The 111th Carnival of Personal Finance: Wrap-Up
by Jason Dean
As a new writer for this site, I was very happy to have one of my articles selected for the 111th Carnival of Personal Finance! The quality of writing and the knowledge dispensed through the Carnival is truly staggering. Please visit the Carnival if you haven’t already.
The theme of this Carnival was the Glastonbury Music Festival, and articles were grouped into various “stages” as follows:
- The Pyramid Stage for the “headline acts” — i.e. the best articles of the Carnival. My favorite: A Year’s Worth of Weekly Cheap Dates.
- The Kidz Field for articles relating to children and families (i.e. 529 College Savings plans).
- The John Peel Tent for writers “trying out something different” (i.e. ING Directâ€™s electric orange â€œsend paper checksâ€ feature).
- The Sacred Space for “counter-culture hippies” who appreciate the “bigger picture.” Check out It’s Okay to Shop at Wal-Mart (Sometimes); a really good article.
- The Crafts Field for learning to “make things” — i.e. money. As a Prosper lender and borrower myself, I liked this article on Prosper, the person-to-person lending company.
My article on budgeting made it to the Acoustic Stage — i.e. “back to the basics.” I am happy with that placement because I was definitely in some good company. Check out some of these stellar personal-finance articles:
- Why I Only Pay $10 for My Cell Phone
- Five Ways to Automate Your Finances
- What to do When You Have an Unknown Charge on Your Statement
- Operation Garage Sale: Successfully Selling Clothes
- and my favorite: Ten Tips to Save Money on Golf
Yes, I linked to a lot of articles in this posting, but they’re all honestly worth your attention. What’s more, there are even more great articles up at the 111th Carnival of Personal Finance. Do yourself a favor and check it out!