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Carnival of Personal Finance #218 – "Chuck Norris" Edition

by J. Money on Monday, August 17, 2009

Interview: I Will Teach You To Be Rich

Hello, and welcome to the 218th Carnival of Personal Finance! I’ll be your host today, along with my trusty sidekick Mr. Chuck Norris himself (in spirit). Now, you might be wondering what Chuck Norris has to do with personal finance, and to that I can only answer that I really have no idea ;) BUT, what I do know is that his recent fame is starting to fade (again), and I just can’t stand by and watch it happen.

So today, we whip out some of our favorite Chuck Norris Facts to refresh our minds and give us a little *kick* to help start the week. After all, what’s life without Chuck Norris? (Don’t answer that Jack Bauer). I hope you enjoy these handpicked articles:

Editor’s Picks:

“If you have five dollars and Chuck Norris has five dollars, Chuck Norris has more money than you.”

  1. My Two Dollars: Cut Spending By Looking At Hours Of Work Put In To Pay For Stuff – Yes, love it! Brilliant way to put things in perspective before you make a big purchase (or any purchase for that matter). Want a flat screen? How many hours of work will that cost you? If that # scares you, it’s best to rethink ;)
  2. Realm of Prosperity: The Infomercial Copycat Method of Debt Reduction – Haha, this one just cracked me up. Another excellent way to get your mind right though, that’s for sure. I don’t want to give it all away, but one of the keys here is to break up your payments in a way that helps build momentum and confidence. Great read.
  3. My Financial Journey: $100,000 in principal by Age 30 – Final Recap – I’m a huge fan of setting & sticking to goals, and this blogger shows us that it really can go a long way. Read on for a recap of the goal they set 3 and a half years ago, and how it all breaks down :)
  4. Free Money Finance: Does a Pleasant Attitude/Personality Help You Succeed? I say hell yeah 100%. I had a boss once tell me that one of the main reasons she hired me was because I smiled a lot and brought positive energy. Gotta love that :) Not all employers place such a high importance on this, of course, but it’s still a good reminder that attitudes do come into play.
  5. Saving Cents in the City: Lessons I Could Learn from My Younger Self – Value Cash – An excellent story about the value of money! And from a blog I hadn’t had the pleasure of reading yet too – thanks for submitting and inspiring!

Frugality:

Apple pays Chuck Norris 99 cents every time he listens to a song.

Saving:

“Chuck Norris can touch MC Hammer.”

Credit:

“When Chuck Norris calls 1-900 numbers, he doesn’t get charged. He holds up the phone and money falls out.”

Money Management:

“When you’re Chuck Norris, anything + anything is equal to 1. One roundhouse kick to the face.”

Investing:

“In an act of great philanthropy, Chuck made a generous donation to the American Cancer Society. He donated 6,000 dead bodies for scientific research.”

General Finance:

“How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could Chuck Norris? (All of it)”

Whew, that’s a LOT of articles! I hope you enjoy some of these as much as I did. It’s always great to see new sites popping up with fresh content, so thanks to everyone who participated :) If you like what you saw here today, sign up to my RSS feed and see what else we’re about. Stay tuned for next week’s carnival hosted by Your Money Relationship.

God Bless all,

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