Carnival of Money Stories #31! Getting Ready for Christmas Edition
It’s time for this week’s Carnival of Money Stories #31! This weekend I’ve spent getting ready for Christmas. I’ve decorated, watched some Christmas movies (Elf and Home Alone are my favorites!) and gotten in the Christmas Spirit. I hope you enjoy this week’s carnival! Have a fantastic week!
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CreditCardAssist presents Credit Unions Provide Credit Card Alternative for Consumers | Credit Card Assist Blog posted at Credit Card Assist, saying, “With the credit crisis lingering, credit unions have recently stepped into the spotlight by providing an alternative to traditional credit card lending that consumers are desperately in need of.”
Connie Prater presents Former Detroit TV anchorwoman speaks out: Convicted ex-boyfriend had bad credit and ruined her credit posted at blogs.creditcards.com.
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TC presents How Will Falling Property Market Affect Those In Serious Debts? posted at How To Eliminate Debts, saying, “A look at the effect of falling property prices on those with serious debts – it might actually benefit them as they will have less equity available to repay unsecured creditors.”
oneadvice presents How to Avoid Christmas Debt posted at One Advice, saying, “Christmas is lurking and the goose is getting fat and our bank account balances are getting smaller! See how you can avoid christmas debt so you can have a debt free 2010…”
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Brandon Laughridge presents FHA Down Payment May Rise Soon posted at Mortgage Loan Place Blog, saying, “It could much harder for new home buyers to secure any sort of mortgage in 2010 with the recent shakeup in FHA financing options.”
Joe Plemon presents What to do With $60,000 posted at Personal Finance By The Book, saying, “A senior citizen couple has $60,000 in a savings account and wants to know how the money could be better used.”
Zach Scheidt presents Taleo Raises Capital – But Where’s the Growth? posted at ZachStocks, saying, “Taleo Corp (TLEO) recently priced a secondary offering. The company may struggle to keep its growth rate healthy, and unemployment could challenge revenue. Consider shorting below the secondary offering price.”
Darwin presents Do You Invest in Companies You Find to be Morally Repugnant? posted at Darwin’s Finance, saying, “Do You Invest in Companies You Find to be Morally Repugnant? An examination of whether investing with your integrity or your wallet is the best way to go.”
Nate Kragness presents My Free Cash | Diversifying your Portfolio: Four Asset Classes Critical to Long-Term Success posted at My Free Cash | Your Guide to Money Management, saying, “By protecting your capital with diversification strategies, and maintaining each of these four asset classes, you ensure that your total portfolio continues to grow, even in spite of any individual losses or market conditions. Provides strategies and tips to balance and leverage various asset classes in order to minimize risk while maximizing rewards long-term.”
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Joe Plemon presents Four Reasons Why Wealth Should NOT Be Your Financial Goal posted at Personal Finance By The Book, saying, “Building wealth should be a by-product of wise living; not a goal in itself.”
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Ella Moss presents MORE ON THE GREAT FINANCIAL DISASTER OF 2010 « Zodiac Times posted at Zodiac Times, saying, “economic predictions from the pen of an astrologer”
My Journey presents There were Never Good Ole Days When it Comes to Personal Finance posted at My Journey to Millions, saying, “A story about money between my wife’s grandmother and myself discussing personal finance back in the day”
The Dough Roller presents How to Pick A Checking Account for a College Student posted at The Dough Roller, saying, “How to pick the best checking account for a college student.”
Patrick @ Cash Money Life presents Why You Should Create an Accrual Account and How to Do It posted at Cash Money Life, saying, “A personal account of how to set up an incremental savings account to make it easier to save for large expenses.”
Sun presents Use Automatic Alerts to Avoid Late Fee and Returned Check Fee posted at The Sun’s Financial Diary.
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Adam Williams presents My car affects my self esteem, and other reasons I’m pathetic posted at RabbitFunds.com, saying, “I need therapy. The truth is that I find my self-esteem in part supported by both a solid investment strategy and certain material things. Though, I believe that through self-discipline we can reach a happy medium.”
Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog presents How Canadians Can Take Advantage Of Black Friday And Cyber Monday posted at The Canadian Finance Blog, saying, “While we get Boxing Day on December 26th, the United States gets to take advantage of major deals before Christmas with Black Friday tomorrow and the relatively new Cyber Monday next week.”