Carnival of Money Stories

Welcome to the Carnival Of Money Stories Labor Day Edition!

I used to love Labor Day. My excitement would increase as I got closer to the three day weekend. I thought, “A Sunday night that I didn’t have to dread going into work the next day, yay!”

Now, it’s completely different. I love working. My mastermind group isn’t meeting today because of the holiday and I’m a bit disappointed. I am looking forward to the parade with my children but am planning on working while they take a nap. I am already excited to check things off my list.

If you love Labor Day like I used to love Labor Day, take some time out today to think about how you can make next Labor Day a disappointment (because you love what you do so much! :))

Now take a minute to realize how nice it feels to sit and relax, and dig into the links!

Editors Pick:

Khaleef @ KNS Financial presents CVS Shopping for the Week of 8.29.10 ? Saved $158, Spent $6, Made $36 posted at Faithful With A Few.

CVS actually owed me money after my latest shopping trip ? until the Jersey Devil came to steal it. See how I was able to convince them to pay me to shop (ok, I think the coupons helped a little), and find out how you can do the same!

J. Money presents What’s Up With Your New Year’s Resolutions? posted at Budgets Are Sexy

How are they doing? Have you been nurturing them and helping them grow? Is this the first time you’ve thought about them in 9 months? šŸ™‚

Jeff Rose, CFP presents Before Purchasing a Bigger Home Consider These Steps or Go Broke posted at Good Financial Cents.

If you are considering buying a bigger home you need to read this article before starting the process. There are some things that you need to consider.

FMF presents My Comcast Saga Continues posted at Free Money Finance

The latest on my on-going battle with Comcast. (Note from Jaime: Comcast was a client in my previous career, and I’ve heard a lot of similar stories! That might be why I have bunny ears and only a computer hooked to my plasma TV šŸ™‚ )

Amanda L Grossman presents Deal or No Deal or Which Deal?: Our Timeshare Update posted at Frugal Confessions – Frugal Living.

We won a 3 day, 2-night vacation to Las Vegas with airfare from a timeshesentation. Or did we? Read about what happens when we try to cash in on our deal.


BWL presents Salesperson? How Honesty Improves Your Sales! posted at Christian Personal Finance.

Leineriza presents How to Start Freelancing Online – What Rates to Charge posted at Freelance Grind.


Connie Prater presents Banks and credit unions bottom feeding on debit card overdrafts? posted at Taking Charge.


Steve presents American Tax Relief, A Consumers Story | 2008 Taxes posted at 2008 Taxes.


Leave Debt presents Bi-weekly mortgage payments posted at Leave Debt Behind.

BudgetSnob presentsRefinancing a Mortgage, But Paying it Off Early posted at Budget Snob.

Madison DuPaix presents How Far Would You Go to Save Money? posted at My Dollar Plan.

David de Souza presents Landlords: 3 Ways To Reduce Your Tax Bill posted at UK Tax Blog.


freefrombroke presents Seven Ideas To Set Up SmartyPig Goals posted at Free From Broke.

Neal Frankle presents 401k Performance ?5 Tips To Turbo Charge It Now posted at Wealth Pilgrim.

DR presents How To Buy Gold And Silver Online posted at The Dough Roller.

Ken presents Some Valuable Tips We Used When We Establish Our Emergency Fund posted at Spruce Up Your Finances.

Arjun R. presents Investing In The Markets With The Threat Of A Double Dip Recession posted at Investing Thesis.

John presents How to Build and Grow a CD Ladder posted at Passive Family Income.

Net Worth

Kim Staudenraus presents I Need Extra Money posted at Life & Finances.


Barb Friedberg presents NO-BRAINER MONEY MANAGEMENT FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS posted at Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance.

PT presents The Cost of Owning a Car in the City posted at PT Money.

BeThisWay presents No One at AmTrust Bank Seems to Know Jack About Their Minimum Balance Policy posted at Are You Going To Be This Way The Rest of The Time I Know You?.

Donna Freedman presents What do we want to be? A few thoughts on labor. posted at Surviving and Thriving.

Super Saver presents Remembering Dad’s Generosity posted at My Wealth Builder.

Kristina presents Born Again DINKS posted at Dual Income No Kids.

Nathan Richardson presents Overdraft Protection: Are You In or Out? posted at ComplexSearch.

Craig Ford presents Start a Budget and Open the Door to a Debt Free Life posted at Money Help For Christians.


Silicon Valley Blogger presents Get Cheap Clothes Online or Elsewhere With These Tips posted at The Digerati Life.

Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog presents The Power of Asking For A Discount posted at Canadian Finance Blog.

Squirrelers presents The $600,000 Dog | Squirrelers posted at Squirrelers.

Crystal presents Food and the Nostalgia Factor posted at Budgeting In the Fun Stuff.

Money Beagle presents I Could Never Work In The Airline Industry posted at Money Beagle.

Buck Weber presents Four Leading Causes of Overspending posted at THE BUCK LIST.

Next weeks carnival will be at Complex Search!

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17 responses

  • Thanks for putting this together, and including my post!

  • Great carnival, Jaime! Thanks for the work you put into this and for the mention.


  • We love the Summer so Labor Day is a bit sad for us.

    Thanks for hosting!

    • Good point. While I love fall, it’s sad to see the beautiful summer weather go away. I’ll do my best to enjoy it today. šŸ™‚

  • Thank you for including my post! Have a nice Labor Day!

  • I still love the thought of having Monday off! But then again, I don’t love my job.

    Thanks for including my article, and making it an editor’s pick! I know you had a lot of great articles to choose from!

  • Thanks for letting me participate and putting all of this work into it! Have a great Labor Day!

  • Sweet! Really appreciate the Editor’s Pick my friend šŸ˜‰ Hope you’re not laboring today!

  • Hi Jaime

    Thanks for including our submission. Hope you are enjoying Labor day?

  • Thanks so much for publishing my Money Management for College Students article. I love the weather and the break. I had a perfect day; art faire, long walk, nap….. perfection.

  • Thanks for hosting the carnival and thanks for including my article on gift cards!

  • Thanks for including me Jaime. Hope everyone is ready for a great fall. I’m looking forward to the cooler weather for sure.


  • This is a good subject. Do you know more websites about it.

  • You know the history of mobey appearing is really interesting!

  • It was very interesting to read such story. I got a new knowledges.?

  • Hmmm..I found a lot of interesting topics to read. I am glad you posted does good ?links.

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