Hi everyone! I've got a really great edition of the Carnival in store for you this time around.
Let's start with my personal favorites:
- Are we too selfish to change? at No Impact Man, where Colin Beavan discusses consumption, acquisition, and how societies' values can change over time.
- Parenting, work, and guilt at Tired but Happy is TBH's discussion of part-time vs full-time work, and how following her heart seems to conflict with what she "should be" doing.
- Voting With Our Wallets at Philaahzophy is one blogger's (Aahz's) exploration of the ethical and political ramifications-- and dilemmas-- of personal spending decisions.
- The 2008 War Tax Boycott at The Picket Line, where David Gross presents a major campaign to get anti-war activists to connect their values to their money choices by becoming tax resisters.
- Dumpsters get popular: Freegans and junk yard tours at green LA girl in which Siel talks about a few ways people are decreasing waste by reusing trash.
- The Powerful (and Addictive) Nature of Giving at Millionaire Mommy Next Door, where Millionaire Mommy Next Door reflects on the emotional effects of giving, and makes a plan for her blogging income.
- Charitable Ambivalence at An English Major's Money, in which English Major wrestles with whether or not to pause charitable giving.
- Don’t be a Donaghy at The Real Estate Zebra is Daniel Rothamel's discussion of the importance of honesty and integrity in business.
- Who Is Responsible For Lead In Toys? at Money, Matter, and More Musings, in which Golbguru asks questions about the recalls of Chinese-made toys, looking towards an understanding of the root of the problem.
- Why we are not as ethical as we think at Sox First, where Leon Gettler summarizes psychological studies on ethical behavior.
- Ethics and Work-Life Balance at Slow Down Fast Today! is David B. Bohl's post about how employees' work-life balance helps promote ethical behaviors that benefit their employers.
- The Psychology of Free posted at A Penny Closer is an interesting discussion by penny-eric about how we value things that are free.
And a few more posts for your enjoyment:
- Learning About Debt Relief Programs posted at Care on Credit. ("Thinking about taking out a debt consolidation loan against the equity in your home? Read up on the facts about the debt relief industry before you commit to a permanent decision.")
- Just Say No posted at Frugal Journey. ("There is a very easy way to save money. It’s the power of the word NO. Say NO to nights at the movies, NO to lattes with lunch and NO to expensive vacations.")
- Top 10 Money Lessons by Dissecting Billionaire Leona Hemsley’s Will posted at KCLau's Money Tips. ("After dissecting Helmsley's 14-page will filed in Surrogate’s Court, I am going to elaborate some personal finance money tips in this post. Some facts will amuse you while some lessons are to be learned to alert you of planning your estate more effectively. Here are the top lessons I learn from researching Leona’s will.")
- How to Get Ahead In America (1st of a 12-Part Series) at PowerWealth.com. ("I am a living example – among millions of such examples in America – that a multi-generation American can make a conscious choice to get ahead financially and then go out into America and make it happen within a reasonable timeframe...Based on my experience, I am confident that you can accelerate your potential to replicate or exceed my financial success if you are willing to adopt my “12 Refusals That Helped Me Pull Ahead in America.”")
- How to Stop Abusive Homeowners Associations before Problems Begin at Getting Green.
- Pork: Wha'ss On The Barbeque In Congress Is Your Future at The Agonist. ("Companies that give money to political campaigns have better-performing stocks, according to a new study, than companies that don't contribute. So let's take a closer look at the intersection of capitalism and political corruption, American-style.")
- The best money advice of all time at Money in the Bible | Christian Personal Finance Blog. ("According to MONEY magazine, this is the best money advice from some of the wisest people who have lived.")
Well, that's it for this week! The next edition will be up on October 4th, so please submit using this form. Please contact me if you'd like to host a future edition.
Also, please comment or e-mail me with suggestions of other great posts you've seen around the blogosphere that you think would fit this carnival-- let's work together to make this a real showcase of the very best writing on the web about ethics, values, and personal finance!Technorati tags: ethics, values & personal finance, blog carnival.