The Carnival Review #6

Posted on October 11, 2007 by Melissa 
Filed Under Carnivals

Carnival rides are a bit scary…This week was another fine week for carnivals.  When you get a chance make sure to go check them out!

Carnival of Personal Finance #121 was held by Ask Mr Credit Card.  We are honored to have made editor’s choice this week with Eric’s article on choosing our credit card.

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!

Festival of Frugality #95 was hosted by My Retirement Blog.  My article talking about coupon strategies was included.

Carnival of Debt Reduction #108 was held by BeingFrugal.  Eric’s post describing our plan to remain debt-free was included.

Carnival of Money Stories #29 was hosted by Moneymonk.  My article on resisting the allure of the iPhone made the edition.

Make It From Scratch #34 was held at Po Moyemu.  This week’s edition was featuring party food.  I’m glad my “Everyday” Tacos went with the theme and was included.

Organize Your Life Carnival #16 was hosted by Declutterit!.  My post detailing how my furniture gave up on me was included.

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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3 Responses to “The Carnival Review #6”

  1. paidtwice on October 11th, 2007 11:06 am

    Thanks so much for including me as one of your carnival picks! And yay for being an editor’s choice at the Carnival of the Capitalists – I’m still too chicken to enter :)

  2. DR on October 11th, 2007 5:23 pm

    Thanks for mentioning my article on frittering away the fruits of frugality. I’m the biggest fritterer there is! Having come to your site for the first time about a week ago, I’ve really enjoyed your articles.

  3. Melissa on October 12th, 2007 12:55 pm

    @paidtwice – I was a little nervous to enter that carnival myself because I figured my post wasn’t business-y enough. Go ahead and submit to them, the worst that can happen is they don’t include it. At least I hope that’s the worst. :-)

    @DR – Your post really made me think because sometimes I get so focused on saving money that I don’t do anything with the money I’ve saved. It was a good reminder to actually put that money towards our goals instead of letting it sit in a checking account. Welcome and I’m glad you are enjoying the site!


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