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April 21, 2007

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the April 21, 2007 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!

Each week, we seek out the best post from the hundreds contributed to the dozens of blog carnivals and proclaim it to be The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!(TM) And if it's a very, very good post, we declare it to be Absolutely essential reading!(TM)

We liked last week's edition that got straight to the point without a lot of commentary, so without any further delay, the best posts from the best-hosted carnivals of the week awaits you below....

On the Moneyed Midways for April 21, 2007
Carnival Post Blog Comments
Blogging for Cash How to Annoy the Entire Blogosphere Finding the Money "Slacker king" John (read the post comments) shows how not to build good will among the blogger community when attempting to build traffic to your own blog. Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Entrepreneurs Personnel Management: To Fire or Not to Fire Blog Business World Managing people is always a challenge and managing people who aren't performing to expected levels is particularly difficult. Wayne Hurlbert outlines the steps a manager needs to take when encountering low employee performance.
Carnival of Financial Planning The Impact of Inflation My Wealth Builder Will you need $4,000,000 to retire comfortably if you're in your 20s today? The Super Saver shows how inflation drives the critical mass needed to support your future retirement upward.
Carnival of Fraud Would SOX Have Stopped Nacchio? Ideoblog The regulations passed into law in the Sarbanes-Oxley bill were intended to protect the investing public from CEO misconduct. Larry Ribstein observes that "at best, it has increased the costs of fraud, but of course without reducing the benefits." Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Money Stories 15 Financial Lessons from the Demise of Anna Nicole Smith (Yes, I'm Serious) Credit Card Lowdown Part of the consortium of blogs (we suspect based in India) that feature really dubious autopilot carnivals and a nearly infinite number of lists with lessons to be learned, Pushpa Sathish's list of lessons to be learned in personal finance from Anna Nicole Smith's life is surprisingly well done and entertaining!
Carnival of Personal Finance Which Vanguard Money Market Fund? Finance Buff The Finance Buff might be looking at Vanguard's 10 money market funds for short term savings, but the rationale for picking one over the others applies anywhere. As an added bonus, the Finance Buff provides a tool for calculating bond fund yields for various tax considerations!
Carnival of Real Estate Google Buys DoubleClick for $3.1 Billion. Is Zillow Next? WebHomeUSEBlog It's been observed that Google has too much cash and no place to spend it. Cliff Jacobson views the pieces Google has put together with the pieces that it is still missing to suggest what they might be thinking to do next with their "mountain of cash."
Carnival of Taxes Debunking the Blagojevich Tax Plan KirkWalsh.com Kirk Walsh (D) finds a lot to not like about Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) and his proposed gross receipts tax, but what he really can't stomach is the governor's disingeneous campaign to make it law.
Carnival of the Capitalists Business Structures Help Fight War on Terror Small Business Buzz Can a book aimed at small businesses help the U.S. turn the corner on the global war on terror? Michelle Cramer reveals how the lessons of The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations might refocus the nation's strategy.
Carnival of the Capitalists LinkedIn and the Art of Avoiding an Asshole Boss How to Change the World Have you ever considered checking your prospective boss' references? Guy Kawasaki shows how to link the power of social networking with sharp questions in The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Festival of Stocks Utilizing Leveraged ETFs to Simulate the Performance of the S&P with Less Risk TheFinancialWhiz Finance major Bryan Moore reveals how to use the power of leverage and diversification to reduce downside risk and increase upside benefit. Absolutely essential reading!
Personal Development Carnival Life and Contrast Live the Power Why do we experience things we'd rather have avoided? Karen Lynch shares her thoughts on why it's actually important to experience everything.
Real Estate Investing The Unspoken Word: Real Estate Commission vs. Mortgage Broker Commission The Real Estate Investing Brain Why is it people are willing to work to negotiate down a mortgage broker's commission but not a real estate broker's commission? Trevor Mauch asks the question and argues that flat fee commissions may be the way of the future.

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