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January 23, 2010

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to this special Saturday, Janaury 23, 2009 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, where each week, we present the best posts we found in our review of the past week's business and money-related blog carnivals!

As our long-time readers know, we define the word "special" to actually mean "late!"

So let's just get right to it, shall we? The best posts of the week that was, including The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere! await you below....

On the Moneyed Midways for January 23, 2010
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Carnival of Debt Reduction Get Control with Plan-Do-Check-Act Eliminate the Muda What can an innovation in industrial process quality control from the 1920s do to help you get a better handle on your debt today? The LeanLifeCoach puts the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle to work in a personal finance setting!
Carnival of HR No More Stars Working Girl Can a team be too dependent upon its star performers? HoneyPieHorse argues that the real problem may not be with the dependence upon the stars but rather with management.
Carnival of Taxes Business Use-of-Home Expenses Canadian Finance Tom Drake identifies the expenses that people doing business from their homes can claim on their taxes. While his discussion focuses on Canadian tax rules, most if not all of the same considerations apply for people working from home in the U.S.
Carnival of Personal Finance Your Financial Hierarchy of Needs Balance Junkie 2 Cents explores how to apply psychologist Abraham Maslow's "Hierarchy of Needs" to personal financial security.
Cavalcade of Risk Health Insurance and Workers Comp Claim Frequency Managed Care Matters You might expect that people without health insurance coverage would be more likely to file workers' comp claims, since that would be a way for them to cover the costs of health care related to a workplace injury. Joe Paduda cites the findings of a study that found the opposite is true because of complicating factors in The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Money Hacks Carnival Roth IRA: To Convert or Not to Convert My Wealth Builder The Super Saver identifies three criteria to use in deciding whether to convert your Traditional IRA into a Roth IRA in 2010: Expected higher future tax rates, expected tax planning needs after Age 70 1/2 and the availability of money outside the IRA to pay the early withdrawal penalty.
Carnival of Money Stories Taylor Bean & Whitaker Bankruptcy: Who Is Representing the People? Being Frugal Absolutely essential reading! When mortgage company Taylor Bean & Whitaker filed for bankruptcy in August 2009, it left its customers in a bad spot, since it failed to pay their property taxes from their escrow accounts. Now, their customers are exposed to having their credit status whacked because of the company's failure. As a customer, Lynnae is distressed by the lack of clarity for how the situation will be resolved.

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