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November 22, 2009

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to this "special" Sunday, November 22, 2009 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, where in each week's edition, we present the best posts we found among the best of the previous week's business and money-related blog carnivals!

Longtime OMM readers will recognize what we really mean by "special" - it's our synonym for "late." Long story short, the edition you see below was all set to post on last Friday, but a technical glitch derailed the best laid plans of our editorial team of mice and men, who all opted to take a long weekend and therefore didn't notice that things had not gone according to plan.

The good news is that at least the mice are back at work, spinning the exercise wheels that power each edition of On the Moneyed Midways. The best posts of the week that was are finally ready for your review....

On the Moneyed Midways for November 22, 2009
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Carnival of Debt Reduction Debt Collection Practices: Going from Debtor to Debt Collector The Smarter Wallet If the debt collectors are hounding you, you might want to read Emiley Thacker's post on what debt collectors can and can't do. And she should know because she's been on both sides of those phone calls! Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Personal Finance 10 Things Your Baby Doesn't Need That Can Fund Their College Education Fiscal Geek The trick, of course, is to actually save the money you don't spend for excessively faddish baby items of questionable necessity, but FiscalGeek lists the things expecting parents ought to remove from their baby registry.
Carnival of Real Estate Not All Cheap Houses Are True Bargain Homes Digerati Life With home prices having fallen so far following the bursting of the housing bubble, you might think there are a lot of good deals out there, especially for investors. The Silicon Valley Blogger offers second thoughts that might help you avoid some hidden money traps.
Carnival of the Capitalists Making Business Too Hard Coyote Blog Why not do business in the state of Washington? Warren Meyer explains why he doesn't anymore and links to why Boeing won't be doing as much business there either.
Festival of Frugality How to Roast a Butternut Squash Family Balance Sheet We're right around the corner from Thanksgiving, FBC offers her recipe for roasting the Vitamin A-loaded vegetable.
Money Hacks Carnival 10 Stocks Taking Their Dividend Up a Notch Dividends Value Dividends4Life identifies ten small companies that appear to be weathering the recession well enough to be able to increase their dividend payments.
Carnival of Money Stories Why "Coke Rewards" Is for Suckers Len Penzo dot Com Bottle cap inflation?! That summarizes Len Penzo's rationale for finally turning away from his obsessions with the soft drink company's "Rewards" promotion in The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Cavalcade of Risk Drugs for Cancer Prevention - NY Times Misses the Point The Blog That Ate Manhattan Both the New York Times and Big Pharma would seem to advocate that high risk women take raloxifene or tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer for the potential cost savings over other treatments. Peggy Polaneczky (MD) notes that's really trading one kind of risk for others, given the elevated risk of other cancers and side effects that may require treatment due to taking these particular medications.

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