Welcome to the 15th edition of the Carnival of Pecuniary Delights. Because I find the word pecuniary so interesting, which by the way it just means “of or pertaining to money” I thought I would use an epicurean theme for this weeks carnival. The word epicurean, as defined by the great dictionary.com means
fond of or adapted to luxury or indulgence in sensual pleasures; having luxurious tastes or habits, especially in eating and drinking.
With that in mind enjoy some of the most expensive food and drink you could ever experience while perusing this weeks submissions.
Matt Jabs from Debt Free Adventure presents Follow Through on Financial Goals. Have you recently made side money, reduced some expenses, or paid off a debt, yet failed to follow through by properly redistributing your savings accordingly? Check out this article.
PT Money from Prime Time Money presents What Debt Should You Payoff First When You Get Extra Money. A great post on why you should have a plan even if you don’t have the extra money right now to pay down on your debt. You need a plan for when you do.
Ray from Financial Highway presents Importance of Money- Means to an End or the End in Itself?. How important is money to you? What would you sacrifice to reach your financial goals? Great discussion to go with this great article.
Kopi Luwak Coffee
This little gem comes from coffee beans which are collected from the excrement of civet’s in Southeast Asia. Seriously, the beans come from poop, then they roast them, bag them, and sell them to you for around $230.00 a pound. You had better really like your coffee.
Bob from Christian Finance presents Cash for your clunker stimulus. A look at the cash for clunker bill and what it entails.
FMF from Free Money Finance presents Ten Pricey Cities that Pay Off. A discussion about a recent US News piece that purports to list ten cities, that while expensive, are worth the extra cost.
The Smarter Wallet from The Smarter Wallet presents Technical Trading Indicators Predict That The Stock Market Rally Won’t Last.
Hank from Own The Dollar presents Roth IRA vs. 401k Retirement Plan – Which Is Better?. A comparison of 401k plans and Roth IRA Accounts. Personally I think both have their place but you might be better off mixing one of those two with a traditional IRA so your tax eggs aren’t in one basket.
Golden Opulence Sundae
You think paying out the rear for coffee that came out of something’s rear is crazy? Try out this $1,000 ice cream sundae served at Serendipity3 in New York. That there be real gold me matey’s! They use a 23-karat edible gold leaf to coat the ice cream, along with rare chocolates and then serve it up in a crystal goblet with an 18-karat gold spoon. Suddenly my purchase of an iPhone doesn’t look so bad.
jim from Bargaineering presents What is the Average Credit Score?. A look at the average credit scores seen by Credit Karma. Glad to report I am WAY above average.
Charlie from PayLessForFood presents The Beans and Rice Way to Better Health and More Wealth. Mmmm… Beans and Rice, need I really say more? No recipes though just a look at why beans and rice is both frugal and healthy. Beans Beans the magic Fruit, the more you eat, the more you… 🙂
MLR from My Life ROI presents 5 Tips to Prepare for Next Years Tax Season. Steps you can take now to ensure a super easy filing in April.
Nino’s Bellissima’s Pizza
When you are in New York you think about good food, and great Pizza. If you want the most expensive pizza in New York you have to go to Nino’s and get the Bellisima Pizza. It is a 12 inch pizza with multiple kinds of caviar, crÃ¨me freche, lobster, and wasabi and it rings up to $1,000.00. Now you have got to be a serious pizza freak to pay that kind of cash for pie.
Jeff Rose from Good Financial Cents presents Debt Consolidation Loans, Good Idea or Not?. No, No, No.. etc. A great look at why you probably shouldn’t consider Debt Consolidation loans.
Penelope Pince from Pecuniarities presents Pay Bills Online and Save. After my own heart, a great post on paying your bills online to save some money.
Madison from My Dollar Plan presents 12 Tasks for Your Mid Year Financial Checkup. You get a physical to check on your health, take this opportunity to give yourself a mid year finance checkup, 12 great tips on how you can do it.
Super Saver from My Wealth Builder presents Early Retirement Strategy – Save, Invest, and Repeat Often. How one person achieved that ever elusive dream of early retirement.
Silicon Valley Blogger from The Digerati Life presents Your FICO Credit Score Information: What It Means. What is that pesky score all about that Fair Isaac thinks is so important. Oh wait so does everyone else, check out this post on what it is all about.
La Madeline au Truffe
This is the one chocolate that could get you out of just about anything, seriously it had better. For $250 you can get 1.9 ounces of these delightful delicacies, that equates to around $2100 per pound. These bad boys are hand made by Knipshildt Chocolatiers and I certainly hope they taste like heaven.