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April 13, 2007

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the April 13, 2007 (Friday the 13th!) edition of On the Moneyed Midways, the blogosphere's only weekly review of the best posts from each of the week's major business and money-related blog carnivals!

In addition to assembling the weekly roundup of the best posts we find, we also select one post from the hundreds we review and declare it to be The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!(TM) Those posts that come very close to earning the title of being the best earn our equivalent of a silver medal, which for us means that they're Absolutely essential reading!(TM)

Let's not waste any time this week! The best posts from the best produced blog carnivals of the past week awaits you below....

On the Moneyed Midways for April 13, 2007
Carnival Post Blog Comments
Carnival of Entrepreneurs Ten Rules for Surviving, Thriving as an SBO The Freestyle Entrepreneur John Ingrisano lists the 10 things that Small Business Owners (SBOs) need to pay special interest to in running their business. The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Carnival of Fraud What Credit Card Companies Don't Want You To Know The Digerati Life The Silicon Valley Blogger relates how poor business practices in the credit card industry can put your credit at risk.
Carnival of Home Business The Self-Employment Blues - 5 Keys to Surviving the Dry Spells The Small Business Leap John McCrea offers five tips for how to best use the "gift of time" between high demand cycles for your small business.
Carnival of Personal Finance Why Didn't I Buy More House? MightyBargainHunter The Mighty Bargain Hunter reflects on a recently developed trend that has lenders providing counseling and some really good breaks to weak borrowers to keep mortgage defaults at bay.
Carnival of Taxes America's Love Affair With Deadbeats Twelve Years of Being Annoyed by Chloe Sevigny Dot Com Aspeth draws some intriguing excerpts from the Tax Foundation's recent special report: Who Pays America's Tax Burden, and Who Gets the Most Government Spending?
Carnival of the Capitalists Social Security is Robbing Me of $1 Million; You Too? Free Money Finance FMF runs the numbers to compare how he would have fared if he had been able to invest what he's paid in Medicare and Social Security taxes against what he can expect to receive in benefits from each program.
Carnival of the Capitalists Finding Work at Any Age Ripples… David St. Lawrence describes the skills you need to find work at any age, including real networking, prospecting, marketing yourself and setting your expectations properly.
Cavalcade of Risk Excessive Tort Costs Specialty Insurance Blog Bob Sargent highlights findings of a recent study that finds the costs of the U.S.' tort system upon business account for an 8% tax on consumption or equivalently, a 13% tax on wages. Absolutely essential reading!
Festival of Stocks Buybacks Can Reduce EPS and Still Add Value to Firm Shareholders Disciplined Approach to Investing David Templeton comments upon and excerpts from a 2006 article by Michael Mauboussin, providing analysis for how investors should evaluate share buyback purchases.
Money for Young People My Big Fat Inanimate Object Wisdome from Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket Young 20-somethings often feel that they should be doing at least as well as their parents as they're striking out on their own. Wenchypoo observes that kind of thinking can be a huge mistake!
Personal Growth Carnival Does the Law of Attraction Really Work? ZenChill.com Power Tools Is the New York Yankees collapse at the hands of the Detroit Tigers proof that the Secret's "Law of Attraction" is wrong? Raymond David Salas offers his thoughts….

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