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17 March 2006

Lá Fhéile Phádraig Sona Dhaoibh!

Or rather, Happy St. Patrick's Day! (HT: Captain's Quarters.) This week we're celebrating all kinds of green, whether Irish or the ordinary, everyday U.S. currency kind in reviewing this week's money-related blog carnivals, so let's get right to it!

The Carnival of Investing

What better way to kick of this week's review than with the making of the green! This week's investing carnival is hosted by the Investor Geeks.

An Interesting Chart

We admit we're suckers for a good chart, and a Geek's World starts with one showing the bull and bear markets in the S&P 500 Index from 1962-2005. Add some pretty solid basic investment advice, and you've got a pretty good post. If you're thinking about putting money into an S&P 500 index fund, you might also want to take a look at the historical best and worst case returns for the index.

Advice: Listen to a Comedian Sometimes

Canadian Financial Stuff brings up a really good question - would you make more money investing in a bank's stock or by putting your money in one?

The Carnival of Debt Reduction

No Credit Needed hosts the twelfth edition of the carnival dedicated to keeping more green (by cutting back on the borrowing of it!)

Advice on Reducing Your Debt

The MightyBargainHunter highlights the key points on what you should do if you're working to keep your debt under control.

Debt Control: Am I in Trouble?

The Finandom Blog provides guidance for knowing when you need to say "When" when it comes to debt!

The Carnival of Entrepreneurship

Dane Carlson of the Business Opportunities blog hosts this week's celebration of new green!

Rearrange Your Way to Success

Do you need a new idea to launch a new business? David Lorenzo of Career Intensity finds that the most successful entrepreneurs are often the ones who take an old idea and put it to work in new ways.

The Carnival of Personal Finance

Jeffrey Strain of the Personal Finance Advice blog hosts this week's edition of the carnival for keeping the green around your life!

What I'd Waste Money on If I Could

Frank the Financially Savvy Atheist is slobbering over his keyboard. Literally. Good thing he's got good financial discipline....

Cash Only Experiment (Dead In Water)

Last week, we cited No Credit Needed's experiment on making due only with a fixed amount of cash for the month of March. This week, it all ends badly, but with the promise to start all over again next month....

The Festival of Frugality

The festival of keeping the green by not ever parting with it is hosted by Neo's Nest Egg this week!

Buying Legos on the Cheap

At a certain point, a parent is going to have to buy a bunch of bricks - raising4boys asks why not do it for much, much less than what you'd have to pay retail?

The Carnival of the Capitalists

The greenest carnival of them all is hosted by Pro Hip Hop this week! This week's top posts include:

Where Do I Go From Here?

Adrian Savage of The Coyote Within offers the Best Post of the Week, Anywhere(TM) with advice on how to set a course for your career.

Would You Rather Have Great Marketing and Sales or A Great Product?

JSLogan of the BizInformer asks a very good question - what good is an excellent product if you can't connect it to potential customers?

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