Carnival of Money Stories: Halloween Candy Edition

Candy Corn Domo
Welcome to the October 26, 2009 edition of the Carnival of Money Stories. Who doesn’t love a good story? And who doesn’t love some Halloween candy? I actually prefer to skip the candy corn and go straight for the chocolate. What about you? What’s your favorite kind of Halloween candy? While your thinking of that, check out these scary money stories, delicately interspersed with some great Halloween treats. Alright, I’m off to go make a “balloon boy” costume.


MoneyNing presents Credit vs Debit Transactions with Your ATM Card posted at Money Ning, saying, “Are there any difference with saying credit or debit when you hand over an ATM card?”

Intelligent Speculator presents Take that Call posted at, saying, “Whenever I see a number I don’t recognize on my telephone, I tend not to pick up. For reasons beyond my understanding, I broke that rule the other day. As it turns out, the phone call was nowhere near as disastrous as I first thought it might be.” presents Unconditional Love & Identity Theft – Would You Put Your Parent in Prison? posted at SpendOnLife, saying, “Post about my friend Sara’s encounter with family identity theft after her dad stole her identity and ruined her credit.”

Halloween Pumpkin Peep


Carrie Bradshaw presents My Finances Weren?t Always This Good: The Finale posted at Carrie…On The Cheap, saying, “This week on my blog, I did a “My Debt History” series. I started my blog after getting out of debt and I wanted to show my readers that I’ve been there before! It was a great experience for both me and my readers (I hope!) because I was able to reflect on how much I’ve learned and share that with my readers.”

Jeff Rose presents Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps Explained posted at Jeff Rose, saying, “Learn how the baby steps helped Joe attain financial peace.”

Darwin presents 5 Reasons Living Paycheck to Paycheck Costs You Thousands posted at Darwin’s Finance, saying, “5 Reasons Living paycheck to paycheck is costing Thousands of Dollars due to these hidden fees and missed opportunities.”

studenomist presents A Student, A Koosh, And Credit Card Debt posted at, saying, “A guest post from FFB outlining is life long battle with debt.”


Ben presents Furnance Repair Bill posted at Money Smart Life.

freefrombroke presents Ten Things I Learned Moving And Tips posted at Free From Broke, saying, “We recently moved and it was a crazy, whirlwind experience for us. Here is some wisdom we’d like to pass on!”

April presents Which Comes First: The House or the Nest Egg? posted at Get Rich Slowly, saying, “April from Get Rich Slowly offers up her own personal dilemma about whether to prioritize a house or retirement. Do you think it’s a good strategy to build a down payment if it means compromising your retirement savings for a short period of time?”

The Smarter Wallet presents Ready For An Emergency? Preparing For A Big Storm posted at The Smarter Wallet.

Halloween Sugar Cookie


Silicon Valley Blogger presents My Stock Investments: Stock Picking With Diversification posted at The Digerati Life.

The Dough Roller presents A Buyer’s Guide to Rent to Own Homes posted at The Dough Roller, saying, “This experience has taught me two things: (1) tenants make major mistakes when entering into a lease purchase agreement; and (2) some landlords take advantage of tenants who don’t understand how to approach a contract for a rent to own house.”


Single Guy Money presents RIP Grandpa – Thanks For Teaching Me About Life and Money posted at Single Guy Money.

Joe B presents What Annoys Me posted at The Financial Blogger, saying, “I decided to write about all the little things that tend to annoy me, perhaps you will at least rejoice knowing that you are not alone”

FMF presents Free Money Finance: When Family Members Steal posted at Free Money Finance, saying, “The story of one reader who had a family member steal from him.”

jim presents BVC #21: True Power of Compound Interest posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.

Allan Inocente presents Building Rich Money Habits 101: My personal finance story posted at Rich Money Habits, saying, “The blog post shows how to build rich money habits to achieve financial freedom. It tells about my personal finance story of learning my money habits, getting into credit card debt, being able to pay it up, build an emergency fund and get started in learning how to be financially free!”

J. Savings presents Making babies is easy, but paying for them? posted at Budgets are Sexy., saying, “The talk of baby making has entered our household, and I’m trying to figure out how much those boogers cost ;)”

Halloween Candy


Mrs. Accountability presents Our Grocery Budget – How It’s Evolved | Out of Debt Again posted at Out of Debt Again, saying, “How our grocery budget/shopping style has evolved over the past twenty years.”

Peter presents When Getting Great Deals On The Things You Buy, Make Sure You’re Actually Getting The Deal posted at Bible Money Matters, saying, “Sometimes when you get a good deal you need to follow through and make sure that you’re actually getting the deal that you thought.”

BWL presents 4 ways to spend your money wisely posted at Christian Personal Finance, saying, “This article looks at a couple personal examples to help us discover how to make the best purchases…”

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  1. I love the theme! Thanks for including my post on how our grocery budget has evolved over the past twenty years and thank you for the hard work to host the carnival!

  2. This is awesome bro. Gets me in the festive spirit 🙂 5 more days ’till go-time!

  3. Thanks for the mention and for getting me hyped for Saturday!

  4. thanks for the link, and for hosting! great job!

  5. That is literally one of the best Halloween photos I’ve ever seen. Domo kun for the win.


  6. Awesome carnival! I’m hungry for some candy now!!

  7. Candy corn is my favorite. I want some right now!!!

    Thanks for including my post.

  8. Thanks for hosting!

  9. ChristianPF says:

    Thanks PT – and I love that scary looking candy monster!