Aside from hosting the Carnival of Twenty Something Finances, I participated in a couple more carnivals last week:
So I did the completely rational thing and told my parents about it, who immediately ran out to buy a copy of the book. I’ve been interested in reading the book since it came out, but since the last borrower never returned it to the library, I never had the chance to have the “OMG MY WEBSITE IS MENTIONED IN THIS BOOK” moment while reading it.
I’m not sure whether I feel that it was a “good” mention or a “bad” one. Ariely says, of this site and other debt bloggers:
Blogging about overspending is important and useful, but … what we truly need is a method to curb our consumption at the moment of temptation, rather than a way to complain about it after the fact.
I’m not sure I’d ever classify my blog as a “complaint” about my debt, although I can see how some debt blogs do fall into that category. In point of fact, I believe a blog can act as a way to curb consumption – mine has kept me accountable and focused on personal finance, which has done wonders for my situation.