The Carnival Review #6
This week was another fine week for carnivals. When you get a chance make sure to go check them out!
Carnival of Capitalists 4th Anniversary Edition was held at Businesspundit. My article on why a grocery store is shutting down was our first submission to this long-running carnival. We have heard that it can be difficult to make the cut with this carnival so we were thrilled to see that we not only made this edition but we were an editor’s choice as well! Wow!
My favorite articles from these carnivals:
Stop Frittering Away the Fruits of Your Frugality @ The Dough Roller - If I were to sit down and actually determine where the savings I got on my cable bill went I would have to say I’m not totally sure. I didn’t put that amount directly into my savings though. I think I probably added it to my fuel budget since I kept running over every month. This article reminds me that I need to put my savings from being frugal to good use.
What Do Women Really Want Men to Spend on Them? @ The Baglady - When Eric and I first dated he certainly spent a lot of money to impress me. I think it is natural for men to want to impress their women, especially if their women really enjoy nice dinners (like me). Now that we are married we know the gifts and fancy dining dates aren’t “necessary” anymore. It really is the little things that count.
As the likelihood of an emergency increases your plan changes, too @ I’ve Paid For This Twice Already… - This article goes through PaidTwice’s thought process as she thinks about how her saving/debt reduction plan should change to deal with the possibility of her aging appliances dying. Good read!
Why the Rich Get Richer: An Entirely Different Perspective @ The Digerati Life - Very interesting article discussing why the rich get richer and how to turn something like envy into something productive. I think we all have some level of envy towards others for various reasons (more money, nice job, better looks, etc). We might as well turn that basic emotion into something positive.
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