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April 21, 2006

Carnival Midway from The JerkThis latest edition of On the Moneyed Midways, where the best posts from the blogsphere's business, personal finance, investing, debt reduction and entrepreneurial carnivals are gathered each Friday, has a slight wrinkle this week. Reviewing as many carnivals as we do to produce OMM, we've rather come to dread sorting through them all to find the best posts of the week. It's nothing personal against the various hosts, but there are, after all, much better ways to put them together than bare bones text to make the overall reading experience enjoyable.

That's why this week's winner of the Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!(TM) award is one of the blog carnivals themselves, where the host went above and beyond the normal call of duty in assembling their carnival! But, don't fear – you'll still be able to tell what we found was the actual best post of the week!

The Best Posts of the Week – April 21, 2006
Carnival Contributor Post Comment
Carnival of the Capitalists Tim Worstall Corporate Profits and Social Security Privatisation In last year's debate of U.S. Social Security reform, three well-known economists authored a paper stating the predicted returns from the stock market in President Bush's proposal were mathematically impossible. Tim Worstall caught one of the authors implicitly acknowledging their paper's central argument is wrong.
Carnival of the Capitalists sox first Ethics as a Core Competency Leon Gettler nearly claimed The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!(TM) award with this entry on what it takes to define ethical standards in today's businesses.
Carnival of the Capitalists Fire Someone Today Playing Berber or chump in the souks of Marrakech Bob Pritchett may have gotten a great deal or been completely ripped off in his recent shopping expedition in a far corner of the world.
Carnival of Debt Reduction Young and Broke Look at those low, low Rates!… NOT! The U.S. Congress is looking to cut the deficit by changing how the Stafford student loan works. Amanda finds that means much higher student loan payments if these student loans aren't consolidated by July 1!
Carnival of Entrepreneurship Jack Yoest Illegal Interview Question: Are You an American Citizen? It's hard enough to find talented people to hire for your enterprise without running afoul of anti-discrimination laws. Jack Yoest draws on his H.R. management experience to show the right and wrong way to ask questions.
Carnival of Investing Five Cent Nickel Max that Roth! (Again) Savvy savers like nickel find that maxing out your annual contributions to a Roth IRA is a very good idea that becomes an excellent idea if you need it as a source of emergency savings!
Carnival of Personal Finance Indie Mission 5 Rules for Buying at Big Box Stores Anyone who's shopped at Costco or Sam's Club can appreciate Persephone's Daughter's advice on how to keep from breaking your budget!
Carnival of Personal Finance Career Intensity Get a New Job Offer Every Month Want to jump start your career? Dave Lorenzo finds that "creating opportunity is not just a good idea – it is your responsibility."
Festival of Frugality Stocks for Me Frugal Stock Market Choices Jose Anes provides the perfect post for anyone who wants to begin investing but doesn't have a lot of cash built up to get started.
Festival of Frugality Punny Money The Ninetheenth Festival of Frugality Nick of Punny Money shows how to put a small (less than 25 posts) carnival together! The 19th Festival of Frugality is The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!(TM). Excellent design, graphics and commentary. In short, very well done!

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