2008-04-03

Blog Blowout—Four’s A Charm!

Once bitten, twice shy, three for the money,.... huh? Four carnivals of personal-finance blogs can have you spun around, but we'll try and set things straight for you here! We'll try again to go in order of carnival seniority.

Carnival of Personal Finance:

Stock Trading to Go hosted the Carnival of Personal Finance #146 - Online Broker Tips Edition, ringing the bell on March 31. Here were some of insider trading tips that interested me:

** Kyle from Amateur Asset Allocator presents Determine Your Risk Tolerance,
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** Finance Girl from Finance Gets Personal presents Debt as a Symptom of Sexual Addiction.
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Dividends4Life from Dividends4Life presents You Can’t Spend Earnings,
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Millionaire Mommy Next Door from Millionaire Mommy Next Door presents How I Make Money Following the Herd: The Trend is My Friend,
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nickel from FiveCentNickel presents How to Manage Your Asset Allocation With Multiple Accounts.
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FrugalTrader from Million Dollar Journey presents Saving Strategy: Avoid Upgrading your Housing,
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bluntmoney from Blunt Money presents The high cost of inertia.
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Pinyo from Moolanomy presents Real Estate Investing: Return On Investment and Leverage.
Four Pillars from Quest For Four Pillars presents Reasons Not To Trust Your Real Estate Agent.

The asterisks indicate the host's/editor's picks. Be sure to visit the market for the rest (lots and lots and lots more great posts)! Our post, Home Builder and Financial Stocks, Take Two, appears under "Investing."

Festival of Frugality:

Consumerism Commentary hosted the Festival of Frugality #119: The Quitting My Day Job to Blog Full Time Edition, beginning the pranks on April 1. Some of the "take this job and shove it" ideas that attracted my attention included:

[Host's/Editor's Choice:] If you can rent rather than buy, do it. Silicon Valley Blogger presents Rent Instead Of Buy, And I Mean Anything! posted at The Digerati Life.
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paidtwice from I’ve Paid For This Twice Already… wonders, Do You Save More With Your Automated Savings Plan?
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BeThisWay presents Saving by Delusion posted at Are You Going To Be This Way The Rest of The Time I Know You?.
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What’s more frugal than free? FIRE Finance presents FREE Land & Handsome Living Allowances!.
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Joe D presents Make Less, Save More posted at Know The Ledge.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the festivities! Our post, Frugality and Chocolate Sundaes, is among the desserts.

Carnival of Money Stories:

Chief Family Officer hosted the Carnival of Money Stories #53 - April Fool's Edition, huddling folks 'round the camp fire on April 1. I'll mention some of the tales I found regaling:

Ana presents What Would Make You Feel Rich? posted at DebtFREE-Revolution.
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paidtwice presents Retirement Advice I Didn’t Want To Ignore posted at I've Paid For This Twice Already....
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The Dividend Guy presents What Music Band Nine Inch Nails Taught Me About Investing posted at The Dividend Guy Blog.

Don't miss out on the other stories. Our post, Success Stories: Couple Retires at Age 44 With 3 Young Kids, appears under "Retirement & Investing."

Money Hacker's Carnival:

Bible Money Matters hosted the Money Hacks Carnival #6 - Famous Hackers Edition, unleashing the computer hijinx on April 2. Here were some of the security breaches I enjoyed:

Austin presents 10 reasons why it still makes sense to stay invested . . . posted at The Orange Paper.
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FFB presents Five Gifts For Kids That Keep Giving posted at Free From Broke.
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Finance Girl presents My Mattress is Pathetic posted at Finance Gets Personal.

Get over to the carnival to protect your computer! Our post, Where’s Their Money—What Makes Up PFBloggers’ Net Worth? (Part 2), appears under "Distinguished Hackers."

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