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September 18, 2009

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, September 18, 2009 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, where each week, we bring the best posts we found among the best of the week's business and somehow money-related blog carnivals!

What a weird week! In reading through all the carnivals, we actually lost track of how many times we read a guest post - or in other words, a blog post written by somebody other than the blogger who's site we were visiting!

It was then even weirder when we found the guest posts were often far better than the other week's posts contributed to our survey of blog carnivals by the regular authors behind their own blogs!

We're not going to knock it - there are obviously some very good bloggers out there who recognize good writing when they see it and who are willing to give it a platform when they need a break.

Don't take our word for it - see for yourself what we found to be the best posts of the week that was....

On the Moneyed Midways for September 18, 2009
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Carnival of Debt Reduction Sweathing the Big Stuff http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/ Guest blogger Sierra Black discusses how she made a big change to save big money - which has made it possible to start reduce her family's big debts in a way where she can see the light at the end of the tunnel for the first time.
Carnival of HR Carrots Suck, Give Me Bacon! Punk Rock HR The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere! Lance Haun guest posts with his take on "carrot" incentive programs, many of which he sees as a weak substitute for real leadership. His "Bacon Method" is right on the money!
Carnival of Personal Finance Cigarettes vs. Coffee - Which Is Financially Worse for You? Budgets Are $exy Let's say you've got two certain habits. Getting rid of one of them might save you a lot of money. J. Money does the math and tells you which one it is!
Carnival of Real Estate Invite the Neighbors to Your Open House Arch City Homes Many, and possibly most, realtors despise holding open houses since they mainly attract people who already live in the neighborhood who aren't looking for a house. Karen Goodman turns that conventional wisdom around and says it pays to bring as many neighbors in as you can!
Carnival of Trust Selling the Invisible: How People Buy Something They Don't Understand Jobing South Florida Community Blog Jorge Lazaro Diaz discusses how to build trust with customers when all they know of what you do is what they see. Absolutely essential reading!
Festival of Frugality How to Eat Healthy on $10 a Day Bargaineering Vic Magary guest posts his strategy for dining on a healthy diet and keeping the grocery bills down!
Carnival of Money Stories Off My Giving List Free Money Finance FMF is tired of all those pestering calls soliciting charitable donations over the phone. Here, he describes how one organization wrecked any chance of ever receiving a donation by not listening.

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