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August 1, 2008

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, August 1, 2008 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, the one place you'll find the best posts extracted from the week's past money and business-related blog carnivals!

It's all about answering questions this week! Is Tiger Woods buying an estate near where the U.S. Open will be played next year? Can doing without credit cards reduce the prices you pay? If your doctor says you're dying, do you really have as much time as they say you do? What can you do today to avoid paying huge bills in the future? Does buying stock in Sears make sense? Which stocks should you invest in today? How do you become a millionaire? What are the real benefits of owning a Nintendo Wii?

And those are just the questions asked and answered by the posts that aren't The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere! For that question, as well as the links to the answers to the rest of the questions, just keep scrolling down....

On the Moneyed Midways for August 1, 2008
Carnival Post Blog Comments
Carnival of Debt Reduction Stop Using Credit Cards Phil for Humanity Phil offers a unique proposal for fighting inflation!
Carnival of Personal Finance Which Came First? The Risk or the Return? Thornton Wealth Management Russ Thornton makes a powerful argument that the relationship between risks and returns of investing is strongly driven by your behavior and how you react to changes. The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Carnival of Real Estate Southampton Estate: Did Tiger Buy It or Not? Zillow Blog Diane Tuman uses her detective skills to find out if Tiger Woods is buying a new home. Better still, the definitive answer to the question might say a lot about how well his recovery is coming along!
Cavalcade of Risk Your Doctor Says You Have Six Months to Live. Should You Believe Him? Healthcare Economist Jason Shafrin reveals the findings of a paper that says that the answer is no - in fact, depending upon how well you know the doctor, you likely have less time than they tell you!
Festival of Frugality 15 Everyday Habits that Save Money SavingAdvice Cortni Marrazzo lists the frugal stuff you can and ought to do every day that can keep you from seeing big bills!
Festival of Stocks Not Quite the Dogs of the Dow Confused Capitalist JW considers current stock prices and dividend yields to sort out which stocks might be the best values in today's market.
Festival of Stocks Number Check on Sears Circle of Competence How much is Sears (SHLD) really worth? Jeff considers the numbers, first as a retail business, then as a real estate holding. Well worth reading through the comments! Absolutely essential reading!
Money Hacks Carnival How to Become a Millionaire Step Three - Save Money Cash Money Life Sometimes, you just have to point out the obvious. Patrick identifies saving money as being a key step toward becoming wealthy and lays out many of the ways in which you can successfully do so!
Carnival of Money Stories Our Wii Has Changed Our Lives Gather Little by Little glblguy nails why Nintendo's Wii has become the dominant console in the gaming industry. Better still, he used his family's "stimulus" check from the government to buy one!

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