Prince William and Kate got married over in the British Empire. They are now known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. It was rumored so many people might tune in and tweet about the wedding that major websites and services like Twitter might crash. Thankfully the wedding started at 3am Eastern time, well enough early not to disrupt much of anything on my end of the world.
You may have no interest in the Royals — neither do I — except this one curious fact: it is estimated that up to 80 million pounds (about $134 million) was spent on the wedding. Even if a hefty chunk of that is security, and if you’re off by a factor of 50%… that’s a ton of money. And they say there’s a global recession!
While you’re recovering from getting up early to watch the nuptials, why not catch on some great personal finance reading:
Bargaineering | Six Ideas for Holding a Kick Ass Open House
Money Smarts Blog | How I saved -$97 with Priceline
The Simple Dollar | An Emergency Fund is More than Just Money
Couple Money | Save Money -Review Monthly Subscriptions
Get Rich Slowly | Five Ways to Outwit the ATM
MSN Money Central | 8 Quick Ways to Slash Your Bills
Boomer and Echo | Three Dividend Stocks On My Watch List
Consumerism Commentary | The Group Couponing Craze: Good for Merchants, Bad for Consumers
Value Stock Guide | 15 Low P/E Stocks for Investors to Consider Now
Man vs Debt | 24 Quick Actions You Can Do Today to Change Your Financial Life Forever
Free Money Wisdom | 20 Personal Finance Blogs That Will Make You Rich
The Globe and Mail | Spend or save? It can be prudent to splurge with your tax refund
Moolanomy | Do I Get a Tax Deduction on Home Sale Loss?
Bible Money Matters | Financial Peace University: Is It Worth The Price Of Admission?
PT Money | How to Prepare Your Finances for a Disaster
And we were featured in the following carnivals this week:
Totally Money Blog Carnival #16 – Easter Edition | StupidCents
Yakezie Carnival: Easter Sunday Edition