Were you disappointed when Mark McGuire admitted he used steroids? It tarnished his records and entire career and turned many fans away. That’s how I felt recently about a personal finance guru.
Not only did Suze Orman pitch a questionable pre-paid debit card but what took the cake for me was the way she handled criticism. She resorted to insults and name-calling when personal finance bloggers called her out on the endorsement. Girlfriend, I will miss you.
This week’s recommended reading includes a round-up of posts about the Suze Orman brouhaha from Sweating in the Big Stuff. Other favorites include:
2012 Looks Like a Good Year for the Stock Market @ Hope to Prosper
Top 5 Reasons Why Baby Boomers are Screwed @ Yes, I am Cheap
How to Save Money on Dieting @ Frugal Confessions
Carnivals and Roundups
Yakezie Carnival: Better Late than Never Edition @ Broke Professionals
Canadian Finance Carnival #70 @ Canadian Finance Blog
Carnival of Personal Finance #344 @ Diva in Debt
Yakezie Carnival – Credit Card Edition @ Prairie EcoThrifter
Totally Money Carnival #50 Martin Luther King Day Edition @ Family Money Values
Carnival of Financial Camaraderie #16 @ My University Money
Goals Update and Weekly Round-up #2 @ My Life and Finances
Money for College Project Weekly Roundup: Starting Grad School @ Money for College Project
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There’s a one year blogiversary giveaway at Money Spruce with three prizes including $100 cash! Enter no later than January 30.
Frugal Beautiful is giving away a handbag by Chocolate Handbag. Entries close January 27th.
Six month subscription to All You magazine plus a cookbook is the prize at Surviving & Thriving this week. Enter by Monday evening.
Cash Flow Mantra is celebrating 100 posts with 3 cash prizes totaling $150. Enter by January 24th.
Who wouldn’t want to win $50 cash? Hurry and enter at Daily Money Shot before it ends today!
The Penny Hoarder is giving away an 8 gb iPod touch. Enter here by February 8th.
Enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card at Super Frugalette. This one ends January 31st.
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