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May 23, 2008

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, May 23, 2008 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, the only weekly review of the best posts to be found in the best of the past week's business and somehow-money-related blog carnivals!

If we go by our site traffic, it would seem that the Memorial Day holiday weekend has already begun! So, what do you say we just get right to it? The best posts of the week that was follow immediately below....

On the Moneyed Midways for May 23, 2008
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Carnival of Debt Reduction The Real Cost of Withdrawing Retirement Funds Early Cash Money Life Are you strapped for cash? Would tapping your retirement savings make sense? Patrick at Cash Money Life identifies the penalties you'll pay if you crack your nest egg open.
Carnival of Personal Finance Mind vs. Brain Part II: Priorities, Pursuits & Productivity The Financial Philosopher Kent Thune wonders why the business world has a definition for productivity, but individuals don't for their own personal use in The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Carnival of Personal Finance Labour versus Investment Income Quest for Four Pillars Mr. Cheap considers which option of working for more income or investing for wealth is better, and along the way, reveals where Warren Buffett really gets his money (which explains why his income tax rate is so low!)
Carnival of Real Estate Negotiation Tactics and Tricks Real Estate Investing Adventures If you've never been involved in a serious negotiation, Terry provides a basic primer on the kinds of tactics you can use, or that you might have to defend yourself against.
Carnival of Money Stories Explaining Why Financially Independent Men Rarely Call Their Mothers Money Blue Book Absolutely essential reading for those mothers out there who wonder why their sons don't call - and it turns out to be good news!
Festival Of Stocks Freddie Mac's Accounting Tricks Fool Investors SOX First Leon Gettler uncovers why debt-ridden and politically-connected Freddie Mac's stock rose after it reported less than expected levels of debt. Yes, it would seem that smoke, mirrors and arcane and perhaps inappropriately applied accounting regulations were involved....
Cavalcade of Risk Avoiding Risk Cognition and Language Lab Coglanglab unpacks a lot of Nobel prize winning insights in illustrating why the odds of winning are not evenly balanced against the risk of losing.
Money Hacks Carnival No, I Won’t Accept Your Counter Offer Cash Money Life Patrick recently left his job for a new one, but before he left, his bosses made a counter offer. As his story demonstrates though, it came far too late and didn't address his core reasons for leaving.

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