Carnival of Personal Finance, Cyber Monday 2008 Edition

Welcome to the Carnival of Personal Finance!  It’s officially Cyber Monday 2008, the online doppelgaenger to Black Friday.  This term was coined by the American Retail Federation three years ago after a majority of online retailers saw their sales go up the Monday after Thanksgiving.  Snopes found that the busiest online shopping day is not Cyber Monday but a couple of weeks after.  Regardless of whether online shoppers are only lukewarm about today, one thing’s for sure: there’s way less danger of getting injured by an online shopping cart.

So enjoy the Carnival, and head over to Amazon or eBay with full assurance that the Internet will completely protect you from e-bruising by other online shoppers!

Posts on Budgeting

Posts on Career

  • Economic Crunch runs through a checklist for taking advantage of benefits on a new job.  (These things can be a nice supplement to your salary.)
  • Monagomoney offers parallel advice with five things to do if you get laid off.  (Hopefully you’re not needing both this advice and the previous advice in the same day.)
  • Dog Ate My Finances (ha!) will take Common Sense for $200, Alex.  (Note:  Careful punctuation is crucial in this blog’s tagline.  Imagine, if you will, a misplaced colon: “Mid twenties.  Big salary.  Paying for some mistakes:  a wedding, and life.”  The name would then have to be changed to Alimony Ate My Finances.)
  • Beating Broke asks: “What is freedom worth?

Posts on Credit and Debt

Posts on The Economy

Posts on Finance

Posts on Frugality

Posts on Investing

Posts on Money Management

Posts on Real Estate

Posts on Saving and Taxes

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John Wedding

Husband. Father. Web publisher. Musician. John has blogged at Mighty Bargain Hunter since 2005, helping people to recognize life's good deals.

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  1. says

    Thank you for sharing useful information.At the end of the month, I will bet you will be very surprised to find out exactly how much of your take home pay you spend on unnecessary stuff in the $2 – $10 range.I did this several years ago, and discovered that I was spending over $200 a month on coffee, bottled water, and snacks. Never realized that the $1.75 a day on a Starbucks would add up quite that severly.

  2. says

    Thanks for including my post. Very clever mention on my article "Three keys to banana-free living"-(Sounds a-peeling.). I wish I had thought of that :)



  3. says

    Thanks for including my post. I agree very few people have capital gains, but atleast you can deduct some of the capital losses from your other income. Future gains should also be offset by all the big losses this year.

  4. says

    Nice job on the Carnival. Thanks for hosting and for including my iGoogle gadget info, along with a whole lot of great personal finance info.


  5. says

    Thanks for the addition of my article on learning about making money from a video game, and glad you liked the spin. :)

    Your site is new to me, so I'm going to take a look around now… :)

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