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October 16, 2009

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, October 16, 2009 edition of On the Moneyed Midways! We are your weekly source of the best there is to be found among the Social Media 1.0 phenomenon that is the past week's business and money-related blog carnivals

This was very much one of those weeks where there wasn't much going on in the world of blog carnivals, as we're falling into the gap between for the biweekly, bimonthly and monthly blog carnival editions.

Still, what we found is still the very best of the best! Just scroll down for a shortened sample of the best of the week that was!...

On the Moneyed Midways for October 16, 2009
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Carnival of Debt Reduction Deprioritizing Our Debt Payoff Modern Tightwad a.b. (aka Mrs. Modern Tightwad) is deranking paying off debt as her family's top priority. Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of HR Do You Snoop Online on Prospective Employees? Human Resources Blog Susan M. Heathfield posts her reaction to a recent trend among employers, where some are requesting job candidates to provide their passwords to social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook. The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Carnival of Real Estate Estimating and Executing Rehab on a Single-Family Investment Property Lifestyles Unlimited With so many foreclosed properties now at prices low enough to entice real estate investors, what challenges might they face in getting a return on their investment? Shauwn Digman, an established house flipper, describes his process.
Festival of Frugality A Frugal Idea Backfires M Is for Money Miss M thought she'd save money by going back to her natural hair color, but forgot to take into account everything else that she would have to change (like makeup and wardrobe) because all her previous purchasing decisions in these areas were based in part on her old dye job!
Festival of Stocks Gold Hype? You're Being Taken for a Ride Darwin's Finance We see it hawked in countless television commercials on the cable networks and thanks to its latest runup in price, on CNBC. But is gold really a good investment? Darwin applies a dose of common sense to his analysis of why gold's glitter isn't really attractive.
Money Hacks Carnival How to Avoid Ebay Seller Scams Stumble Forward Shelly paid for a dress she found on eBay, but the seller took her money and disappeared, leaving Shelly both dressless and poorer. Chris Holdheide tells Shelly's story and describes what to do to protect yourself in similar circumstances.
Carnival of Money Stories Would You Rather Be Fat or In Debt? Man vs. Debt Baker weighs the things that cost more because he's overweight and vows to put the pounds behind him, launching a new blog "Man vs Fat" in the process!

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