The Tuesday After Vacation Monday Linklet

We drove back from the mountains of North Carolina yesterday, and I’m not even going to pretend I’m sorry this is posted late.

The Carnival of Personal Finance was hosted at Greener Pastures: Personal Finance and included my post How Much Energy Does That Appliance Use?.

Be sure to check these great posts:

The Carnival of Life at Mixed Metaphor.net included my post Prevent Drowning – Water Safety Tips for Parents.

Don’t miss:

The Carnival of Money Stories Edition #66 was hosted at My Good Cents this week. My article The New World Of Airline Travel was included and awarded a 🙂 – their version of an Editor’s Pick. Thanks!

Many great reads this week. Check out:

The Festival of Frugality was hosted at Budgets Are Sexy this week and included my article You Know What I Did This Summer – Save Money!.

Also check out:

The Money Hacks Carnival was hosted at Sound Money Matters this week and and also included the article You Know What I Did This Summer – Save Money! (Whoops, didn’t realize I submitted the same article to two carnivals!).

Still worth checking out, especially these two posts:

Special thanks to Funny About Money for mentioning my post You Know What I Did This Summer – Save Money! in her article Moments of Fame.

Also thanks to Alison at This Wasn’t In The Plan for mentioning my article To Explore the New World of Airline Travel You Need More Than a Map in her post Friday Night Link Love: Fireworks Edition.

Monday Escape to Magic Mountain Linklet

We’re on vacation in North Carolina and having a super-dee-duper time. Enjoy this week’s roundup!

The Carnival of Personal Finance #158 : Vampire Slaying Edition was hosted at Mrs. Micah, who chosed my post My Personal Finance Confession Project: Credit Card Rates as an Editor’s pick! Thanks Mrs. Micah!.

Also check out:

My article Your Economic Stimulus Check Didn’t Include Money For Your Kids? You’re Getting Another Check! was in the Carnival of Money Stories hosted at The Dividend Guy Blog .

Other good reads:

Special thanks to PaidTwice at I’ve Paid for This Twice Already for mentioning my article My Personal Finance Confession Project: Credit Card Rates in her Sunday Morning Link Love – The Colonoscopy Edition, and for writing her own – My Personal Finance Confession: Retirement Funds. Thanks, too to Anna at To Be Debt Free for mentioning that same article in their Carnival of Personal finance Roundup and for participating by writing Personal Finance Confession.

Extra special thanks to everyone who shared their confessions and/or wrote their own articles! You rock!

Monday Night Link Love – New England Edition

I’m in Connecticut this week (who decided how to spell Connecticut???), so here’s some long distance link love…

Carnivals I was in last week:

My post Free Isn’t Really Free. A Story Of Mendacious Marketers made appearances in two round-ups this week.  Special thanks to The Digerati Life for mentioning  it in their article Celebrating the Diva Cup, Emergency Funds and the Carnival of Personal Finance and to Living the Cheap Life for the link love in Blog carnivals and link roundup – 6/18.

I’m out of town this week so I’m not going to give you my picks.  Check out the carnivals for terrific stories!

The May-as-Well-Name-it-Tuesday Monday Links

I completely forgot to do the post this week. Can’t understand why, with everything going on…

The Carnival of Personal Finance: Songs of Summer was held at Prime Time Money this week and included my post Hospital Income Policy A Terrific Buy For My Family – How About Yours?.

My faves:

The Carnival of Money Stories #63 – Gather Round the Campfire! was hosted at Bible Money Matters and included my post Protect Your Privacy and Your Identity with a Free Second Phone Number.

Other great posts:

The Carnival of Family Life: Father’s Day Edition was hosted at On the Horizon and included my post Fine Literature at a Great Price.

Also check out:

Great job to all the hosts! Thank you!

The Finally On Time Monday Linklets

The Carnival of Money Stories was hosted at Finance Gets Personal and included my post Lottery Tickets Are a Complete Waste of Money. Unless You Win.

I also liked:

  • I am a phantom power ninja over at Bumblefucked. Okay, I admit it. I love that blog name. But her article reminds us to unplug things that we’re not using to save money on electricity.
  • Teaching Kids About Money at LivingAlmostLarge is thought provoking. Should schools or parents teach about personal finance and financial responsibility. Personally I think both, with the parents doing the lions share.

No Debt Plan hosted Festival of Frugality this week and included my post Great Deals Lose Value When they Sit. And Sit. And Sit.

Also worth reading:

The Money Hacks Carnival was ably hosted by Broke Grad Student this weekand included my post Security Alert: Lock Bumping.

Also interesting:

Thanks, too, to Think Your Way to Wealth for including my post Great Deals Lose Value When they Sit. And Sit. And Sit in his (her?) Weekend Roundup-Bring On the Heat Edition. Thanks, too, to Amanda at Value For Your Life for including that same post in her Festival of Frugality Weekly Picks. I’m so glad you like it!

Thanks again to all the hosts for their hard work. See you next week!!!!

Monday Link Love – The Finished the Post But Forgot to Publish It Edition

The Carnival of Personal Finance #154 was hosted at Canadian Dream: Free at 45 this week. My post Time and Effort are More Valuable Than Money was chosen as an Editor’s Pick, so thank you very much!

Also clickworthy:

The Carnival of Family Life was hosted at Colloquium and included my post The Sunscreen Controversy.

Also check out:

The Festival of Frugality was hosted by Funny About Money this week. My article I Don’t Wanna Work! was included.

I also really liked:

The Carnival of Money Stories Edition #61 was hosted at piggybankblues and included my post A Frugal Girl’s Decidedly Not Frugal Wedding.

As usual, everyone’s stories were great. Check out:

The Money Hacks Carnival was hosted at Prime Time Money and included my article Paying for Peace of Mind.

Other good reads:

I had entered the Carnival of Everything Finance quite awhile ago and it was finally time for publishing. It was hosted at Everything Finance Blog and included my article Competitive Credit.

Of interest:

  • I found the article Open Houses – Did You Know? timely, as we are about to put our house on the market. Most of the real estate agents I’ve spoken to have told me these are a waste of time – that mostly all you get are neighbors and looky-lous. I can see that they are a lot of work, too. Still, I’m going to insist on one.
  • Her Home Blog’s post 3 Things That Appear On Your Credit Report was also timely. It’s always good to understand your credit report better.

A very special thanks to PaidTwice at I’ve Paid For This Twice Already… who was as affected as I was by the news story I wrote about in Does Anyone Ever Get Over Being Bullied? to mention it in her Monday Morning Link Love. She also mentioned I Don’t Wanna Work in that same post. Good to know I’m not alone, not that I thought I was.

Special thanks also to My Good Cents who included my post I Don’t Wanna Work! as one of her favorites in this week’s Festival of Frugality.

Special thanks to CAN I GET RICH ON A SALARY for mentioning my post Time and Effort are More Valuable Than Money… in the post Four Blog Carnivals of the Apocalypse!.

Thanks again to all the hosts!!  Carnivals are a ton of work!

Monday Linkfest, Memorial Day Edition

The Festival Of Frugality – If I Had A Car Edition was hosted at The Financial Blogger this week. My post A Little Something is Poison to Emotional Spenders was included.

Also check out:

My article My Economic Stimulus Check Didn’t Include Money for My Kids! was in the Money Hacks Carnival this week, along with several other articles on the Economic Stimulus check.

Also of note:

The All About Celebrities Blog Carnival was hosted at Fashion Trendz and included my article Brushes With Fame.

The Carnival of Personal Finance #153: the Q & A edition was hosted at Money and Values this week. My article Your Safe Deposit Box Isn’t As Safe As You Think It Is was included, and seems to have creeped out quite a few people.

Must reads:

The Carnival of Money Stories was hosted at College of Cash and included my articleThe Best Financial Move I Made in College.

Other articles I liked:

Special thanks to FireFinance for mentioning my post Your Safe Deposit Box Isn’t As Safe As You Think It Is in Sunday Review #21 – From Safety of a Safe Deposit Box to America’s Wake up Call with High Gas Prices.

Also thanks to Moolanomy for including my post A Frugal Girl’s Decidedly Not Frugal Wedding in hisThe Best Wedding Tips and Stories Giveaway.

Another Late Linklet

I’m late on the linklets again this week. So much to do…

The Carnival of Family Life was hosted at Write from Karen and included my post Do I Have to Pay to Appreciate Them?.

Other good posts:

The Carnival of Money Stories was hosted at Money Walks this week. It included my post How I saved $10 in Gas.

Also check out:

The Festival of Frugality was hosted at Quest for Four Pillars and included my post 10 Free or Almost-Free Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas.

Two more good ones:

Also, thanks to Fathersez who mentioned my article Do I Have to Pay to Appreciate Them? in his Roundup post. And more thanks for agreeing with me.

Thanks again to all of the hosts for the great effort!

Monday Links-A-Lot

The Festival of Frugality was hosted at Frugal For Life this week. It included my article Stamp Prices Are Going Up, Even if You Don’t Care.

More terrific articles to read:

  • I enjoyed The Ethics And Economics Of Used Baby Clothes by Kelly at My $mall C€nts. I have also sold at garage sales, but you get much less there than on consignment or on Ebay. I’m very excited that I just finally found a kids’ consignment store near me. Yay!!! If items were handed down to us I offer them back to the person who gave them, but if they decline I feel no remorse for selling them. I give away many of Son’s clothes, too.
  • Cash Money Life‘s Save Money with Refurbished Electronics is very informative. Now I ‘ll actually consider buying a refurbished product!

The Carnival of Money Stories was hosted at Free From Broke this week. My article My Economic Stimulus Check Didn’t Arrive When Promised!, my most popular article ever, was included. Apparently lots of people didn’t get their checks!

Great posts include:

The Money Hacks Carnival was hosted at Save and Conquer and included my article Bank Fee Phobia. I’ll try not to be insulted that he thought it only “somewhat humorous”.

I also liked:

  • Single Guy Money talks about Reasons to Join A Credit Union. I was in one in college and joined one after I bought my last car to get a really good extended warranty for a really good price. They’re not nearly as hard to get into anymore, either. The one I joined has a branch in my local WalMart!
  • Dough Roller wrote a great roundup of Tax Rebate Deals–Supersize Your Economic Stimulus Payment. I’m not going to be using any of them, but I keep checking back to see if Costco or Publix appears on the list!

I’d also like to thank Quest for Four Pillars for including a link to my post I am a Stay at Home Mom. Here’s How I Finagled My Finances to Make It Happen. in their post Everyman’s Guide to Decreasing Expenses.

I’d also like to thank Donna at MSN MoneyBlog for including Stamp Prices Are Going Up, Even if You Don’t Care in her post Snail-mail bargain: Time to buy forever stamps.

Another great week. Thanks to all the hosts for their hard work, and to all the bloggers for great material!

Edited to add:

I mistakenly left the wonderful Carnival of Personal Finance, hosted this week at the Alpha Consumer Blog at US News and World Report, off of this week’s links.  Mea  culpa.

They did, though, include my post Why Life Insurance for Kids Isn’t Always a Bad Idea along with a ton of other great articles!

Thank you~

Monday Linklet – I’m Feeling the Love!

The Festival of Frugality was hosted over at Sound Money Matters this week. I’m honored that they chose my post Bigger Packages Are Not Always A Better Value as an Editor’s pick. Thanks!

Other clickworthy articles:

Lazyman and Money hosted the Carnival of Personal Finance this week and read all 114 entries. I can forgive him not putting my actual blog name or the actual title of the post, as he did include Why I Don’t Let My Mortgage Company Pay My Insurance and Taxes.

I admit I didn’t read all of the included articles, but these two caught my eye:

The Carnival of Money Stories included my post Husband Had a Date With Another Woman, And I’m Worried.

The stories this week were great!

  • Happy Rock wrote Breakdown – Is Triple A(AAA) Worth The Money?, and for me the answer is a resounding yes! First, my Dad still pays for this and I’m not even embarrassed. Family plans are cheaper, and he likes knowing we’re safe. Who am I to argue? Second, I’d buy it anyway because of the other discounts I get (did you know about the 10% off at Payless Shoes?). Most importantly, if I break down on the side of the road I like the peace of mind of not having to figure out whom to call.

The Carnival of Family Life was hosted at Diary of 1 this week, and included my post Love Uncluttered.

There were lots and lots of non-carnival mentions this week, which are super-flattering:

Whew! That’s a lot of link love! Thanks so much!

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