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April 3, 2009

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, April 3, 2009 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, where we've found the absolute best business and money-related blogging that appeared in the past week's business and money-related blog carnivals!

In this week's edition, the posts we've featured can help save you money by paying down your debt or provide for your retirement by not paying down debt, help react to your employer's plans for its telecommuting workforce, consider why you should begin blogging if you're a business professional, reflect on all the things we can't provide our kids and provide the one single question you really need to answer before you go into business for yourself.

The best posts we found for the week that was await you below!...

On the Moneyed Midways for April 3, 2009
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Carnival of Debt Reduction Debt Reduction vs Retirement Savings Five Cent Nickel Nickel responds to a reader's e-mail by arguing that it's a mistake to stop investing in retirement accounts when you're trying to pay off debt.
Carnival of HR Telecommuting: Diminishing Due to Job Cuts? HR Observations Michael D. Haberman examines the pros and cons of telecommuting in the current economic climate. Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Personal Finance Money May Satisfy But Does Not Bring Happiness Tough Money Love Mr. ToughMoneyLove looks to apply the findings of recent psychological studies into the relationship between money and happiness in real life!
Carnival of Personal Finance How to Avoid Pre-Payment Penalties Ultimate Money Blog Mrs. Money's method for avoiding the financial whackage of penalties from paying off a loan or lease early won't eliminate them, but it may incredibly minimize them!
Carnival of Real Estate Why Real Estate Blogging Rocks & Why I Would Never Be Able to Make an Elevator Pitch Miami City Diggs Last week, we featured a post by a real estate blogger explaining why and when he would stop blogging. This week, Jamey Prezzi provides the counterpoint for explaining why a real estate professional would want to start blogging!
Carnival of the Capitalists The ONE Reason to Start a Business AndySwan Andy Swan explains the one, single reason to start a new business in The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!. (Hint: It's not because you identified an opportunity or because you want to be your own boss!...)
Festival of Frugality My Daughter Won't Remember We Were Broke DomesticCents Nicki and her husband don't have much, and can't even begin to afford to give her daughter all things she'd like to be able to give her. A very close contender for being The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere! that's instead Absolutely essential reading!

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