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Carnival of Personal Finance #140 – Prison Break Edition

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As most people feel handcuffed by their personal finance, I thought I would present the Carnival of Personal Finance #140 under the Prison Break Theme. ‘Cause we all want to break out the rat race!

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Lechero’s best prisoners

The survival of the fittest, the toughest guys in the place, the ones who merits having an upgraded cell:

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What Price Are You Paying To Have It All? The Supermom Myth [5] by The Digerati Life. [6]

Ask the Readers: Talking about Money? [7] By Million Dollar Journey. [8]

You Are Not Your Stuff, Your Stuff Is Not You. [9] By My Two Dollar. [10]

NZCU Baywide’s 9 Steps To Building A Better Budget + Downloadable Excel Spreadsheet [11] by NZCU baywide [12]

What Is A Certified Financial Planner? An Interview with Ciaran McKeever [13] by Moolanomy [14].

Ways to Save Money Series [15] by Clever Dude [16].

Insurance Poor and Self-Insuring [17] by Fours Pillars [18].

Money Management

When you are stuck in a prison, managing your money to get what you need is very important. T-Bag knows how to manage other people’s money. Here are other inmates who know what to do with a few bucks:

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Finally! An EASY Way to Track Money and Spending [21] by Simple Nickle [22].

What My Parents Have Taught Me About Money [23] by Small Cents [24].

Three Failures of Our Brains [25] by Handling Finances [26].

Save Money With Small Changes [27] by Finding Financial Peace [28].

Assigning a spot for your money [29] by Getting Ahead [30].

Biggest Bank Scam – Did You Know About This? [31] By Truthful Lending Mortgage, Refinance Advice. [32]

Buy Whatever You Want To…After You Save Up [33] by We’re In Debt [34].

Emotions and Money [35] by A Dollar A Day [36].

Ron Popeil Gives Great Personal Finance Advice [37] by Free From Broke [38].

Re-Mortgaging [39] by Move To Portugal [40].

Time or Money, What do You Want More Of? [41] By Money Management And You! [42]

Financial Bookkeeping – Advantages [43] by Growing Money [44].

The Week After My Wedding and The Day After Valentine’s Day [45] by Money Ning. [46]

Lessons I Wish I Learned Earlier [47] by Smart Easy Money [48].

Our Approach For Choosing A Financial Advisor [49] by My Wealth Builder. [50]

What One Area Of Your Personal Finance Management Would You Like To Improve? [51] By No Credit Needed [52].


Each prisoner has to pay a tax in order to survive in Sona. You can talk to Bellick to know what’s happening when you don’t pay them. However, there is always some ways to get around taxes. Some guys find out about a few tricks:

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Expert Q & A: 5 Tax Time Tips for Small Business Owners [54] by American Small Business News [55]

Uncle Sam is Going to Suck Me Dry [56] by Being Frugal.net [57]

What Is A Novated Lease? [58] By Novated Lease Australia [59]

Are you a manic RRSP or 401K maxer? [60] By Squawkfox [61]

How To Qualify For Bush’s 2008 Economic Stimulus Tax Rebate Check [62] by Money Blue Book. [63]

Tax Rebate Confusion [64] by Money Myths [65].

Great News on PMI from The Accountant’s Daughter [66] by Be This Way [67].


Invest you time, energy and effort at the right place and you might break out of the prison. If you can’t get to talk to Scofield, you can at least read more about investing here:

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9 Retirement Killers? Try Only Three! [69] By Retire Happy [70].

Biggest Insurance Scams, why all insurance rips you off – Part 2 [71] by The Amatureist Financial Journey [72].

Investing – Bond, Money Bonds [73] by Craig’s Coin [74].

It Was An Odd Odyssey [75] by Dividend4life [76].

Stock Market Investing Tips: #6: What Makes a Good Stock [77] by Green Pastures. [78]

Investing in Single Stocks – Why I Don’t Do It? [79] By Prime Time Money [80].

Are you Saving Enough for Retirement? Check out this Rule of Thumb [81] by The Dough Roller [82].

Cross-Over Point Calculator [83] by Money and Such [84].

– Millionaire Rule #8 [85] by Aspire 2 Wealth. [86]

Saving and Frugality

In Sona, every little piece of something might be precious. You can learn from Scofield to know how to put resources aside and save some money by being frugal:

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Save time and money by properly organizing your personal records with these 8 tips [89] by The Personal Financier [90].

Frugal Living Tip – Your Favorite Stuff on Sale? Load Up! [91] by Cheap Cannuck. [92]

How much are your coins worth [93] by Frugal For Life [94].

Emergency Fund 101 [95] by Green Panda Treehouse [96].

Top 10 Things I Do To Save Money [97] by The Great Money Challenge [98].

My Experiment: Asking for a Better Deal [99] by Alpha Consumer [100].

When shopping, you gotta compare muffins to muffins [101] by Beyond Paycheck to Paycheck. [102]

Five Quick Driving Tips for Gas Conservation [103] by Daily Money Hack [104].

How My Wife and I Celebrate Valentine’s Day – Past and Present [105] by Lazy Man and Money [106].

The Car I Didn’t Buy [107] by Blunt Money [108].

Prep Cards Everywhere! [109] By Keeping the Reins Tight [110].

Travel [111] by Dollar Frugal [112].

When Smoking is Good for You [113] by Millionaire Money Habits [114]

Real Estate

In order to feel better about yourself, you can always try to decorate your cell or try to find a better one. Here are some tricks on how to handle your piece of real estate:

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Spreading the Gospel? [117] By LivingalmostLarge [118]

Pay Off Debt or Save for a House [119] by Sound Money Matters [120].

Pay Off Debt or Save? [121] By Salt Lake Real Estate Blog [122]

How to Buy Foreclosed Homes: A Quick Guide – Part 2 [123] by Smart Money Daily. [124]

Conforming Loan Limits and the Economic Stimulus Package [125] by Searchlight Crusade [126].

Update on fixing the home loan interest rate [127] by Cheap as Chips [128].


A good way to spend time in prison and get some privilege is to get a job. Working for Lechero as a bodyguard may be risky but this is quite a privilege. Learn more about how to manage your way up the prison latter:

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Do You Believe? I Do… [131] by iowahippiechick [132].

Bad Jobs [133] by Not The Jet Set [134].

Calculating a Pay Check for a New Pay Schedule [135] by My Family’s Money [136].

Job Search Series – Step 1 – Analyze your previous experience [137] by One Million and Beyond. [138]


Our entire world is surrounded by finance and money. Hiring an experienced, qualified criminal defense attorney Dayton [139] will help you and defend you from the charges against you. You will need a attorney that understands your specific case [140].You can get away from it, not even in prison. Find out more about general finance here:

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Top 10 Financial Products to Avoid [143] by Finance Blog [144].

Is that a nest egg you’re living in? [145] by Retirement Planning – The Boulevard to retirement [146]

Average Net Worth Values [147] by Five Cent Nickle [148].

Five Ideas on Dealing with Fear of Retirement [149] by Canadian Dream [150].

How The Game of Life Teaches Personal Finance [151] by Free Money Finance [152].

Save Us From Ourselves [153] by Insureblog [154].

How To Become A Millionaire (In 6 Easy Steps!) [155] by Blueprint for Financial Prosperity [156]

Snowball your way out of debt!! [157] By Christian Personal Finance. [158]

Selling on Amazon (casually) When Not to Bother? [159] By Mrs. Micah. [160]

A budget in your head isn’t really a budget [161] by Mighty Bargain Hunter [162].


Nothing has more value than what is on demand. In Prison, stuff that more or less useless outside might take quite a jump in value once in Sona. Whistler’s bird book is a good example of this phenomenon. If you want to understand the powerful laws of offer and demands, you can read those articles:

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Recession. I Am Not Worried. Are You? [164] By All About Ben [165].

Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble [166] by Funny About Money [167].

20 Surprising Ways High Oil Prices affect the Global Economy [168] by Currency Trading [169].


There is always all kind of weird stuff that goes on within the walls of Sona. The Company has their evil plan, Mahone is trying to break out with Scofield and Link wants to save his son from this uncomfortable situation. Find out more miscellaneous finance articles here:

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Did you know that your credit history can affect your insurance rates? [172] by Money Smart Life [173].

Debt To Income Ration – A Calculation Important In Debt Reduction [174] by Making Cents [175].

Have Your Credit Card Rates Gone Up? [176] by Ask Mr Credit Card [177]

Can this provide the motivation to my children on smart personal finance [178] by Faterhsez [179].

Practical Tips for Staying Warm in a Winter Storm [180] by American Consumer News. [181]

Tips and Tricks for Financial Organization [182] by My Dollar Plan [183].

How Loudly Does Fear Speak? [184] By Paid Twice. [185]

Consumers’ credit card pain may be a long-term gain [186] by The Coin Jar [187].

So that’s it, I hope you enjoyed this Carnival 😀

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