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January 9, 2009

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the second part of our wrap-up of the best of 2008! This Friday, January 9, 2009 edition of On the Moneyed Midways features the best blogs we found in the world of business and money blog carnivals in the previous year.

This edition is a lot different from our normal fare in that we don't just read the posts a particular blog has contributed to blog carnivals throughout the year. Instead, we start with that list, narrow it down to those whose contributions to those carnivals were consistently good, and then we read through several months worth of posts on their blogs to narrow down the list further to those who are consistently excellent.

This year, we came across seven blogs that we hadn't previously registered in previous years who meet our criteria of excellence, routinely combining great ideas with great execution and providing great opportunities for learning and entertainment. The best blogs we found in 2008 are presented below....

The Best Blogs We Found In 2008
Blog Why We Like It
Tough Money Love Mr. Tough Money Love delivers just that - a dose of reality aimed directly at the misperceptions many people have about their personal finances. All the better as the tough money love is served up with highly entertaining writing!
College Analysts James Cullen provides some of the best financial analysis of stocks and the companies they represent, anywhere! Consistently excellent.
Monevator Written by "The Investor," Monevator bridges the worlds of personal finance and investing with an engaging style and thought-provoking posts.
Budgets Are Sexy And as it turns out, they're highly entertaining too! j. money's take on personal finance issues as he encounters them are all the things you could want from a personal finance blogger.
NinaSimosko.com Nina Simosko is a working executive who writes about managing and leadership. If you ever wanted to learn about either of these things from someone who makes their living by doing them, Nina's blog is as close to an ongoing mentorship as you might find anywhere!
Fortify Your Oasis Rowan Manahan is a great writer who just happens to just happens to make his living as a consultant with a career management firm. The combination makes his blog one of the best free sources for personal and professional development out there!
squawkfox Can personal finance be fun? Can it be funny? Fox proves it can be both on a consistent basis, all the more amazing since she's only been blogging for a year!

We'll be back with the first edition of OMM for 2009 next week!

Previous Editions

  • On the Moneyed Midways - December 19, 2008

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