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Carnival of Personal Finance – Week 4

by SMD 


Welcome to this week’s Carnival of Personal Finance brought to you by Smart Money Daily. I think you’ll find the offerings diverse and thought provoking.Saving: In the lead-off spot this week is FMF from Free Money Finance with his excellent story called You Can Save a Bundle Without Having a Large Income. The story has examples of how everyday people manage to save a lot of money.

Stocks: Last week’s host JLP from All Things Financial has a discovery with his review of innovative online broker FOLIOfn.

Security & Privacy: If you’d like to read “the money musings of a thirty-something family man,” head over to FiveCentNickel and check out Think Before You Write That Check where he outlines some of the security/privacy concerns about check writing. Worthwhile information.

Unclaimed Money: This week, Jim at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity has Searching For Your Unclaimed Money & Property where he has compiled a list of all the websites [one for every state] where you can go to find your unclaimed money and property. And you thought you had to pay for those lists! Just one of the many practical benefits of reading the Carnival of Personal Finance.

Social Security: If you hyperlink your way over to A Geek’s World, you’ll find The Case for Privatizing Social Security, a story in which he makes a thorough and convincing comparison between Social Security and A Ponzi Scheme.

World Poverty: In a story by Carnival mastermind Flexo over at Consumerism Commentary titled Extreme Frugal Living and Farming vs. Hunting-Gathering he explores the idea that world poverty can be linked to mankind’s shift from hunter-gatherers to farmers.

Casinos: On Alex’s appropriately named Alex Moskalyuk Online site, you can find a review of the cool book Mensa Guide to Casino Gambling where he grabs the book’s highlights of topics that will be of interest to everyone from the casual gambler to the die-hard Las Vegas veteran.

Financial Professionals: The Happy Capitalist’s entry this week is titled Performance and behavior and takes a look at how financial professionals can play a vital role in the performance of one’s portfolio.

Psychology of Money: Finally, my own contribution to this week’s Carnival is a story called Money Goes to Where it is Needed the Least, in which I explore the psychology of money and how it tends to want to go where it isn’t needed.

Editor’s Choices
[A.K.A. Slackers Who Didn't Bother to Submit a Story But Wrote Stuff too Cool to Overlook]

Jobs: This week both of the Wealthy Bloggers got on the dream job theme with Moving to Your Dream Job and How I Got My Dream Job. Both stories are inspiring and have lots of creative ideas.

Credit Cards: Ramit from I Will Teach You To Be Rich has a story called Your credit card interest rate doesn’t matter which is entertaining and informative.

Saving: The Budgeting Babe has an interesting story titled Cool savings, which is full of useful tips on how to cut energy costs in the summer heat.

Life Insurance: If you’d like a little taste of “no holds barred capitalism” then you may want to check out Road to Forbes‘ story called Playing with future dead people. Proceed at your own risk.

Jobs: K, who operates K’s Blog out of Road To Forbes’ back porch has a very informative and entertaining post called How NOT to Get My Ass Fired, about how to survive the unenviable compromise of being an entrepreneur and having to get a job.

Thanks to everyone who contributed articles and for linking to this week’s edition. Next week’s Carnival is being hosted by I Will Teach You To Be Rich. You can find a schedule of future Carnivals here.

[p.s. you're welcome to snag the Carnival logos if you want to use them to promote the Carnival or if you are hosting future Carnivals of Personal Finance.]

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5 Responses to “Carnival of Personal Finance – Week 4”

  1. K on June 13th, 2007 3:12 am

    Hey thanks for the link Jon. And yes, I am a slacker. Didn’t know that marketing bunnies were allowed to contribute!

  2. FMF on June 13th, 2007 3:12 am

    Great job, Jon. Thanks for hosting! I’ll post on it later today.

  3. Flexo on June 13th, 2007 3:13 am

    Thanks for hosting, Jon!

  4. nickel on June 13th, 2007 3:13 am

    Nice work. Thanks!

  5. Jeremy Wright on June 13th, 2007 3:13 am

    Slacker is me :(

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