Carnival of Money, Growth and Happiness #22

Greetings! The 22nd edition of the Carnival of Money, Growth and Happiness is up. We have selected 46 posts for this edition. Here are the posts in the order they were received.

SJ Yee presents The Knight in Rusty Armor, A story of Social Masks posted at Personal Development for the Book Smart. A story we can all learn from. The rusty armor is a metaphor for the social masks we all put on in life.

Eric D. Wills presents What’s a Dollar? posted at One Away.

Arin Vahanian presents How to Change or Develop a Belief System posted at Super State.

Lorraine Cohen presents Powerfull Living » Business Success Tip #13 - Own & Communicate Your Value posted at Powerfull Living. Your ability to communicate your value in the marketplace can make or break your business.

Warren Wong presents Focus On One Thing At A Time To Completion posted at Personal Development. Learn to focus on one thing at a time to save time and get more done.

Mark Runta presents Early Retirement – Illusion or Reality posted at Smart Investing & Money Management. Don’t wait to start living a full life - start now.

David presents Complete Guide to Obtain a Loan or Investment for your Start-Up Business posted at Tips for Business Start-ups. Loans are a time-tested way of raising capital for your business. Unfortunately is not as easy as going to the bank and asking for money.

TheWild1 presents Over 40% in under 6 months! posted at TheWild1. the writer shares how he made 40% return in the stock market in 5 months.

George Courtney jr presents What a Weak Dollar Means for U.S. Shoppers posted at The Authentic Bartender Blog. WEDNESDAY’S RATE CUT from the Fed has economists expecting that the already-weak dollar will fall even further.

Matthew Paulson presents How to Become a Millionaire 20 Years from Today (Even if You Have Nothing Now) posted at Getting Green.

Wilson ng presents SME #3 - Think Small, Act Small posted at Reflections of a BizDrivenLife. If you look around in most businesses, many people believe that there is only one way to succeed - to become big and to impress. Mergers, acquisitions, titan investments coupled with loads of risk and huge borrowings…

Glblguy presents 5 Personal Finance Lessons From The Pursuit of Happyness posted at Gather Little By Little.

Ralph Jean-Paul presents Start Meaningful Conversations posted at Potential 2 Success. Have more interesting and engaging conversations by learning the right way to begin them. The way you connect with people can improve your social and professional life. So if you want to improve your overall lifestyle, improve the way you connect with others.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Cut Down On Travel Costs As A Gracious Houseguest posted at The Digerati Life. Save money on travel by being a gracious houseguest!

James presents The Victims of Payday Loans posted at Payday Loan Blog. The nature of payday loans implies that it targets people who are in need of cash and without better financial means to obtain such cash.

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Charge! posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.

Logan Flatt, CFA presents “Growth Investing” Nothing More Than Rank Speculation posted at Thanks to decades of promulgation by the financial services industry, it is now common for many people not unlike Mr. Authers to mistakenly use the terms “value” and “growth” to describe two contrasting styles of investing. However, there are not two styles of investing. Instead, there is investing and there is speculation.

Jason Elder presents Chapter 7 Bankruptcy - 5 Good Reasons To File Bankruptcy posted at A Bankruptcy Lawyer’s Blog. Chapter 7 bankruptcy is a popular form of bankruptcy in the United States. For some, it is the last resort of those who have experienced a sudden job loss or a major medical issue that they had no control over. Through bankruptcy liquidation filed under this chapter the debtor can get a fresh financial start by receiving a discharge of all debts.

Aaron Wakling presents How to Resolve Bad Credit posted at The Credit & Credit Card Blog. A bad credit situation is not a comfortable situation to get into. Spending beyond your means can lead to a bad credit situation.

Eric Hudin presents Is Offshore Asset Protection Sensible? posted at My Estate Planning Career Blog. Offshore asset protection is an asset protection scheme where the assets of an individual are duly protected by registering the said assets in an offshore jurisdiction beyond the legal reach of individuals who may want to profit from what you own by suing you for your assets.

Allen Taylor presents Planning Retirement Stock - What You Need To Know To Make A Fortune With Your Investing posted at Investing World Today. When it comes to planning retirement, stock is very important helping you achieve your retirement goals. The stock market is one of the main avenues of revenue for many investors today, and it can be a great source of revenue for you.

Tim Ramsey presents What Are The 3 Biggest Challenges To Getting Out Of Debt? The Answer May Surprise You posted at My Debt Relief Blog. Statistics show that the US Savings rate is at an all-time low and the average household debt is at a record high. What are we doing to ourselves? Not only are we deep in debt, it seems that we will never be able to get out of debt.

Eric Stanley presents Six Steps to Building a Solid Financial Foundation posted at Personal Finance Blog Articles. Building a financially solid foundation for your future does not require you to be a financial expert. What it does require is a plan. When it comes to securing your financial foundation, a goal is the roadmap for you to build your financial plan.

Thomas Humes presents Financial Freedom - Learn How to Always Be Ahead of the Game posted at Wealth Building World. The following are my top tips and recommendation for anyone seeking to put an end to the rat race and achieve financial freedom.

FIRE Finance presents Citi Upromise Credit Card - Enhance Your College Fund’s Savings! posted at FIRE Finance. College costs are rising every year and we have to plan well to send our kids to good universities. In fact, the secret to having an ample college fund is to get started as early as possible.

LIVING OFF DIVIDENDS presents How I Made $1,836.90 Last Month (Excluding My Salary) posted at LIVING OFF DIVIDENDS. The writers says, I’ve been trying to boost my passive income for over two years now. I’m finally at the point where I can afford to pay the rent!


KCLau presents Does Compound Interest Really Apply to Unit Trust Investment? posted at KCLau’s Money Tips. Unit trust is an easy means of obtaining a spread of investment. It is suitable for passive investor, who doesn’t want to, or doesn’t have extra time to invest their cash savings.

Frugal Fanny presents What You Learned from Your Allowance and Why Kids Still Need Allowance Today posted at Frugal Fanny’s Everyday Money Saving Tips. An article discussing the importance of utilizing allowance as a teaching tool for good money management skills in later life. Includes a concrete discussion of tips for creating an effective allowance system in a family.

Amanda presents PJM.Com October Earnings Report posted at the so called me.

MichelleM presents Saving Strategy For Weekend Fun posted at Redomestication - Money Family Home Food Simple. A simple way to beat boredom and enjoy your weekends without breaking the bank.

FitBuff presents 4 Tips for Buying the Best Running Shoes posted at’s Total Mind and Body Fitness Blog.
Enjoy! The right running shoes are a wise investment in your health, but “right” is the key word. Use these four questions to find the perfect pair for you…

Edith presents 7 Business Lessons Learned from Watching Warren Buffet posted at Edith Yeung.Com: Dream. Think. Act..

Mark Runta presents Simple Frugality – Conservation posted at Smart Investing & Money Management. Simple strategies to conserve energy and resources to help the environment and your wallet.

Ted Stearns presents 3 Reasons Why FICO 08 Won?t Happen posted at TradeLine Although Fair Isaac has insisted they will present their new system to change the scoring method for all three credit agencies, we offer three legitimate reasons why it won’t happen. presents See How Easily You Can Add Google Apps like Email, Chat and Microsoft Office Style Programs to Your Own Website posted at - Discover. Inspiring . Media. Give your personal finances a jumpstart with microsoft excel style programs you can use on the web for free.

Warren Wong presents How To Calm Down posted at Personal Development. How To Calm Down teaches you various tips and tricks for calming yourself down.

Christine presents My Teenager’s First Job, Teens and Work, Self-Employed Teens, Teens working For Themselves posted at Me, My Kid and Life. Christine says, “My teenager’s first job: Creating an online business to earn in her free time from what she loves doing.”

Jose DeJesus MD presents Banking Relationships Pay Long-Term Dividends posted at Physician Entrepreneur.

Nadege presents Five Reasons Why You Stuggle Financially posted at Financially stAble.

ChristianPF presents 6 Tips for a Debt Free Christmas posted at Christian Personal Finance. 6 Tips for a Debt Free Christmas.

Meredith Mathews presents Link Karma: Rethink; Simplify! posted at Lemonade Stand.

Charles H. Green presents Americans, Travel and Rushing to Judgment posted at Trust Matters. Charles says, “My personal road to growth has been exposure to others. For me as an American, the benefit of international travel is enormous. Yet only something like 20% of us have a passport. Absurdly few of us speak another language—usually poorly at that.”

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Back Up Your Data And Save A Thousand Dollars posted at The Digerati Life. Save money by backing up your data and avoiding the loss of your valuable information.

Ken Hylton presents You’re Not Contributing As Much As You Think to Your 401k posted at Credit Withdrawal. Contributing to your 401k doesn’t cost as much out of pocket as it seems at first. The Federal, State and Local governments kick in too!

Everything Finance presents Investing is boring. Well, It should be! posted at Everything Finance.

That concludes this edition. Next edition of this carnival will be hosted here on November 20, 2007. Submit your blog articles using our Blog Carnival Submission Form.

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