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The Carnival of Personal Finance – 3rd Anniversary Edition

Friday June 20th, 2008 by fathersez

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The Carnival of Personal Finance has chalked up its 3rd Anniversary. This 3rd Anniversary edition was hosted by Consumerism Commentary, the blog which also has the distinction of having started off the Carnival with the 1st edition being posted on the 20th June 2005! 

I particularly enjoyed the following posts: 

a)    Alex is of the view that we can get rich by helping others, and he has a solid argument to support his case. (He thinks the term “trade” may not convey the same emotional meaning . Read his post and find out if you agree.)  

b)    Jake has reached what he calls the end of the road. Luckily one of his readers has worked out a plan that might get Jake out of the pits. It needs discipline and commitment, but then, when we are at the end of the road, should we not be d and c and try to get out! Jake should also remember that “Rock bottom should be the solid foundation on which to re-build his life.”  

 c)     Dog Ate my Finances is doing some soul searching. It seems that being the one in the family with the biggest paycheck had lulled her senses into spending a little too much. Thus not only missing her debt reduction goals, but getting deeper into debt. I think that if she continues to blog about her finances, the motivation will be strong. 

d)     Dorian gives 9 tips on how to actively manage our careers. I wish I had read this post years ago. I have listed “not managing my career” as one of the biggest mistakes of my life.  

e)    Uncommon Cents gives some great advice. We should look at everything in our life and evaluate whether it is a need or a want, and even if it is a need, we should check if it could be done in more frugal ways. Really sound advice indeed. 

This is the great thing about the Carnival. The articles presented are many and address a great many issues many of us face or might be soon facing. So there should be always something for everyone.  

Go on  and take a look, yourself.   

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2 Comments for “The Carnival of Personal Finance – 3rd Anniversary Edition”

[…] Original post by Father Sez […]

On June 21, 2008
At 12:25 am

Thanks for the mention! I’m glad to hear my writing is useful even though It didn’t get to you on time.

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