2008-05-29

Four Blog Carnivals of the Apocalypse!

Four is the only number for which the number of letters in its name is the same as the number itself. It is: the number of Horsemen of the Apocalypse; the number of chambers in the heart; the number of basic states of matter in chemistry (solid, liquid, gas, and plasma); the number of strings on a violin; the “universal number for women” (I’m not sure what that means); and the number of blocks in every shape in Tetris. And Can I Get Rich On A Salary participated in four personal-finance blog carnivals this past week!

[Editor’s Note: In case you are not familiar with blog carnivals, a blog carnival is a multi-blog event in which a number of bloggers aggregate their articles within a certain theme or subject area into one post. The “host” of the carnival writes up the post on his or her blog and includes links to the various articles. Hopefully, this helps readers as they get a “one stop shop” of articles. I post a weekly recap of the blog carnivals in which I have participated—and try also to cull out a few articles that I’d like to share with you here.]

Carnival of Personal Finance:

Canadian Dream: Free at 45 hosted Carnival of Personal Finance #154, setting forth freedom on May 26. Here’s a sampling from the Carnival:

One Caveman’s Financial Journey… Setting Boundaries for Grand Parental Spending

Are You Going to Be This Way the Rest of the Time I Know You … Time and Effort are More Valuable Than Money

Blueprint for Financial Prosperity presents Top 5 Online Banks

$aving to Invest presents Why Online High Yield Saving Accounts are Poor Investments

FIRE Finance presents How to Turn $5000 into $22 Million

My Family’s Money presents Dollar Cost Averaging: The Basics

The Dividend Guy presents The Top 5 Ways to Lose Money in Stocks

Living the Cheap Life presents Free Wireless Internet On the Road

Funny About Money presents Real Estate: Is Now the Time to Buy?...

Check out the rest of the Carnival. My post, Success Stories: Elementary School Teacher Becomes Multimillionaire Through Saving and Investing, appears under “Thursday’s child.”

Festival of Frugality:

Funny About Money hosted And the Beat Goes On: 127th Festival of Frugality, pounding out the rhythms on May 27. Here are a few of the posts I’d like to share as a preview:

Peter, Bible Money Matters, Drive Free Cars and Retire Rich!

Aryn, Sound Money Matters, 9 Nearly Free Ways to Entertain at Home

Big Larry, Holy Cash Cow, Eat Free on Your Birthday

Cash Money Life, Get $206 in Free Groceries!

Be sure to visit the Festival! My post, Generous Return Policies and “Risk-Free” Trials Can Fool Your Frugality, appears under, “Psychology and Social Aspects of Frugality”—set off by a splashy red asterisks making it an “Editor’s Pick”! Thanks for the honor, vh!

Festival of Stocks:

Circle of Competence hosted the Festival of Stocks #90, circling the posts on May 26. Here’s a sampling from the Festival:

Silicon Valley Blogger 7 Compelling Reasons Why Long Term Investing Is Better Than Short Term Trading

Aussie Investor presents Stock Analysis - Debt To Equity Ratio

The Power of 5/15 in Dividend Investing posted at Dividends 4 Life: “Dividend investing takes advantage of certain undeniable math principles.”

The Relation between Age and Portfolio Risk – Counter Intuitive Results posted at The Personal Financier: “Should young investors really hold riskier portfolios?”…

My post, Get More Exposure to China, According to “Random Walk” Author and Professor Malkiel, was also included.

Money Hacks Carnival:

Prime Time Money hosted The 14th Money Hacks Carnival - Weird Golf Facts Edition, letting loose the links on May 28. Here are some of the posts that caught my eye:

A day without electricity posted at squawkfox

Costs Limit Your Investment Returns… posted at Free Money Finance

Going against the grain: When to get a whole life insurance policy … posted at Chief Family Officer.

Don’t miss out on the rest of the Carnival! My post, There Are Only Two Ways To Save More Money, is included and was selected as an “Editor’s Pick”! Thanks for the honor, pt!

Announcing PFBuzz:

In addition to the carnival round-up, I wanted to share a new site with you. Moolanomy announced the official launch of PFBuzz on May 27. He describes it as “a Digg-like site. But the special thing about it is that it focuses only on money and finance related articles and resources.”

Pinyo of Moolanomy is entrepreneurial and innovative, which are both things I like to support. So if you’re a personal-finance blog reader, please go visit the site! And please let me know what you think—I’d be curious to know. (Feel free to leave a comment or drop me an e-mail!)

The post announcing the launch of PFBuzz also wraps up by giving a great list of other personal-finance blog resources, from personal-finance wikis and aggregators to a list of some of the main personal-finance blog carnivals to personal-finance discussion fora.

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