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December 19, 2008

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, December 19, 2008 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, the one place you can go to cut through the noise to find the best of the money and business blogosphere!

Each week, we scan dozens of money and business-related blog carnivals, reading hundreds of posts, choosing the best from each then also declaring one to be The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere! Near contenders for that title are identified as being Absolutely essential reading!

And now that we're getting to the end of the year, we're gearing up to name The Best Post of the Year, Anywhere! as well as The Best Blogs We Found in 2008. Those two topics will be covered in the first two editions of OMM in 2009.

That said, this is our final edition for 2008! The best posts we found in the best of the past week's business and money-related blog carnivals await you below....

On the Moneyed Midways for December 19, 2008
Carnival Post Blog Comments
Carnival of Debt Reduction The College Student Debt Machine: A National Disgrace Tough Money Love Mr. Tough Money Love pulls no punches in wondering if what colleges are really teaching students is how to be "comfortable" with astronomical levels of debt.
Carnival of Personal Finance The Diary of a Mad Black Fridayee Frugal Franco Franco camped out overnight outside a Best Buy to take advantage of their Black Friday doorbusters and shares his "diary" of the experience!
Carnival of Real Estate The Tale of a Near Death Accident, a Bank Robbery, a Washing Machine & the Completed Short Sale Northern Virginia & Washington DC Real Estate Did you ever wonder what could *really* go wrong in trying to complete a real estate transaction? Brian Block provides his short sale war story….
Carnival of Trust The Edifice Complex Seth Godin's Blog The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere! Seth Godin describes how he'd redirect a lot of marketing money away from advertising and toward investing in people.
Cavalcade of Risk Government Bonds: An Exciting New Way to Lose Money to the Bear Market Monevator The Investor has come to the conclusion that all those government bonds being bought up now aren't such a great investment.
Festival of Stocks Start With Re-Defining the Incentives College Analysts James Cullen won't be buying any bank stocks, even the best of them, anytime soon. Absolutely essential reading! for the very interesting idea he has for addressing the misguided tax incentives that helped create the current crisis.
Money Hacks Carnival Facing the Recession PennyJobs Curtis Ophoven makes a strong argument favoring the idea that the best thing the government can do in facing the recession is to allow it to run its course. Absolutely essential reading!

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