Once upon time there was a group of bloggers who shared their personal financial tales. Not just advice or the dry relating of money matters, but real, honest-to-goodness personal dealings with lucre, filthy and otherwise.
And readers were amazed and amused (among other things) by these stories. And a couple of bloggers decided it would be good to regularly gather these accounts in one place. And so was born the Carnival of Money Stories.
OK, that's my story on the Carnival of Money Stories. I wasn't there for the creation of it, so don't take my word as gospel. You can read about the real origins here.
The Silicon Valley Blogger put this week's Carnival together over at her regular blog, The Digerati Life. In addition to my humble offering, SVB gives us Uncle Bill thinking outside the box, Sharon milking sacred money cows and Martin deciding what to do with a bonus.
And that's just a quasi table of contents. Check out the Carnival itself for the rest of the stories.