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August 6, 2010

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, August 6, 2010 edition of On the Moneyed Midways! This is *the* place to kick off your essential weekend reading with the best posts we found in the best of the past week's money and business-related blog carnivals.

Here's a challenge for you, based upon one of our selections for this week's edition of OMM - how many alternative uses, other than the ordinary ones of binding items or as a weapon you can shoot at people, can you come up with for the humble rubber band?

Believe it or not, the post that inspired that challenge, which we selected from this week's Festival of Frugality, isn't even The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere! or what we would identify as a near contender for that title as Absolutely essential reading!

It does however underscore that each post we select brings something unique to each edition of OMM - we encourage you to explore them all.

And it all begins below....

On the Moneyed Midways for August 5, 2010
Carnival Post Blog Comments
Best of Money Money Isn't Everything, Not Having It Is New Age Thinker David Rahini philosophizes that while money doesn't guarantee you happiness, it sure does make it a heck of a lot easier to achieve!
Carnival of HR Are Men in HR Going the Way of the Dinosaur? HR Observations Mike Haberman wonders why there are nowhere near as many guys working in HR as their used to be at the beginning of his career.
Carnival of Personal Finance Your Big Fat Expensive Wedding: Stupid Is as Stupid Does Len Penzo dot Com Len Penzo offers future brides and grooms some of the best wedding planning advice available anywhere on the web by comparing the cost of Chelsea Clinton's wedding to his own. The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Carnival of Taxes It Ain't Necessarily So Wandering Tax Pro Are you counting on a big tax break for installing new energy-efficient windows or donating your car to charity? Robert D. Flach says you need to find out how these tax breaks work before you find yourself low on cash and unlikely to get anywhere near a big a break on your taxes as you might have hoped.
Carnival of Trust Perceptions of the Pharmaceutical Industry Can Make Normal Business Practices Seem Unethical or Illegal Pharma Reform Mike Wokasch considers how the past behavior of the pharmaceutical industry has damaged its credibility to the point where even normal business practices found in many other industries are cause for suspicion. Absolutely essential reading when combined with Charles H. Green's comments!
Festival of Frugality 8 Uses for a Rubber Band Mrs. Nespy's World We did it once for beer caps, so we really appreciated Kaye's list of "other" things you can do with rubber bands!
Carnival of Money Stories Why Facebook Is Succeeding Where Myspace Has Failed Intelligent Speculator Did an excessive bottom line focus set the stage for future doom at Myspace before it was acquired by News Corp? The Intelligent Speculator delivers intelligent commentary in Absolutely essential reading!
Leadership Development Carnival Be the Boss, But Don't Be a Jerk Three Star Leadership If you're the boss, or want to be someday, Wally Bock's post admonishing you do to both of your jobs is Absolutely essential reading!

OMM's Running Index for 2010

Presented in reverse chronological order....

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