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July 3, 2009

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, July 3, 2009 edition of On the Moneyed Midways! Each week we bring you the best posts we find in the world of business and money-related blog carnivals!

The Fourth of July holiday makes this week's OMM a shorter edition, as the Carnival of Debt Reduction appears to have taken the week off. Meanwhile, we opted to not include any posts from this week's Carnival of Money Stories, as this week's host simply provided a link collection.

Sorry to rain on your Fourth of July parade, carnival host! If you want to have your money or business-related carnival represented in OMM, you'll need to do more than slap a bunch of contributed links together. If we wanted to read that kind of thing, we'd cut you out of the process and just use Google.

Fortunately, the rest of the best posts of the week that was more than make up for the absence of the Carnival of Money Stories. Just scroll down....

On the Moneyed Midways for July 3, 2009
Carnival Post Blog Comments
Carnival of Personal Finance 12 Ways to Fail Your Job Interview FiscalGeek Paul van Lierop lists twelve things he's personally observed while conducting job interviews that killed any chance of the interviewee of getting the job. The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Cavalcade of Risk Social Media and Risk Management eConsultancy Patricio Robles examines one blog's dedicated efforts to highlight Frontier Airlines' flaws and finds that its nothing for the airline's executives to lose sleep over.
Cavalcade of Risk Microloans in Senegal, Sudan and Now… San Francisco Mortgage Loan Place Microloan financier Kiva is coming to America - seeing an opportunity to provide peer-to-peer loans for small businesses in today's environment where banks aren't lending. (We recognize that's because they don't have to make loans to make money thanks to government bailouts and Fed policy.)
Carnival of Real Estate Why Sellers Should Counter All Reasonable Offers Searchlight Crusade Dan Melson offers practical insight for home sellers on why they should insist their agents counter any offers they receive.
Festival of Frugality The Really Obvious Thing We All Forget When Borrowing Money Monevator The Investor says that it's not you today who pays the price for the money you borrow - it's you tomorrow who foots the bill. Absolutely essential reading!
Festival of Stocks Vigilante Justice: Elderly Gang Tortures Financial Planner Who Lost Them Millions Britannica Blog Mark Perry (also of Carpe Diem) highlights the story of the "Geritol Gang," a group of German pensioners who kidnapped and tortured the man who lost their retirement savings.
Money Hacks Carnival Cash for Clunkers: We Never Learn Personal Finance Analyst David R. Lampsen is astounding by the kind of thinking demonstrated by politicians who believe the best way to solve today's problems of over-indebted consumers is a new government incentive program that will generate even more consumer debt.

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