For the Carnival of Personal Finance's 2nd anniversary edition, J.D. asked us all to submit our best post from the last two years. After a week of dithering, wavering, and agonizing over which of my own posts to submit, I finally got to see the finished product today-- and it is certainly special! I highly recommend you wander your own way through them, but here are a few I thought were particularly good:
- Money Isn't Everything and It Isn't You, at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity, is simple but eloquent and important for those of us who spend a lot of time thinking and writing about money.
- Making the Financial Sacrifice to Get What You Want, at My Two Dollars, is a great story about a couple figuring out their priorities and making them happen.
- Who Do You Think You Are?, at My Open Wallet, is a fantastic, thought-provoking journey through the way we think about who we are and who our peers are, and the ways this affects our financial choices.
- Towards a Simpler Life, at My Money and My Life, talks about how striving for voluntary simplicity/simple living means trying to balance the "three pillars" of time, money, and morality/values and sometimes sacrificing one for the others, but includes some examples of practices and habits that promote all three.