Carnival of Personal Finance

The 208th Carnival of Personal Finance is up at Money Under 30. The host did an excellent job, except that he mentioned witnessing the world’s largest lobster roll, at 60 feet long, and named this week’s edition in its honor, but did not provide a photo.

My oh-so-clever post from last week on any printed number being believable is there, way down at the bottom.  Placement was not an editorial choice, it’s what I get for writing something that is best categorized as “other”.

There are a bunch of posts in the carnival worth the read.  A post on the fact that Thomas Jefferson was in in debt his whole life is worth it because, apparently, this is not common knowledge.  I blame public schools.

There’s a post making what I would think is a non-controversial point that you can save money by buying your dog cheaper food.  It’s worth reading because the one comment it got argued it was wrong.  Also, there’s a picture of a puppy.

Tough Money Love had an appropriately cynical and mildly hostile post on the government bailout and takeover of GM.  I liked that.  But I was disappointed by a post entitled Making love with money is my favorite kind of romance.  I was hoping for something more edgy, possibly with tips on using Craigslist.


  • By Debt Ninja, June 8, 2009 @ 10:55 pm

    Well, sorry to disappoint you with my makin’ love article. I guess at the end of the day I cant please anyone…and you sound plenty familiar with the romance ads placed on craigslist…haha :) Take care man.

  • By Debt Ninja, June 8, 2009 @ 10:56 pm

    ooops. I meant “cant please everyone.” I don’t want to sound overdramatic and that everyone things I suck…well maybe they do, but I don’t want to know it ;)

  • By D., June 9, 2009 @ 12:31 am

    About the dog food post. I also think that this is an absolutely horrible tip. Unless you are willing to say that everyone should save money on food by eating at McDonalds every day, then you should not suggest feeding the equivalent to your pets every day. The ‘cheap’ dog and cat foods are absolutely horrible nutritionally. You might save $10 at the store, but spend $100s later as your animals get sick.

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