Carnival of Money Turkey Day Edition

This week I am hosting the Turkey Day Edition of the Carnival of Money.  The posts selected for inclusion in this week’s carnival are varied, however they all have “money” as the central theme.  Making it, spending it, enjoying it, or growing it.

Before you overindulge in delicious turkey and enter a tryptophan induced coma on Thanksgiving day, make sure to check out this week’s best blog posts.  As the editor this week, I have been given the great power to highlight a few of the best posts.


Gaining perspective of life:

Graham presents How accidents can change your perspective on life and money posted at Moneystepper, saying, “Last Saturday, I was working towards my newly set 2014 goals and was on an early morning cycle enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of the wonderful city of Marseilles.”


On escaping the mundane (because who doesn’t think about living differently?):

Cat Alford presents Why It’s Financially Possible to Move Abroad posted at Frugal Rules, saying, “Many only dream of moving to a Caribbean island, but think that it’s impossible to do. What many overlook though is the many benefits that come with it that can not only help you financially, but improve your way of life as well as the possibility of improving your wealth in the process.”

Natalie presents We Have To Escape… posted at Debt and the Girl, saying, “I am going to let you in on a little secret. I have always wanted to escape. I just do not want to go into a private island somewhere in Fiji (though that would be nice). I have always wanted to get in my car and go.”


The good and bad of living in a small house:

Holly presents Thoughts on Small House Living posted at Club Thrifty, saying, “We recently sold our home and moved into a temporary rental that is half the size. Read this post for my thoughts on small house living.”


Getting education for free:

Larry presents How to Take Control of your Life posted at KrantCents, saying, “Access to an education is the American way! A university education is expensive, but thanks to the internet, individual courses are free! Improving your skills should be a goal of everyone!”


Thanks to Graham, John, Natalie, Holly, and Larry for those insightful posts.


Unfortunately I couldn’t include everyone in the Editor’s Picks.  Here are the rest of the great posts for this week’s Carnival of Money:

Sustainable PF presents Could You REALLY Retire? posted at Sustainable Personal Finance, saying, “One of the most important questions that many ask themselves right now is this: Will I have enough to retire?”


FI Pilgrim presents Financial Lessons I Remember Learning From My Dad posted at FI Journey, saying, “I love thinking back to the lessons my dad taught me as a kid. Here I run through a few of the financial lessons I remember learning from my dad.”


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  1. My first ever “editorial pick” – thanks ever so much Justin.

    I could also relate to the escaping the mundane posts, so thanks for the link to them.

    Have a great week everyone.

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