Totally Money Blog Carnival #27, the Titanium Edition

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Welcome to the 27th Totally Money Blog Carnival.  It’s been 22 weeks since I’ve hosted this particular carnival.   In honor of that, the theme this week is titanium.  Before you ask, the atomic number of titanium is 22.

According to Wikipedia, “titanium was discovered in Cornwall, Great Britain, by William Gregor in 1791 and named by Martin Heinrich Klaproth for the Titans of Greek mythology.”  Titanium is tough.  There wasn’t a way to purify it until 1910.  Thank you, Matthew Hunter!

Editor’s Picks

Sustainable PF is having a baby!  Using a Midwife: A Personal Choice address the idea of using a midwife instead of a doctor.   I have a friend planning an midwifed home birth.  The idea makes me nervous, but it shouldn’t.  Like she said, woman are designed to pop out babies.  They’ve been doing it for as long as humanity has been around.  Heck, with my last kid, we just needed someone with a catcher’s mitt.   It’s not every day the baby is carried into the delivery room at our hospital.  Usually, the brats wait until the mother has been checked in.

Paula wrote 7 Steps to World Travel, covering the basics of managing world travel.  The idea of perpetual travel fascinates me, but I’m chicken.  Something about having 3 kids with a need to eat keeps me in a predictable pattern.

Bob offered Buying a Car When You Have Poor Credit.   Gah!   I can’t believe the premium.   It’s time to buy a beater and start saving.

Lifestyle

Titanium is biocompatible, which means it’s nontoxic and implants don’t get rejected by your body.  It’s the best possible material for hip replacements.   I have a very small piece of titanium hold one of my tendons together.

Philip Taylor presents The Secret to Understanding Your Personal Money Style, “taking a look at what motivates you, and how that fits in to your future financial goals and your present spending. ”

Money Management

Commercial production of titanium didn’t become viable until 1936.  Over the next 12 years, worldwide production climbed to just 3 tons.   By comparison, that’s about the weight of an adult hippo.  Although, since titanium is so light, you could use 3 tons of it to sculpt an entire herd of titanium hippos.

FMF presents 7 Life Lessons from the Very Wealthy, saying “The rich tell you how you can be rich. Time to listen.”

Briana presents 5 Money Management Programs, offering “Money management software and programs to help people achieve their New Year’s Resolution goal of reaching financial independence.”

Tom Drake presents Developing good money habits and says “Financial planning is simply about trying to develop good money habits. It’s about implement good, sound, healthy financial habits for the future.”

Jacob @ My Personal Finance Journey presents Emergency Funds – Are They Essential? , saying “Emergency funds are an essential part of my personal finances and something that I would never get rid of. This articles examines if they are indeed necessary or not.”

Philip presents How to Pay for College Without Loans with “Some ideas for avoiding the monster of student debt.”

Investing

95% of commercial titanium is used to produce titanium dioxide, and ingredient which is used–among other things–to print the little Ms on M&Ms.

Outlaw presents Can You Contribute to a Roth IRA and a 401K? and says “I’m sharing my experience of simultaneously contributing to a Roth IRA and 401K, as well as the requirements you’ll need to meet in order to do the same.”

Spending

Firebird II, the titanium car

Firebird II, the titanium car

Justin presents Forget About The Low Hanging Fruit, saying “When you are trying to cut back on expenses, I would urge you to forget about the low hanging fruit.”

Evan presents Is Something Valuable If No One Knows It Is?, saying “Does wearing a Tag Heuer or driving a Mercedes Benz (picture is of a really hooked up Benz called a Maybach) really matter unless someone else knows what you are wearing or driving? The timex will literally tell you the exact same time and the hyundai will take you to that same place.”

Children

In a study of 10,000 survival geeks, a titanium spork was unanimously voted to be the coolest eating utensil, ever. 

Marie at FamilyMoneyValues presents Grandma Rie’s 2011 Money Camp Guide and Overview, saying “Learn how to run a week long Money Camp for your kids or Grand kids. This post provides an overview of the goals for teaching 3 – 6 year olds about money.”

Heartland frugalista presents A Family Affair: Talking to Kids about Money and offers “A banker gives advice about talking to children about finances.”

Credit

Titanium Man was a Marvel comic villain created in Communist Russia based on Iron Man’s suit.

Echo presents Are Rewards Cards Costing You Money?, saying “I am a big fan of using rewards cards to help save money on my everyday spending. If I’m going to spend the money anyway, I might as well be putting money back in my wallet in the form of points or rebates. ”

Money

Titanium is a popular material for body jewelry because it can be anodized into many colors.  I have never worn a titanium bull-ring, but I do have a hole in my septum.

Kyle presents Make Money Test Driving Cars, offering “If you love cars you will love this money making idea. Did you know you can get paid to test drive new cars at automobile dealerships?”

Miranda @ Financial Highway presents 35 Ways to Make More Money, saying “Even the best of times, one of the most common questions asked is, ‘How do I make more money?’ While an increase in income can ease the way things work in your personal economy, it won’t necessarily solve all your problems. “

Crystal presents How To Get Rich – What Worked For Us, saying “Want to get rich? It’s not quick but here is what worked for us. Try it if you dare!”

Frugality

Titanium provides the same strength as steel at approximately half the weight.  While this is good for aircraft, it makes a titanium tire iron a lousy self-defense device.  Lighter isn’t always better.

Control Your Cash presents 9/10 of a penny wise and pound foolish, saying “The problem is obvious – there just isn’t that much difference between cheap and expensive gas in the same locale.”

Dr. Dean presents Cable TV: Can The Cord Be Cut?, saying “Cable is one of the biggest long-term, voluntary, costs that the American people have. By cutting that you can save thousands. Here’s how it’s done.”

Other

Adult hippos can’t swim.  If they need to cross a deep river, they hold their breath and walk on the bottom.  They are also the deadliest large animal in Africa.  They are not generally made out of titanium.

Amanda presents How to Use Coupons After TLC’s Extreme Coupon Show Fraud, saying “TLC’s show has raised questions about some fraud practices being used with couponing. Read this to make sure you can still benefit from coupons!”

Jim Yih presents Health and Wellness is important in retirement and says “One key aspect that is critical to a successful retirement is the importance of healthy living. If you don’t have your health, how important is money?”

 I hope you enjoyed the carnival.  If you haven’t already, please take a moment to subscribe to Live Real, Now.  Thanks!

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    1. Nice selection Jason, although I am missed 🙁

    2. Thank you for the inclusion!!

    3. Thanks for including my article on emergency funds!

    4. Thanks for including Control Your Cash, and thanks for the inorganic chemistry lesson.

    5. Thanks for the editors pick! Mrs. SPF will be super happy you liked her article enough to include it!

    6. Quite an impressive set of titanium facts, and some nice blog entries, as well. Now, this is how to run a blog carnival! Also, interesting to learn that you have a piece of titanium holding one of your tendons together; you learn something new everyday, I suppose.

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