Totally Money Blog Carnival: Presidential Quotes Edition

by Khaleef "Fat Guy" Crumbley on February 21, 2011

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Presidential Quotes

Welcome to the February 21, 2011 edition of Totally Money Blog Carnival. I was informed by several people that today is President’s Day (since I still have to report to work, I wasn’t aware of a holiday 😥 ). Therefore, I decided to list a few presidential quotes within the body of this carnival. I hope you enjoy!

Editor’s Picks

“We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our selection between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude.” – Thomas Jefferson (is this not a presidential quote that we need to hear today?)

Money Beagle presents Dear Babie R Us, Please Buy A Dictionary posted at Money Beagle.

Peter presents Improve Communication About Money In Your Marriage posted at Bible Money Matters, saying, “One of the more difficult responsibilities of a husband or wife is to learn how to communicate with each other about money. Here are some tips to make it a bit easier.”

Darwin presents Financial vs Managerial Accounting – MBA Mondays with Darwin posted at Darwin’s Money, saying, “Ever wonder what the difference is between financial accounting and managerial accounting? It’s hugely important! See why with these real-life examples.”


“I hold it the duty of the executive to insist upon frugality in the expenditure, and a sparing economy is itself a great national source.” – Andrew Johnson (one of the best presidential quotes)

101 Centavos presents Budgeting for the Spring Garden posted at 101 Centavos.

liverealnow presents Three Alternatives to a Budget posted at Live Real, Now, saying, “Budgeting sucks. Here are some alternatives.”

Jason Price presents Time is Money | 5 Tips to Help You Budget Your Time & Save Money posted at One Money Design, saying, “The old time is money cliché is true and has some important things to teach us.”


“America is successful because of the hard work and creativity and enterprise of our people. These were the true strengths of our economy before September 11, and they are our strengths today.” – George W. Bush

Barb Friedberg presents PERSONAL FINANCE TIP; Make Money By Following up (Part 1) posted at Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance, saying, “Learn how unbelievable persistence and determination put our finances on track and yielded an awesome job.”

JT McGee presents Are you a Knowledge Worker? posted at MoneyMamba, saying, “Knowledge workers are the largest classification of worker by percentage of the working population, but few know what they are.”

Moneyedup presents How To Be Good At What You Do posted at MoneyedUP, saying, “I once heard it said, “A man should know all there is to know about his business.” I never forgot that saying and it sticks with me everywhere I go in business.”


“If a national debt is considered a national blessing, then we can get on by borrowing. But as I believe it is a national curse, my vow shall be to pay the national debt.” – Andrew Jackson (I would love to hear this presidential quote in the next two years!)

Robert Alan presents 5 Little Known Ways That Credit Scores Impact Your Financial Life posted at Credit Card Assist, saying, “A few little known facts about credit scores that affect your financial life.”

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Free Credit History Check (7 Day Trial): Service Review posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “This is a review of a credit report and monitoring service.”

Tim Chen presents Why You Shouldn’t Buy AAdvantage Frequent Flyer Miles (Bonus Be Damned) posted at NerdWallet Blog – Credit Card Watch, saying, “I got an email from American Airlines a couple of weeks back begging me to buy some extra frequent flyer miles for my AAdvantage account, but the problem is, it’s complete crap.”


“It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world. Mischief may be done negatively as well as positively.” – Thomas Jefferson

Charles Tran presents How to Reduce Consumer Debt Efficiently posted at Tips, saying, “Take proactive steps to reduce your debt.”


“We who live in free market societies believe that growth, prosperity and ultimately human fulfillment, are created from the bottom up, not the government down. Only when the human spirit is allowed to invent and create, only when individuals are given a personal stake in deciding economic policies and benefiting from their success–only then can societies remain economically alive, dynamic, progressive, and free. Trust the people. This is the one irrefutable lesson of the entire postwar period, contradicting the notion that rigid government controls are essential to economic development.” – Ronald Reagan

Tim Fraticelli presents What is an Economic Model? posted at Faith and Economics, saying, “In order to understand economic theory, you need to know about the economic model. This post is a brief look into how economists use economic models to create theories. If we understand the economic model, we can better understand how certain theories and policies affect us today.”

PT presents Helping an Unemployed Friend or Family Member posted at Prime Time Money, saying, “Chances are you know someone who is currently unemployed. PT Money gives you tips on how to help your friend or family member weather the storm.”


“We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.” – John F. Kennedy

Mike Piper presents Total Bond Market Fund vs. Treasury Bonds posted at The Oblivious Investor, saying, “Which works better as a diversifier for a mostly-stock portfolio: Treasury bonds or a “total bond market” fund?”

Arjun Rudra presents Bull On Crude Oil, Bear On Natural Gas Is Portfolio Manager Daniel Cheng Of Matco Financial posted at Investing Thesis, saying, “Discussing the outlook and economics of crude oil and natural with the portfolio manager who runs the Matco Energy Fund.”

Dan presents ETF Stripping Explained – Insider Trading Scheme posted at ETF Base, saying, “ETF Stripping? It’s got nothing to do with the ladies. It’s the latest Insider Trading Scheme on Wall Street – both ingenious and illegal.”


“Wealth can only be accumulated by the earnings of industry and the savings of frugality.” – John Tyler

misst presents Why You Should Use Eco-Friendly and Natural Cleaners for Your Home | Prairie posted at Prairie Eco-Thrifter, saying, “Why not try keeping your home germ free the healthy way. It not only protects the environment, but it also saves you money.”

Fred Lee presents Clip Your Way to Savings: 5 Tips for Using Coupons posted at Parenting Squad, saying, “I’m always looking for ways to reduce my grocery bill. Here are five tips for clipping your way to savings in the checkout lane.”

Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog presents How to Cut Down Your Spending posted at The Canadian Finance Blog, saying, “If you try to figure out how to cut down your spending, you’re bound to come up with plenty of your own ideas for cutting costs.”

Money Management

“We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we now know that it is bad economics.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

The Wise Squirrel presents Who Pays on the First Date: A Financial Lesson Learned posted at Squirrelers, saying, “Sometimes, lifelong lessons can be learned early in life. In this story, a financial lessons were learned from a first date.”

2 Cents presents What’s Your Investment Personality? posted at Balance Junkie, saying, “Our innate traits can have a real effect on the way we approach investing. Is your approach congruent with your personality?”

bluskygirl presents The Money Lie we Live, and the Truth that can set us Free posted at Goddess, saying, “How a simple change in how we think can drastically change the way we manage our money.”

Jeffrey Weber presents Using Chase Blueprint to Become a Smart Credit Card User posted at Credit Card Wisdom, saying, “Chase Blueprint can be an effective tool for consumers who need help managing their credit card spending and sticking to budgets.”

Boomer presents Contrary Financial Decisions posted at Boomer & Echo, saying, “By definition a contrarian is a person who takes a contrary position or attitude, i.e. a person who goes his own way and doesn’t follow the crowd.”

Control your Cash presents 3 personal finance books that aren’t horrible posted at Control Your Cash, saying, “Most personal finance books are garbage. Here are 3 that don’t suck.”

Jim Yih presents Three Phases of Retirement posted at Retire Happy Blog, saying, “In basic financial planning, we often talk about the different financial stages of life. We start with the accumulation phase and then move into the income phase in retirement.”

Alexander presents When Can I Retire posted at Dividend Stocks, saying, “When figuring out when you can retire, it is important to consider what your idea of retirement is, and then focus on making your own personal vision of retired life come true.”


We believe that all men are created equal because they are created in the image of God. – Harry S. Truman

Buck Inspire presents John Chow Guest Post Pain posted at Buck Inspire, saying, “My John Chow guest post experience and lessons learned.”

Bogey presents Things to Consider When Forming a Partnership posted at Back Nine Finance, saying, “As part of my plan for retirement, I have chosen to invest in residential rental properties. Recently, a buddy and I decided to form a partnership in order to invest together. These are some things to consider when forming a partnership.”

Bob Shark presents 50 Resources Every Financial Blogger Must Know posted at The Shark Investor, saying, “A resource list for fellow personal finance bloggers”

Financial Uproar presents Why I Donate Very Little To Charity posted at Financial Uproar, saying, “My views on charity and why I’m not donating much, at least for now.”

Matthew Alberto presents Business as the Setting and Achievement of Goals posted at Matthew Alberto .com, saying, “Goal setting is often heralded as a worthwhile task. Most people, however, don’t set goals. Even if they do set them, it’s only very few people who actually set goals and then follow through on achieving them. In my point of view, nonetheless, I believe that goal setting is highly significant for an entrepreneur. In fact, I think that the skill of goal setting is one of the essential qualities for an aspiring successful entrepreneur.”

Michael Pruser presents How To Build a Budget with a Variable Income posted at The Dough Roller, saying, “Budgets are hard enough with a steady income but brining in variable income can cause even more budgeting problems.”

Michael presents Are You Better Off Than Your Parents? posted at Consumerism Commentary, saying, “Parents always wish that their children lead better lives than they have, so did you make their wishes comes true?” Miranda presents Watch Out for These Signs of Fraud posted at Coupon Shoebox Tips, saying, “Even the smartest people sometimes fall prey to fraud. You can, though, reduce the chances that you will be taken in. Here are some red flags to watch out for.”

Real Estate

I have come to the conclusion that the major part of the work of a President is to increase the gate receipts of expositions and fairs and bring tourists to town. – William Howard Taft

Praveen presents Mortgage Insurers – Foreclosure “White Knights”? posted at My Simple Trading System, saying, “If you are having trouble paying your mortgage, don’t forget that your mortgage insurance company can help you bargain with your lender.”


I have found it advisable not to give too much heed to what people say when I am trying to accomplish something of consequence. Invariably they proclaim it can’t be done. I deem that the very best time to make the effort. – Calvin Coolidge

BIFS presents Scottrade and Other Broker Reviews posted at Budgeting In the Fun Stuff, saying, “Here is my take on Scottrade and a bunch of other investment company reviews from the blogging world.”


You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot establish security on borrowed money. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn. — Abraham Lincoln

BWL presents Amazon Mom: Save 30% On Baby Purchases posted at Christian Personal Finance, saying, “A look at a little-known program from Amazon geared towards new moms…”

Dana J. presents 11 Simple Tips To Save Money On Groceries posted at Not Made Of Money, saying, “These 11 tips will help you save money on groceries, and save time on cooking as well”


The government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. – Ronald Reagan

Khaleef @ KNS Financial presents What To Do If You Are Missing Your Forms W2 posted at Faithful With A Few, saying, “Missing your Forms W2? If so, here are the steps that you need to follow in order to ensure accurate and timely preparation of your tax return.”

Robert Moore presents Did You Know About These 2011 Tax Changes? | 2011 Taxes posted at 2011 Taxes, saying, “Congress waited until the last minute to pass several tax measures at the end of 2010 that make taxes in 2011 quite different.”

Mr. Money Smarts presents Social Security Changes For 2011 posted at Smart On Money, saying, “There are several changes that most people should be aware of when it comes to Social Security in 2011.”

MoneyNing presents 5 Reasons a Higher Tax Bracket is Good for You posted at Money Ning, saying, “Paying more taxes is actually a good thing sometimes!”

Madison DuPaix presents How Do You Handle Lending Club Taxes? posted at My Dollar Plan, saying, “If you invest with Lending Club, read this to find out how you should handle your taxes.”

Ken presents Child and Dependent Care Credit: What Expenses Can I Include? posted at Spruce Up Your Finances, saying, “Child care is not just the amount you pay your babysitter. See the list of items/expenses that you can include when claiming the dependent or child care credit.”

Ryan @ CML presents When Will I Get My Tax Refund? posted at Cash Money Life, saying, “Many tax filers are asking this question – thankfully, the IRS has published a guide that will help you get a good idea of when you might receive your tax refund.”

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of totally money blog carnival using our carnival submission form.

Non Presidential Quote:

“A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man.” – Jebediah Springfield (The Simpsons)…a perfectly cromulent ending to this carnival!

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Peter February 21, 2011 at 8:14 am

Thanks for including me as an Editor’s pick! Great job hosting!

Fat Guy February 21, 2011 at 8:12 pm

No problem! This was my first carnival, so I hope I didn’t make too many mistakes!

Shawanda February 21, 2011 at 9:51 am

I’m just now hearing of this blog carnival. I looooove quotes. Combined with the submissions, I found this carnival both inspirational and informative.

Well done.

Fat Guy February 21, 2011 at 8:49 pm

I’m glad that you enjoyed the quotes. It was difficult to find ones that lined up with each category (especially reviews)!

Thanks for stopping by!


Echo February 21, 2011 at 10:25 am

Thanks for including Boomer’s article on contrary financial decisions in this week’s carnival. Enjoy President’s Day, here in Alberta it’s Family Day today!

Fat Guy February 21, 2011 at 8:54 pm

No problem! I hope you had a great Family Day!

Spruce Up Your Finances February 21, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Thank you for hosting and including my post. Happy President’s Day!

Fat Guy February 21, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Thanks! The drive in to work wasn’t too bad today because most people were off!

JT McGee February 21, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Thanks for the inclusion! I digg the theme. Retweeted :)

Fat Guy February 21, 2011 at 9:08 pm

No problem! Thanks for the support!

Barb Friedberg February 21, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Thank you so much for including my article. Very cool site and I love the website title!!!

Fat Guy February 21, 2011 at 9:25 pm

No problem, Barb! I’m glad that you like the site and the title. Hopefully, it will not describe me for much longer!

Crystal February 21, 2011 at 7:03 pm

Thanks so much for hosting! It looks great! Thanks for including my post too. 😉

Fat Guy February 21, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Thanks for giving this rookie site a chance to host!

Miss T @ Prairie Eco-Thrifter February 22, 2011 at 9:15 am

Great job hosting. Loved the theme. Thanks for including my post.

Betty Kincaid February 22, 2011 at 7:34 pm

Thanks for including our article!

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