Carnival Chaos

Here's the weekly rundown on what's going on with Can I Get Rich On A Salary, personal-finance blog carnivals, and the universe as we know it—hopefully with some useful reading along the way.

[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:

Squawkfox hosted Carnival of Personal Finance: City Slickers Edition, on August 4. Here are some selected excerpts:

Money Answer Guy, a newer blogger, shares the humble secrets to his financial success in How I Live on Just $600 a Month

MoneyNing decodes corporate up-selling techniques in Saying Yes to Up-Sell is Saying No To Being Frugal

My Two Dollars is convincing in Following The Rule Of 10 Percent Is Easy And The Savings Add Up

Antishay Ventenne lets her feet do the talking in In Defense of Expensive Shoes

Poorer Than You declares a call to action in "Know Where The Money Goes" Challenge

Wide Open Wallet shares 5 easy ways to increase your savings

Personal Finance Analyst considers the games car salesmen play in Read This Before You Buy That Used Car

Generation X Finance warns of the awful annuity, praises the marvelous employer match, and tells you if your retirement plan "sucks" in How to Tell if You Have a Bad 401k Plan

Our Fourpence Worth draws a moneyed time line in Our Family Financial History

Gather Little by Little gets his motor running in 10 least expensive to own vehicles - not one is hybrid

The Happy Rock deals with a job loss in At a Crossroads, considering a new career

Check out the rest of the Carnival! My post, Sex or Credit?, appears under "Miscellaneous: Tool Box" (scroll all the way to the bottom!).

Money Hacks Carnival:

Greener Pastures hosted Money Hacks Carnival #24 - The Dog Days of Summer, letting the dogs out on August 6. Here are some selected excerpts:

The Shark Investor offers up How To Profit From Ideas posted at The Shark Investor

Dividends4Life presents The Perfect Dividend Stock posted at Dividends 4 Life

glblguy at Gather Little By Little submitted a great guest post from Todd at HarvestingDollars called Improving Your Career Prospects

Mr Credit Card presents Does Having Too Many Credit Cards Hurt Your Score? posted at Ask Mr Credit Card

FMF presents When to Hire a Tax Professional posted at Free Money Finance

The Financial Blogger presents Basics of Estate Planning Part 3 posted at The Financial Blogger

Check out the rest of the Carnival! My post, The "Smartest Advice I Ever Got" Was…, appears under "Investing."

Other Links

Outside of blog carnivals, I found the following posts at personal-finance blogs interesting, educational, informative, entertaining, or some combination of those—consider checking them out!

Other Mentions

Here are some other mentions of Can I Get Rich On A Salary, outside of blog carnivals, from the past week or thereabouts.

Thanks to all of these great personal-finance blogs for bringing Can I Get Rich On A Salary to the attention of their readers. Please visit their blogs!


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