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April 16, 2010

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, April 16, 2010 edition of On the Moneyed Midways! Each week, we scan through hundreds of posts contributed to the best business and money-related blog carnivals to bring you the best posts we found in each.

We declare one of those posts to be The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere! Close contenders for that title are identified as Absolutely essential reading!

But make no mistake, each post we select for each edition of OMM is well worth your consideration. And what better way is there to kick off your essential weekend reading than with a peer-reviewed selection of high quality, highly entertaining and potentially thought provoking posts?

It all begins below....

On the Moneyed Midways for April 16, 2010
Carnival Post Blog Comments
Carnival of Debt Pay Off Your Student Loans While Carrying a Mortgage Digerati Life Green Panda's Mike guest blogs his counterintuitive views on why having both a mortgage and student loans to pay may be to a young college graduate's advantage.
Carnival of HR I'm Too Good at My Job Personal Success Absolutely essential reading! Suzanne Lucas talks through what you need to do when your top notch performance in doing your current job prevents you from being able to pursue new career opportunities.
Carnival of Personal Finance Top 10 Smarmy Financial Products on TV Rocket Finance Gold! Cash for gold! Whole life insurance! Injury lawyers! Reverse mortages! Tap the equity in your home! Debt consolidation! Bad credit cards! Government auctions! Payday loans! Josh explains what's wrong about all these schemes you see infomercialized on TV!
Carnival of Taxes 2011 Tax Increases = -6% Drop in GDP? Political Lore Michael looks at what the Congressional Budget Office projects the government will collect in taxes from 2009 through 2014 and estimates how much will be from higher taxes beginning in 2011. He's not optimistic for what that will mean for the economy.
Carnival of Trust What Do You Sell? A Lesson in Personal Branding The Sales Blog S. Anthony Iannarino explores why Tiger Woods lost so many endorsement deals and why his "personal brand" risks sinking to the status of Lindsay Lohan's if he doesn't deliver off the golf course. The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Festival of Frugality Buying Futures at the Supermarket: Groceries as Investment Funny About Money Finally, we're no longer alone in considering the investment potential of items available at your local grocery store! Pinchnickel discusses how to extend the value of seasonal goods long past their normal shelf life when buying them cheap and storing them.
Best of Money Your Take: Who Pays the $200? Budgets Are Sexy J. Money offers his take on the story of a woman who was pulled over for a minor traffic infraction while driving her and her neighbor's kids. In the process, the police officer ticketed her since her neighbor's child wasn't wearning a seat belt. Now, she wants her neighbor to pay.... Absolutely essential reading!

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