Carnivals / Festivals

This week we have been included on five carnivals and festivals. Next Tuesday, we'll be hosting the Carnival of Money Stories. More info on that here.

We are pleased to welcome all new readers, as well as new carnivals to Not the Jet Set. To find out more about us, click here. We are a personal finance blog focused on frugality, stewardship, and current events, while also telling our story as a family and the personal finance decisions we have made. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out our NtJS Cafepress shop! On with the round up...

Carnival of Personal Finance: This week's is hosted by Daily Finance and Marketing News, and is all about commodities. You know, where speculators invest millions in pork belly futures or frozen concentrated orange juice, it drops a nickel and they blow their brains out? Well, HDTVs are not yet considered a commodity - check out how we paid for ours, with no speculation or debt. Here are some others watching the market:

  • Sallie's Niece ponders just how a single gal working her way out of debt can ever get one of those shinny KitchenAid Stand Mixers. Is a wedding registry her only hope?
  • Christian Personal Finance offers five quotes from someone who really know his stuff - Warren Buffett.

Carnival of the Green: #141 Is up at Enviroblog. There's no "editor's choice" articles, but were near the top with our review of non-paint smelly (no VOC), paint. Here are some other posts, all in lovely shades of green:

Carnival of All Things Eco: Focus Organic hosts the 13th edition of All Things Eco and has included our totally unbiased review of the eco-friendly FreshAire Choice paint. Here are some other things eco:
  • Organic Makeup and Skin Care reviews some shampoos by Aubrey Organics.
  • Zeer Blog ponders ponders the new packaging decision - glass or aluminum beer bottles - with an interesting analysis.

Carnival of Money Stories: Living Almost Large has this week's money stories sorted by breed with a Best in Show movie theme. We walk away with a 'Participant' ribbon for our tale of the true cost of some light fixtures. Some other contenders:

Festival of Frugality: Has posted at Our Fourpence Worth, and if you haven't gotten enough Michael Phelps, then dive in for a Phelps themed Phestival - go ahead, the water is warm (and not nearly as polluted as the river - those poor rowing teams). Reporting live is Mrs. NtJS with a post on the smartest advice she ever received. Some others in the hunt for gold:
  • Saving Advice has a great story about a friend's path to financial independence. Ctl+F: credit card.... results = 0. Not to say that this guy didn't use them, but it's not what got him to where he is today.
  • Sound Money Matters has 10 ideas for frugal anniversaries without skimping on the romance.

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