I have had the pleasure of hosting the Best of Money Carnival once before, and while it is always a difficult task to pick the top ten entries, this time it was particularly hard because Best of Money has been on vacation for three weeks. I had nearly 130 entries to comb through, and many of them were very good. In fact, after my initial reading, I still had 34 contenders for the top 10 positions, so congratulations to the ten who made it into this edition.
Yesterday was the Super Bowl, so in honor of the sports game that an estimated 91 million Americans watched, I will share some Super Bowl facts with you throughout this week’s carnival. Without further ado, here are the top ten in descending order.
Everyone knows that a thriving business needs customers; finding them, however, is usually much easier than getting them to buy. Recently, I’ve noticed a wide range of methods for obtaining new business in a variety of fields. In freelancing, blogging, and social media, specifically, I’ve seen the greatest range of tactics. They go something like this:
One 30 second commercial during the Super Bowl can cost as much as 3 million dollars!
#9 – Still Want a Deduction for Tax Year 2011? It’s Not Too Late – Free From Broke
Even though 2011 has passed, there is still time to make some moves that will give you a tax deduction and lower your taxes in 2012. See some tips to help lower your taxes.
1.25 billion wings are eaten on Super Bowl Sunday.
#8 – How to Win at Monopoly and Real Life – Money Talks Coaching
I’ve been playing too much Monopoly on the computer the last few days. At first I wasn’t very good at it, but then I started applying the good money principles I talk about here and I started winning. Here are some money lessons from Monopoly.
No team has every played the Super Bowl in their home stadium.
#7 – Why Use Cloth Diapers? – Sustainable Personal Finance
I believe cloth diapers are more sustainable, not only for the planet but also for your pocketbook. What follows are the reasons why we use cloth diapers.
The Green Bay Packers won the first Super Bowl.
#6 – 4 Reasons You Should Set Unrealistically High Goals – Watson Inc
Should all goals have a strong basis in reality? Not a chance: here are 4 reasons you should set unrealistically high financial goals.
More pizza is sold on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year.
#5 – 401k Rollover to IRA: What to Do with Your Retirement Account when Leaving Your Old Job – Bible Money Matters
There are a variety of reasons why you may want to rollover your 401(k) to your own IRA once you’ve left your old job. Here are a couple of the biggest:
Charles Haley has five Super Bowl rings, making him the player with the most Super Bowl rings.
#4 – What’s Wrong with Mitt Romeny Paying 14% in Taxes? – Investor Junkie
Everyone logically tries to minimize their taxes and “not pay one dime more”. Even Warren Buffett who declares he should pay more in taxes, doesn’t pay more than he must legally. If you have a beef with Mitt’s taxes you should contact your Senator, not blame him for minimizing his taxes.
Face value of Super Bowl tickets range from $400 to $1,500.
#3 – Stay at home or to work : What is the financial & professional price? – Wealth Informatics
Stay at home or to work : This is not a post to convince anyone that they should stay at home or that they should be a working parent. Rather this post is a thinking process on what changes financially/professionally so that we can better prepare for it (as much as possible).
Miami and New Orleans are tied as the cities that have hosted the Super Bowl most frequently at nine times each.
#2 – My Steps to Starting a New Business or Company – PT Money
A run-down of how I began PT Money Conferences, LLC, teaches readers how to set-up a new business or formalize an existing one.
The first Super Bowl was January 15, 1967.
#1 – Editor’s Pick – 20 Ways to save money by NOT being normal – Christian PF
This is a look at things that my wife and I have done to save money that all of our “normal” friends just refuse to do.
Best of Money was on vacation during the entire Suze Orman debit card fiasco. While I didn’t have room to include these excellent posts about Orman’s card and her reaction to personal finance bloggers’ criticism on Twitter in the top 10, I thought they were worth mentioning. Check them out if you have a chance:
Suze Orman Teaches You How NOT To Handle Criticism – Dollarversity
The Approved Prepaid Debit Card: Suze Orman Falls Short – Nerd Wallet