Carnival of Money Stories #49 – The Sakura Spring Edition

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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?

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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!

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