Double Trouble, Blog Carnivals Bubble

Ah, our landscaping project is (knock on wood) in the home stretch. With that distraction hopefully subsiding, the posting here can hopefully become more predictable in the relatively near future! In the meantime, Can I Get Rich On A Salary participated in two 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:

Taking Charge hosted The 162nd Carnival of Personal Finance: Baseball edition on July 21. Here are some selected excerpts:

Broke-Ass Student reminds us with a pictorial journey that while things may seem tough now, in the '40s, gasoline, clothes, food and other staples were rationed by the government

The Red Stapler Chronicles lists some of the best money lessons learned from well-known movies.…

American Consumer News gives readers a list of seven ways to make more money.

Christian Personal Finance tells how the untimely death of his uncle helped him form the idea of a financial preparedness tool called FLOP, or Financial Life on One Page

Single Guy Money lists past financial mistakes he regrets and realizes how different his future could be…

Harvesting Dollars describes the forms of mental accounting we use to categorize finances. More often than not, it leads to trouble...

You Need a Budget has trouble understanding how some married couples live separate financial lives, and argues that these couples should open up communication and talk about money…

The DebtFree Playbook gives you a quiz to help determine if you are a food snob

Mighty Bargain Hunter realizes his food budget will be in great shape if he uses the new Amazon grocery subscription service…

MoneyNing discusses two families featured on Larry King Live who lost their homes and provides wise lessons we can learn from their mistakes

The Digerati Life writes about the Salwen family's decision to sell their $1.8 million home in order to downsize and donate the proceeds to charity, and lists the perks of downsizing…

Be sure to check out the rest of the Carnival! My post, If I Were a Rich Man… and Really Tall…, was included under “Money Management.”

Carnival of Money Stories:

Almost Frugal hosted The 69th Carnival of Money Stories on July 22. Here are some selected excerpts:

Ashley at Wide Open Wallet shares her personal finance history as part of the PF Bloggers Group Writing Project…

Living Almost Large also shares a personal finance story, about growing up with a single mom and not overspending…

Connie Brooks at Money Smart Life talks about what the Kung Fu Panda can teach you about being a millionaire.

Free Money Finance is approaching buying a house calmly and coolly

Check out the rest of the Carnival! My post, Success Stories: Realtor Accumulates $1,300,000 by Age 52, was included under the photo of Paris.

Money Hacks Carnival:

I am hosting this week’s Money Hacks Carnival on Wednesday, July 30! If you have a personal-finance blog, please check out the Money Hacks Carnival website to read the submission guidelines and go to the corresponding Money Hacks submission page on Blog Carnival to submit your posts.


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