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October 24, 2008

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, October 24, 2008 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, your nearly three-years-old one-stop-shop for finding the best posts from the past week's business and money-related blog carnivals!

Would you reject the best advice of those whom you asked for it? Are your doctor's biases affecting the quality of your health care? Could a coat of paint save you $2,000? Could you come out ahead with the government's takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?

The answers to these questions and more, including The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere! are just a few scroll wheel turns away....

On the Moneyed Midways for October 24, 2008
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Carnival of Debt Reduction Did Fannie and Freddie's Demise Help Me? Economic Crunch Polly Poorhouse wonders if she's benefitting from the government's desire to not own thousands of homes after Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were both reabsorbed fully back into the government.
Carnival of Personal Finance Accepting the Bailout for the Van The Happy Rock Absolutely essential reading! The Debt Defier posed a question to his readers on whether he should accept a gift from his mother that would pay off a van, then completely ignored their advice!
Carnival of Real Estate Red Flag Warning…. 805 Local Joyce Zangmeister provides a basic checklist that homebuyers should use when considering the physical condition of a house.
Cavalcade of Risk Getting Past Physician Biases to the Correct Diagnosis Health Business Blog David E. Williams considers the problem of doctors replacing sound diagnostic practices with their biases and health prejudices and offers solutions to avoid the errors that arise from doing so.
Festival of Frugality Does Advertising Really Make You Spend More? Sound Money Matters Aryn reflects on what kind of advertising affects her buying decisions and discusses how advertising is changing to become more effective.
Festival of Stocks Hedge Fund Implosion SOX First Leon Gettler spotlights what will likely be the next focus of investor panic: hedge funds facing what are effectively a run on the bank!
Carnival of Money Hacks How to Write an Effective Complaint Letter Two Pennies Earned Amy L. Fontinelle dots the Is and crosses the Ts in The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere! A very good subtitle to this post would be "how to get positive results in a bad situation!"
Carnival of Money Stories How I Save $2,000 by Being Creative and What Else Did I Discover The Personal Financier The Personal Financier and his wife had been shopping for a brand new bed. Could applying a coat of paint to their old bed be a $70 mistake or a $2000 savings?

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