Welcome to the 1st Edition of the Carnival of Pecuniary Delights!
I am thrilled to have received such a response from the personal finance blogging community for this first edition of the Carnival of Pecuniary Delights. Thank you to each of the 68 participants for your submissions; it has been a pleasure to read and include each of your articles.
A little about the Carnival of Pecuniary Delights
For those of you who are just hearing about this new carnival, the purpose of the Carnival of Pecuniary Delights is to showcase content of lasting value from the personal finance and frugality blogosphere. There is no restriction as to the age of the posts submitted so bloggers are free to submit their best and favorites from any part of their archives.
As the priority is lasting value, you will not find items with an “expiration date.” This means, no temporary promotions for businesses, shopping deals or credit card offers. Even if you were to happen upon this carnival 6 months from now, the content would all still be relevant.
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Pecuniary Art by Madoline Hatter
In our past year of financial blogging, my sister Madoline Hatter, our resident graphic designer and artist, has produced not a few financially-themed pieces for this blog and our CafePress shop. As we have just concluded 2 giveaways of piggy bank art magnets featuring Madoline’s work to kick-off the launch of this new carnival, I have decided to theme this first edition around more of her pecuniary art.
Shameless plug: All of the images you see below are available on numerous types of products at our shop. They make great gifts for those with an interest in finance or frugality, and most are available with and without captions. Click on an image to see more.
Now, without any further ado, allow me to present the first ever Carnival of Pecuniary Delights: The Madoline Hatter Pecuniary Art Edition.
- FIRE Finance from FIRE Finance presents Early Retirement Case Study – Sandy Aldridge and Dale Lugenbehl.
- Kelly from Almost Frugal presents The ABCs of frugality.
- Frugal Dad from Frugal Dad presents Is Frugality The Anti-Stimulus Plan?.
- Linsey Knerl from Wise Bread presents Beware of pretty things: 4 reasons I’m keeping my old ugly stuff.
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- Miss Thrifty from Miss Thrifty presents Make Do And Mend: Vogue for the Credit Crunch Bunch.
- Abigail from I Pick Up Pennies presents Are Americans really learning?.
- Lulugal from How I Save Money presents Frugal Frauds Revealed.
- Mike from Four Pillars presents Changing your mind.
Frugal Home and Garden
- Momma from Momma’s Blog presents 9 No Spend Weekend Ideas.
- David from Personal Finance Blog by MoneyNing presents My Virgin DIY Haircut Experience.
- Kate Kashman from The Paycheck Chronicles presents Seven Reasons Why Clutter is Costing Me Money.
- Heather Levin from The Greenest Dollar presents How To Save Money On Laundry Day.
- Leslie from Spilling Buckets presents It’s that time of year again: Gardening Season.
- Green Panda from Green Panda Treehouse presents Brownbag Your Lunch and Save Money.
- Jenn from Frugal Upstate presents The Making of a Lunch for Princess-Lunchbox Philosophy and Execution.
- Jim L. from The Switch to Riches presents Saving Even MORE on Groceries.
- Smarty from Growing Money presents How I Cut Down On Food Expenses.
Saving on Spending
- Kimberly Palmer from Alpha Consumer presents My Experiment: Asking for a Better Deal.
- RC from Think Your Way To Wealth presents Negotiating a Deal and Tips on Becoming a Better Negotiator.
- Christina from Northern Cheapskate presents Don’t Let Coupons Clip Into Your Free Time.
- J. Money from Budgets Are Sexy presents 3 Tips to Putting BLING on That Finger of Hers.
- Laura from No More Spending presents Cold Turkey on Magazines and Confessions.
- Jim from Bargaineering presents Your Financial Network Map.
- PT Money from Prime Time Money presents Save More Money: Automate and Separate Your Savings.
- JT Locke from The Frugal Housewife presents How Much Is Too Much?.
- Cindy Morus, The Money Mender from Mend Your Money presents How to Have More Fun With Your Tax Refund in 2009.
- Karen from Living Well on Less presents Time for new tires — or why I’m glad we have an emergency fund.
- Kay Bell from Don’t Mess With Taxes presents When renting is the right choice.
- Money Progress from Money Progress presents How to Save Money and Feel Good About It.
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- Megan from Counting My Pennies presents Support Your Non-Profits.
- BSimple from Simplified Financial Lifestyle presents Financial Planning is EASY as Vacation Planning.
- Jason from My Money Minute presents What We Learn From Tragedy.
- Fred from Very Personal Finance presents Personal Finance Is Personal – Very Personal.
- Patrick from Cash Money Life presents Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University.
- Dave from Do You Dave Ramsey? presents Do You Dave Ramsey?
- Prune Danish from Frugal Luxury presents More Beauty Products You Could Probably Do Without.
- Alunachic from The Frugal Musician presents The Frugal Musician Makes a Cardboard Mailer.
Debt and Credit
- Silicon Valley Blogger from The Digerati Life presents Get Rid Of Your Debt With These Debt Defying Strategies.
- Jeremy M. Simon from Taking Charge presents Phone line makes me popular with debt collectors.
- Greg Keene from Managing Money God’s Way presents Can you cosign this loan for me?.
- Trevor Shipp from Financial Nut presents You’ll Always Have a Car Payment.
- CPF from Christian Debt Help presents Negotiate with credit card companies and Win!
- Baker from Man Vs. Debt presents Declaring War: Cancelling Your Credit Cards.
- Marlon from Penny Scraper presents A fast way to improve the credit score of a family member.
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Taxes and Economic Stimulus
- Madison from My Dollar Plan presents $8,000 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit.
- FFB from Free From Broke presents Paying Back The Economic Stimulus Payment – Lots of Tax Confusion!
- Miranda from Yielding Wealth presents Tax Time: Identity Thieves on the Prowl.
- Bruce from Taxguy presents A Little Straight Talk.
- Mr. ToughMoneyLove from Tough Money Love presents Consider this Likely Future Tax Benefit of Early Mortgage Payoff.
- Rocketc from Rocket Finance presents Financial Fairytale.
- Lisa Spinelli from Greener Pastures presents Is the Time Ripe for the Next Generation of Outliers?
- HIB from Happiness Is Better presents The TED Spread and What It Means to You .
- LAL from Living Almost Large presents Do I get paid too much?
- Zach Scheidt from Zach Stocks presents Double Your Investment Returns (Too Good to be True?).
- Jeff Rose from Good Financial Cents presents 7 Things To Know About a Roth IRA For 2009.
- Clare Kierans from Money Energy presents Why You Should First Invest in Dividend Reinvestment Plans (DRIPs).
- Mike from Richer by the Day presents Forever Stamps, A Losing Investment.
- MFD from My Findependence Day presents How Important are the CESG Grants to an RESP?.
- Sun from The Sun’s Financial Diary presents Are Vanguard Mutual Funds Getting Expensive? .
- Mr. GoTo from Go To Retirement presents Why I like I-Bonds in My Retirement Portfolio.
Career and Income
- WC from Wisebread presents On Salaries: Knowing What Your Coworkers Make.
- Viviana from The Lean Times presents When the work dries up.
- Peter from Bible Money Matters presents To Succeed Diversify And Create Multiple Streams Of Income.
- The David from Pimp Your Finances presents 20 Questions with J.D. Roth, author of Get Rich Slowly.
- The Smarter Wallet from The Smarter Wallet presents Job Hunting Tips: How To Deal With Losing Your Job.
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- Kyle from Suburban Dollar presents Quit Paying for What You Can Get for Free (Open Source software).
- Ishan from Save Few Bucks presents Does it really makes sense to buy a Hybrid Car?.
- Papa Boomer from Consumer Boomer presents Not All Credit Cards Companies are the Same.
Note: While I usually prefer “positive” stories, I thought this psot could serve as a consumer review of a bank on which I myself have less than stellar opinions through personal experience.
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