Interesting Reads From Fellow Personal Finance Bloggers #15

Roundup Graphic by PecuniaritiesWell, it has been quite a week here at Pecuniarities. Our first giveaway has officially ended and we are in the process of selecting a winner. The identity of the winner will be announced on the contest page after we have received confirmation of eligibility and address to send the subscription to. We also hosted our first Carnival of Personal Finance, which was a blast. If you haven’t checked it out yet, be sure to pop over for a look at the Jane Austen pics and qutoes and the great articles featured in this edition.

Now for the roundup.

Oh, and thanks to Credit Withdrawal who hosted the Jan 12th edition of the Festival of Frugality, which included my post Save Money and Get More Exercise With a Mini Home Gym. Apologies for the delay; I got so wrapped up in my own carnival that I forgot to link back last week.

Friday Fun: Calvin and Hobbes Lemonade Stand Economics Lesson & WSJ Giveaway Reminder

Sorry I’ve been MIA these last few days; I took a short holiday after putting together the Carnival of Personal Finance: Jane Austen Edition, but have a bunch of new posts in the works.

Calvin and Hobbes Lemonade Stand Economics

My Spanish professor from college forwarded me this Calvin and Hobbes comic the other day, which I thought was a cute lesson in economics.

Click on the comic to view it in full size.

Calvin and Hobbes Economics Lesson

Wall Street Journal Giveaway Reminder

Also, a quick reminder that our Wall Street Journal Giveaway ends tomorrow night,  Saturday 1/24/09 at 11:59 EST. The Wall Street Journal is a great resource for news and information on a variety of subjects relevant to life in these times,  so if you haven’t entered yet, hurry on over. There are several ways to earn chances to win.

Please tell your friends and family about this giveaway!

Penelope Pince on Facebook

Another news item: I have just signed up for Facebook, so if you have an account,  feel free to add me.

Penelope Pince's Facebook profile

Have a nice weekend!

Carnival of Personal Finance No. 188: The Jane Austen Edition

Welcome to the 188th Carnival of Personal Finance! Our theme for this week’s edition is Jane Austen, as I am a admirer of both her novels and the films based on her novels, which are graced throughout with witty commentary on society — and in particular, money and marriage.

If this is your first time here, please take a look around and consider subscribing to our feed to have new money saving tips delivered to your feed reader of choice or your email inbox. We are also currently holding our first ever giveaway for a free 6-month print subscription to the Wall Street Journal. Please be sure to stop by the contest page and see how you can enter to win.

Becoming Jane, Anne Hathaway
Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor – which is one very strong argument in favour of matrimony.
Jane Austen, Letter to Fanny Knight, 13 March 1817
Photo: Anne Hathaway as Jane Austen, Becoming Jane (2007), Miramax

~ Editor’s Picks ~

Kate Winslet & Emma Thompson, Sense and Sensibility
If the loss of what is most valued is so easily to be made up by something else, your resolution, your self-command, are, perhaps, a little less to be wondered at.
Marianne Dashwood, Sense and Sensibility
Photo: Kate Winslet & Emma Thompson, Sense & Sensibility, Sony Pictures

~ New Year’s Resolutions ~

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