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December 9, 2006

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the December 9, 2006 weekend edition of On the Moneyed Midways, the blogosphere's only weekly review of the best business, management and money-related posts from each of the week's major blog carnivals! Each week, we select not only the best posts from each of the blog carnivals we read, but we also select one post as being The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!(TM)

In addition to The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!, we've also identified posts that you can't miss reading - what we believe to be Absolutely essential reading!(TM) You'll find them all below - just scroll down for the best posts of the week that was....

On the Moneyed Midways for December 09, 2006
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Carnival of Career Intensity The One Skill You'd Better Look For Water Cooler Wisdom Employers look for a lot of skills or specific types of experience, but Andrea Levit argues they should be really seeking the ability to learn.
Carnival of Debt Reduction The Debt Mindset Debt Consolidation Are the people around you a bad influence where debt is concerned? Mark Shead lists seven traits for which to watch out. Absolutely essential reading.
Carnival of Fraud How to Buy a PlayStation 3 for $0.99 The Digerati Life "Don’t try this at home or anywhere," the Silicon Valley Blogger advises, because "you WILL get into trouble."
Carnival of Investing Where to Get Financial Data The Dividend Guy Blog The Dividend Guy lists good sites to get data for doing due diligence when making investment decisions.
Carnival of Marketing The Big Google Adwords Experiment The Get Known Now Blog Suzanne Falter-Barns failed with Google's Adwords before, but is now trying a new approach in using them to attract customers more effectively.
Carnival of Passive Income The Best Way of Making Money on a Blog is Through Sponsorship Instigator Blog Has Ben Yoskovitz decoded the secret to making money that millions of bloggers would like to know?
Carnival of Personal Finance The Young Tightwad's Guide to Holiday Tipping Money Under 30 How much to tip at the holidays is always a mine-filled topic, and David of Money Under 30 provides guidance for how much and to who!
Carnival of Real Estate Economics vs. Risk Management: Today's Housing Market Sadie's Take on Delaware Ohio You'd think that as buyer incentives increase that more house sales would follow (as suggested by economics), but the evidence is that they're not. Toby explains how a change in the mindset of buyers for managing their risk has redefined the rules of the day.
Carnival of Real Estate Investing Working with an Out of State Property Manager TheLandlordBlog Anesia Springborn discusses the ins and outs of owning rental properties far away from where you live.
Carnival of Taxes How the New Tax Laws for 2007/08 Could Affect You My Two Dollars David highlights some of the neater changes in U.S. tax law that actually benefit U.S. taxpayers.
Carnival of the Capitalists Utopia Crashes to Earth Wisdom from Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket Wenchypoo measures the central economic policy tenets of liberal Democratic Party politics, comparing them to reality, and wonders if they ought to consider their continued existence as a political party.
Cavalcade of Risk The End of Insurance Worker's Comp Insider Will today's new datamining technology rewrite who can be insured as the concept of pooling risk becomes a thing of the past? The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Economics and Social Policy Utopia Crashes to Earth Wisdom from Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket Wenchypoo measures the central economic policy tenets of liberal Democratic Party politics, comparing them to reality, and wonders if they ought to consider their continued existence as a political party.
Festival of Frugality Don't Like Your Gift Cards? Trade Them or Sell Them for Cash Money, Matter, and More Musings Talk about markets in everything! Did you know that there's an aftermarket for gift cards where you can buy, sell or trade them? Absolutely essential reading for the holiday season!
Festival of Investing Private Equity Bubble Trouble SOX First Leon Gettler finds the buzz surrounding the recent frenzy in private equity may be on its way to reaching dot com bubble proportions.
Festival of Stocks 2 x 2 Matrix: Less & More Long or Short Capital We love it when MBA type analytical tools make their way into blog posts, and Mr Juggles doesn't disappoint with his analysis of the media industry!
Personal Development Carnival New Year Preparation - Clean House Balanced Life Center Now is the time to begin preparing to start the new year off right, and cleaning out your house, schedule and address book are the places to start.
Personal Growth Carnival How to Use a Sick Day to Change Your Life A Better You Blog Patricia outlines the things you can do to make your sick days genuinely productive.
Wealth Building Ideas Insurance Expert Discusses Health Care Crisis. Sort of. Rdoctor.com Aleksandr Kavokin interviews health insurance expert Hank Stern, who rejects a lot of conventional wisdom held by many people about it. Absolutely essential reading!
Working at Home What Monks Can Teach You About Healthy Computing Ririan Project Ririan shows how your aching neck might be cured by following the example of illuminating monks!

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