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April 18, 2008

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, April 18, 2008 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, where we've identified the best business and money-related blog posts from the best of the past week's blog carnivals dedicated to business and money-related issues.

After last week's edition, we were ready for trouble this week, but fortunately, all was quiet and no pseudo or parody haiku was to be found in any of the carnivals we've featured this week!

So let's get right to it then! The best posts of the week that was await you below....

On the Moneyed Midways for April 18, 2008
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Carnival of Debt Reduction An Illustration of Why Saving Money is Harder than Spending Money Broke Grad Student The Broke Grad Student employs highly sophisticated graphic artist skills to show with crystal clarity why building savings is harder than taking on debt!
Carnival of HR Watching China's Rise Talent in China Frank Mulligan looks at China's rampaging job market, where the country's export driven growth powers average annual salary growth of 16% and average job tenures of 18 months, which makes finding and keeping talent a difficult task.
Carnival of Money Stories Rogue Debt Collectors Illegally Freeze Debtors' Accounts Your Finish Rich Plan Horror stories of people cut off from their bank accounts as a result of aggressive, and as it turns out, illegal conduct of overly aggressive debt collection agents. Absolutely essential reading for outlining what income debt collectors cannot touch by law.
Carnival of Personal Finance Outsource to Your Kids Already! My Family's Money Steward suggests turning to the child labor market within your household to take on those mundane tasks when you'd rather be lazy, listing the benefits for both you and your children!
Carnival of Real Estate Your Money or Your Life Larry's Take on the Cocoa Beach Florida Real Estate Market Larry Walker reflects on the choices that buyers often make when selecting their next home and finds that they're often choosing between their money and their lives. The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Festival of Frugality The Hour: How 60 Minutes a Week Can Save Hundreds of Dollars on Food Cheap Healthy Good Kris shows how just an hour a week of taking a quick inventory, scanning for deals, a little coupon clipping and making a plan can save a lot of money in household food costs. Absolutely essential reading, because when you think about it, what you save by taking an hour like this might be more than you would make in an hour at a "real" job.
Festival of Frugality How to Make 10 Ordinary Things Last Longer The Digerati Life We've been following the Silicon Valley Blogger's planned transition from a two income household to just one, so we have pretty good confidence that any and all of SVB's ten suggestions for stretching the life of various household products will work as advertised!
Odysseus Medal I Want to Be a Lister - The Listing Presentation - The Objections BloodhoundBlog The Black Pearl in a week without an official Odysseus Medal winner, Phoenix-area real estate institution Russell Shaw looks at the objections that buyers might have for listing their home with a realtor and offers agents a thorough list of questions to answer in crafting an effective listing presentation.

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