Welcome to the Carnival of Money Stories #96 - The Penny Pincher Edition!
This week’s carnival celebrates the penny – the unheralded small coin that doesn’t buy much these days by itself. But pennies can add up, as any penny pincher knows. I’ll pick up a coin if I see one laying around!
Along those lines, you can see how the U.S. penny has changed over the years as you enjoy the excellent posts in this week’s carnival. Thank you to everyone who submitted.
Jacob presents Helping A Friend Get Out of Debt – Part 1 – Collect Your Debts at My Personal Finance Journey, saying “The first chapter of a story about me helping a friend get out of his credit card debt. What’s the first step? Start by collecting all of your debts!”
Evan presents Why I Will be Purchasing Life Insurance on My Newborn Baby at My Journey to Millions, saying “Purchasing life insurance for a baby can be a controversial subject. Here is why my wife and I are purchasing it for our newborn.”
Neal Frankle presents Teach Kids about Money – The Free Guide at The Wealth Pilgrim, saying “If you have kids and you’ve faced financial trouble sometime in your life, you probably want to do everything in your power to make sure they don’t relive your difficult experiences”
Darwin presents How To Find the Best Airfare – We’re Going to Disney World! at Darwin’s Money, saying “After scouring the web for the best tips and tricks on finding the best airfare deals, here are the results!”
Carlos presentsWhy Management Matters (and Warren Buffett is so Awesome) at The Writer’s Coin, saying ” Warren Buffett’s letters to shareholders are legendary, but how can they help us find our next stock to invest in?”
Broke Professionals presents Academy Award Best Picture Nominees: Financial Life Lessons at Broke Professionals, saying “What money lessons can be learned by this year’s best picture nominees?”
The Financial Blogger presents 5 Classic Horror Movies for 5 Classic Blogging Business Models at The Financial Blogger, saying “Different ways to grow a blog looked at”
Consumer Boomer presents Your Social Security Card is Lost, Now What? at Consumer Boomer, saying Having your social security card lost or stolencan be a frightening experience. Getting a replacement card is not as daunting a task as you might think. Here’s how to go about getting a replacement.
Jeff Rose, CFP presents Using Balance Transfers When Setting up An Emergency Fund at Good Financial Cents, saying “The importance of having an emergency fund can’t be overstressed. Here are a few tips to help you get that emergency fund set up.”
Pat @ DNW presents 6 Considerations of Where to Invest Your Retirement Savings at Do Not Wait, saying ”Time to start retirement planning”
Intelligent Speculator presents Where do you draw the line when investing in “unethical” companies? at Intelligent Speculator
Echo presents Mobile Banking: Is This The Future? at Boomer and Echo, saying “I haven’t really given much thought to mobile banking before since I am glued to my PC at work and I have a laptop at home to go online. Banking through my mobile device didn’t seem like a big deal to me.”
Melissa presents Only Judge Your Financial Progress Against Yourself at Mom’s Plans, saying “It can be tempting comparing ones’ self to other bloggers’ financial success. Don’t do it! Instead, compare your progress against yourself and your own goals and plans.”
Dr. Dean presents Blowing Your First Paycheck! at The Millionaire Nurse Blog, saying “Have you ever blown your entire paycheck? Here are some ways it has been done, and my story of what might have happened.”
Credit Card Guru presents Minimum Credit Score Needed For American Express? at Credit Card Forum [The Blog], saying “This post is based on dozens of personal stories posted by members on my forum, about their experiences getting approved/denied for American Express cards. I compiled that information to write this.”
vh presents Live-Blogging from Elm Street… at Funny About Money, saying “Inexpensive burglar alarms known popularly as “door squealers” save the day — or the night — when The Perp comes calling at 4:00 a.m.”
Flexo presents The Psychology of Selling a House for a Loss at Consumerism Commentary, saying “No one ever wants to lose money on an investment but sometimes, losing money is only part of the problem.”
Barbara Friedberg presents Good News, Bad News; The Economy is Improving and Prices are Rising at Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance, saying “Do you think the crowds at the mall are good predictors of economic health? Read this article and see if the economy is picking up or not.”
Pinyo presents Automate Your Way To Wealth at Moolanomy Personal Finance, saying “To build wealth you need not start out with a ton of money; however, you do need to start somewhere. Here’s how you can do it automatically.”
Tom Drake presents Home Computing on a Budget at Canadian Finance Blog, saying “Buying a new computer has never been easier on your budget. You do not need to spend a lot of money to do everyday home computing.”
Ken presents Has Your Employer Made Any Cuts Lately? Mine Did! at Spruce Up Your Finances, saying “While some of my friends and families are losing their jobs, I was fortunate to keep mind but I am also affected at this most recent cuts at my job”
Beth from Smart Frugality presents My Results from Reevaluating Subscriptions & Reoccurring Bills, saying “I evaluated my subscriptions and reoccurring bills and found places I cut spending, saving me over $340 a year!”
Money Thinking presents How to Find a Cheap Air Conditioner (or whatever else you’re looking for) at Money Thinking
Tim Chen presents 4 Reasons to Skip the American Express Platinum at Nerd Wallet, saying “At first glance, the American Express Platinum has a lot going for it. But don’t get too excited just yet. That sense of prestige comes at a price.”
Jason Price presents Are You Leaving an Inheritance for Your Children? at One Money Design, saying Are You Leaving an inheritance for your children? Steps you take today will impact your children’s financial future.