Welcome to the 9th Edition of the Carnival of Money Stories 2. If you like what you see, make sure you check out the 8th Edition of the Carnival of Money Stories 2 hosted at Stretchy Dollar.  The mission of this particular carnival is,

…A weekly blog carnival where individuals share their stories/experiences with money.

Well since I celebrated America’s birthday this weekend and the Carnival is about Money, this week’s theme should highlight America’s Richest People.

I take pride in doing my carnivals and I won’t just add anything because it was offered.  I have read every single post that was offered, so if you think I made a mistake because your post wasn’t included go ahead and Contact me.  I went through A LOT of articles so please enjoy these submissions:

Editor’s Choice – Richest American: William Gates III ($57 Billion)

nickel presents Joint or Separate Finances? posted at fivecentnickel.com.  FCN goes through his experiences with figuring out this difficult question.

Chris presents We’re In Debt: $150,679 In Debt To Be Exact posted at Your Money Relationship.  Chris wrote a kick ass post about his beginning his journey to rid over $150K in debt!

Jeff Rose presents Should you roll over your pension into an IRA? posted at Jeff Rose. Jeff compares 2 stories of rolling your pensions into IRAs.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents My Credit Card Account Got Closed posted at The Digerati Life. SVB had the same problem that I did!  They closed her account…Bastards, read about her story.

vh presents Identity Theft: Three ways to fight it posted at Funny about Money. VH gives us a detailed review of what happened to her and how to avoid it.

Warren Buffet ($50 Billion)

Money Beagle presents My Brush With Identity Theft posted at Money Beagle.  Money Beagle’s aptly titled post provides his story with identity theft.

Patrick @ Cash Money Life presents Things to Consider When Leaving Your Job posted at Cash Money Life. Patrick discusses advice he gave to his wife when they decided that she was going to be an at home mom.

Matt Jabs presents Follow Through on Financial Goals posted at Debt Free Adventure!. Matt’s post is Excellent and highlights his story about fixing your savings ratios when you pay off a debt.

debt kid presents Meet Real Estate Kid: $37,865.94 in Unsecured Debt posted at DebtKid.com. Crazy interesting story by a Guest Poster, Matt.

Benjamin presents Purchasing My Brand New Motorcycle Was Dumb posted at Trees Full of Money. Benjamin is wise (and brave) enough to realize that his purchase of a new Bike was a horrible financial move.

Lawrence Ellison ($27 Billion)

FMF presents My Jobs, Pre-College posted at Free Money Finance. In Standard FMF fashion he provides a great post about his story of employment

Ryan Smith presents My Credit Journey – Starting at Rock Bottom posted at SpendOnLife. It is an interesting journey when you start caring about your finances when you have a 400 FICO score.

Jim Walton ($23.4 Billion)

Miss Bankrupt presents Hug a Collection Agent posted at Miss Bankrupt. Miss Bankrupt discusses her relations with a Medical Collection Agent

MoneyEnergy presents What I Learned About the Economy From Watching Food, Inc. (dir. Robert Kenner, 2009) posted at MoneyEnergy. Money Energy gives us a review of the Film, Food, Inc. and how it applies to his life.

Abigail Perry presents Sometimes, it’s just about making progress posted at i pick up pennies.   Abigail talks about her and her husband’s progress and how it shouldn’t be compared to others

Cindy Morus, The Money Mender presents Did Your Bank Flip You “The Bird”? posted at Mend Your Money.com.  Cindy explains the changes in her minimum payments and how she is moving forward.

Barry presents Learn To Survive On A $100 Grocery Budget posted at Associate Money. Barry discusses his family’s secrets to save $100 on groceries.

MoneyNing presents How to Be a Millionaire posted at Money Ning. Money Ning gives us the stories of millionaires in the making…kinda.

jim presents Square Foot Garden posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity. Jim’s story about creating a square foot garden and how it helps his finances.

Joe Plemon presents My Near Scam Experience posted at Personal Finance By The Book. Title explains it all!

Literally Nothing to do with the Carnival but Can’t Be Ignored

Darwin presents High Yield Corporate Bond List – Yielding over 8% | Darwin’s Finance posted at Darwin’s Finance.

Ray @ Financial Highway presents Debt Reduction-Financial Planning Guide Step 10 posted at Financial Highway.

Lazy Man presents Wealth Creation: Is it a Myth? posted at Lazy Man and Money.

DR presents freecreditreport.com versus annualcreditreport.com–Where to get your free credit report posted at The Dough Roller.

Manshu presents Sticky Wages posted at OneMint.

The Happy Rock presents Cheap Eats – Meal Ideas Under $10 posted at The Happy Rock.

The Smarter Wallet presents Learn How To Invest: Develop An Investment Plan posted at The Smarter Wallet.