Totally Money Carnival #40: The Money Slang Edition

by Kay Lynn

Welcome to the Money Slang Edition of the Totally Money Carnival. It’s interesting that there are so many alternate words for money in our vocabulary. I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of these while enjoying the great articles included.

Dough (Editor’s Picks)

This is my most frequently used alternate term for money and yes , I know it probably shows my age.  This nickname is derived from bread having a monetary value in early times.

Scoring the Loaves

Alan presents The Cost of Owning a Cat posted at Canadian Finance Blog. I love cats and anytime you can relate it to money, you got my vote!

Flexo asks Is Following Your Passion a Luxury? posted at Consumerism Commentary. We need to understand everyone doesn’t have the same starting point.

Suba questions  Should you buy or rent? posted at Wealth Informatics. Interestingly, I live in a rent city; but we’ve owned homes here for nearly 35 years.

Darwin shares My Kid Flooded Our Home. What’s the Worst (Most Expensive) Mistake Your Kids Have Made? posted at Darwin’s Money. Sounds like he handled it perfectly (and didn’t freak out too much!).

Loot (Investing)

This word for money reminds me of treasure.  Yes, I want lots of treasure stored away for retirement.

International Money Pile in Cash and Coins

Mike Piper presents Evaluating Vanguard’s New LifeStrategy Funds posted at Oblivious Investor.

Craig Ford reveals Mastering the Art of True Passive Investing | A Guide for Worry Free Investing posted at Money Help For Christians.

Crystal asks What is Capital Gains Tax? posted at Stupid Cents.

Jim Yih questions Are financial advisors profiting during bear markets? posted at Retire Happy Blog.

Moolah (Money Management)

Moolah is the Fijiian word for money so while we don’t have a mystery backstory, it is international.

Fiji (10)

 Larry Russell shares Identity theft protection posted at Personal Investment Management and Financial Planning.

Evan presents Bank of America’s New Fee is Yet Another Example of Congressional Ineptness posted at My Journey to Millions.

Jim discusses why You Need A Strong Password posted at Free By 50.

Boomer unveils Rules of Thumb for Money posted at Boomer & Echo.

N.W. Journey reveals Why Have a Written Budget? posted at Networth Journey.

Mr. Money discloses Why I’m Not A Big Penny Pincher posted at Smart On Money.

Crystal presents Balancing My Checkbook – Too Loaded to Care? posted at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff.

Peter asks Do You Really NEED it? Or Just Want It? posted at Bible Money Matters.

Dead Presidents (Careers)

American currency has pictures of dead presidents on each denomination leading to this nickname for money.  Plus, there’s the band with the same name!

More dead presidents

David Leonhardt presents To Buy, Or Not To Buy… A Bar Or Restaurant Franchise posted at Bar Whiz Blog.

Khaleef Crumbley shares Reflections On The Financial Blogger Conference – How To Take Your Blog To The Next Level…Over 3,000 EPIC Words! posted at Faithful with a Few.

Dough Roller reveals The Unemployed Need Not Apply! posted at Dough Roller.

Glen Craig asks What is a Solopreneur? posted at Free From Broke .

Jon the Saver discloses 10 Reasons Why I Blog About Personal Finance posted at Free Money Wisdom.

Bread (Frugality)

This term was used a lot in the 1960’s and 70’s although you don’t hear it much anymore.  Again, bread had a lot of value in early society. Remember the French revolution?


Matt presents Saving Money on DIY Projects: Find Skilled Friends to Help posted at Living In Financial Excellence.

Bob shares Vacationing On A Budget: A Couple Tips posted at ChristianPF.

Miranda @ Financial Highway gives us 45 Ways to Save Money posted at Financial Highway.

Sustainable PF reveals Baby on Board: Our Budget with a Baby posted at Sustainable Personal Finance.

Paul Vachon unveils How to be Frugal and Still Have a Life posted at The Frugal Toad.

Pam presents Don?t Need It, Don?t Buy It: 5 Things We Don?t Have to Have posted at Frugal Living.

Money Beagle presents A Free Activity That Could Pay Off Big: Go Look At Model Homes posted at Money Beagle.

Beck asks Cloth Nappies or Disposable Nappies ? Which Offer Better Value for Money? posted at Money Mum.

Pat S discloses Frugality vs. Conscious Spending posted at compounding returns.

Greenback (Credit)

The origin of this slang term is the Civil War due to the notes issued by the government to finance the war having green backs.


Jason asks What Can Cause Damage to Your Credit? | Live Real, Now posted at Live Real, Now.

FMF presents You MUST Do a Test Charge posted at Free Money Finance.

Madison questions How Much Do Credit Inquiries Really Matter? posted at My Dollar Plan.

That’s the end of this week’s Carnival.  Thank you to all the blogs that shared their great content.  Submit your articles here for next week’s edition hosted by Bank Nerd.

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Harri @ TotallyMoney October 10, 2011 at 6:15 am

I do love money slang! We have some great London slang for money over here (Lady Godiva- fiver, Artyon Senna- tenner, Bread and honey- money, Dudley Moore – £20). Great post and great links!

Matt @ Financial Excellence October 10, 2011 at 6:17 am

Thanks for the inclusion! I liked the theme. It’s neat to look at the origins of the different terms for money.

Glen Craig October 10, 2011 at 6:30 am

Great carnival! I love the slang money definitions. Thanks for hosting.

Peter October 10, 2011 at 6:59 am

Thanks for including me in the mix – it was great meeting you at the conference!

Tom Drake October 10, 2011 at 11:09 am

Thanks for hosting and thanks for picking Alan’s post as an editor’s pick!

Paul @ The Frugal Toad October 10, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Thanks for hosting Kay! I like your choice of theme..

Echo October 10, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Thanks very much for including Boomer’s post on rules of thumb for money!

YFS October 11, 2011 at 12:22 pm

hahah.. love the money slang!

Jackie October 11, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Fun theme for the carnival 🙂

Who knew there were so many slang terms for money?

Neo October 11, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Good carnival. I prefer to use the slang word: “duckettes”…

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