Welcome to the 28th Carnival of Money Stories II – Winter in Arizona Edition. Thank you to everyone who submitted a personal money story or money experience. This edition includes some pictures of the Arizona desert, in the winter. We rarely get snow in the low desert, but we get some gorgeous sunsets and the cacti don’t seem to mind the colder temperatures.
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- Len shares Why “Coke Rewards” Are For Suckers posted at Len Penzo.com. I laughed out loud as I read this one, and had to share it with Mr. A who also enjoyed Len’s sense of humor.
- The Financial Blogger presents My Wife’s Look At My Company posted at The Financial Blogger. I liked hearing how The Financial Blogger’s wife has come around to liking his new Internet company.
- David Carlson presents Buying an Engagement Ring posted at Dual Income No Kids. Pretty darned romantic, David Carlson!
- Lakita Humber shares what she believes is The DUMBEST (Financial) Move I’ve Ever Made posted at Paneh Praise Dance Ministry & Mime Ministry. Buying a new car and then getting into an accident is a real bummer!
Khan from Higher Education and Career Blog says, “Sales isn’t the field of choice for most new grads, yet it can be an excellent way to start your career. Here’s a recent graduate’s inside view of life as a ‘marketing consultant.'” Great reflection on one day in Kahn’s life as he shares Diary of a Salesman’s Secrets to Success.
GeekMBA360 shares his experience with Amazon Fresh, getting down to the nitty-gritty details like minimum purchase requirements, deadlines for ordering and subsequent shipping and how much time he’s saving. I was curious about how the prices compare for sales shoppers, though. He’s pretty happy with it and says he estimates three hours a week is saved by not having to shop in person: Is Amazon Fresh the future of grocery shopping and more? posted at GeekMBA360.
Austin shares with us the breakdown of how much an iPhone cost his girlfriend in rural Japan. He takes a look at why it’s so cheap in Japan and how much it will cost month to month over the next year in Cost of the iPhone 3G in Rural Japan posted at Foreigner’s Finances.
Darwin’s family needs a new coffee pot so he breaks down the incremental value analysis for us in Why Do People Pay More Money for the Top of the Line Model? Incremental Value Analysis posted at Darwin’s Finance.
Dorian Wales loves New York City and says it is his favorite destination in the world. Today he shares an experience with two places, a restaurant and TKTS where you can get tickets at discount. But Dorian also shares that discounted tickets can be had at other places without having to stand in long lines. A Temple Restaurant and a Clearing House for Tickets – Two Observations of New York City posted at The Personal Financier.
Kevin shares what he does to keep his credit cards safe in How to Keep Your Credit Card Information Safe When Buying Online posted at CreditShout.
Curt shares his money experience with how he doubled his money twice last year, and how he plans to double it twice next year in: How I Plan to Double My Money Twice Next Year posted at PennyJobs.com.
Silicon Valley Blogger decides to try the envelope system, and shares some thoughts of why it may or may not work in: Create A Home Budget, Use The Envelope Budgeting System posted at The Digerati Life.
McFarlane tells us a story about a credit card with 79.9% interest rate in Someone should do something about how much money I spend posted at Control Your Cash.
Mike ponders the time he has to work to buy material possessions and wonders if it is worth the time away from his toddler son in Discouragement posted at Minting Pennies – Personal Finance, Investing, and Microfinance.
Christian Finance presents a personal story from one lady who gave and what she learned from her giving in No Such Thing As a Free Lunch.
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