I'm so pleased and excited to be hosting the first-ever Carnival of Ethics, Values and Personal Finances! I must admit, I was a little nervous that no one would submit, but I was bowled over by all the great submissions the Carnival received-- 27 in all!
If you're just hearing about the Carnival for the first time, here's the quick rundown:
How do your values affect your financial decisions? Whether it's what you buy, where you invest, or where you work, when and how do your beliefs and ethics play a role? And, most importantly, are you ready to blog about it? The Carnival of Ethics, Values and Personal Finance is a space to come together and share thoughts and experience as we navigate the challenges of integrating our money decisions and our broader values.
Usually when I'm hosting a carnival I'll pull out a few of my favorite posts and highlight them up top. But there are way too many great posts here and it's impossible to choose. Instead, I split them into a few categories, and I hope you'll read them all! I also included all submitted posts (except for a couple that were multiple submissions from the same person), although there's a handful where I can't quite figure out their connections to ethics/values, and those are in the bottom category.
- Yoski presents Gaining my religion posted at Stingy Students. On consumerism and local businesses.
- Shaula Evans presents Vote with your Wallet: Book World Monopolies posted at Tsuredzuregusa.
- David presents Shopping small versus big- Mom and Pop vs. Big Box Stores posted at My Two Dollars.
- ISPF presents A Time to Save, A Time to Give posted at International Student Personal Finance. Tips on giving for students and new grads who don't have much money.
- Ben presents Act Now and Double Your Charity Donations for Half Price posted at Money Smart Life.
- TBH presents How to create a giving plan posted at tiredbuthappy.
- Millionaire Artist presents Green Money: Social/Environmental Charitable Givin' posted at Millionaire Artist : Managing Creative Lives and Moolah.
- Steve Faber presents How to Stave Off Holiday Debt - Be Creative posted at DebtBlog.
- Silicon Valley Blogger presents The Pressures of Holiday Spending posted at The Digerati Life.
- Wenchypoo presents Post-Holiday Commentary posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket.
- Charles H. Green presents Stock Options Abuse: Jail or Restraining Orders? posted at Trust Matters.
- Kevin Surbaugh presents Kansas To Consider Capping PayDay Loan Intrest posted at Becoming & Staying Debt Free.
- David presents Worldwide Success » What is the cost of winning? posted at Worldwide Success. Is "winning at all costs" really success?
- Jon Swift presents John Derbyshire's Wonderful Life posted at Jon Swift. Satirical take on charity, health insurance, and conservatives.
- John Hill presents Law of Tenfold Return posted at Universe Of Success. On giving, and receiving in return.
- Donna Jean presents Family Values posted at The Weight of Money. On the importance of family in financial decision-making.
- Nina Smith presents Ten Money Questions for Stewart Lewis posted at Queercents.
- Pete presents Wishing Everyone a Joyous Holiday Season and a Happy New Year posted at My Financial Awareness. On the connections between holiday symbols and finances.
- English Major presents We Can Talk It Out posted at An English Major's Money. On discussing money openly with friends.
- Hakim Abdullah presents ?HARD-Times? & the Human Soul posted at Wa Salaam. On compassion.
- oovs presents 10 Questions that Determine your Financial Fitness posted at LifeTraining - Online.
- Madeleine Begun Kane presents Ode To Prosperity posted at Mad Kane's Humor Blog.
- Tracy Coenen presents Don’t let those Christmas gift cards go to waste posted at FRAUDfiles.
- makingourway presents Reverse mortgages and leaving a legacy - money in your old age posted at makingourway.
- Corey presents The Truth About Dell posted at myopiniononeverything.com.
- Matthew Paulson presents Why I Don't Buy From Quixtar posted at Getting Green.
- Wilson Ng presents The Worth of Financial Advisers posted at Reflections of a BizDrivenLife.