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June 4, 2010

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, June 4, 2010 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, where each week, we round up the best posts we found in the best of the past weeks money and business-related blog carnivals!

Aside from being a holiday-shortened week, the big news is that the Carnival of Real Estate (or CoRE) has a new organizing force behind it: Jay Thompson of the Phoenix Real Estate Guy blog!

Jay will be taking over the overall management of the all-things-real-estate-related blog carnival, which had originally been developed and organized by the team at Zillow.com, the housing price information site. The CoRE has been on hiatus while Zillow sought a highly qualified organizer to take over its operation.

We'll look forward to the return of the CoRE in future editions - in the meantime though, the best posts we found in the week that was are ready to help you kick off your essential money and business-related weekend reading....

On the Moneyed Midways for June 4, 2010
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Carnival of Debt Reduction Excessive Credit Card Debt: How Much Is Too Much? PTMoney PT finds four different levels that define where the lines between being okay with your debt and having too much debt might be drawn.
Carnival of Personal Finance My Money or My Health DanielleLiss Danielle Liss' stomach has been tied up in knots for a week - she's been struggling with fibromyalgia for years, but where she currently gets treatment for the chronic condition is going to a subscription plan that requires a large upfront payment. Should she disrupt her treatment to avoid the hit to her pocketbook? She finds the answer in The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Cavalcade of Risk Volcanoes and Travel Insurance: Is My Trip Covered? Consumer Insurance Blog In early 2010, the eruption of ash from a volcano in Iceland stranded millions of air passengers as their flights were grounded. The Renaissance Group describes how travel insurance might cover their unexpected costs if they were flights were booked before the eruption, but not for passengers traveling after the event.
Festival of Frugality How to Rescue a Scorched Pan - Easy! Funny About Money Did you leave your favorite pot or pan on the stove top for too long? Did you manage to completely crust over its bottom and sides with burnt food? Funny About Money shows how combining water, baking soda and a return to the scene of the crime can help you avoid the replacement cost (not to mention a lot of scrubbing!) Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Money Stories Jam Jars and Laminate Flooring: Why Freecycle Rocks Surviving and Thriving We're not sure which is more remarkable - that a non-profit grassroots website dedicated to helping its members find used items for free has 4,810 local groups with a total of 7,245,000 members, or that Donna Freedman was willing to store five empty 42-oz oatmeal boxes long enough to give away through a connection made on the site because she thought someone might want them. Or that she was right!
Best of Money Efficient Market Hypothesis: So Are Markets Efficient? Digerati Life Guest writer Todd Smith describes what the Efficient Market Hypothesis for stock prices is, as well as its different flavors, and what it means in terms of setting an investment strategy.

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