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October 26, 2007

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to October 26, 2007 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, the blogosphere's only weekly review of the best of business and money-related posts collected from the week's major business and money-related blog carnivals!

What can you learn about negotiating from the contract offer the Yankees' made to their highly successful manager Joe Torre? How can you use Halloween candy to teach your kids about saving and investing, while also getting them to eat less of it? What really makes a house less of an investment and more of a place you want to call home?

The answers to these questions and the rest of the best posts of the week that was are awaiting you below....

On the Moneyed Midways for October 26, 2007
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Blogging About ERISA Simply Put, Drunk Driving Doesn't Happen by Accident Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog A recent U.S. Court ruling has found that the accidental death and dismemberment insurance you receive from your employer doesn't extend to injuries received while driving drunk, fatal or not. Stephen D. Rosenberg discusses the cases setting the precedent.
Carnival of Debt Reduction What Happens When the Tooth Fairy Is in Debt? Blogging Away Debt Tricia has a neat idea - instead of having the tooth fairy leave $1 per tooth under her son's pillow, why not have her insert a $25 savings bond there instead?
Carnival of Personal Finance Use Halloween to Teach Kids Money Lessons Grad Money Matters How can you use your child's Halloween candy stash to teach them about saving while also getting them to eat less of it? Ispf inspires the latest version of "trick or treat!"
Carnival of Real Estate Home… What's in a Name? SanDiegOh What makes a house from a home? Denny Oh looks at what the real estate market of recent years has done to people's perceptions in Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Real Estate How Your Business Can Benefit from Social Media Right Now agentgenius.com What's the right way and wrong way to use your blog, Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter to build your business through networking? Daniel Rothamel describes the in's and out's of all these applications.
Carnival of the Capitalists Joe Torre and Contract Incentives Conglomerate Blog Gordon Smith provides The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere! in describing the 'symbolic aspect of contracting' involved in the post-season negotiation between Yankees' skipper Joe Torre and team owner George Steinbrenner. Yes, it sounds dry, but believe it or not, it's something that anybody who might ever be involved in any kind of contract negotiation can appreciate.
Cavalcade of Risk Six Strategies for Risky Innovations SOX First Leon Gettler presents Christopher C. Geczy's list of things for investors to consider when putting their money into a new type of investment vehicle.
Economics and Social Policy Ivy League Universities Now Offer Online Degrees and Certificates Online College Blog Joy Miller describes the newest in online education options from those long standing and highly regarded Ivy League diploma mills.
Festival of Frugality Can Cheaper Goods and Lower Prices Put Us at Risk? A Photo Essay The Digerati Life The Silicon Valley Blogger frames the issue of being cheap and foolish versus being frugal and wise quite nicely!
Odysseus Medal (Real Estate) Wither False Blame? RealCentralVA Jim Duncan takes a scholarly article from the Wharton School of Business to task for its many disappointing claims, which would seem to include, in the words of Greg Swann, "a particularly lame lamentation about imaginary offenses by the sub-agents who no longer exist in many states."

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