Carnival of Personal Finance #24

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble. Welcome to the 24th edition of the Carnival of Personal Finance. As most of you settle in from a long weekend, I hope you find this week's Carnival full of enlightening information!

Budget Breakdown: Dawn at Frugal For Life drills down the essential information on budgeting. "D" is something I definitely need to do better!

How Much Money is Enough?: Jon from Smart Money Daily wonders aloud about how much money he needs to feel like he has enough.

The Typical American Millionaire: FMF over at Free Money Finance takes a look at some of the qualities that define the typical American millionaire.

Poor Money Management: Cathy at CFO (Chief Family Officer) highlights a problem with poor money management and her solution in her financial tip of the week.

Too Much Future, Not Enough Present: Nina from Sitting Pretty Financially discusses how we can let finances define us which is the force behind modern day consumerism or how we can view money with the same sacredness usually reserved for inner calm.

Microsoft's XBox 360 Strategies: Flexo at Consumerism Commentary takes a look at the strategies Microsoft is using to sell the company's newest game system, the Xbox 360. The device sells at a loss, so how will the company make money, and what's in it for the consumer?

Budgeting Made Easy: Another basics of budgeting discussion is provided by Retire At 30.

Discount Plans Debunked: Henry over at InsureBlog provides a realistic assessment of the pro's and con's of so-called "discount plans" for medical services.

Games Lenders Play (Part IV): Dan from Searchlight Crusade provides us with a lengthy post on the games that lenders play.

Auto Insurance 25 Year Milestone Analysis Revised: Jim at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity invites us to view his revised look at how his auto insurance changed when he turned 25.

A Cool Way To Give Cash: Mighty Bargain Hunter wants us to overcome the crass factor of giving cash by dressing it up a little!

10 Year Plan: What's your 10 year plan to be financially independent? Financial Freedom 4 All outlines his!

The Week Ahead: Tom Hanna at Financial Options gives us a summary of economic indicators and other scheduled information releases that investors should watch in the coming week.

Unclaimed Property That’s Rightfully Yours: Steve Pavlina shows us how to search and find for unclaimed property that as he says is rightfully yours.

How Taxes Affect Your Returns: Clint at Million Dollar Goal gives us a look at how taxes affect your returns, and what you should do about it.

Cost of Celebrating Thanksgiving: Jane Dough (what a great moniker!) of Boston Gal's Open Wallet totals the cost of celebrating Thanksgiving this year.

New Job: Brian wife's guest posts on Financial Reference giving her perspective of him taking a new job as a teacher and the impact it will have on their family finances.

S&P 500 Earnings Estimates For 2006: The Real returns looks at the earnings estimate of the S&P 500 index for next year and considers that the index is not priced terribly undervalued or overvalued.

You Are a MACHINE...: ncn at No Credit Needed elaborates on a comment from a reader and highlights some of the secrets to his success!


At 11/28/2005 06:48:00 AM, Blogger ncnblog said...

Thanks for hosting!

At 11/28/2005 06:55:00 AM, Anonymous Flexo said...


At 11/28/2005 09:31:00 AM, Blogger Henry Stern, LUTCF said...

Nice job...Thanx for hosting this week!

At 11/28/2005 01:27:00 PM, Blogger ~Dawn said...

Great posts,thanks for hosting

At 11/28/2005 07:58:00 PM, Blogger Cathy said...

Thank you for hosting a great carnival!

At 12/06/2005 10:22:00 AM, Blogger bigcitypup said...

Here's a link to a funny animation just out today! It's about ways the credit card companies suck our wallets dry--with something we can do about it. Everyone should see this one before whipping out the plastic for holiday shopping!

Click on the link below to see the animation:

After you watch it, you can take action to stop abusive credit card practices and empower consumers to manage their finances and reduce debt burdens. Please show your support for S. 499 (the "Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act") and H.R. 3492 (the "Consumer Credit Card Protection Act"). While the nation's spending is at its holiday peak, I hope you will help us get the word out about www.creditcardreform.org and help us build the support these bills need to move in 2006.

Feel free to email me if you have any questions. Enjoy!

Amanda Frayer
Assistant Web Editor
Consumers Union


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