Best of Money Carnival #141 – Super Bowl Edition

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.

#103 Common Selling Strategies for Your Small Business (and Which One Actually Works)1099 Mom

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!

#9Still Want a Deduction for Tax Year 2011? It’s Not Too LateFree 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.

#8How to Win at Monopoly and Real LifeMoney 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.

#7Why 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.

#64 Reasons You Should Set Unrealistically High GoalsWatson 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.

#5401k Rollover to IRA: What to Do with Your Retirement Account when Leaving Your Old JobBible 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.

#4What’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.

#3Stay 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.

#2My Steps to Starting a New Business or CompanyPT 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 normalChristian 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:

What We Need from Suze Orman Instead of Another Celebrity-Endorsed Useless Prepaid Debit CardPT Money

Suze Orman Teaches You How NOT To Handle CriticismDollarversity

The Approved Prepaid Debit Card: Suze Orman Falls ShortNerd Wallet

 Suze Orman’s “Approved Card” Gets Denied; Thinks PF Bloggers Are Idiots20 and Engaged

Make sure to submit your entries to next week’s Best of Money Carnival hosted by No Debt MBA.

 Thanks to docsports.com and delish.com for the Super Bowl facts.

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Comments

  1. Wow, no team ever won in their home stadium, huh? Well, the Giants or the Jets will have a shot at that in a couple of years (wouldn’t it be awesome if they played each other?).

    Thanks for hosting this week!

  2. This is a good list.

  3. Thanks for hosting the Best of Money Carnival and for including my post! Cheers!

  4. Thanks for including me in the group!

  5. Thanks a lot for hosting and including my post, Melissa!

  6. Wow! Those Super Bowl facts sure made for some delightful reading! I appreciate you including our article this time, and thanks so much for hosting such a great carnival :)

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