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).
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.
Should I Be Doing My Own Taxes? @ Money Thinking
Boats & Cottages @ Free Money Finance
Time To Be The Hardnosed Landlord @ Yes I Am Cheap
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
Working Hard For What You Want @ Free From Broke
We Made It! @ Money Beagle
Retiree Financial Lessons from the Recession @ My Wealth Builder
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
Fun Fall Traditions @ Squirrelers
What Our Parents Taught Us About Money @ Prairie Eco Thrifter
Where Do You Start @ Canadian Personal Finance Blog
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
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