Carnival of Money Stories: Monopoly Edition

by Mike on May 17, 2010

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

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Josiah July 20, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Dude.. I am not much into reading, but somehow I got to read lots of articles on your blog. Its amazing how interesting it is for me to visit you very often.

2 Jonny May 23, 2010 at 3:16 am

Hi Kita, You have an awesome finance blog, I read most of your post, they are really great, keep the good job doing.

.-= Jonny´s last blog ..Control over our finance its not so easy. =-.

3 Forest May 21, 2010 at 12:54 am

Great roundup, sorry I didn’t get a resubmission in on time…. Things got hetic and I fell behind in all things online!

I love Monopoly!
.-= Forest´s last blog ..A Pledge To Never Take Credit Again! =-.

4 J. Money May 19, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Oh man, I LOVE Monopoly! Was pretty addicted at one point….pretty happy about living a normal life now 😉 Thanks for hosting.

5 Money Beagle May 19, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Thanks for including me and for the cool theme!
.-= Money Beagle´s last blog ..You Can Afford A Bigger House, But Should You Buy One? =-.

6 Barb Friedberg May 18, 2010 at 7:11 am

Hi Kita,
Thank you for posting my “story.” Great carnival. Best, Barb

7 Donna Freedman May 17, 2010 at 8:24 pm

Ms. Lakita: Thank you for including “Calypso bread” in this carnival!
.-= Donna Freedman´s last blog ..They like me! They really like me! =-.

8 LeanLifeCoach May 17, 2010 at 11:10 am

Thanks so much for a job well done. Its a pleasure to be included!
.-= LeanLifeCoach´s last blog ..Thought Experiment – Retirement Dwellings =-.

9 Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog May 17, 2010 at 10:47 am

Glad to be included, love the Monoply theme!
.-= Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog´s last blog ..10 Ways To Save Money By Using The Internet =-.

10 Craig/FFB May 17, 2010 at 10:39 am

Ahhh, its quite obvious now that the Monopoly house construction is the root of our current economic crisis! It all makes sense now.

Great theme. Thanks for hosting!

11 PF Journey May 17, 2010 at 10:51 am

Haha, exactly!

12 Jason @ Redeeming Riches May 17, 2010 at 9:50 am

Great job hosting the carnival – thanks for including me! 😉
.-= Jason @ Redeeming Riches´s last blog ..Mortgage Refinance Calculator =-.

13 Squirrelers May 17, 2010 at 9:27 am

Lakita – Thanks for including my post – and thanks for highlighting it as a favorite!

14 PF Journey May 17, 2010 at 9:31 am

No problem! There was something very nostalgic about it that I appreciated.

15 The Happy Rock May 17, 2010 at 8:45 am

Thanks for the hard work Kita!

16 Kyle C. May 17, 2010 at 5:50 am

Thanks for the include, great job hosting the carnival
.-= Kyle C.´s last blog ..Friday Finance Followers – Shameless Promotion Edition =-.

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