Carnival of Money Stories #89 Happy Birthday Dr. King Edition

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Welcome, this is the 89th Edition of the Carnival of Money Stories!

Today the United States observes the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In honor of Dr. King, I’d like to share some of the quotes he made over his lifetime starting with probably the most famous one:

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

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The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Kara Williams tells us about how good folks are being swindled with Still More Email Travel Scams posted at The Vacation Gals.

Ryan told us how Mint.com Alerted Me to Credit Card Fraud posted at Cash Money Life.

Diva shared how it’s been to move back home as a forty-something in Moving Back in with Your Parent’s During a Financial Crisis posted at Diva In Debt.

Dave@50plusfinance teases us with the first part of She’s Buying a Car, What’s Better a Rebate or Low Interest? Help Dad. posted at 50 Plus Finance.

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.

Joe Morgan explains what a “second hander” is and tells how to Avoid Debt: Don’t Be A Second-Hander! posted at Simple Debt-Free Finance.

The Financial Blogger shares the mistakes which cost him some money in 6 Biggest Mistakes I made With My Blogs And That You May Make In Any of Your Projects posted at The Financial Blogger.

FMF shared a very interesting scholarship opportunity that a friend’s son came across in Scholarships Can Be Found for Almost Anything posted at Free Money Finance.

Craig Ford shares his experience with using Turbo Tax with Start Online Tax Filing Free with TurboTax posted at Money Help For Christians.

Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.

N.W. Journey shares some important things you and your spouse should be aware of when it comes to your finances in 3 Tips to Protecting Your Spouse posted at Networth Journey.

Crystal tells us how much she’s spending to be part of Weight Watchers Online posted at Budgeting In the Fun Stuff.

Mrs. Accountability shares a harrowing tale of religious abuse in Tithing – We’re Not Required to Tithe in the Age of Grace at Out of Debt Again.

Echo is the son blogger of this father and son blogging team who asks the question Lump Sum Payment Or Prize For Life? and shares his preference posted at Boomer & Echo.

Len Penzo shares how it turned out in his favor to be absent minded in How Being Absentminded Resulted In A $2750 Year-End Windfall posted at Len Penzo dot Com.

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.

Darwin shares some insider details in Swing a Salary Increase By Threatening to Leave? You’re Fired Within 18 Months posted at Darwin’s Money.

Neal Frankle tells us How I Make Cheap International Calls From My Cell Phone posted at Wealth Pilgrim: Money Management Advice, Financial Stess Management, Addiction Recovery Plan & Resources.

Mike Collins presents a guest post from Ray whose dad shared some important rules in Dad’s Financial Lessons posted at Saving Money Today.

Carlos has finally gotten bored with the same lunch every single day, hop on over to see how much he’s saved on lunches in the last three years and comment with your favorite cheap lunch ideas to Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card: Bring Your Lunch Contest posted at The Writer’s Coin.

A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.

J. Money shares a story about a real go getter stay at home mom, Ashley, in Side Hustle Series: I’m a House Cleaner posted at Budgets Are Sexy.

Mark shares a money experience of his own in  How To Start Buying Stocks With As Little As $50 posted at Buy Like Buffett.

I’m envious that 2 Cents is looking forward to paying off their mortgage in Setting Goals for 2011 posted at Balance Junkie.

Squirrelers has a great time shopping for medically related supplies at the last hour in Walgreens with Fun Times with Last-Minute FSA Spending posted at Squirrelers.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Tom tells us how it went during the first week of his Financial Fast: Week One posted at Canadian Finance Blog.

Ouch!  Donna Freedman has had more than her fair share of injuries within the last year and tells us Carelessness can cost you posted at Smart Spending.

pfblogger shares some thoughts on saving money when Eating Out on a Budget posted at Personal Cents.

money thinker shares some grocery shopping rules which can help you save money in So, Today, I Went to the Store? posted at Money Thinking.

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