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June 6, 2008

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, June 6, 2008 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, your weekly review of the best posts to be found in the best of the past week's business and money-related blog carnivals!

And we're back as promised! Not having been back very long we focused mainly on catching up with the best of the business end of the blogosphere this week, so we'll just keep things moving quickly along to the best of the week that was - it's all waiting for you below....

On the Moneyed Midways for June 6, 2008
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Carnival of Debt Reduction Saving Money Is In! The Recession Diet and the Shift to Frugal Living The Digerati Life The Silicon Valley Blogger explains what a "recession diet" is and how families everywhere are already reacting to today's economic circumstances to sustain the kind of lifestyle they want to have, at lower prices!
Carnival of Personal Finance Stop Complaining About Gas Prices! The Red Stapler Chronicles Instead of getting all worked up about things over which you have little control, like gas prices, Kevin argues that what you really need to do is focus on the things over which you *do* have control - and finds that you might even come out ahead!
Carnival of Real Estate Is the Good Faith Deposit at Risk? Searchlight Crusade If you're a real estate agent, how do you answer your client, whether they be a buyer or seller, if they ask if their good faith deposit is at risk? Dan Melson looks at the various angles and even brings Schroedinger's Cat into the picture.
Carnival of Trust Stop Negotiating, Start Collaborating agile management David Anderson provides Absolutely essential reading showing how a collaborative approach toward achieving a common goal based on trust can outperform a more typical approach where roles and responsibilities are negotiated.
Cavalcade of Risk The Freedom of Individual Health Insurance Colorado Health Insurance Insider The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere! Jay demonstrates why everyone ought to have their own individual health insurance, on top of what their employer provides!
Festival of Stocks How to Profit from Bubbles My Wealth Builder Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke chartered a study on the phenomenon of financial bubbles while still in academia and the team that performed the study worked out why they happen and how an investor can profit from them before they burst. Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Money Stories Success Stories: Single Parent Saves Over $310,000 by Age 38 Can I Get Rich On a Salary G Blogmaster relates the story of Daren Fike, whose wife died of leukemia in 2003, leaving him with a 16 month old daughter. In the years since, Fike has accumulated $310,000 in total savings using a highly disciplined approach to managing money that can work for anyone.
Money Hacks Carnival Don't Buy Things Made Out of Potatoes - Just Buy Potatoes! Living the Cheap Life Did you ever compare the prices of store-bought potato chips, french fries or hash browns to the cost of just buying potatoes and making them yourself? Mike did and found a fountain of savings!

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