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February 6, 2009

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, February 6, 2009 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, the best place to find the best of the past week's money and business-related blog carnivals!

Can not working so hard to save money, save money? What can you do to increase your income but not your taxes? How should you end a sales call where you failed to make the sale?

The answers to these questions, and the best of the week that was, await you below....

On the Moneyed Midways for February 6, 2009
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Carnival of Debt Reduction Success: Who Dares Wins? The Personal Financier Dorian Wales writes in a post about motivation: "To really succeed, much like in the stock market, one has to avoid the crowds, or leverage them." The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Carnival of Personal Finance 5 Reasons That Not Saving Money Is Saving Me Money The Paycheck Chronicles Kate reveals how not working so hard to save money can actually save money. Confused? Just click through - it will all make sense….
Carnival of Real Estate Did Benicia Act To Soon When It Closed Mills Elementary School Home Section Rod Herman analyzes the changing demographics of Benecia, which would seem to suggest a turnaround in the population of young families, and wonders if the school district made the right decision to close a neighborhood elementary school.
Carnival of Taxes Timely Rerun: Timeless Moves You Can Make to Maximize Earnings and Minimize Taxes Wisdom from Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket Wenchy revisits ground she's covered before, but brings it all up-to-date to take the current economic situation into account.
Carnival of Trust Belligerence Kills Sales Loudmouth Tim Rohrer shares a phone conversation he had with an overly aggressive seminar pitchman. The conclusion, an alternative ending to the real story, makes this Absolutely essential reading!
Festival of Frugality Generation Debt: Our Children Will Hate Us Darwin's Finance What's wrong with the Baby Boom generation? Darwin describes many different ways in which the children of the "Greatest Generation" squandered their inheritance.
Festival of Stocks Irrational Retail Valuations The Curious Investor Dan Hung likes the potential he sees in retail stocks like Urban Outfitters (URBN) and Ralph Lauren (RL) for when the clouds of uncertainty part in the U.S. economy.
Money Hacks Carnival The Best Decision Doesn't Always Make the Most Financial Sense Bible Money Matters Pete explains how some actions that aren't the best in the money sense, such as building your own version of Dave Ramsey's "debt snowball" or refusing to tap into emergency savings to take advantage of an opportunity, can still be the best choice.
Carnival of the Capitalists Who Creates the Value of Labor? Chicago Boyz Shannon Love takes organized labor to task for its disconnect from economic reality in explaining how managers and investors are the ones who really create the value of products and services.

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