Michael on July 2nd, 2008
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Two carnivals to tell you about this week, including the Carnival of Money Stories hosted by My Good Cents.  All the articles are real-world experiences people have had with money.  Check it out.

This week’s Carnival of Personal Finance, hosted by Greener Pastures, featured dozens of useful articles including a section of my hypothetical graduation speech about the varying importance for new grads of health, renter’s, and life insurance.

This week, I’m going to have agree with the carnival host and recommend her top choice as my top choice too (I don’t think I’ve ever done that before.)

I’m confident that you’ve long since figured out how expensive your free pizza or tee-shirt actually was. You know, the one that was “free” along with the credit card application you completed during your freshman year? What you may not know is how much of the aggressive credit card marketing is not just ignored but in many schools supported by the university administration.

What’s new? Now there are hearings. Sound familiar? I think so too. Speculation to be sure, but quite possibly this could be the second-coming of the student loan scandal. Read CreditCard.com’s post Congressional testimony: Student credit card issuers under investigation and you’ll see why they were so effective in getting you the card with the picture of campus on it. The one you may still be paying off.

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