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September 17, 2010

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, September 17, 2010 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, where we've assembled the best posts we found among the best of the past week's money and business blog carnivals to help kick off your essential weekend reading!

It's been a busy week for us behind the scenes at OMM, so we're more than ready for the weekend ahead. So much so that we'll just go straight to this week's edition, which just happens to feature a strong candidate for the post we'll declare to be The Best Post of the Year, Anywhere! next January.

That post, and the rest of the best posts we found in the week that was, are just a mouse click away....

On the Moneyed Midways for September 17, 2010
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Best of Money Marriage Tax Penalty Returns in 2011 My Dollar Plan Madison DuPaix finds a looming surprise for married couples if what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi described as the "Obama Tax Cuts for the Middle Class" expire as scheduled at the end of 2010. You know what she means: the "Obama Tax Cuts for the Middle Class" that became law back in 2003, during George W. Bush's presidency, some 3 years before Barack Obama was elected to the U.S. Senate, and 5 years before he was elected President....
Carnival of Debt Reduction Smart Tips for Budgeting Your Money The Smarter Wallet The Smarter Budget suggests a trick for making it easier to follow a budget: give yourself a budget for treats!
Carnival of HR Poor Working Moms Working Girl "There are two kinds of working moms,* the plodder and the work horse," writes Laura Schroeder in absolutely essential reading, as she examines why working moms earn less than their single counterparts (who turn out to make more than men with similar education and experience!)
Carnival of Personal Finance Spending Under Pressure Richly Reasonable The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere! Have you ever been "mariachi-banded?" You'll understand what that means as Lauren considers those situations where you end up paying for crazy things you'd never buy under normal circumstances!
Festival of Frugality We Saved $318 on Auto Insurance! Out of Debt Again Mrs. Accountability recently shopped her family's auto insurance and was surprised to score a $318 savings on a 6-month term!
Carnival of Money Stories Save Money by Donating Things You Were Going to Throw Away Free Money Finance FMF recently replaced the front door at his home and discovered that he could donate his old front door to charity. The value of the door? $400. The value of the savings on his federal income taxes? $112....

OMM's Running Index for 2010

Presented in reverse chronological order....

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