I have a little black bear in my backyard. Our black bull is on the other side of the fence. I’m feeling kinda like the stock market fulcrum. Snicker. I’ll keep you posted as to the bear’s travels, but don’t let this be a sign of market rumbles. I’ve been around bulls for years, and I must say those animals are unpredictable.
Ok, now on with the show. This week was a busy one for carnivals and festivals. I took last week off and decided to join back in. This week’s ring leaders are as follows:
Money Hacks Carnival #9 Scream Edition: The fellows over at Quest For Four Pillars really know how to put on a show. This week they hosted the Money Hacks Carnival and squawked some creativity by screaming. Their carnival pays homage to “hack” and “slash” films like: Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and Halloween. I’m not a huge slasher film fan but I sure did scream when they plucked Complimentary Turkey? Why Free Stuff is for the Birds! as an Editor’s Pick! Thanks Mike and Mr. Cheap!
Carnival of Personal Finance #149 Chasing Dreams Edition:: The Happy Rock hosted the Carnival of Personal Finance this week. His presentation and organization are lovely. I am thrilled my article Ten Things You Should Never Carry in a Purse or Wallet is included. Thank you Happy Rock!
Carnival of Money Stories #56 Once Upon A Time Edition: Can I Get Rich On a Salary hosted the Carnival of Money Stories this week. My career series article called Your Career Is Calling is included. This is a new carnival for me so I am honored to be listed. Thank you GBlogmaster!
I’ve largely avoided social media because well, I’m shy. But I’ve faced some fears and jumped into Twitter, along with Frugal Trader over at Million Dollar Journey. I must admit to loving twittering away with other money-minded people. Here are a few of the folks I’ve met over the last few weeks. You may like their blogs too:
- Nancy Zimmerman is a Canadian Money Coach. She’s fun, witty, and makes me laugh. She did some live Twittering from the VanCity AGM which just was addictive and funny.
- Lynnae at Being Frugal is a wife and mom “trying to get out of debt.” She’s been interviewed by CNN. Very cool.
- Cindy is also fun to follow. She blogs at Oh My Aching Debts Love. Love. Love.
- PaidTwice is another blogger who I follow with joy. She’s really into “Snowflaking” at her blog I’ve Paid Twice For This Already.
- BankerGirl is a blogger and former banker living and working in the Midwest. She’s training to ride her bike straight across Iowa. Most days she eats salad, but feels like pizza.
- LJ at Mommy Gets Paid is in the middle of moving to a new home! While packing boxes, LJ writes about ways to live better and shop smarter.
- Remodelthislife is a mom of two, lives in Florida, is a long-distance runner, and hosts Remodeling This Life. Phew. She often gets her posts written well in advance (I am sooo jealous) and still manages to remodel her 60s rancher into a “cute cozy cottage”.
- MrsMicah is another blogger I follow on Twitter. She’s whittling down six figures worth in debt. She’s technical. She’s cool.
- Kevin over at No Debt Plan is debt free and loving it. He helps his readers eliminate debt while learning how to budget and save. He’s one of the few fellows I Twitter constantly with. Poor fellow.
- Madison DuPaix at My Dollar Plan loves helping people with all things financial, including: taxes, stocks, and IRAs.
- Last but not least is my favorite meat eater at Debt Free Revolution. Debt Free is fun to follow. I mentioned (via Twitter) that I had deer in my backyard, and she was firing up the BBQ in no time flat. She doesn’t have any vegetarian readers, so if you like meat, personal finance, and living debt free, then check out her Titter feed or site.
If you’ve made it this far, then cool. Be sure to check out my Twitter friends and follow me via my profile: http://twitter.com/squawkfox
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