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April 23, 2010

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, April 23, 2010 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, your one-stop shop for catching up with the best posts we found among the past week's money and business-related blog carnivals!

Have you ever considered using the sun to cook your food? Because if you have, The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere! just may convince you how bizarrely simple it might be to create your own solar cooker!

But that's not all - there's something valuable you can learn from each of the posts we selected from the hundreds that appeared in the week's business and money-related blog carnivals, including things like what is worth more to have other people do for you, what travel web site is best for finding the lowest airfares, or a key reason why chiropractors often are at a disadvantage in their business.

Those posts, and the rest of the best of the week that was, await you below....

On the Moneyed Midways for April 23, 2010
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Carnival of Personal Finance Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline and Others: What's the Best Travel Search Engine? Len Penzo dot Com If you've ever booked travel online, you've probably wondered which travel site is best for finding the lowest airfares. Len Penzo test pilots six popular sites in a non-scientific survey to see which delivers!
Cavalcade of Risk Mysterious Insurance Tricks InsureBlog Hank Stern suspects the forces of coincidence were at work when the highly-insured, 70+ year old mother-in-law of a corporate executive was found dead in her bathtub, following an evening she spent with a local businessman with whom she did business. Who just happened to be the owner and beneficiary of the "key man" life insurance policy.
Festival of Frugality Cloth Diaper Update: Not the Diapers Your Mom Used to Use The Homemaking Helper If you ever wanted to know just about everything there is to know about the current state of the art in cloth diapers, including how their cost compares to disposable versions, Tiffany's post is Absolutely essential reading!
Festival of Frugality My Refrigerator Solar Cooker Penniless Parenting Old fridge: check. Aluminum foil: check. Clear plastic tablecloth: check. The sun: check. Uncooked food: check. If you have these things, The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere! will tell you what you need to know to combine them to make an energy-cost free dinner!
Money Hacks Carnival 10 Situations in which DIY Is More Expensive MoneyNing Bram identifies things like growing food, building a computer, fixing appliances and doing taxes as things you can have others do both better and more cheaply than you can yourself!
Carnival of Money Stories Chiropractic Math and the Struggling Practice Chiropractic Marketing Mastery Dr. Beck finds that a lot of chiropractors are lacking one key skill needed to be successful in their practices: the ability to calculate the Return on Investment (ROI) for their business.
Best of Money Airstream Saga Continues: Jan and I Second Guess Our Decision Personal Finance By the Book Joe Plemon and his wife didn't really want to buy an Airstream camper last fall, but did anyway because they thought it might be good for their family. Here, he identifies the good and bad lessons learned from the experience.

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