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Carnival of Money Stories #54 – My Old Man Thoughts Edition

Welcome to the 54th edition of The Carnival of Money Stories [1]! As my dad was my first model on how to handle money, I decided to let my father presents this carnival so he can share with you some of his thoughts about several topics. You may conclude that I learned more to do the opposite of what the does than listening to him!


Now son, get out the way and let me type on this weird machine called a computer!

old man thoughts [2]

My favourite sons –

I only have one son so I don’t have to care about favouritism within the family. So here are my favourites articles from this carnival:

They Want To Get Money Fast [3] by The Digerati Life [4]. I always tried to get rich quickly and it worked a few times. The problem is not to get rich, but to stay that way!

favorite son [5]

The Importance of Teaching Your Kids To Save [6] by Financial Learn [7].
I showed my son everything I knew about finance; he did what I told him to do instead of doing what I was doing.

How I Made $2,667 In Passive Income In March ’08 [8] by Living Off Dividends [9]. That’s my kind of stuff; doing nothing and looking at my wallet growing…

A Tale Of Two Doctors [10] by Paid Twice [11]. What a mess! I am glad to be Canadians and not to have to worry about medical insurance fine prints!

Whoring Out Your Spouse For Fun and Profit [12] by Punny Money [13]. ***Readers discretion advised***. Hum… it might be a solution….

– Saving Money –

save your money [14]

Saving Money, this is one thing I never did in my life. I don’t have too, I put all my money into my property! Renovation, amelioration and construction!


Payday Loans are Expensive [15] by Surfer Sam [16]. There are things in life that are quite expensive (like having a wife!)

but Payday loans are a huge waste of money. Surfer Sam found some alternatives.


Going bald is a blessing in disguise [17] by Pinchingcopper [18]. I’m turning 58 soon and I have all my hair. My son however, found that he was saving a good chunk of money every month by turning bald before 30!

Kroger’s 10 Item Mega Event [19] by Stop The Ride! [20] I love saving money at the grocery stores. This is why I sent my wife to do 5 grocery stores and use all the coupons she can. We are surely saving money even though it takes 4 hours to get everything every week!

Wedding Photography on a Budget [21] by My Daily Dollar [22]. My son’s wedding was one of the most beautiful days of my life. You gotta find a way to pay the expensive photographer!

Choosing A Student Credit Card [23] by Millionaire Money Habits [24]. I don’t need to choose the right credit card in order to save money, I take them all!!!

Pros And Cons Of A Free Term Life Insurance Quote Online [25] by Be Safe Insure [26]. Life Insurance? I’m kinda too old for that. However, if you have a young family, it is definitely a must!

Frugality Sucks [27] by The DebtFree Playbook Blog [28]. Yeah ! that’s what I am talking about! You have only one life to live. Go for it!

– Money Management –

Money management is easy, the more you make, the more you can spend! When there is nothing left in the bank account, that’s the sign that you have to start working again!


Straight Answers About Personal Financial Planning And Investment Management Are Difficult To Find [29] by The Skilled Investor [30]. You are looking for sraight answers from people with a suit and tie? Are you dreaming????

money management [31]

How To Track Your Money – Literally [32] by One Minute How-To [33]. I know where all my money goes; to a bottomless pit!

Yet Another Tax Humor Piece: Interactive Taxes [34] by Mad Kanes’ Humor Blog [35]. Taxes… all I have to say about taxes is… grrr….

Should A Child Spend The Whole Dollar? [36] By The DebtFree Playbook Blog [28]. Spending is my favourite habit so I would say YES!

Top 5 Money Management Tips for Seniors [37] by Personal Finance Management Guide [38]. Tips for seniors? Whohoo! I don’t have to worry about my finance any more! Thx!!

Success Stories: 6th Grade Teacher Worth $500,000 [39] by Can I Get Rich On A Salary [40]. Damn it! I knew I was not doing the right thing!

Red Flags and FedEx and Are You Sure That Check’s Not Going To Bounce ? [41] by Just Shoot Me Now [42]. Never, EVER write a check when you don’t know if you have the money in your bank account!

How My Childhood Influences My Finance [43] by Single Guy Money [44]. Just save money while you can since you never know when you are going to need it.

Childhood Money Memories [45] by Finance Gets Personal [46]. What’s going on? Everybody decided to do a comeback with their childhood memories?

Three Good Habits of Successful Retirees [47] by Fire Finance [48]. Planning your retirement is quite boring but it is definitely a must.

Advice To Get Rid Of Your Money Problems [49] by Success Is In You [50]. I should definitely take some notes from this post. This would allow me to keep some money in my pockets!

– Investment and Real Estate –

real estate [51]

I don’t believe in the stock market. The only real investment is properties. You simply can’t go wrong with land and bricks!


Top 10 S&P 500 Index Funds [52] by No Load Index Mutual Funds [53].

If you know nothing about the stock market and you still want to invest on your own, index funds could be a smart option.


House Buying: My Car Needs Repaired – A Gift From Heaven! [54] By Get Rich Or Die Trying [55]. After reading this post, you can think that there is always a positive twist to any bad luck!

Consumer Rights When Purchasing New Homes [56] by Silicon Valley Real Estate Blog [57]. There is nothing more frustrating than buying a property that is not properly built. Learn more about your rights as consumers!

Why I invested in Gold [58] by David Makes Cents [59]. Gold? Stocks? I never understand a thing about this! There is nothing like properties and land, I am telling ya!

6 Invesment Misconceptions That Stop You From Becoming A Millionaire [60] by Enhance Life [61]. This Kid might be right, but I still think that investing is too risky and that it’s a waste of time!

– Economy –

The more you want something, the more you have to pay the price! One thing I know is that global economy is responsible for the rise of the price of gas!


Inflation – Here we go again [62] by Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket [63]. Everything I used to buy in my old time is getting so expensive! Where are the cigarette packs at $0.50 ???


economy [64]

Are We Better Off Than Our Parents Were? [65] By Funny About Money [66]. A generation is always making more money than her previous. The problem is that they are spending it all!

Value of Money [67] by KC Lau [68]. Money is just a tool to get what you want. A pile of cash doesn’t do much on its own. Money has the value you want it to represent.

– Work Environment and Business –

business [69]

I you ever get tired of your boss, tell him to stick it and start your own business. If you are making 100K a year working for a company, tell yourself that they are making much more money on your back 😉


Have You Ever Had To Tell The Boss “No”? [70] by Free Money Finance [71]. Well, I did much worst than that! I told him that he can keep his job and stack it where I think! Haaa…. The lovely freedom of entrepreneurship!

Working At Home To Build Passive Blog Income And Giving Up Full Time Job Pay [72] by Money Blue Book [73]. I don’t know how these kids do it, but man, it seems like a lot of fun to earn money from a flat screen!

Business Loans – How To Get Your Business [74] by Physician Entrepreneur [75]. According to my experience, banks will only lend you money for your business once you are making so much money with it already. There is nothing like borrowing to family to make it happens!

Great Moments In Self-Regulation [76] by Trusted Advisor Associates [77]. You better checked twice with whom you are dealing with ‘cause nobody will protect you!

Are You Backable? [78] By Edith Yeung [79]. Many young and smart entrepreneurs have problem being “not backable”. That’s because banks don’t like to lend to people smarter than them.

What I Actually Do For A living [80] by Antishay Ventenne [81]. This guy is just doing too many things at the same time. I wonder if he found the trick to time travel?

– Other –

Well.. hum… look at that beast… I mean… I really mean “other”!


Karma Chameleon [82] by Have You Seen The Dog Lately? [83] Karma Chameleon? You gotta read it to understand it!


other [84]

Doing Good From The Comfort Of Your Own Home: Cambodia Edition [85] by Paradigm Shifted [86]. Considering philanthropy can only be good for your karma!


How It Happens [87] by Bumblef****ed [88]. Find out how come you are in debts after so many years of working!

Dealing With The (Possible) Theft Of Your Personal Data [89] by Five Cent Nickel [90]. Getting your identity stolen is worst than running naked in Central Park. You better be prepared!

The Best (and Worst) April Fools’ Day Joke [91] by My Dollar Plan [92]. Let me tell you something; if anyone ever tell you that you won something for free, it is surely an April Fool!!

Image sources: usaweekend.com [93], techcastweekly.com [94], Carrie [95], Brian [96], Vagabond Voyages [97], Short Bart [98], Altus [99], Leviathor [100].

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25 Comments To "Carnival of Money Stories #54 – My Old Man Thoughts Edition"

#1 Comment By Stephanie On April 8, 2008 @ 6:19 am

Great carnival this week! Thanks for hosting!

#2 Comment By SingleGuyMoney On April 8, 2008 @ 6:40 am

Great job and thanks for including my post.

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#4 Comment By Heather Allen On April 8, 2008 @ 7:07 am

This is a very funny carnival, beautifully presented. The venue is so good, it makes me proud to have my story included. Thank you.

#5 Comment By Mydailydollars On April 8, 2008 @ 8:15 am

I love how you put this carnival together! Great idea!

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#7 Comment By Funny about Money On April 8, 2008 @ 10:22 am

Thanks for including Funny’s rumination on whether we’re better off than our parents were. Nice job on the carnival–thanks for hosting!

#8 Comment By FIRE Finance On April 8, 2008 @ 10:24 am

Fantastic presentation! This was a huge carnival. Thanks a lot for hosting and mentioning our post on Retirement.
FIRE Finance

#9 Comment By BeThisWay On April 8, 2008 @ 10:24 am

Thanks for including my article! A great idea to have your Dad “review” the articles!

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Nice host theme! Thanks for the inclusion.

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#12 Comment By Shanti @ Antishay On April 8, 2008 @ 9:00 pm

Hahhaaa, I have a time machine and it’ MINE!! Mwa hahaha…
Thanks for the link!

I’m a girl, btw 😉

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#19 Comment By The Digerati Life On April 12, 2008 @ 9:29 pm

Thank you so much for hosting this carnival and for featuring me in your Editor’s Picks! I am truly honored. 🙂 This was a great edition you put together!

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#22 Comment By Vera Lang On April 15, 2008 @ 5:29 pm

Hi Financial Blogger,

I have to say I actually really enjoyed how you made finance light and simple in this article. No easy task. Of course, your picture behind the computer sets the tone right ~ I wholeheartedly agree with your sons!!! It’s a classic.

Keep up the good work and many thanks for including my article.


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