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September 21, 2007

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, September 21, 2007 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, the only collection of the top posts from this week's best business, economics, investing and somehow money-related blog carnivals!

We found lots of great stuff from this past week's money, business and economic-related blog carnivals for this week's edition of OMM. We found everything from an exploration of the "Freegan" lifestyle, to what you can learn from the Roman army, to how to take all the control you can of your job hunt and to what you should consider when investing in a barbeque grill!

And it's all below - just scroll down for the best of the week that was!...

On the Moneyed Midways for September 21, 2007
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Bootstrapping Entrepreneurs How You Know It's Time to Grow Small Business Buzz Are you facing new challenges? Do you feel like your losing control of your business? Is your management not cutting it anymore? Is your revenue stagnant? Michelle Cramer says how you answer these questions provide a clear cut sign if it's time to grow your business.
Carnival of HR Controlling Your Job Hunt Fortify Your Oasis Rowan Manahan asks "Who here actually enjoys job-hunting?" finding that most people really dislike the lack of control they have over the process. Better yet, he charts out exactly what areas of the process over which job hunters have the most control!
Carnival of Money Stories A Tale of 3 Grills Brip Blap What's wrong with buying cheap? Brip Blap answers the question with the story of wasted time and money in Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Personal Finance Climbing the Consumption Ladder Together Advanced Personal Finance Who do you compare yourself to when it comes to your own conspicuous consumption? KMC argues that TV isn't so influential as that one person near you who's just ahead of you on the consumption scale.
Carnival of Real Estate Apples, Oranges, and the Cost of Different Heating Fuels Asheville Mountain Real Estate Blog Having trouble choosing between homes heated by #2 fuel oil, electricity, natural gas, propane or kerosene? Black Bear Realty runs the numbers to show which option is best in Asheville, North Carolina.
Carnival of the Capitalists Put Your Trust in Systems, Not in Genious Three Star Leadership Wally Bock draws on the Roman Empire, Toyota, Jack Welch, Frederick Winslow Taylor and W. Edwards Deming in producing The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Ethics, Values, and Personal Finance Dumpsters Get Popular: Freegans and Junk Yard Tours Green LA Girl siel explores both the Freegan alternative-lifestyle and an entrepreneurial business that's found opportunity in providing tours of junkyards in search of disposed electronic items!
Festival of Stocks To Time or Not to Time Money and Such Shadox lays out what's wrong with trying to time the market. The quick summary: it's financially unhealthy, you're not that smart and even if beat the odds against you, the government will wipe out a good portion of your gains.
Odysseus Medal (Real Estate) Should Lenders Be Permitted to Sell Real Estate? Searchlight Crusade Dan Melson offers Absolutely essential reading in contending that the National Association of Realtors don't have the best interests of buyers or the real estate industry at heart in pushing for laws prohibiting lenders from being able to directly sell the real estate they own.
Stock Market Carnival Are Recessions a Good Thing? Adventures in Money Making WBL believes that the U.S. may already be in a recession and provides a quote from a newsletter that argues that "Corrections, like revolutions, confessions and forest fires, are unpleasant. But they are often necessary. They clear away the dead wood."

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