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Carnival of Money Stories #76

Welcome to the 76th Carnival of Money Stories, a collection of the best money-related stories from around the interwebs this past week.  I'd like to kick this week's edition off with a short money story of my own; and I will, because it's my blog and I can do whatever I want to.

The True Story of How I Almost Won a Million Bucks. 


Back in my college days I found myself with nothing to do one chilly autumn afternoon when the phone rang.  It was my mother with a hot tip. 

You may have heard of the Ricola Mystery Cougher Challenge; if you haven't, it really doesn't matter because I'm going to explain it to you.  The Challenge: you hear a stranger cough, you offer said stranger a Ricola cough drop, you win a million dollars.  Bam.

Mom heard on the radio that the Mystery Cougher would be near my campus at noon. 

I would be there.  Waiting…

Long story short, I was right next to the MC, I hesitated, the guy next to me didn't, I didn't win the million bucks.

The Moral of the Story: Work hard, save, invest, and always offer a stranger a cough drop (just in case).

The End


Now, if you are an avid carnival reader, you know that the host usually says something along the lines of, "There were so many good submissions this week, I had a hard time choosing my favorites!"

Well, there were so many good submissions this week, I had a hard time choosing my favorites.  Good stuff everybody.  


Editor's Picks 

Should I Be Doing My Own Taxes? @ Money Thinking

Boats & Cottages @ Free Money Finance

Time To Be The Hardnosed Landlord @ Yes I Am Cheap


Living Stories

Dirt Locked @ Minting Nickels

I Eat Before I Go to Lunch @ Thousandaire

Why I Borrow So Much @ The Financial Blogger

10 Pantry Essentials @ Bucksome Boomer


Inspirational Stories

Working Hard For What You Want @ Free From Broke

We Made It! @ Money Beagle

Retiree Financial Lessons from the Recession @ My Wealth Builder


Contemplative Stories

The Story of The Widow's Mite: Do We Have it Wrong? @ Christian PF

Is Money Talk Rude? @ Funny About Money

Brett Favre May Lose $100 Million @ Faithful With A Few

A Moment With a Compulsive Shopping Addict @ Danielle Liss

A Tale of Recovery @ Financial Tales


Family Stories

Fun Fall Traditions @ Squirrelers

What Our Parents Taught Us About Money @ Prairie Eco Thrifter

Where Do You Start @ Canadian Personal Finance Blog


Useful Stories

8 Best Personal Finance Apps for Android @ My Dollar Plan

We Refinanced Our Mortgage @ The Sun Financial Diary

The Pros and Cons of Buying Newly Built Homes @ Spruce Up Your Finances

Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Card Review @ Wanderlust Journey


Saving Stories

Are You Really Getting the Best Deal @ Good Financial Cents

19 Tips for Saving a Bundle of Money on Home Appliances @ Len Penzo dot Com

Do You Live Within Your Means? @ Green Panda Treehouse



If you didn't see you post included this week, it's not because it wasn't excellent, it just wasn't a money story.  

Submit your posts here for next week's carnival at the Canadian Finance Blog.  It's going to be awesome. 

Article publié pour la première fois le 18/10/2010