Welcome to the 77th Carnival of Money Stories! If you haven’t visited here before, I blog about my journey to financial balance. Finally on the tenure track after years floating by on student loans, I share my money stories while reading some of the greatest American stories about money. Today, along with all this week’s outstanding posts, I’ve included my favorite American “classics” about work and money. Take a look around and subscribe!
Editor’s Picks: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Here’s the work that starts Americans’ obsession with the self-made man. Once you read it, you’ll never forget Ben’s jaunty walk down the Philadelphia pier with a loaf of bread tucked under each arm. It seems to be all he needs to take on the world!
Silicon Valley Blogger presents Basic Business Advice from an Accidental Entrepreneur posted at The Digerati Life.
The Happy Rock presents Helping Friends Save Money Can Be Bad For Your Back posted at The Happy Rock.
The Wide, Wide World
One of my favorite sentimental novels, this work by Susan Warner charts a young girl’s journey to adulthood. With shaky financial resources and few friends, how will she manage to find happiness and security? In the nineteenth century, this novel was almost as popular as Uncle Tom’s Cabin and tells us much about America’s middle-class ideals.
Chris presents Being Laid Off – 4 Steps to go From a Layoff to an Amazing Job. posted at ProsperingServant.com.
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Unlike Benjamin Franklin’s, Frederick Douglass’s life story emphasizes the inequality of antebellum America. Born a slave on the eastern shore of Maryland, Douglass finds his way to freedom and activism. His life’s work is a sobering reminder of the rotten foundation on which American capitalism was based.
Mr. ToughMoneyLove presents How to be a Money Strategist to Achieve Financial Goals | Tough Money Love posted at Tough Money Love » Hard Truth about Money and Personal Finance.
Ryan Suenaga presents Ask the Readers: What Do You Do with an Unreliable Employer? posted at Uncommon Cents.
Tanesha Morgan presents Bad Health Insurance, No Insurance? How to Manage Anyway. posted at Personal Finance Analyst.
The Great Gatsby
If you’ve never had a chance to read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, take the time now. In this slender novel, Fitzgerald captures all the longing and emptiness of an emerging consumer culture. I’ll never forget the scene where Gatsby flings shirt after shirt out of his closet to prove to Daisy that he’s finally made it.
J. Money presents I won the mega millions lottery!!! Well, a piece of it anyways 😉 posted at Budgets are Sexy..
Upside Trader presents Lehman, AIG, Merrill Lynch and the Catastrophic Ripple Effect posted at upsidetrader.
Ralph Ellison’s critique of the American Dream is one of the most powerful of the twentieth century. His journey to understanding the racial dynamic of pre-Civil Rights America questions mainstream beliefs about the ability of anyone to get ahead.
The Smarter Wallet presents Ways To Save on Seasonal Purchases: Time To Shop For Halloween! posted at The Smarter Wallet.
GBlogger presents Success Stories: Couple Hits $515K Net Worth by Age 27 — and Seeks to Retire by Age 40 posted at CAN I GET RICH ON A SALARY.
Great stories everyone! Hope you enjoyed the carnival and see you next week wherever the Money Stories go!