Welcome to the Carnival of Money Stories!
This week we’re celebrating spring in Japan and the beautiful sakura (cherry blossoms) which are the hit of the season.
I hope you enjoy some sakura pictures and facts, and of course, some insightful money stories from over 20 great bloggers!
Most Japanese schools have a sakura tree on grounds for good luck
Life Tuner – Why Healthy and Young Need Life Insurance
The Writer’s Coin – Becoming First Time Homebuyers
PT Money – 5 Ways the Library Can Save You Money
Personal Finance Analyst – It’s the Grocery Game and I’m Actually Interested
The Japanese enjoy Hanami in the spring with friends and family; the custom of enjoying the beauty of flowers
The Life of a Insurance Salesperson – Worst Salesperson Ever, Strikes Again at Verizon
Young and Thrifty – Cohabitation Agreements and Living Together Common Law: What you Need to Know
Balance Junkie – 2010 Financial Plan: Q1 Update
The Dough Roller – I Was Audited by the IRS!
Sakura start blossoming in Okinawa in January and arrive north in Hokkaido by the end of April
The Bigger Pockets Blog – Manslaughter and a Crackhouse: How My Husband Became a Real Estate Investor
The Orange Paper – 10 Money Tips for a Holiday Abroad
Free Money Finance – Gold Dollar Coins Not Treated as Cash Advance on My Credit Card
Frugal Dad – How I Saved $2,500 By Ignoring My Inner 5-year old
The Japanese Meteorological Agency tracks the path of the sakura for the public
Good Financial Cents – How to Make Interest on Your IRA
Funny About Money – Hidden Costs of Illness or Injury
My Dollar Plan – Which Is Your Favorite Discount Broker?
Budgeting in the Fun Stuff – Want a Raise? Got These Traits?
Japan gave the U.S. 3,020 cherry trees in 1912 as a sign of friendship
Learn Save Invest – Benefits of a Pension Plan
The Digerati Life – Does the Economy Affect How You Save Money?
Personal Finance By the Book – A Prisoner Raises the “Serving Others” Bar
Dinks Finance – You Don’t Have To Be Ready – Just Go
There are over 200 varieties of sakura in Japan
Budgets are Sexy – Your Take: Who Pays the $200?
Christian PF – Buying Groceries in Bulk: The Hidden Dangers
The Consumer Boomer – How to Choose the Best 0% Balance Transfer Credit Cards
Money Help for Christians – Credit Cards vs. Cash: Do I Really Spend More With Credit?
That’s it for this edition of the Carnival of Money Stories. If you’re interested in hosting a future Carnival of Money Stories, submit your site today.
Remember, submissions for next week’s carnival at Buxr are due Sunday at 5 EST.
Thanks to the blogs for some great content and the readers for hanging out and enjoying the scenery!