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Carnival of Pecuniary Delights: Personal Finance, Money Management and Frugal Living Blog Carnival

Carnival of Pecuniary Delights No. 18: Celebrity Birthday Edition

July 31st, 2009 by Penelope Pince

The 18th edition of the Carnival of Pecuniary Delights is up at My Life ROI.

Editor’s Picks

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Carnival of Pecuniary Delights No. 17: Online Slang Edition

July 24th, 2009 by Penelope Pince

Have you ever been on an online forum and been stymied by strange seemingly non-words such as W00T!, Noob, FAIL, Ftw and Pwned? Visit the 17th Edition of the Carnival of Pecuniary Delights at Budgets Are Sexy and edify yourself on internet slang as well as numerous aspects of personal finance and frugal living.

Editor’s Picks

  • Free Money Finance presents Working Longer Hours Early in Your Career is a Good Investment. Just like those retirement funds, it’s better to rock it out NOW while you’ve got time on your side rather than later when you’re all old and crotchety.
  • Bible Money Matters presents The Best Decision Doesn’t Always Make The Most Financial Sense. This is true! Sometimes you have to make decisions based on your PERSONALITY and what helps you sleep better at night. It may not make the most financial sense, but it might get you to actually DO something about it ;)
  • The Happy Rock presents Do We Earn The Right Not To Budget? Blasphemy! haha…actually, he brings up a really question. The whole idea of mastering your money is to gain that financial freedom in the end and to focus your energy in other areas of life. But once you’re on a roll and everything’s going smooth, do you now reward yourself by easing up on that budget?
  • Christian Finance presents How to make money blogging. Wow. Talk about a guy who REALLY has a passion for this stuff! Not only does Bob give a majorly thorough review from top to bottom, but it’s something every blogger should bookmark (I already have) and then review every few months. This is seriously some great, and *free* btw, content.
  • Financial Highway presents Frugal Summer Fun Ideas: Top 10 Summer Activity Ideas for Families and Couples. While some of these literally made me laugh (”Go hunting for bugs or birds”…”You won’t kill them, of course.”) it’s a mighty impressive list :) Especially if you’re trying to woo anyone in particular right now…I’m pretty sure doing a few of these will earn you some mad creative points.

Head on over to Budgets Are Sexy for more great financial reading.

Carnival of Pecuniary Delights No. 16: Sweet Sixteen Edition

July 16th, 2009 by Penelope Pince

Carnival of Pecuniary Delights No. 16: Sweet Sixteen Edition has been posted at Wise Bread! We had a great turn out with 50 submissions this week. (That’s only second to the First Edition with 68 entries at Pecuniarities which had involved a lot of pre-carnival PR work. :) ) Anyways, on with the Sweet Sixteen Edition.

Editor’s Picks

Many thanks to Will for a great job hosting and finding such nifty photos to spruce up this edition. Please visit Wise Bread to see the other great entries! It’s worth it, I promise.

Carnival of Pecuniary Delights No. 15: Epicurean Delights Edition

July 9th, 2009 by Penelope Pince

Suburban Dollar has posted the mouthwatering 15th Carnival of Pecuniary Delights, the Epicurean Delights Edition.

Editors Picks

  • Matt Jabs from Debt Free Adventure presents Follow Through on Financial Goals. Have you recently made side money, reduced some expenses, or paid off a debt, yet failed to follow through by properly redistributing your savings accordingly? Check out this article.
  • PT Money from Prime Time Money presents What Debt Should You Payoff First When You Get Extra Money. A great post on why you should have a plan even if you don’t have the extra money right now to pay down on your debt. You need a plan for when you do.
  • Ray from Financial Highway presents Importance of Money- Means to an End or the End in Itself?. How important is money to you? What would you sacrifice to reach your financial goals? Great discussion to go with this great article.

If you don’t know the meaning of the word “epicurean” and would like some examples, visit Suburban Dollar for some epicurean and pecuniary reading.

Next week’s edition will be hosted at Wise Bread, so get your submissions in fast to be considered for inclusion!

Carnival of Pecuniary Delights Hosting Schedule Updated Thru October 8, 2009

July 7th, 2009 by Penelope Pince

The newly updated Carnival of Pecuniary Delights hosting schedule through October 8, 2009 is up!

Finance, frugal and green living bloggers, be sure and submit every week. If you would like to host an edition, please visit the hosting guidelines page for information and the submission form.

Carnival of Pecuniary Delights No. 14: The ‘I Forgot Day’ Edition

July 3rd, 2009 by Penelope Pince

Emily Starbuck Gerson of Taking Charge has done an amazing job hosting this 14th Carnival of Pecuniary Delights, the “I Forgot Day” edition. To show you just how much work she’s put into this carnival, here is an excerpt of her editor’s picks.

Even this editor is guilty of financial forgetfulness, such as the time I forgot to pay off my credit card balance before leaving the country and came home to a frustrating interest charge. Or the time I forgot to give my gym my new credit card information and phone number and received a letter from a collection agency.

So don’t worry, we all forget things. I guess that’s what Post-It notes are for. Until then, here are some posts that will help all of us remember to take better care of our finances.

  1. I am notorious for opening up bills, setting them on the breakfast table and forgetting about them. Things pile on top of each other, and on more than one occasion, I have forgotten to pay a bill on time. That’s why I love this post from Christian Personal Finance, which offers several different tips for effectively managing and paying your bills.
  2. We would all like to be financially independent. Frugal Dad offers a simple formula that can help you determine how much you need to save in order to generate enough income to pay for an item. This can also help you figure out how much it will affect you in the future. He discovered, for example, that in the big picture, his family’s Netflix membership puts them $3,600 further away from financial independence. Yikes!
  3. The Happy Rock discusses studies that have found consumers are highly likely to spend more when paying with credit cards than with cash and wonders how much more we are paying for this “credit card premium.” When you are making a purchase, don’t forget that money on a credit card should be treated just like cash.
  4. Fiscal Fizzle highlights an important and controversial debate: Is it better to spend more money for insurance, or to save that money instead? I sometimes ponder this question. I spend money on renter’s insurance every year — just in case. Because I’ve never used it, I don’t know if it is really worth it or if it would be better to just save money instead. On the other hand, I’m sure the moment I really need it, I’ll be glad I paid for it.

The rest of the carnival is formatted similarly with personal commentary for each category and included post as well as amusing pictures. Please visit Taking Charge to see the rest of this great carnival!

Carnival of Pecuniary Delights No. 13: Summer Vacation Edition

June 30th, 2009 by Penelope Pince

Thanks to Momma’s Blog for hosting the 13th Carnival of Pecuniary Delights, Summer Vacation Edition.

Editor’s Picks

Visit Momma’s Blog to see the rest!

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