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Carnival of Personal Finance #192: The Family Day Edition

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For those of us in Ontario, it is Family Day and this year, it seems everyone is “celebrating” it (meaning all banks, and stores are closed), so let us also celebrate with a Carnival of Personal Finance.

As this is my first time hosting the Carnival of Personal Finance I figured Family Day would be a good thematic premise to build our list of submissions for the week from.

Family Day
Family Day

Each section will be advice that might typically come from a member of your family (with a rating on the value of the advice as well (at least my point of view)).

Fatherly Advice

We all know what kind of advice this is, “… I remember in my day we lived on $10 a week and we liked it…” and other gems about “… a penny saved is a penny earned…” from our Dad’s. Stoic advice to keep us walking the “straight and narrow” path in the carnival of Personal Finance.

Motherly Advice

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Enjoy Family day

This is the emotional advice that tugs at your heart strings and maybe isn’t well based in facts, but is “emotionally smart”, like “… loan your dead beat cousin $300 I know he’ll pay you back…”, and other interesting statements like that.

Brotherly Advice

This is advice that may be a little weird and not exactly the best advice, but always with an interesting angle to make you at least wonder if it is good advice or not:

Matt from StupidCents presents Attention College Students – How to Make Money While at School, an interesting idea, but what if you still need your old books?

Always the Planner asks Cash vs. Credit, never take advice from your brother in this area, do what is right for you.

Trevor from Financial Nut tells us Pros & Cons: Moving From Microsoft Excel To Google Docs For My Budgeting, I guess figuring out where to store your financial info is good on Google Docs, but maybe not…

Spousal Advice

We all know this advice type, “… why did you buy the 1080i HDTV, when the dishwasher is still broken?”, and other useful “buzz kill” type pieces of advice.

Hopefully your family gives you as good if not better advice, from this Carnival of Personal Finance.


  • Matthew Paulson February 28, 2009, 3:21 PM

    Thanks for hosting this week!

  • Glblguy February 17, 2009, 6:01 AM

    Would have been a great carnival had you included the rest of the great articles that were personal finance related. Any reason you slashed such a large number? You excluded mine which was 100% on topic. Good way to tick off a bunch of fellow bloggers.

  • ABCs of Investing February 16, 2009, 8:29 PM

    Thanks a lot for hosting and including my submission. I hope you had a good family day.

  • Megan February 16, 2009, 2:30 PM

    Thanks for hosting and thanks for including me! I love that my article reminded you of your mother.

  • My Journey February 16, 2009, 11:37 AM

    Thanks for hosting and picking my post!

  • rocketc February 16, 2009, 11:31 AM

    Thanks for the link, eh!

  • Matt February 16, 2009, 10:53 AM

    Thanks for hosting!

    I think people are finally starting to realize that Family Day is a true blue stat holiday – about time we had one in February

  • Matt @ StupidCents February 16, 2009, 10:07 AM

    Thanks for hosting!

    My focus wasn’t on selling your own books, but rather finding books for sale and reselling them via other channels.

    Stupidly Yours,


  • Miranda February 16, 2009, 9:50 AM

    Thanks for including me! Great posts, and fun theme!

  • Flexo February 16, 2009, 9:33 AM

    Thanks for hosting!

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