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December 4, 2009

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to our regular Friday, December 4, 2009 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, where we present the best posts we found in the best of the past week's business and money-related blog carnivals for your weekend reading pleasure!

We have a short edition this week, as we're falling in between the posting cycle for the biweekly and monthly business and money-related blog carnivals we regularly track. We also have a rare off-week for the Carnival of Real Estate, which looks to reappear in time for our next edition.

Other than that, we'd like to point you The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere! for the results of J. Money's experiment,, which we suspect many of you would love to try at least once in your life, but have been afraid to throw down the money it would take to find out if it would really work.

That post, and the rest of the best posts we found in the week that was, are ready for your review....

On the Moneyed Midways for December 4, 2009
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Carnival of Debt Reduction Raise the Bridge or Lower the Water Eliminate the Muda The LeanLifeCoach considers the two things you can do to give yourself more breathing room where your personal finances are concerned.
Carnival of Personal Finance Bad Debt to Income Ratio Money Funk Christine describes how she used the Motley Fool’s guide to calculating a “bad debt” to after-tax income ratio to get a better grasp on how her debts were weighing her down. Absolutely essential reading for the attached spreadsheet!
Festival of Frugality Oil Cleansing Method Ultimate Money Blog Mrs. Money reveals how she uses a blend of castor and olive oils to clean the oils from her skin. Yeah, it sounds crazy, but makes sense after you read it!
Carnival of Money Stories Five Steps to Six Figures in Seven Years Free Money Finance FMF provides the kind of career advice that you wish you had back in high school, describing how to combine education and aggressive career management to generate a six-figure income.
Best of Money Results of the $100 Scratch Off Lottery Project Budgets are $exy What if you had $100? Would you buy 100 scratch off lottery tickets to try to win more money? J. Money tests out this investing strategy, finds that they measure some 33 feet when laid out end-to-end and are 2 inches thick when stacked, and reports the financial results in The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Cavalcade of Risk Workers' Compensation Metrics: Creating a One-Page Scorecard Workers Comp Insider How should the impact of worker injuries be measured and communicated to senior management? Tom Lynch presents his idea for a consistent, simple and meaningful scorecard approach so they can make more informed decisions more quickly.

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