Carnival of Money Stories #50

Welcome to the Carnival of Money Stories #50. I figured a carnival of money stories should have a theme about…money stories!.

A lot of great posts this week so let’s get started!
photo by WalkingGeek
Donald Trump seems to be mostly show business sometimes but at the end of the day he is all about money.

Trump picks

photo by Mrs. Pillars

Dutch tulip bulb mania of the 1600’s. That particular mania along with others are often used to illustrate one of the key points of investing your money into the markets (stock, real estate etc) – don’t get too depressed if prices are falling (it’s a good time to buy) and don’t go crazy and buy in when things are going too well.

The bulbs

photo by army.arch

Fort Knox is where a huge amount of gold is stored. Gold isn’t technically money but in the days of the gold standard you used to be able to trade your money for gold.

Gold bars

28 replies on “Carnival of Money Stories #50”

Mike – Great job. Thanks for including my Prosper story as a “Trump Pick.” (Nice picture of the Donald, I might add. How come he always has his mouth open?)

Thanks very much for hosting a great carnival! I wish I could remember how much I spent on the hat but it was years ago, before my kids were born, and I don’t remember. I know it wasn’t outrageous, and it was probably on sale, but I don’t think it was particularly cheap either. Either way, a fur hat in SoCal = stupid!

Mike: You are a carnival hosting machine. I haven’t seen this carnival before, so thank you for the introduction! I’ve got some reading to do now….

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