Unexpectedly Intriguing!
March 3, 2006

It's time to review the week that was in the world of economically-minded blog carnivals again at Political Calculations! We've extracted the best posts, the finest analysis, or really, just anything we thought was kinda, sorta, maybe interesting from this past week's business, personal finance, economics or otherwise money-related blog carnivals. Keep scrolling down for the best of the week.

Carnival of the Capitalists

This week's CotC is hosted by Ideologic LLC, who is simultaneously posting the carnival at their two blogs - we've opted to link to the BusinessWorks edition since it's easier to read.

The Credit Score You Don't Know About

Jeffrey Strain of Personal Finance Advice reveals the little known Bankruptcy Risk Score - a measure that affects what interest rates individual consumers can get on a loan, and also a measure that is not available to individual consumers.

Deming and his 14 Points

The impact left by W. Edwards Deming theories upon business management is considered by Skip at Random Thoughts from a CTO.

Carnival of Entrepreneurship

This week's celebration of entrepreneurship is being hosted at ePublishingDaily.com, itself a new entrepreneurial startup!

Business, Blogs, and Niche-Brand Marketing

Liz Strauss of the Successful Blog defines a path for businesses to take in developing their brand in the marketplace.

Joint Ventures Are The Way To Go

Yaro Starak asked Bina from WebBriefcase to identify what kind of marketing has worked best for her business. Bina's lessons learned are well worth learning.

Carnival of Investing

This past week's edition of the Carnival of Investing is hosted by Retire at 30, a blog that came around too late for those of us here at Political Calculations! (Not that we're not trying to catch up for lost time....)

Getting and keeping

Kay Bell of Don't Mess With Taxes notes that being able to get into a house doesn't necessarily mean that you'll be able to keep it.

I've Got a Big Sky Booya Coming At Ya

Todd at Aridni deciphers some of the more predictable things that come out of Jim Cramer's mouth during his CNBC show.

Carnival of Personal Finance

The 37th edition of the personal finance carnival is hosted this week at the Money Blog Network.

What Drives Loan Rates?

Dan Melson of Searchlight Crusade delivers an economics primer and provides advice for what types of loans to take out now in our current climate. Best post of the week, anywhere.

Retirement Savings for Low Income Earners -- Or just those starting out

Anes Weblog finds low-cost, low minimum required investment options for building retirement income for those on the low end of the income scale.

Festival of Frugality

The frugality festival is now up to it's twelfth edition, and is hosted this week by the MightyBargainHunter.

Tip for Buying Postage Stamps At A Discount

Did you know you can legally buy stamps for less than it's face value? Sound Money Tips has the details on the aftermarket for stamp collectors' purchases that make it possible.

Kids are cheap

If you thought raising kids has to be expensive, you need to read this post from Kim C., a mother of 7 who finds time to blog her experiences at Life in a shoe: the methods and madness of one mother of 7.

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