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The Carnival of Twenty Something Finances

Hello, and welcome to the Carnival of Twenty Something Finances for June 16th, 2008! I’m Stephanie, and I’ll be your host as we highlight articles and posts from around the web-o-sphere that pertain to money matters for Generation Y.

And I have to tell you, this opportunity to act as host has sent me on a POWER TRIP!

That’s right, I’m hijacking the power given to me as the Editor of the carnival, and using it to rank the submissions sent in to me. Normally, you don’t see this level of competition and favoritism in a blog carnival. But I feel that by ranking the posts and weeding them out to the good, better, and best, I’m doing a service both to the writers of the articles, and to the readers of the carnival. So let’s GO!

WINNERS! (Editor’s Picks)

Race winners

In the winners circle we find posts that cover and interesting topic, and cover it with style and good writing. Congratulations to the following:

GBlogger presents Early Savers: $69,000 Saved By Age 23 posted at CAN I GET RICH ON A SALARY.

Mark Butler presents You Control the Money or The Money Controls You posted at The Butler Project.

Writer’s Coin presents Three Ways Falling in Love is Good For Your Budget posted at The Writer’s Coin.

FIRE Finance presents Sneaky Credit Card Trick #1 – Over The Credit Limit Fees posted at FIRE Finance.

Lars presents Fix Your Credit Report – Simple Fixes You Can Easily Do Yourself posted at

2nd Placers

2nd place Good articles on interesting topics that piqued my interest. These posts are to be congratulated as well:

Mr Credit Card presents How to Stop Getting Credit Card Offers By Mail posted at Ask Mr Credit Card.

Raymond presents Why College Students Should Apply For Student Credit Cards posted at Money Blue Book: Personal Finance Blog.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Credit is King in an Emergency posted at The Digerati Life.

Brooke presents Groundhog Day Goals – 6 June (late) posted at Dollar Frugal.

Katie Gregg presents Frugal Fabulous: Frugal Faucets posted at Frugal Fabulous.

Steve Faber presents What is The Highest Gas Mileage Car? – The Top 10 Real Cars for $4.00 a Gallon Gas posted at Debt Free.

Dorian Wales presents The Personal Financier: Actively Manage Your Career to Stay On Top of Your Game posted at The Personal Financier.

Hank presents The Wife And I Are Bumping Up The 401k Contributions to 15% – How Much SHOULD You Be Putting In Your 401k? posted at My Investing Blog.

Garret presents 7 Ways To Save Money On Your Fuel Bill posted at Personal Finance Basics.

Helen Anderson presents 5 Ways to Start Your Business With No Money! posted at Bankaholic.

Heather Johnson presents 5 Ways to Save Money in College posted at Grad Money Matters.

Steve Faber presents One of the Best Reasons to Quit Smoking – You Could Save a Half a Million Dollars! posted at Debt Free.

Margaret presents Dealing with Higher Gas Prices posted at Greener Chic. AND Deluxe: How Luxury Lost its Lustre posted at The Earthly Paradise.

James D Braush presents Another Thought Exercise posted at Internet Business Blog. [Editor’s note: You’ll have be familar with the recent news regarding the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in order to understand this article.] 

David Carter presents Bring Your Lunch to Work Day posted at David Makes

Sagar Satapathy presents 10 Surprising Implications of the Global Rise in Food Prices posted at Currency

Joy Harrison presents Debt management… personal budget, debt consolidation, or counseling? posted at Money Sense.

Livingalmostlarge presents Compromising a couple’s wants posted at LivingAlmostLarge.

Brice Hogan presents Fund Retirement Early posted at

Shamelle presents Money And Processions: Breaking Free From The Materialism Trap posted at Enhance Life.

Runners Up

Runners up

Don’t forget about the guys at the back of the race – although these articles did not resonate with me, you might find one of these to be a diamond in the rough:

  • Want to be rich? Then shut up and listen posted at I Will Not Die.
  • Millionaire Mind Intensive posted at Tactical Execution.
  • 5 Money Saving Tips To Help You Survive The Credit Crunch posted at Tame Your Debt.
  • Turned Hobby Into A Method To Make Money posted at Realm of Prosperity.
  • Why Are Mortgage Rates High? posted at My Simple Trading System.
  • How To Get Out Of Debt posted at Find Financial Freedom.
  • Australian Stock Market Investing posted at Australian Investing.
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship hits fans with a new credit card posted at Taking Charge.
  • Best Gas Rebate Credit Cards posted at Credit Card Blog.
  • Graduating from Dad’s Insurance Policy? Get Short-term Health Insurance posted at Be Safe Insure .com.
  • 5 Steps to Raise Your Credit Score posted at beechin financial consultant.
  • Quicksilver: A Stock to Benefit from High Energy Prices? posted at A Slacker’s Quest for His First Million.
  • June 1st – 15th Financials posted at I’ve Got A Little Space To Fill.

    A very special “Thank you!” to the readers – I hope you’ve found some worthwhile reading material in this edition of the carnival!

  • Thank you to the participants, and if you didn’t get the “rank” that you were hoping for, take heart, keep writing, and submit to the next edition of Twenty Something Finances using the carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on the blog carnival index page. Better luck next time!

    Photo credits: Mr. Thumpz, Bukutgirl, and Patrick Mayon

    12 responses to “The Carnival of Twenty Something Finances”

    1. Lulugal11

      Thanks for hosting and I like the concept you used.

      Lulugal11’s last blog post..How I Save Money At CVS: June 8

    2. GBlogger

      Great work in hosting the carnival — and thanks for selecting my post for the Winner’s Circle!!

      GBlogger’s last blog post..Success Stories: Buy Stock at Age 10, Hold for 40+ Years, Retire Early

    3. James

      thank you for the collection of great blog posts, lately ive been reading a lot of stuff like these and i already checked out canigetrichonasalary, and i should say that i’ll have plenty more to read..

    4. David Carter

      lol yay I was second place, to bad not really; like 20 peeps were 2nd but oh well, you actually sent me like 20 peeps for traffic, thx im happy!

      David Carter’s last blog post..Game Site Update

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    12. Eric S

      Great website. I just had my son create an ING account through your site. Do you mind if I print off some of your posts and give them out to my nieces and nephews?

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