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July 17, 2009

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, July 17, 2009 edition of On the Moneyed Midways! Once again, we've scanned the best of the past week's money and business-related blog carnivals to bring the you the best of each!

We have a lot of high-quality posts to trumpet this week, but the two we'll highlight involve things learned from the bloggers' fathers: one on the importance of ethical conduct in business, even at the sacrifice of tangible benefits today, the other on three big lessons learned about money, investing and the value of work. Both posts are Absolutely essential reading!

But neither are The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere! For that, as well as another excellent post that's absolutely essential reading and the rest of the best posts of the week that was, you'll have to scroll down....

On the Moneyed Midways for July 17, 2009
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Carnival of the Capitalists What Is Management and What Do Managers Do? Andrew Rondeau You might think that what managers do is "manage." Andrew Rondeau discusses what that really involves!
Cavalcade of Risk Trust as Risk Mitigation Strategy Trusted Advisor Charles H. Green makes the provocative argument that building trust is really a much more effective and efficient method for mitigating risks in dealing with others. Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Debt Reduction Credit Score - Good? Or Good Enough? Five Cent Nickel Bargaineering's Jim Wang provides a guest post that looks into what's considered good and what's considered good enough where credit scores are concerned. He finds that timing makes all the difference between the two.
Carnival of Personal Finance How to Guess a Social Security Number and Get Famous on the Internet Bad Money Advice Frank looks at the recent news that it's possible to guess someone's Social Security number by knowing just a few details about them and how the numbers are assigned, and really isn't very impressed. He runs the numbers to find the actual odds that you'll have your identity stolen based on how it's done.
Carnival of Personal Finance 29 Reasons Why Being a Part Time Entrepreneur Sucks The Happy Rock The Happy Rock lists the real life obstacles you will face as a part-time entrepreneur. The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Carnival of Real Estate Real Estate Tax Deduction - Soon to Be History? San Diego Real Estate Market Bob Schwartz looks at the steps the Obama administration is taking today and projects that they'll lead to the near elimination of the mortgage interest tax deduction in an Obama second term.
Carnival of Trust Why You Must Focus on Creating Trust More Than Anything Else Next Level Blogger Christian Russell makes the case that rather than drive high volumes of traffic to your site, you can gain greater success by instead focusing on building trust with a core group of frequent guests (or rather, potential customers.)
Festival of Frugality Update: Programmable Thermostat vs. Electric Bill Funny About Money 110-degree daily temperatures. A freezer running in an uninsulated garage. A programmable thermostat that may not be working or set right. Funny About Money works through these issues to lower their electric bill.
Festival of Stocks A Green Shoot That Is Not Less Bad But Actually Good Disciplined Approach to Investing David Templeton recognizes that a lot of what have been called "green shoots" in the current economy have really been situations where things are becoming "less bad." Here though, he looks at New Orders Minus Inventories and finds that this measure may indeed be a true "green shoot" for an improving economy.
Money Hacks Carnival What to Do When Money Conflicts with Ethics MoneyNing Ning tells the story of her father, who passed up easy money by refusing to take payola while working at a Hong Kong television broadcaster. Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Money Stories The Three Most Influential Lessons from My Childhood My Life ROI MLR learned three big lessons about the value of work, saving and money from his Dad. Absolutely essential reading!

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