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May 2, 2008

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, May 2, 2008 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, the only place you'll find the best posts from the past week's best money or business-related blog carnivals!

This edition turned out to be much shorter than we expected. First, the Odysseus Medal continues to be delayed as host Greg Swann focuses on rolling out BloodhoundBlog's engenu beta test software, which has the potential to substantially reshape how real estate professionals market homes on the Internet. That counts for a lot of goodwill in our book as you'll soon see....

In other news, we're simply skipping this week's Festival of Stocks, as it fully failed our quality control test. Simply put, this week's host was on complete autopilot, using the fabulously bad and obsolete Blog Carnival site to autogenerate the entire carnival, producing a product that was, if we're being honest, a complete waste of our time to review.

Meanwhile, this week's Carnival of Money Stories came within a hair's breadth of being dumped from consideration, with the only salvation being that its host this week at least selected a handful editor's picks.

Hopefully, next week will have the business and money-related blog carnival world back up running at full force. Until then, the best posts of the week that was await you below....

On the Moneyed Midways for May 2, 2008
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Carnival of Debt Reduction The Real Truth About Credit Cards: Why Dave Ramsey Is Wrong Living the Cheap Life Contrary to what Dave Ramsey advises, Mike finds that credit cards can be incredibly useful tools, especially if, and this is the key, they're used responsibly!
Carnival of HR "But I'm Qualified for That Job - Why Did You Reject Me?" Ask a Manager Did you ever wonder why you might have been passed over for a particular position? Ask a Manager explains why things may have fallen out as they did in Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of HR Better HR Through Laziness Evil HR Lady The Evil HR Lady only wishes her job could be so easy that grown up employees could resolve problems among themselves without involving the HR department!
Carnival of Money Stories You Need an Umbrella Insurance Policy HarvestingDollars Todd identifies the risk of litigation following an unfortunate or accidental event for why it might make a lot of sense for you to secure an umbrella insurance policy to protect yourself from extreme liability in The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Carnival of Personal Finance 10 Things the NFL Draft Can Teach You About Money Know The Ledge Joe D. reviews last weekend's NFL draft and finds that sports can provide a lot of insight into how the world of personal finance works! Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Real Estate Who's Brand Is Your Stager Selling? 2 Hounds Design + Home Staging Dane Caldwell identifies the client, or rather, "the seller", as owning the brand that's being sold to potential buyers when their home is staged for potential buyers.
Festival of Frugality Inflation + Shortages = Stealth Tax Increases Wisdom From Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket Wenchypoo offers an uncharacteriscally short post that makes a good point - even though states are collecting less in property taxes in the post-bubble real estate market, sales tax collections are soaring as inflation is raising the prices of many other consumer goods.
Money Hacks Carnival How to Talk About Money with Your Partner The Eclectic Female: Lifestyle Blog for Women If you're thinking about getting into a serious relationship, the talk about money is maybe the most serious you'll face. The Eclectic Female offers tips for how to go about it.

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