Welcome to the 96th Edition of the Money Hacks Carnival December 23rd, 2009 – The Holiday Edition. This is the personal finance and money blog carnival sponsored by the Money Hackers Network. Thanks for reading, and please subscribed to my RSS feed! Happy Holidays, and I hope you enjoy.
Editor’s Picks – The legend of Santa Claus can be traced back hundreds of years to a monk named St. Nicholas. The name Santa Claus evolved from Nick’s Dutch nickname, Sinter Klaas, a shortened form of Sint Nikolaas. The poem, “Twas The Night Before Christmas” shaped our modern image of Santa and was written in 1822.
Jeff Rose presents 401k Rollover to IRA: How To Consolidate Your Retirement Accounts posted at Jeff Rose.
Peter presents How Much Money Do You Save By Wearing Nice Clothes? posted at Bible Money Matters.
Investing – Menorahs come in all shapes and sizes. The only requirement is that the flames are separated enough so that they will not look too big and resemble a pagan bonfire. Ancient menorahs were made of clay. Today’s menorah, which stands on a base from which the branches sprout started to appear towards the end of the Middle Ages.
Paul Williams presents ETFs Can Be a Terrible Choice for Monthly Investors posted at Provident Planning.
Debt & Credit – Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor and chairman of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach, created Kwanzaa in 1966. After the Watts riots in Los Angeles, Dr. Karenga searched for ways to bring African-Americans together as a community.
Frugality & Saving Money – In the Greek and Russian orthodox churches, Christmas is celebrated 13 days after the 25th, which is also referred to as the Epiphany or Three Kings Day. This is the day it is believed that the three wise men finally found Jesus in the manger.
DR presents Why Some Online Credit Card Applications Say ‘Hurry Up And Wait’ posted at The Dough Roller.
B Simple presents Simple Personal Financial Tips – What’s in your wallet? posted at Simple Financial Lifestyle.
Taxes – Rudolph, “the most famous reindeer of all,” was the product of Robert L. May’s imagination in 1939. The copywriter wrote a poem about the reindeer to help lure customers into the Montgomery Ward department store.
Adam Williams presents Tax Planning Series: Have you done everything you can for 2009? posted at RabbitFunds.com.
Darwin presents FICA Tax Rates 2009, 2010 – How They Work and Why They Matter posted at Darwin’s Finance.
Other – Did you know Christmas trees are grown in all 50 states including Hawaii and Alaska? Evergreen trees were an important symbol of winter solstice celebrations. Christmas trees have been sold commercially in the United States since about 1850.
Matthew Paulson presents Why Peer to Peer lending Works When Lending Money to Friends Doesn’t posted at American Banking News.
LeanLifeCoach presents Sam Walton’s Rules – Personal Finance Meets Retail posted at Eliminate The Muda!.