2008-04-17

5 Gol-den Blog Carnivals!

4 calling birds, 3 french hens, 2 turtle doves, and a…. What’s that? You’re not crazy about my singing? It makes your head hurt? Well, trying to read through 5 blog carnivals at the same time can do that to you too. We’ll pick out some of the choice gifts here, though the spirit of giving made it hard not to mention tons and tons of great posts. As usual, we go in order of carnival seniority.

Carnival of Personal Finance:

Gather Little by Little hosted Carnival of Personal Finance #148, welcoming folks to North Carolina on April 14. Here is some Tar Heel love I wanted to share:

I’ve Paid For This Twice Already… presents Sometimes It Is The Amount of Money You Make. . .
Taking Charge presents Presidential candidates have bad credit . . .
The Simple Dollar presents How Big Should My Car Down Payment Be? . . .
Think Your Way To Wealth presents Should i stop contributing to my 401k to pay off debt? . . .
Sense to Save presents Spend to save: Items that can save you money in the long run . . .
Amateur Asset Allocator presents Does Your Fund Company Put You First? . . .
Moolanomy presents Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH) . . .
Finance Viewpoint presents Investing 101 - Knowing when to sell a stock . . .
The Platinum Years Network presents Your Best Investment Posture? Benign Neglect . . .
Canadian Capitalist presents Another Reason to Avoid Hedge Funds . . .
Frugal Babe presents Should We Be Saving Less? . . .

That probably seems like a lot of posts after my supposedly narrowing the field—but go check out the Carnival and you’ll see how many more great posts there are! I counted 2,341,086!! My post on The 9 Or So Paths To Getting Rich—And My Purported Analysis Of Them (Part 1 of 2) appears under “Money Management.” It’s #1,100,011…

Festival of Frugality:

Rather be Shopping hosted Festival of Frugality #121 – Tax Day Edition, getting to the mall on April 15 of course. Over 80 frugal posts celebrated! Here are a few to take with you:

Flexo presents The Frugal Lifestyle: Are We Missing Out on Life? posted at Consumerism Commentary. . . .
Meg presents Introducing… FruWiki.com! posted at All About Appearances . . .
Bryce presents Free Is Almost Never Free posted at Save and Conquer . . .
The Happy Rock presents Don’t Let Verizon Wireless Take Your Money When Canceling Service posted at The Happy Rock. . . .
Mark Runta presents The Magic of Marketing posted at Smart Investing & Money Management, saying, “Save money by not falling for these marketing gimmicks!” . . .

Go check out the rest of the frugal tips! My post, Frugality King: Living in San Francisco On $14,600 AGI A Year, paid no taxes—but still joined in the Tax Day festival fun.

Festival of Stocks:

Value Investing, and a Few Cigar Butts hosted the 84th Festival of Stocks, starting the party on April 14. Here are a few cigar butts for the road:

Mike Price presents Best Buy's Management Analysis posted at Value Investing, and a Few Cigar Butts. . . .
Silicon Valley Blogger presents Save and Invest Enough For Your Retirement: Are You On Track? posted at The Digerati Life. . . .
MBB
presents Best Online Discount Broker List posted at Money Blue Book . . .

Many more great stock stories await you. My post, What Buffett’s Been Doing Lately—And Does Kiplinger’s Have a Man Crush?, appears under “Investment Philosophy.”

Carnival of Money Stories:

The Baglady hosted The 55th Carnival of Money Stories - Tax Day Edition, also on April 15 of course. Here were a few tales that happily distracted me from taxes:

FFB presents Four Ways I Upgraded Out Of My Raises posted at Free From Broke. . . .
Hank presents The age old question: How many credit cards should I have? posted at My Investing Blog.
PT presents Where Are They Now? Podcast Interview with a Millionaire in the Making: Todd French posted at Prime Time Money. . . .
FMF presents Do You Buy Things and Never Use Them? posted at Free Money Finance . . .

Go make your way through the rest of the Carnival! My post, Success Stories: $800,000 Net Worth By His Early 40s?, appears under “Net Worth.”

Money Hacker’s Carnival:

Be Thrifty Like Us hosted The 8th Edition of the Money Hacks Carnival, dropping down some grocery hacks to go with, on April 16. The hacks I’d like to tuck away included:

Jeremy presents All I Really Needed to Know About Money Came From Music posted at Destroy Debt. . . .
Pete presents Paying For Pets: When Is It Too Much? posted at Bible Money Matters . . .
Christian PF presents How To Watch HDTV on Your Computer for Under $70 Dollars posted at Christian PF . . .
Finance Girl presents Oh, Hail No! (Do I Have The Right [Car] Insurance Deductible?) posted at Finance Gets Personal . . .
Silicon Valley Blogger presents 5 Tips On Evaluating Your Investment Portfolio Performance posted at The Digerati Life . . .
The Shark Investor presents Investing in Startups posted at The Shark Investor . . .
Ray presents The 6 Best Credit Cards According to CNN Money posted at Money Blue Book . . .
Kevin presents 6 Concepts You Must Teach Your Child Before Age 18: Part 1 of 6 posted at Change Your Tree . . .

There is much more grand advice at the Carnival! My post, Where I Outperform Warren Buffet (And What I Think That Means), appears under “Investments.” (I’m not quite sure it’s about investments—but I hope you’ll take a look-see either way!)

Host Bonanza Next Week

Next week is two for the price of one. How much is one again? Oh, right, it’s free. Anyway, yours truly will be hosting two blog carnivals: the Festival of Stocks on Monday, April 21, and the Carnival of Money Stories on Tuesday, April 22. There will be fireworks, links to fantastic posts, and cotton candy. If you’re a stocks or personal-finance blogger, be sure to submit your posts through this link for the Festival of Stocks and through this link for the Carnival of Money Stories!

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