I’m happy to present, for your reading enjoyment, a ridiculously long 84th Carnival of Personal Finance. You may have expected Five Cent Nickel to host this particular edition but earlier this week he asked that we swap hosting positions so you can see his rendition next week.
The Carnival has grown tremendously from its first edition on June 20th, 2005 when thirteen bloggers participated (I was the first, so ha!) and today we have more submissions than I care to count and it’s grown to the point where I don’t think I’ll be able to do anything clever or interesting with it and still be able to enjoy my weekend. I’ve enjoyed my time hosting the Carnival, my first time being the 2nd Edition that featured a svelte eight entries – I read every single one. I really enjoyed the 47th Edition where I put together a map of the entries (in my opinion, my crowning achievement in hosting any carnival)… but this week there were just too many entries this will mark my final appearance as host of the CoPF. I feel that with the sheer number of submissions, I’d be doing the carnival and its submitters a disservice by continuing to host and doing a list of links as you’re about the see.