Tuesday, June 6, 2006

The One Hundred Ninety-Fourth Carnival of the Vanities

Author: Nick
Category: Money
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Greetings! Welcome to the 194th edition of the very first blog carnival, The Carnival of the Vanities. Here you’ll find the best works of some of the greatest minds on the internet. There are 39 terrific submissions eagerly awaiting your attention, so I’ll make the introduction as short as possible. If you submitted an article but you don’t see it here, then you either submitted multiple articles from one website (and I only accepted one) or you missed the deadline of 6pm Eastern on Tuesday. But don’t worry, because you can always submit your fantastic piece of work for next week’s Carnival of the Vanities which will be hosted by Generic Confusion.

Before we get started, just a quick note on the format. Keeping in mind that the point of the Carnival of the Vanities is to encourage authors to submit their best recent work (and not just any old post), I’ve taken the liberty of being a totally unbiased judge of the authors’ decisions to submit their work this week. As such, while I’ve included every last eligible submission, you’ll find that they’re ordered starting with my favorites and ending with my… not-so-favorites. I mean no offense to any of you fantastic writers, but there were some articles that simply engaged me more than others. Maybe they were highly original, or possibly I really learned something from them, or perhaps they just made me laugh.

I hope you take the time to enjoy each and every one of these submissions as much as I have, and feel free to hang around Punny Money afterwards for some great financial news, tips, and tales with a bit of humor on the side.
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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Carnival Round-Up: Week of May 29, 2006

Author: Nick
Category: Money
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Punny Money is featured in the following carnivals this week.

And finally, Punny Money has the amazing honor of hosting the very first carnival–The Carnival of the Vanities–next week. So if you write a truly excellent article this week on any topic, send it in using either the Conservative Cat or Blog Carnival submission forms or via e-mail. The hard deadline for entries is Tuesday, June 6th at 6pm Eastern Daylight Time, and I promise to put together a show for the ages. Check out my stint as the Festival of Frugality host to see what you can expect.

Monday, May 29, 2006

The Third Festival of Job Hunting

Author: Nick
Category: Money
Topics: ,

Yay, I’m back! Yessiree, this is Punny Money’s fabulous host, Nick, and I’m back from a relaxing not-so-insane holiday weekend to bring you the third edition of the Festival of Job Hunting. Unfortunately it looks like the rest of the job hunting blogosphere is still on vacation, so this week’s Festival is a bit sparse.

So congratulations to Tim MMF from MyMoneyForest for being the only person cool enough to bring his job-hunting tale to the Festival.


1. The Type Of Job I Can Look Forward To

burger Tim MMF is looking into the jobs that await him after graduation. His professor forwarded him several possibilities, but it’s the position of Legislative Liaison/Analyst that really grabbed his attention.

This is the type of job I’ll be looking for after graduation unless I go on to graduate school. In the long run, I’d like to be a VP for a major corporation in charge of their government relations/public policy which is a job that can pay as high as $750,000 per year. Some of the VP positions pay less but offer stock options as well.

Gold Editor's Choice Award Nick says…
I think I went with the wrong major. But it sounds like Tim MMF is right where he wants to be. He’s aiming high and already thinking about the big picture, though this entry-level position he talks about is nothing to belittle. All you kids in college should follow Tim MMF’s lead from day one; don’t just think about your first job out of school, but plan for the long run, too.


Be sure to check out the home of the Festival of Job Hunting, Find a New Job, for news of upcoming editions and hosts. For everyone who has a job and had the day off today, have a great (and abbreviated!) work week. And for those still hunting for their next job, I wish you the best of luck.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Punny Money Hosting the Festival of Job Hunting on May 30th

Author: Nick
Category: Money
Topics:

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There’s still time to get in your submissions for the Festival of Job Hunting which will be located right here next week. If you’ve recently written a piece relating to finding a job, starting a job, keeping a job, losing a job, what to do between jobs, or making the most out of a job, then it belongs in the Festival of Job Hunting. I’m sure you remember how much fun was had by all when the last carnival rolled through these parts, and I promise this one will be at least 7% more exciting than that one.

So either e-mail your submissions or use this sophisticated form by noon EDT on Monday, May 29th, and be sure to check out the Festival of Job Hunting the next day.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Carnival Round-Up: Week of May 22, 2006

Author: Nick
Category: Money
Topics:

You can catch Punny Money in the following carnivals this week.

Of special note is the second edition of the Festival of Job Hunting created by Find a New Job. Punny Money will be hosting the Festival of Job Hunting next week, so send in your articles related to finding a job, starting a job, keeping a job, losing a job, what to do between jobs, and even making the most out of a job. If it’s work-related, send it in to the address on my contact page or using this handy dandy submission form. The submission deadline is high noon Eastern Daylight Time on Monday, May 29th, and the Festival will appear on Punny Money the next day.