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June 9, 2006

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Today, two new carnivals join On the Moneyed Midways' weekly roundup of the best posts from the blogosphere's major money-related blog carnivals! Kay Bell of Don't Mess with Taxes hosts the inaugural edition of the Carnival of Taxes, while we've finally gotten around to adding the Carnival of Personal Development, which offers many posts that may benefit an individual's career path.

Gone however is the Carnival of Job Hunting, which appears to have died a quick death after just three editions (the last edition, which we covered last week, came during the Memorial Day holiday and only featured one post.) The related Carnival of Career Intensity, while gone this week, should be back as David Lorenzo only suffered server issues!

But enough about who's in and who's out this week! Below are the best posts of the week, as well as the post we've scientifically determined to be The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!(TM)

On the Moneyed Midways: June 9, 2006
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Carnival of Business The Top 5 Points a Venture Capitalist Wants to Hear Matt Inglot If you're looking to score some serious venture capital, Matt Inglot tells you just what today's angel investors are looking for when deciding what new businesses to back.
Carnival of Business Long Term Success or Survival? Future Tech Web Did you know that the vast majority of companies underperform the market? Daniel Scocco finds that an inability to deal with innovation, rather than poor business administration lies at the heart of the matter. The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Carnival of the Capitalists The Easiest Way to Fool Smart People Paul's Tips Five words describe this post of how con artists prey on the desire of people to not be seen as not being smart: 'inverted blade-center upside matrix'!
Carnival of the Capitalists Is It Time for the End of the SBA? The Entrepreneurial Mind Professor Jeff Cornwall finds that the Small Business Administration has outlived its usefulness an an agency for encouraging entrepreneurship in the economy.
Carnival of Debt Reduction Food Fight We're in Debt The Queen of Debt shares her grocery shopping secrets for staying in budget, noting that keeping a budget is key to reducing debt.
Carnival of Entrepreneurship Innovation Brain Freeze Business and Technology Re-Invention David Daniels identifies that doing four things really well is much better than doing fifteen things mediocrely. And since Microsoft's Steve Ballmer is cited, be sure to also see this video clip!
Carnival of Investing Support and Resistance Levels InvestorGeeks Jason Coleman divines the future moves of a stock from reading its charts in a tutorial on technical analysis.
Carnival of Marketing Quick Marketing Tip: Duel Okdork.com Okdork reveals the secret of driving traffic to your product, service or website: start a rivalry!
Carnival of Personal Finance Home Depot Inc Shopping Experience Fat Pitch Financials Declining or poor customer service is often an early warning sign of trouble brewing at a company. George of Fat Pitch Financials has taken Home Depot off his watch list until they get serious about serving their customers.
Carnival of Taxes 30 May 3006 The Picket Line A tax resistor has decided to stop paying his self-employment tax, and has done the math to figure out how much it's going to cost him. Carnival host Kay Bell mentions potential jail time as another factor that may need to be taken into account, but perhaps that's not a concern in the year 3006....
Festival of Frugality Getting Things Cheap Christine Kane Sometimes, as Christine Kane observes, getting things cheap costs a lot of money - especially when you might not have bought an item otherwise!
Personal Development Carnival Using Risk to Your Advantage SuccessKey.net The Success Coach weighs in on how you can use risk to discover new opportunities in life.

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