Carnival of Money Stories- New Year’s 2010 Edition

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Welcome to the January 4, 2010 edition of Carnival of MoneyStories 2 New Year’s 2010 Edition!  What not a better way to ring in a new decade with some great stories about money.  Happy New Year!

Editor’s Picks

Darwin presents How I Saved 44% on my Comcast Bill-Chat Transcript ($1104 per Year) posted at Darwin’s Finance, saying, “Want to save 40% or more on your Comcast or other provider bill? A step by step chat session transcript outlining exactly how to negotiate massive discounts from service providers.”

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Mystery Shopping: How I Earn Extra Cash Online posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “I tell my story of how I earn extra income online.”

Pete presents How to Make Money With a Blog posted at Bible Money Matters, saying, “If you want to learn how to make money blogging, this is the series for you.”


Joe Plemon presents How Do You Measure Success? posted at Personal Finance By The Book, saying, “Do you equate success with being a super achiever or can one be considered successful by simply doing worthwhile activities? This post explores the measurement of success.”


jim presents New Credit Card Costs ±14 FICO Points posted at Bargaineering.

David presents List of Credit Card Foreign Currency Transaction Fees posted at Credit Card Offers IQ.

DR presents How to Find a “Good” Bad Credit Credit Card posted at The Dough Roller.

Connie Prater presents ABC’s ‘The Middle’ takes a jab at the evils of deferred interest posted at


Matt Jabs presents Traditional and Roth IRA Contribution Limits posted at Debt Free Adventure, saying “Continually updated information on Roth IRA contribution limits and Traditional IRA contribution limits for each subsequent tax and contribution year. Now that you know how much and when to contribute, now you should focus on where to house your IRA.


Adam presents My Call From a Debt Collector posted at Your Money Relationship.

Pinyo presents How Payday Loans Work and My Experience posted at Moolanomy, saying, “Miranda writes about her payday loan experience, then goes on to explaining how the system work and why you should avoid payday loan.”

Jeff Rose presents Suze Orman’s Cash Survival List at Good Financial Cents, saying,” Check out this list if you are in need of some quick cash”.

debt kid presents 9 Rules To Get Out Of Debt posted at Debt Kid.


Peak Personal Finance presents New Year Financial Resolution: Refinance posted at Peak Personal Finance, saying, “Resolve to lower your housing expenses this year!”

The Smarter Wallet presents Housing Prices Still Down: Predicting Home Price Trends posted at The Smarter Wallet.

Net Worth


Curt presents 2009 Budget Reflections posted at


Lynnae presents Do It Yourself Frugality posted at

FMF presents Free Money Finance: The Big Clean posted at Free Money Finance, saying, “We recently cleaned our house in a major way. Boy, did we learn some things.”

Austin Morgan presents How Japan and America View Christmas and New Year?s Day posted at Foreigners Finances, saying, “I’ve lived in Japan for 5 months now, and the differences in how America and Japan view the Christmas and New Years holidays tells a lot about the respective nations and how we view money/traditions.”

LeanLifeCoach presents DIYing for Dollar$$$ posted at Eliminate The Muda!.

Rainy-Day Saver presents Cats: What They Really Cost You posted at Rainy-Day Saver, saying, “Thanks for hosting — Happy New Year!”

La guerre des étoiles

Kyle presents Stupidity Is Costly posted at Suburban Dollar» Suburban Dollar: Personal Finance Blog from a Suburbanite’s Perspective.

freefrombroke presents How Much Are You Spending On The Kids This Holiday? posted at Parenting Family Money, saying, “We didn’t go overboard with the kid’s presents this year. How much did you spend on the kids this holiday?”

freefrombroke presents A Little Investigation And Elbow Grease Saved Us Over $150 posted at Free From Broke, saying, “When our vacuum stopped working our first instinct was to look to buy a new one. But I realized I might be able to fix it instead. Glad I realized that ’cause it saved us a lot!”

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