂 Just wanted to let you know the title is “The Billion Dollar Club”. I’m checking out this list now!


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