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Carnival of Money Stories – Why Do I Like Personal Finance So Much Edition

By: Mike | Date posted: June 21, 2010 (4:58 am) | Write a Comment (18 Comments)

Welcome to this edition of the Carnival of Money Stories – Why Do I Like Personal Finance so Much?

In this Carnival, I outline 4 reasons why I like personal finance so much.

REASON #1: Keeping My Lifestyle

I just LOVE working 4 days a week at my day job and having my wife staying home to take care of my 2 children. If I wasn’t managing my personal finance properly, I could definitely not keep up with my lifestyle. So money make me realize one of my dream; spending a lot of time with my family.

Intelligent Speculator presents My Approach To Investing posted at Intelligent Speculator.

The Financial Blogger presents Sometimes, Not Asking For A Raise Is The Best Strategy To Get One posted at The Financial Blogger.

PT presents Stated Income Mortgage: No More Liar Loans Available posted at PT Money.

The Amateur Financier presents Confession Time: I Have Credit Card Debt | The Amateur Financier posted at The Amateur Financier.

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Married To Money posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.

James Madison presents Debt Collector Enemies posted at Debt Consolidation 2U.

Briana Ford presents I’m Not Poor, I’m On a Budget posted at GoBankingRates.

REASON #2: Personal Finance is Always Evolving

If you are looking for something that is always renewing, where you will always learn new stuff, try learning more about personal finance. There are a tons of ways to manage a budget, to structure your financing and to invest your money and I truly believe that the best is yet to come.

Money Beagle presents I Admit, I’m A Cheater (And I Don’t Feel Guilty) posted at Money Beagle.

Adam presents Best business to get into posted at BusinessBlog.

MoneyNing presents Is Our Drive for Higher Income Ruining Our Culture? posted at Money Ning.

BWL presents 7 Investment Lessons From Peter Lynch posted at Christian Personal Finance.

Jeff Rose, CFP presents Dave Ramsey’s FPU Week 7: Types of Life Insurance You Need posted at Jeff Rose.

Michael presents Understanding the Wall Street Stock Market Crash of 1929 posted at The Dough Roller.

REASON #3: There are no absolute answer

There are several fields in life where there is only 1 good answer. In the world of personal finance, nothing is completely black or white; there is always a gray area. This leads to a lot of great debates where brilliant minds are opposed. So is it better to pay of f your mortgage faster or to invest more money?

Cheapskate Sandy presents Real Life: Foreclosure Easier Than Loan Modification? posted at Yes, I Am Cheap.

Kristina presents What Your Personal Banker Can (and Cannot) Do posted at DINKS Finance.

J. Money presents Goodbye 10% of My Salary! posted at Budgets Are Sexy.

Madison DuPaix presents How Much Does a Funeral Cost? posted at My Dollar Plan.

FMF presents And Yet Another College Student Who Needs a Clue posted at Free Money Finance.

vh presents Death by 1000 tiny annoyances posted at Funny about Money.

Barb Friedberg presents HOW TRADING IN A CAR EVERY 2 YEARS MAKES GOOD FINANCIAL SENSE posted at Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance.

REASON #4: You Can’t Buy Happiness But You Can Certainly Buy Magic Moments

I just come back from the Cirque du Soleil last weekend with my wife and my 2 children. We had an amazing day looking at this show. During a few hours, our family was transported in a very special place where magic exists. Looking at the sparkles in the eyes of my older one, I knew he had a blast during this moment. This would have not been possible without money!

Donna Freedman presents Automatic frugality. posted at Surviving and Thriving.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Get Cheap Clothes Online or Elsewhere With These Tips posted at The Digerati Life. presents Borrowing Money from Family posted at Money Smart Life.

Bucksome presents I Broke Up with My Hairdresser posted at Buck$ome Boomer’s Journey to Retirement.

Nicole presents Runaway Spending: How I Lost My Grip on Our Finances posted at Rainy-Day Saver.

Mr. Credit Card presents Open Letter To Ryan Grimm, Huffington Post posted at Ask Mr Credit Card’s Blog.

Miss Bankrupt presents Bankruptcy and Why I’m Smarter Than Dave Ramsey posted at Miss Bankrupt.

Next week, the carnival of money stories will be hosted at Sweating The Big Stuff.

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  1. Comment by Funny about Money — June 21, 2010 @ 8:20 am

    Very creative approach! Thanks for hosting, and thanks for including Funny’s idle essay on all the (sometimes expensive!) little daily mosquito bites of life.

  2. Comment by Bucksome Boomer — June 21, 2010 @ 9:09 am

    Thank you for hosting. The money stories carnival is my favorite.

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    Thumbs up and free advertising for Google, they’ll love that :)

    Thanks for hosting and for including my article. Have a great week, all!

  5. Comment by Mike — June 21, 2010 @ 2:30 pm

    @ Money Beagle,

    I hope that Google will send me a check ;-)

  6. Comment by J. Money — June 21, 2010 @ 4:05 pm

    Thx for hosting my man! Glad to see all the hustlin’s paying off ;)

  7. Comment by Barb Friedberg — June 21, 2010 @ 6:31 pm

    Hi- Very clever-thanks for mentioning my story-How trading in a car every 2 years makes sense!
    Best regards, Barb

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