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March 12, 2010

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, March 12, 2010 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, your single stop for catching up with the best of the past week's blog carnivals dedicated to the topics of money, personal finance, and business!

This is a big week in that the biweekly Cavalcade of Risk is celebrating its 100th edition. To join in the celebration, we're featuring the two best posts we found in the Cavalcade in this week's edition of OMM.

But that's not because of the occasion - seeing as we're also featuring two posts from this week's Carnival of Personal Finance. Instead, it's because this week's edition of the Cavalcade of Risk features two of the best posts we've seen contributed to this week's money and business-related blog carnivals. It also doesn't hurt that one of two just happens to be The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!

That post, and the rest of the best posts of the week that was, are ready to help you kick off your essential weekend reading! It all starts below....

On the Moneyed Midways for March 12, 2010
Carnival Post Blog Comments
Carnival of Debt Reduction 5 Tips for Dealing with Medical Debt Think Your Way to Wealth RC leads with two statistics, one we knew (over 60% of all bankruptcies are attributable to medical debt) and one we didn't (of those, 75% were for people who *have* health insurance), before identifying ways to keep those debts lower.
Carnival of Personal Finance What Happens When a Life Insurance Policy Lapses Good Financial Cents Jeff Rose tells what happened when his life insurance policy lapsed after he lost track of the deadline for paying the once-a-year annual premium. Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Personal Finance Best Places to Hide Money at Home Bargaineering Want to know where the best places to stash cash in your home are for when the zombie apocalypse arrives? Jim Wang offers some advice….
Carnival of Real Estate Searching for Real Estate Made Easy: Geo-Fences Plus Mobile Phones Software Advice How will today's internet and cellular technology combine to affect how people will find their next home in the future? Chris Thorman peers through his crystal ball and finds a compelling vision for how it will work.
Cavalcade of Risk Lies, Damn Lies, and Health Insurance Insureblog Does lack of health insurance increase an individual's risk of dying prematurely? Hank Stern finds pseudoscience lies behind such claims.
Cavalcade of Risk Six Reasons to Think Twice About Hospital Payment Bundling and theRole of Population-Based Care/Disease Management Disease Management Care Blog "Bundling" hospital payments to avoid costly patient re-admissions is one of the principal features of the health care legislation now before the U.S. Congress. Disease management expert Jaan Siderov identifies six unintended consequences stemming from the poor understanding by policy makers of how the medical world really works that would produce undesirable outcomes. The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Festival of Frugality Ten Simple Strategies for Easier Meal Planning Family Balance Sheet If you're following both a food diet and trying to control your food budget, Kristia's post walks through what you can do to make both work for you!
Money Hacks Carnival Debtmerica Relief Scam: The Story That Nobody Tells You Stumble Forward Christopher Holdheide fills in the missing pieces on how debt negotiation companies work in Absolutely essential reading!
Best of Money Unconventional Personal Finance Advice Studenomics MD takes a walk on the wilder side of personal finance advice. Some quick teasers: Cut your losses. Pay for stuff you hate doing. Travel even if you don't have lots of money saved.

OMM's Running Index for 2010

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