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September 10, 2010

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, September 10, 2010 edition of On the Moneyed Midways! Each week we bring you the best posts we found in the best of the week's business and money-related blog carnivals!

Last week, we were excited because the Carnival of Real Estate was back. This week, there's a new real estate carnival in town, as the Carnival of Real Estate Policy launched, featuring a deeper look into the nuts and bolts of that sector of the economy.

And it was certainly a great week as many monthly and biweekly blog carnivals were out with their latest editions.

But dont take our word for it - the best posts of the week that was await you below....

On the Moneyed Midways for September 10, 2010
Carnival Post Blog Comments
Best of Money The Power of Progress Canadian Finance Alan Schram finds that keeping track of how well you're succeeding in reducing your debt isn't just accounting - it can be a motivator!
Carnival of Debt Reduction IRS Tax Relief - Do It Yourself Wealth Pilgrim Talking to the IRS is usually the last thing any sane person wants to do, but Neal Frankle suggests that you might be able to work through the problems you might have with taxes you owe and save money you might otherwise have to pay a CPA if you do.
Carnival of Personal Finance Small Gaps Can Mean Big Waste Money Beagle The Money Beagle couldn't figure out why one room in his house was so much warmer than the others. It turns out that a small gap up by a ceiling fan was leaking heat into the room, driving up the cost of cooling the house in the summer.
Carnival of Real Estate Policy Rogue Housing Market Recalibrates to the New Abnormal The Skinny David Arbit makes a convincing arguement that the main effect of the $8,000 homebuyer tax credit that recently expired was robbing the future to pump up sales in the days it ran. The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Carnival of Taxes Lebron James, Wealth, and Taxes Faithful With a Few Khaleef Crumbley predicted that Lebron James would bypass other teams to play in Florida, just because of that state's lack of income taxes. Here, he extends that insight to explain why New Jersey has been losing millionaires....
Cavalcade of Risk Handle Claims with Scrabble-Like Strategy Insurance Writer Many people would pick Monopoly as being the one board game that teaches the most about how to succeed in business. After reading Nancy's post however, you might change your mind and pick Scrabble instead! Absolutely essential reading!
Festival of Frugality Coupons for Lottery Tickets - Seriously? Provident Planning Let's just say that Paul Williams thinks the state of Pennsylvania's newest scheme to attract more lottery players is really poorly considered. Better yet, he demonstrates how the state is looking to exploit the ignorance of its citizens!
Leadership Development Carnival Remarkably Unprofessional Behavior Bret L. Simmons It's every professor's nightmare: the student from hell. And one day, the student e-mailed the professor to complain about the A- they earned.... Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Money Stories Before Purchasing a Bigger Home Consider These Steps or Go Broke Good Financial Cents You can't say Jeff Rose didn't warn you, as he considers what you should before buying bigger!....

OMM's Running Index for 2010

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