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January 29, 2010

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to our regularly scheduled Friday, January 23, 2010 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, the one place where you'll find the best posts contributed to the best of the past week's money or business-related blog carnivals!

Do you want a raise? What does it take to get out from having to pay a parking ticket? Do older workers rack up more expensive workers' compensation claims? And what do you need to know to set up a side business buying and selling textbooks while you're still in college?

The answers to these questions, and the rest of the best posts of the week that was, await you below....

On the Moneyed Midways for January 29, 2010
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Carnival of Debt Reduction Convenience Tax: You're Only Charging Yourself Engineer Your Finances The Fin Engr finds a different kind of debt that falls between the extremes of "good" and "bad" debt: the "Convenience Tax," or rather, the extra money you end up spending or charging for the sake of making life easier for yourself.
Carnival of Personal Finance Buffett the Dividend Investor Dividend Growth Investor The Dividend Growth Investor digs into Warren Buffett's portfolio and argues that the "Sage of Omaha" is really a "closet dividend investor."
Carnival of Personal Finance When Pigs Fly: How I Fought My Parking Ticket and Beat City Hall Len Penzo dot Com It took his wife getting a parking ticket to spur Len into action to fight City Hall, which resulted in his winning the case in court. The story of what it took to beat City Hall at its own game is Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Real Estate Surprise! Government Report on Negative Equity Gets It Wrong Altos Research Scott Sambucci dissects a Government Accounting Office (GAO) report on the extent of negative equity in 16 major U.S. real estate markets and finds that it really missed the mark for most, which could have major implications for loan modifications in many.
Cavalcade of Risk Older Workers and Comp: Low Risk and a Few Surprises Workers' Comp Insider Jon Coppelman reviews a new insurance industry study that shows workers Age 65 or older are more safety conscious and less expensive in terms of workers comp than their younger peers.
Best of Money How to Get a Raise or Promotion Free Money Finance FMF reviews an MSNBC article that discusses how to get a raise or promotion in 2010. Oddly though, regardless of whose story is being told, FMF can express the lesson to be learned from the article in the same simple sentence!
Carnival of Money Stories The Extensive Guide to Starting a Textbook Side Hustle in College Foreigner's Finances Austin Morgan ran a side business while in college and managed to earn more than any student with an on-campus job. In The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!, he describes how it worked!

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