Nov 29 2010

Carnival of Personal Finance #285 – Google Search Money Stories Edition

Welcome to the Carnival of Personal Finance #285 – Google Search Money Stories Edition here at Realm of Prosperity!

I loved the refreshing Google ad played during Super Bowl XLIV, which used web searches to tell a story. And once in a while, I like to take things in a creative direction (check out this funky post). So, I’ve created three personal finance-related Google Search stories for your enjoyment as you peruse this week’s fine articles.

Hope you like them and please comment with your favorite video (the last one is another Search Story from Google)!

Editor’s Picks

Let’s start off my favorite articles by paying tribute to the personal finance blog that inspired me to create Realm of Prosperity over 3 years ago.

Bob from Christian Finances presents How to Save Hundreds of Dollars By Taking a Day Off Work. Life will entail making plenty of sacrifices and we will often need to determine whether a certain sacrifice is worth making. Should one less day of income equal much more in savings, is it worth taking a day off?

Elle from Couple Money presents Our Savings System – Reaching Our Goals. If you want an example of an elaborate savings outlook, search no further. Detail has always been recommended when it comes to setting proper goals – key to making them come true.

Miss T. from Prairie Eco-Thrifter presents We’re Spending Without Using Our Brain. The fact that our bodies, as a biological system, plays a huge role in our relationship with money management is often overlooked. It makes us wonder whether we should attribute our spending behavior to our bodies or our personalities.

Bret from Hope to Prosper presents This Year I am Thankful for my Job. The economy remains a rough environment and many of us are glad to have a job that allows us to put food on the table. Other may be more grateful for having a job that meets their financial obligations and intrinsic fulfillment.

Money Management

Kyle from Amateur Asset Allocator presents How Much Liquid Savings Should You Have?.

FMF from Free Money Finance presents How to Retire at 50.

Chris from Dealerity presents Charitable Giving Statistics – What’s normal?

ElizabethG from Modern Gal presents Should We Teach Personal Finance?

Jeff from Before You Invest presents Should You Save Money Or Pay Off Debt?

Miranda from Personal Dividends presents End the Year Financially Fit: 5 Items for Your December Checklist.

Frugality and Saving

N.W. Journey from Networth Journey presents How to Plan Your Spending.

The Wealth Planner from The Wealth Plan presents A Theory on Financial Freedom.

Jason from Live Real, Now presents Quality Time – The Best Way to Enjoy Time With Your Kids.

Michael at The Dough Roller presents 25 Christmas Gift Ideas Under $10.

Mike from Green Panda Treehouse presents The Importance of Money During The Holiday Season.

Ryan from The Military Wallet presents What is a 529 College Savings Plan.

Jim from Bargaineering presents 2011 Retirement 401K, IRA, Roth IRA Contribution Limits.

Tom from Canadian Finance Blog presents How To Save Money Every Month.

Budgeting

Crystal from Budgeting in the Fun Stuff presents Top 5 Reasons Not to Budget.

FruGal presents Your silly season checklist.

Trent Green from Money for Regular People presents 5 Steps to Make an Effective Christmas Budget.

The Smarter Wallet presents Planning Your Budget & The Benefits of Forward Thinking.

Debt

Aloysa from Aloysa’s Kitchen Sink presents How a Debtless Aloysa Became Buried in Debt.

Kris Bickell from Debt Relief Tips presents 3 Things You Can Learn From A Credit Card Calculator.

Craig Ford from Money Help For Christians presents 4 Debts You Should Try to Avoid.

Investing

Ryan from Cash Money Life presents How to Tell if an Option is In the Money.

D4L from Dividends Value presents 6 Dividend Stocks That Will Make You Smile.

Mike from The Dividend Guy Blog presents Socially Responsible Stock List That Pays Dividends.

IS from Intelligent Speculator presents Back to the basics: ETF 101.

Pat from Do Not Wait presents Why It Is Important to Have a Plan.

Money Thinker from Money Thinking presents Basic Market Strategy.

Jim Smith from Ultra High Networth presents My life as a Day Trader or How I lost $5,000.

Alex Garcia from Commodities Universe presents Commodity ETFs – A Quick Guide.

Credit

Neal Frankle from Wealth Pilgrim presents Need To Borrow Money? 5 Tips to Keep You Safe.

Marjorie from CardHub.com presents Get Your Credit Card Interest Rates Lowered.

Jeff Weber from Smart Balance Transfers presents What are Balance Transfer Fees and Should You Pay Them.

MD from Studenomics presents Are Free Money Offers Always Good?

CreditCardGuru from Credit Card Forum Blog presents Visa vs. MasterCard: Who’s Better?

Michael from Consumerism Commentary presents Citi Dividend Platinum Select Card $100 Cash Back.

David from Credit Card Offers IQ presents 4 Cards With $100 Cash Back Offers – Which One Is Right For You?

Silicon Valley Blogger from The Digerati Life presents Top Hotel Rewards Credit Cards To Save On Travel.

Tim Chen from NerdWallet Credit Card Blog presents Rewards Showdown – Chase Sapphire vs Capital One Venture.

Ben from Money Smart Life presents Credit Card Promotions for Holiday Shopping.

Craig from Free From Broke presents SimplyCash Business Card From American Express OPEN Earns Your Business Real Cash – Right Away.

Real Estate, Taxes, and Career

Simon from Realm of Prosperity presents How to Keep Your Landlord Happy.

Debt Ghost from Debt.se presents Scams of Bank and Mortgage Servicers.

Ken from Spruce Up Your Finances presents How a Home-based Business Helps You Reduce Taxes Even More – Part I: Deductions.

Philip Taylor from PT Money presents 2010 Tax Brackets: What Is My Tax Bracket?

Mike from The Financial Blogger presents Looking For The Perfect Job.

Economy

Darwin from Darwin’s Money presents How Inflation Impacts the Poor the Most.

Janet from Credit Cards Canada presents Online Spending Continues to Surge [Infographic].

Arjun Rudra from Investing Thesis presents Discussing Sovereign Debt, Global Economics and Investing with Jonathan Wellum of RockLinc Investment Partners.

Other Great Reads

Shaun from Money Cactus presents Designing Your Wealthy Life.

Madison from My Dollar Plan presents Quicken Tip List Former Money Users Will Like.

Mark from Buy Like Buffett presents My Favorite Financial Book and The Worst Finance Book That I Have Ever Read.

Paul Williams from Provident Planning presents Where to Keep Your Will and Other Important Documents.

Ramsay from MoneyedUp presents Are You Ready for Cyber Monday?

Len Penzo from Len Penzo dot Com presents How to Pick the Perfect Christmas Tree (In 3 Easy Steps).

It was an honor to host this week’s Carnival of Personal Finance. Remember to leave your comments about the videos!

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  1. Miss T said:

    Thanks so much for including my post in the Editor’s pick. I am honoured. I do find the connection between our brains and our actions fascinating. In fact, I have list of about 10 books I am reading on the subject.

    Great job on hosting the carnival. I thought that Google commercial was cool too.

    November 29th, 2010 at 8:43 am
  2. Ken @ Spruce Up Your Finances said:

    Thank you for including my post. Happy Cyber Monday :)

    November 29th, 2010 at 2:22 pm
  3. Ben said:

    Cool, creative theme! Thanks for hosting and including my post on holiday promotions!

    November 29th, 2010 at 2:45 pm
  4. Bret @ Hope to Prosper said:

    Simon,

    Thanks a million for hosting and for the Editor’s Pick.

    Bret

    November 29th, 2010 at 5:36 pm
  5. Shaun said:

    Thanks for including my post. There is a lot of great reading to get through here, better start now!

    November 29th, 2010 at 5:59 pm
  6. Craig said:

    Thanks for a great carnival!

    November 29th, 2010 at 6:06 pm
  7. Jason said:

    Great post! I saw that commercial too.

    April 7th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

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