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May 7, 2010

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, May 7, 2010 edition of On the Moneyed Midways! Every week, we seek out the best of the week's money and business-related blog carnivals to collect them together and post them in the one place you can go to kick off your essential weekend reading.

The first week of May 2010 provided the raw material for what we feel might be the strongest edition we've had in a very long time!

We're not kidding - nearly every post making the cut for this edition of OMM could have won the title of being The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere! in a typical week. But as you'll soon see, this week was anything but typical....

The best posts we found in the week that was await you below. Have a great weekend!

On the Moneyed Midways for May 7, 2010
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Carnival of Debt Reduction Chains of Servitude Update Live Real, Now A year ago, the anonymous author of Live Real, Now, could be found digging a hole of debt as fast as he and his family could, before making a key decision: they would act to either do what it took to get control of their finances or file bankruptcy. LRN offers a one year later progress report....
Carnival of Personal Finance Ally Bank Certificate of Deposit Closing Process Blogging Banks Do you know those television commercials for Ally Bank (formerly known as GMAC), where they use children to show off how banks shouldn't use fine print to jerk their customers around? Blogging Banks finds that Ally's purported focus on doing right by their customers loses something essential when you want to stop saving with them!
Carnival of Taxes Surprising Things That Count as Taxable Income My Dollar Plan Did you get a scholarship? Or maybe went through debt settlement with your creditors? Or did you win a prize in a church raffle? Jill points out the kinds of things you might not think you have to declare to the IRS, but as it turns out, you do!...
Cavalcade of Risk Health Care Reform Is Causing Companies to Drop Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Clarifying Health ObamaCare was sold with the President's promise that "if you like the health insurance you have today, you'll be able to keep it." It turns out that those were just words for the wide majority of Americans who currently get health insurance through their employers, since the health reform bill the President signed into law gives companies exceptionally strong financial incentives to dump their group plans. Paul Zane Pilzer writes The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Festival of Frugality How to Get a Big Appliance for Half Price (or Less!) Kitchen Stewardship If you missed out on the government's "Cash for Clunker Appliances" deals, and you have a thing for appliances that are nice to have but that you don't use very often, Katie's idea for setting up a kitchen appliance co-op might be right up your alley!
Money Hacks Carnival 10 Unique and Frugal Mother's Day Gift Ideas Financial Highway With Mother's Day this weekend, should you find yourself short on time, money and ideas for what to get the mothers in your life, Ray's ten suggestions that might keep you on the right side of trouble!
Best of Money The 10 Awesomest Safes I've Ever Seen Budgets Are Sexy Speaking of what to get Mom…. (J. Money's post highlights some of the most creative ways we've seen to stash cash around the house!)
Best of the Best in Money and Personal Finance The Love of Other People's Money (Covetousness) Is the Root of All Evil The End Times Hoax Steven and Debra Wallace combine scripture with economics to rebut claims based on biblical verses taken out of context that money is the root of all evil. Or as they ask "which comes first in the natural order of things; money, or looting and mooching?" Absolutely essential reading! and a very near contender for being The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!

OMM's Running Index for 2010

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