Carnival of Money Stories Edition No. 88


Welcome to the Carnival of Money Stories, 88th Edition. A story can be a powerful learning tool, and stories about money are no exception. From the Wealthy Barber, to the parable of the talents, to the Merchant of Venice, powerful stories enable us to see our money habits in ways that dry, personal finance books never can.

And today we have a chance to hear money stories from other personal finance bloggers. These stories range from how some retired early, to whether to buy a new car, to whether some guy is going to get “jacked” on his way home because he cashed his paycheck. Enjoy!

Editor’s Picks

Here are few of the money stories I particularly enjoyed:

vh presents Single in a couples culture posted at Funny about Money.

Curt presents Repair Business On the Rise posted at

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Bear With Me As I Talk Myself Out Of Getting A New Car posted at The Digerati Life.

The Financial Blogger presents I Still Can’t Believe It! posted at The Financial Blogger.

J. Money presents Have you ever gotten your paycheck in cold hard cash? posted at Budgets are Sexy..

Money Management

Single Guy Money presents Helping A Friend Organize Her Finances posted at Single Guy Money.

The Smarter Wallet presents 11 Ways To Save Money On Crafts and Creative DIY Projects posted at The Smarter Wallet.

Dawn presents Little Steps for Frugal Living posted at Frugal For Life.

KCLau presents How to manages monthly cash flow posted at KCLau’s Money Tips.

pearl mattenson presents Are You and Money on the Rocks? posted at Carrie and Danielle.

FMF presents Be Careful of Car Dealers Trying to Add on Needless Sales posted at Free Money Finance.

Jim presents “Accidental” Savings posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.

Money & Life

Chief Family Officer presents What to expect from your insurance company after a car accident posted at Chief Family Officer.

Cindy Morus, The Money Mender presents It’s 2 AM and I’m worrying about money… posted at Mend Your Money.

PT presents Collecting Aluminum Cans for Cash posted at Prime Time Money.

Mr. ToughMoneyLove presents What Will Your Gifts Reveal About Your Relationship? | Tough Money Love posted at Tough Money Love: Hard Truth about Money and Personal Finance. *

Tanesha Morgan presents Get Your Free CARFAX Report posted at Personal Finance Analyst.

Kevin presents Welcome to Excusoria, the Land of Incomplete Tasks posted at No Debt Plan.

Cooupon Artist presents Where’s the Challenge In Having Everything? posted at

Madison presents An Administrative Error Could Cost You Your Retirement posted at My Dollar Plan.

Super Saver presents Comments I’ve Received about Early Retirement posted at My Wealth Builder.

LAL presents Wireless Tapping – Theft or Sharing? posted at LivingAlmostLarge.

Business & Jobs

Dorian Wales presents The Wine Industry: A lesson in marketing posted at The Personal Financier.

Miss M presents Money isn’t Everything posted at M is for Money.

Real Estate & Investing

JCL presents Countdown to Closing posted at The Real Estate Investing Journey.

Joanne presents Researching Stocks posted at Beginner Investing.

Credit & Debt

Raymond presents Tips For Buying and Giving Gift Cards posted at Money Blue Book.

Tyler Metzger presents PayPal’s new service digitizes allowances posted at Taking Charge.

Ryan Suenaga presents Cashover: My Newest Addiction–Positives and Negatives posted at Uncommon Cents.

That concludes this edition of the Carnival of Money Stories. Be sure to check out the Carnival of Money Stories home page for past and future editions of the carnival.

Published or Updated: February 14, 2012
About Rob Berger

Rob founded the Dough Roller in 2007. A litigation attorney in the securities industry, he lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, their two teenagers, and the family mascot, a shih tzu named Sophie.


  1. Thanks for hosting and including my post!

  2. N ice job. Thanks for the link!

  3. Great carnival! Thanks for hosting. And thanks for including Funny’s jeremiad on onliness among the editor’s picks. :-)

  4. J. Money says:

    Woohoo- Editor’s pick! Thank you much, and have a most fabulous week :)

  5. PT says:

    Thanks for including me, DR. Great hosting job.

  6. ~Dawn says:

    Thanks D.R for including my post.

  7. Joanne says:

    Hello! :)

    Thanks for putting this together. I posted about it here:
    Beginner Investing

  8. JCL says:

    Thanks for mentioning our article!

  9. Candy says:

    Thanks for the link back to!

    Like the article on gift cards – I’m also a terrible gift giver and have resigned myself to giving out gift cards for the rest of my life (as least they are somewhat useful to the recipient). I hear that there is a new bylaw now that states gift certs are no longer allowed to have expiration dates, though?

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