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Welcome to the 72nd Carnival of Money Stories, hosted by NerdWallet. We include an array of hand-selected personal finance stories from around the web for your reading pleasure.  While you’re flipping through these, take a minute to surf around the NerdWallet blog for credit card news and reviews, and feel free to give our expert credit card finder tool a whirl and see what turns up!

Editor’s picks

Silicon Valley Blogger presents What’s Your Dreadful Spending Vice? posted at The Digerati Life.  Don’t lie – we’ve all got one.

MoneyNing presents Five Reasons You Should Give Your Kids a Monthly Allowance posted at Money Ning.  Fiscally responsible children grow up to be fiscally responsible adults.  Don’t let them make the same mistakes you did!

Kay Lynn Akers presents I’m Gold at Starbucks posted at Bucksome Boomer.  Think of this as a sponsored post, since NerdWallet is powered by Starbucks ;-)

Best of the rest

jim presents Big Discounts Booking Shoulder Season Travel posted at Wanderlust Journey.

jason@frugal dad presents What To Do When Gifts Cause a Rift In Your Family posted at Frugal Dad.

Kira Botkin presents One dime at a time: How I earned money as a kid posted at Money Crashers.

Joe Plemon presents How Those “Easy Payments” Can Wreck Your Finances posted at Personal Finance By The Book.

Craig Ford presents Make Money Blogging | A Guide for Beginners on How to Make Money Online posted at Money Help For Christians.

Cheapskate Sandy presents Zombie Debt Is Popping Up Again posted at Yes, I Am Cheap.

Super Saver presents How Managers Differentiate Employee Performance posted at My Wealth Builder.

FMF presents Another Way to Save Money with AAA posted at Free Money Finance.

The Financial Blogger presents Financial Planning Goals While Turning 30 Part1 posted at The Financial Blogger.

Mike @ Green Panda presents Are You Making These Budget Mistakes? posted at Green Panda Treehouse.

John presents 10 Financial Descions I would Like to Have Back posted at Passive Family Income.

Ryan @ CML presents 8 Tips to Avoid A Speeding Ticket posted at Cash Money Life.

Madison DuPaix presents There’s No Such Thing as Bad Debt posted at My Dollar Plan.

BWL presents Learning How To Live On One Income posted at Christian Personal Finance.

Jeff Rose, CFP presents Co-Signing a Loan: Nice Gesture or Financial Suicide? posted at Jeff Rose.

J. Money presents Do you remember the first time you started tracking your money? posted at Budgets Are Sexy.

Kristina presents The Banking Classes posted at Dual Income No Kids.

Ryan @ MFN presents Taking Classes While in the Military posted at The Military Wallet.

Amber presents Your Flying Style: Coach or First Class? posted at Blonde & Balanced.

Lindy presents A Day in the Half Life posted at Minting Nickels.

Lauren presents What Would You Do? posted at Richly Reasonable – Money, Saving, Living, Playing.

Joe Morgan presents Should I Borrow From My 401K? posted at Simple Debt-Free Finance.

Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog presents Unexpected Vehicle Expenses posted at Canadian Finance Blog.

Evan presents Are Your Work Hours Optimal? You May Need to Change Your Hours to Succeed posted at My Journey to Millions.

Wenchypoo presents What’s It Like Living on Food Stamps? Take the SNAP Hunger Challenge and Live on $4.50/Day For the Next Week posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket.

Khaleef @ KNS Financial presents CVS Shopping for the Week of 9.12.10 – Saved $147, Spent $9, Made $84 posted at Faithful With A Few.

Brad presents Four Lessons About Money We All Learned as Children posted at Leave Debt Behind.