Money Hacks Carnival #74 – Saturday Morning Cartoons Edition

I am honored to be hosting the 74th Money Hacks Carnival this week. I have hosted quite a few carnivals now and I continue to be impressed by the shear number of articles that are out there that I missed out on during the week. I chose another quirky theme for this weeks carnival, Saturday Morning Cartoons. I can’t remember if any of these cartoons actually aired on Saturday morning, most likely they didn’t but either way here are a few of my Editors picks followed by the rest of the carnival with my cartoon facts scattered throughout.

Editor’s Picks

Jason R Fisher presents Teaching Kids about Money I posted at Improve The Quality. I am a huge fan on ensuring our young our educated about money and understand the implications of debt. That is why I couldn’t resist this as an editors pick.

Heather Levin presents How To Make Your Own Vermicompost Bin posted at The Greenest Dollar. I found this post quite Ironic as I was just having a discussion with Matt from Debt Free Adventure about vermicomposting. I still don’t think my wife would approve of worms in the house though.

The Happy Rock presents Just Buy It Already! Fighting Indecision On Big Purchases posted at The Happy Rock. The Weakonomist snuck into my editors pick via this killer guest post on The Happy Rock. A great look at how sometime it is best to just bite the bullet and make that purchase.

Wojciech Kulicki presents Saving More vs. Insuring More posted at Fiscal Fizzle. This post made me think about my own musings in “Why Self Insurance is Crap“. Good points here for both sides though, each has its place.


The Smurfs

Ran from 1981-1990

Around 256 episodes

Consisted of little blue creatures who lived in mushroom houses. They had an archenemy in Gargamel who was always trying to catch the little creatures. Anyone looking for a live action movie idea, this one is the only one listed here which hasn’t been done.


Joe Plemon presents Is Direct Selling Right For You? posted at Personal Finance By The Book.

Money Beagle presents Financial Moves In The Event Of A Job Loss posted at Money Beagle.

MLR presents Top Interview Blunders posted at My Life ROI, Getting the Best Return On Life.

FMF presents Is Writing a Book a Good Career Move? posted at Free Money Finance.

nissim ziv presents Why Did You Choose This Career – Interview Question and Answers posted at Job Interview Guide.

Debt & Credit

Paul Kamp presents Putting a Mortgage in Reverse posted at Don’t Quit Your Day Job.

Dan presents How to Get a Mortgage Rate Under 4% posted at Everyday Finance.

J. Money presents Borrow From Yourself First. posted at Budgets are Sexy..

Patrick @ Cash Money Life presents Benefits of Secured Credit Cards posted at Cash Money Life.

MatthewPaulson presents Cash for Clunkers: Can it Reduce Your Need for Vehicle Financing posted at Fine Tuned Finances.

Leave Debt Behind presents How to Get a Collection Agency to Work with You posted at Leave Debt Behind.

DR presents The College Student’s Guide to Credit Cards posted at The Dough Roller.

Matt Jabs presents Pay off Credit Cards VS Build Emergency Fund Savings – Me VS Suze Orman posted at Debt Free Adventure!.

The Smarter Wallet presents Credit Monitoring Services To Check Your Credit Report posted at The Smarter Wallet.

Brad presents An Inconvenient Myth: The Marketing Effect posted at Enemy of Debt.

Miss Bankrupt presents Dating Bad Credit posted at Miss Bankrupt.

oneadvice presents IVA Bank Accounts posted at One Advice.



Ran From: 1981-1984 (Original Series)

The transformers is about two sets of alien robots, the autobots and the decepticons. Most famously they have recently had the oddly successful real life movies. They also had a separate TV series Transformers Beast Wars.






Frugality and Saving

Barry presents Saving Money With Do It Yourself Projects posted at Associate Money.

MoneyNing presents How to Buy a Used Car posted at Money Ning.

Wren Caulfield presents Moving? Save time and money with these great tips. posted at True Adventures in Money Hacking.

d. ninja presents Underwear emergency fund, check! posted at Punch Debt In The Face.

julie presents Parenting Tips: Making Sure Your Children are Financially Literate posted at More4kids.

mbhunter presents Wegmans, Costco, trading down, and trading up posted at Mighty Bargain Hunter.

Single Guy Money presents Quitting Smoking Update posted at Single Guy Money.

Kathryn presents Spend a Little, Save a Lot posted at Out of Debt – Christian Finances and Debt Help.

Miss Bankrupt presents Personal Budget Cuts and My Options posted at Miss Bankrupt.


KCLau presents Why the worse classmates are wealthier than you? posted at KCLau’s Money Tips.



G.I. Joe

Ran From:

Yet another of my favorite child hood cartoons that got bastardized into a live action movie. G.I. Joe Rise of the Cobra is coming out soon and I am more than a little bit scared to even try to watch it.





Jason presents What is the Average Cost of Car Insurance for a Teenager? posted at Finance, Credit, Insurance and all.


Allison Johanson presents The ETF Hall of Fame: 25 People Who Revolutionized the ETF Industry posted at ETF Database.

Zachary Scheidt presents Short Interest Stocks – Distressed Investment Opportunities posted at ZachStocks.

Travis presents Retirement Costs Less Than You Think posted at Christian Money Mountain.

Carlos M. Sera presents An Expert Tale; Turn Around posted at Financial Tales.

jim presents Scottrade Review posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.

Tom Drake presents Build A Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) Ladder posted at The Canadian Finance Blog.

ChristianPF presents Info about ETFs posted at Christian Personal Finance.

Ray @ Financial Highway presents Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) Ideas posted at Financial Highway.

DebbieDragon presents I Want My Share! posted at 7 Million 7 Years.

Investing School presents CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) posted at Investing School.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents OptionsHouse Review: Low Commission Broker posted at The Digerati Life.

Banker Saver presents Is The Inflation Protected Certificate of Deposit Still Around? posted at Banker Saver.

Madison presents The Automatic Poorhouse posted at My Dollar Plan.

Sun presents A Look at OptionsHouse for Stocks and Options Trading posted at The Sun’s Financial Diary.

Hank presents The Best And Worst Places To Squeeze Out A Little Extra Money When Times Are Tough posted at Own The Dollar.

Paul Kamp presents For Whom The Bell Tolls posted at Don’t Quit Your Day Job – Personal Finance, Economics and Investing.

nickel presents Best CD Rates posted at

Zachary Scheidt presents Stock Rally Could Continue Higher posted at ZachStocks.


Robert D Flach presents 1040 FYI – Gross Proceeds and Cost Basis at The Wandering Tax Pro.


Alvin and the Chipmunks

Ran from 1983-1991

A story of three chipmunks trying to make as a singing group,. They lived with there father Dave, most recently they are known for their movie where Jason Lee starred as the real life Dave Seville.





Marie presents How Emergency-prone are you? posted at Moneymonk.

Four Pillars presents Keep Your Emergency Fund In A High Interest Savings Account posted at Four Pillars.

Darwin presents Median vs. Mean: Know the Difference or Risk Being Manipulated posted at Darwin’s Finance.

The Weakonomist presents Six Lessons The Tour de France Can Teach You About Money posted at Weakonomics.

Amy Fontinelle presents 11 Actions You Can Take To Improve Your Airplane Experience posted at Two Pennies Earned.

Jeff Rose presents Taking Care of an Elderly Parent posted at Jeff Rose.

PT presents How to Setup Multiple Savings Accounts at ING DIRECT posted at Prime Time Money.

Luke Grand presents Calculating Your Annual Budget posted at Cash Out Life.

Kathryn presents Beware! 15 Common Scams That Can Steal Your Money posted at SpendOnLife.

Alex presents ways to prevent identity theft posted at Home Life Weekly.

B Simple presents 12 Success Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires to help you simplify your finances posted at Simplified Financial Lifestyle.

That is it for this weeks carnival, be sure to get your submissions in for next weeks carnival hosted at My Life ROI.


1 Patrick July 22, 2009 at 9:30 am

Dude…. what about Voltron, Thundercats, and He-Man!?! 😉

Thanks for hosting!

2 Kyle July 22, 2009 at 10:07 am

Wow, I can’t believe I left those out either… What ever happened to quality cartoons like that anyway. Spongebob has nothing on Voltron.

3 oneadvice July 22, 2009 at 11:12 am

Thanks for adding me to your carnival!
And what about the Wuzzles and the Gummi Bears? 🙂

4 Kyle July 22, 2009 at 4:44 pm

I never watched the wuzzle’s but I was a huge Gummi Bears fan…. Gummi Bears, bouncing here and there and everywhere…

5 The Happy Rock July 22, 2009 at 2:23 pm

Anyone for the Dungeons and Dragons cartoon?

Thanks for the editor’s nod for the Weakonomist’s guest post!

6 Matt Jabs July 22, 2009 at 2:45 pm

I’m gonna be posting my homemade vermicomposting/kitchen scraps bucket post pretty soon as well.

I’ve got worms!

7 J. Money July 22, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Hah! Love it sir, good work.

8 Single Guy Money July 22, 2009 at 8:15 pm

Thanks for including my post in the roundup!

9 Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog July 23, 2009 at 12:00 am

Thanks for hosting! I loved the G.I.Joe and Transformers cartoons!

10 Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog July 23, 2009 at 5:43 am

Thanks for hosting! I loved the G.I.Joe and Transformers cartoons!
Sorry… forgot to say great post – can’t wait to read your next one!

11 Investmutual July 22, 2010 at 6:30 am

Thanks for this huge list! 🙂

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