The Carnival of Personal Finance #226 – The AFM Turn’s 5 Edition

October 13, 2009

Welcome to the 226th edition of the Carnival of Personal Finance. I asked to host this edition as a way to celebrate the fact that I have been blogging for 5 years. Hard to believe, but it’s true.

Anyway, here is this week’s roundup, arranged in topic order (the only way I know how to organize a roundup of this size). Next week’s carnival will be hosted by Fabulously Broke in the City.



Start Saving Money For Future Expenses

4 Hidden Costs of Business Travel

Saving Money is Not Hard!

MoneyWell Review

10 easy ways to save money

Should Christians Tithe While Paying Off Debt?

Save Money – Raise Chickens!

Emergency Fund Malfunction

Balancing Life’s Little Moments with Your Budget

Creating a Plan for Guaranteed Retirement Incomee


The Threat of Permenantly Reduced Income

Why Freelancing Benefits Your Day Job


Paying Medical Bills Without Drowning In Debt

How Did Your Credit History Start?

Don’t dodge those credit card company calls; they could be warning you of fraud

What are mortgage points and should you buy them


Compensation Drives Action

Why I Bought a $500k 20-Year Term Life Insurance Policy and You Should Too

Goals Are The Gateway To Financial Success

Calculating the Benefits of Double Health Insurance

Why You (Probably) Don’t Need Permanent Life Insurance

The Benefits of Finding Your Net Worth

Big Claims, Big Dollars, Big Trouble?

Do whatever works best for you in personal finance

Probate- Why and How to Avoid Probate Fees


How To Stay Broke Forever

What Comic Book Characters Taught Me About Personal Finance

Ten Things I Learned Moving – And Tips

Learn More About Lending Club Credit Rating and Collection Process

Google Android Personal Finance App Review

The Entitlement Generation

Dave Ramsey Review: Should Christians Build Wealth Like Crazy?

Investing and Money Rules of Thumb

The Internet Transformed Banking & Gave Us Options!

Why You May Not Want to Give Over the Phone

Personal Finance for Unmarried Couples

How to Win the McDonald’s Monopoly Game

7 Steps to Remaining Poor


The Stock Market: Stop Listening to the Talking Heads

Recommended Personal Finance Books

Utility dividends for current income

List of No Penalty CD (Certificates of Deposit) Rates

Gold Hype? You’re Being Taken for a Ride


SIMPLE IRA Retirement Plan for the Self-Employed

Only Six Months Left To Make Year 2009 Contributions To Roth IRA Or Traditional IRA

Time to Take Some Profits and Rebalance My 401k Again

Reflections on Two Years of Early Retirement


Employer Tax Credit Stimulus to Create New jobs and Lower Unemployment – Good Idea or Bad Policy

16 responses to The Carnival of Personal Finance #226 – The AFM Turn’s 5 Edition

  1. Thanks for putting this together.

    And congrats on 5 years! My goodness that’s a long time…

  2. Congrats and thanks for hosting!

  3. Wow, congrats man! 5 Years?? The internet was even around back then? 😉

  4. 5Years?!? That’s like 25 in internet years! Thanks for hosting and congrats.

  5. Nicely done!

    Thanks for hosting, and for including our post.

  6. Thanks for all of the work on the carnival and including my post. I like your blog and added a link to it on my blog.

  7. Thanks for hosting as well as including my article on Utility Stocks for Current Income!

    I have been blogging for almost 2 years now, and I could definitely see that you must have a specific personality to keep at blogging for 5 years!

  8. Thanks for hosting and congratulations on five years of blogging.

  9. Congratulations on 5 years and thanks so much for including my post in the roundup.

  10. Hey JLP – thanks very much for hosting and congratulations on your blogging anniversary!

  11. Congratulations on the blog anniversary. I didn’t even know what a blog was 5 years ago!

    Thanks for including my post.

  12. wow, think how much more stuff you’ll have written about in another 5 years! thanks for hosting.

  13. thanks for including me! Have a great weekend!

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  15. This is a nice Carnival. Thanks for letting me know