It is my distinct pleasure to host this week’s Carnival of Money Stories. CoMS is one of my favorite carnivals because of the personal element behind the stories. I love reading about what others have experienced and learned. Thanks for all the wonderful submissions. It was a pleasure reading all of them, and I’ve highlighted my favorites from each category.
This is the Monopoly Edition! Why Monopoly? Because the story of one of the most popular games in America is very interesting, and the game deals with money.
Jacqjolie presents Am I raising a dumpster diving kid? posted at Single Mom, Rich Mom.
WC presents I’m Having a Baby: Time to Freak Out posted at The Writer’s Coin.
Amanda L. Grossman presents From Wedding World Back into Reality posted at Frugal Confessions – Saving Money.
It was 1934, the height of the Great Depression, when Charles B. Darrow of Germantown, Pennsylvania, showed what he called the MONOPOLY game to the executives at Parker Brothers. Can you believe it, they rejected the game due to “52 design errors”!
Encouragement & Inspiration
BWL presents How Do You Respond to Impossible Challenges? posted at Christian Personal Finance.
Beating Broke presents Picking Yourself Back Up Again posted at Beating Broke.
Financial Samurai presents Pretend You Have Arrived So You Can Become posted at Financial Samurai.
FinEngr presents Financial Lessons From Running posted at Engineer Your Finances.
2 Cents presents Is Your New Business Hiding Inside You? posted at Balance Junkie.
The Happy Rock presents Your Life Is A Story, So What Does The Back Of Your DVD Say? posted at The Happy Rock.
Over 5,120,000,000 little green houses have been “constructed” since the MONOPOLY® game was introduced in 1935.
Credit, Debt, and Investing
Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog presents A Line of Credit, A Car Loan, and More Lies posted at Canadian Finance Blog.
Retirement Investing Today presents Investing mistakes I’ve made – shorting the stock market posted at Retirement Investing Today.
Squirrelers presents The One that Got Away posted at Squirrelers.
PT presents Why I Just Bought 1,000 Blockbuster Shares posted at PT Money.
Mike Piper presents Index Funds and ETFs: Get the Ticker Right posted at The Oblivious Investor.
Barb Friedberg presents Understanding Credit: Part 1 : 2 Minute Guide to Credit Cards posted at Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance.
Andy presents Putting It On Credit Card posted at Money Destiny.
Austin Morgan presents FF TV Episode #4: My Credit Cards posted at Foreigner’s Finances.
Parker Brothers once sent an armored car with one million dollars of the MONOPOLY® game money to a marathon game in Pittsburgh that had run out of funds.
Spending & Saving
Daniel presents Money Stories: Not Eating Out For A Week posted at Sweating The Big Stuff.
Peter presents Should I Have Bought An Extended Warranty? posted at Bible Money Matters.
Money Beagle presents Sorry, Lowes, Last Week’s Sale Cost Us Both posted at Money Beagle.
J. Money presents Just because it’s expensive, doesn’t mean it’s good. posted at Budgets Are Sexy.
Donna Freedman presents Calypso bread. posted at Surviving and Thriving.
A set made by Alfred Dunhill, that included gold and silver houses and hotels, sold for $25,000.
Job Related Stories
Christina Crowe presents Demand Studios Review: Working for Demand Studios posted at Cash Campfire.
Jeremy Heck presents The Loss of Personal Finance posted at Dual Income No Kids.
Kyle C. presents Holy Crap, I Suck… Or Not posted at Suburban Dollar.
Crystal presents My Crappy Car posted at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff.
Jason @ Redeeming Riches presents 5 Dumb Mistakes College Grads Make With Their Money posted at Redeeming Riches.
Jim presents Visit a Local Winery posted at Wanderlust Journey
The Financial Blogger presents May Net Worth Update (+13.5%!!!!) posted at The Financial Blogger.
Jeff Rose, CFP presents Dave Ramsey’s FPU Week 3: Cash Flow Planning posted at Jeff Rose.
freefrombroke presents Eating Healthy One Step At A Time posted at Free From Broke.
LeanLifeCoach presents Knowledge = Money In The Bank posted at Eliminate The Muda!.
Be sure to submit your posts for next week, which will be hosted by Funny About Money