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September 25, 2009

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, September 25, 2009 edition of On the Moneyed Midways! Each week, we select the top posts we find in the best of the business and money-related blog carnivals, which we present here, in one place, to kick off your weekend reading!

But we're not the only game in town anymore! The Best of Money Carnival does something very similar: every two weeks, they ask a number of well-established bloggers who regularly post on money-related topics to submit their best post, from which the top ten are selected for inclusion in the biweekly edition of the "Best of Money" carnival.

That makes it more of a true blog carnival than OMM. By our definition, we're more of an ubercarnival, since we don't directly solicit bloggers for their contributions, instead reviewing all the posts that they've contributed to other blog carnivals.

So are we threatened by the competition? No way! As we see it, there's a very limited supply of top notch writing and commentary in the blogosphere (it's even more limited in legacy media), so calling more attention to the best stuff out there is only beneficial.

Now, onto the best posts we found in the week that was....

On the Moneyed Midways for September 25, 2009
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Carnival of Personal Finance Why Rechargeable Batteries Are Rarely Cost Effective Len Penzo dot Com The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere! It's not often that we come across a single blog post that greatly increases our knowledge of a topic, but Len Penzo's take on when and where rechargeable batteries make sense to use does just that!
Carnival of Real Estate Huntington National Bank: Are Your Freaking Kidding Me? From Deep With the WTF Files Phoenix Real Estate Guy Jay Thompson tees off on the conditions that financially-strapped Huntington National Bank is requiring of potential homeowners before it will even review their mortgage application. We note that many of these policies would not seem to be shared by healthy institutions.
Cavalcade of Risk How Much Term Life Insurance Do You Need? Good Financial Cents Jeff Rose works through the math needed to figure out just how much life insurance you need. We predict Jeff's math will become a tool here sometime in the near future!...
Festival of Frugality Guide to Getting Hired Quickly My Life ROI MLR extracts the key lessons to learn from a CNN article describing how a computer programmer who was given a month's notice before being laid off was able to start a new job after just three days of unemployment. In the current economy.
Money Hacks Carnival Our Natural Disaster Story and Lessons Buck$ome Boomer's Journey to Retirement Two years ago, a neighbor knocked on Bucksome's door to let them know their neighborhood was being evacuated because of a fire. Here, she describes what she and her husband have done since to be better prepared to react to a natural disaster.
Carnival of Pecuniary Delights 25 Traits of the Not So Well To Do Free From Broke FFB offers her observations of the things that seem to go hand in hand with being strapped for cash.
Best of Money Carnival Best of Money Carnival Steadfast Finances OMG - we have competition! Best of Money tweaks our formula by going straight to the business and personal finance bloggers themselves to nominate their best posts from the previous two weeks, then picks the 10 best of all the contributions. Absolutely essential reading!, and your independent confirmation that we're not alone in selecting many of the posts we pick as being among the best!

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