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October 19, 2007

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, October 19, 2007 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, the only place you'll find the best of the blogosphere's business and bucks-related blog carnivals!

It was a slower week for the blog carnivals we cover, being off weeks for many of the biweekly and monthly editions, but the blog carnivals we've featured more than made up for it in quality. First, the Carnival of the Capitalists, the oldest of the business blog carnivals, is celebrating its fourth anniversary (actually Part 2 of its fourth anniversary!)

Then there are two carnivals where the hosts made an exceptional effort in putting together their featured posts. The Mighty Bargain Hunter led the way with a Dr. Seuss inspired edition of the Carnival of Personal Finance. This kind of effort is a good example of the kind of thing that can fail miserably in less capable hands, but MBH really pulled it off.

The other carnival of note is the HR Capitalist's edition of the Carnival of HR. Now that major league baseball is finally in playoffs, the hosts tie-in of baseball staffing positions with the week's contributed posts played really, really well. It also doesn't hurt to also feature The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere! either!

If nothing else, we're satisfied that we've provided the best overview of the best posts from the best blog carnivals of the week that was - and it's all waiting for you below....

On the Moneyed Midways for October 19, 2007
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Carnival of Debt Reduction The Speakers A Penny Closer Eric is taking advantage of a unique sub-account at online bank ING to build up enough cash to pay for new speakers in the first time he's ever saved to buy a big ticket item instead of charging it.
Carnival of HR Great Workplace Programs Aren't Enough Three Star Leadership Blog Wally Bock has the best quote of the week in The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!: "people join companies, but they leave managers."
Carnival of Money Stories Quality of Life Is More Important than Dollars Cash Money Life Could your family take a $20,000 pay cut and improve the quality of your lives? Patrick shares how he and his wife made it work.
Carnival of Personal Finance Fat Tax Thrifty Penny Want to lose weight? Then try out Thrifty Penny's new system for penalizing yourself when you display unhealthy habits that promote obesity - a fat tax! Best of all, no government needed!
Carnival of Real Estate Gold Jacket? Ummmm … Maybe Phoenix Arizona Real Estate Why should a new real estate agent sign up with Century 21? Why should an established real estate agent stay signed up with Century 21? Jonathan Dalton considers the power of reputation in choosing an outfit (and not just a gold-colored jacket!)
Carnival of the Capitalists Kitchen Nightmares Blogblivion Jay Solo has been watching celebrity chef and restaurant turnaround expert Gordon Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares, which recently featured a family restaurant where the family's dysfunctional dynamics pretty much doomed any chance to truly turn the business around.
Festival of Frugality 40 Acres and a Mule - Free Land Still Available in the United States The Happy Rock With so many people moving out of farm country in the U.S., some local economic development agencies have turned to some very unusual incentives to entice newcomers! Absolutely essential reading!
Odysseus Medal (Real Estate) Buyer Beware: You Don't Have to Use the Mortgage and Title Companies Affiliated withYour Real Estate Broker. Make Sure You Shop Around! Bigger Pockets Joshua M. Marks, Esq. highlights a legal case in Minnesota revolving around how brokers steer their clients to certain title, settlement and mortgage companies in a practice that Odysseus Medal host Greg Swann calls "white shoe corruption." Absolutely essential reading!

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