Unexpectedly Intriguing!
November 19, 2010

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to this Friday, November 19, 2010 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, where each week, we present the best posts we found in the best of the past week's money and business-related blog carnivals!

This week's edition of OMM started out pretty much the same way that all editions of OMM have come together since our inaugural edition back on March 3, 2006. For this week, we reviewed nine business or money-related blog carnivals, and one whose edition we missed last week, of which five carnivals made our initial quality control cut for consideration. We then read through several dozen posts in seeking the best post presented in each.

It was the sheer quality of the posts we ultimately selected that really struck us this week. We recognized that each of the posts we selected as being the top contributions made to their respective carnivals would, in a typical week for OMM, qualify for the title of being The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!

That *never* happens. Or at least, it had never happened before.

But this week clearly wasn't typical. It was, quite literally, the best week ever for OMM.

So we marked the occasion by naming all but one of our selected posts as being Absolutely essential reading!, the title we award to posts that are near-contenders for being The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!

As for the remaining post, well, that is The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!.

Don't just take our word for it. Judge for yourself - the best week we've ever had for OMM all begins.... now!

On the Moneyed Midways for November 19, 2010
Carnival Post Blog Comments
Best of Money Don't Become a Slave to the Rat Race MoneyNing Vered Deleeuw considers who the best sales people are considered to be, extracts an extraordinarily meaningful insight from a Jennifer Aniston movie, and argues that choosing to be unpopular is a path to real freedom in The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Carnival of Personal Finance The Cost of Your Health Pennywise2Pennyworth Stu is carrying about 10 pounds more than he wants to, but because he has a very tight budget, he needs to weigh his options as he considers whether to join a gym. Absolutely essential reading!
Trust Matters Review Why Is It So Hard to Be Kind? Bill Taylor Bill's father had a lifelong relationship with Cadillac. The story of how he came to drive a Buick instead is Absolutely essential reading!
Cavalcade of Risk Save Your Dog or Break the Bank? Is Pet Health Insurance Really Woof (Worth) It? Good Financial Cents If you have pets, but don't have a couple thousand dollars in the bank to accommodate a health emergency involving them, Jeff Rose's evolving study is Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Money Stories Is Gambling a Good Motivation for Students? Faithful With a Few Khaleef Crumbley examines the moral implications of a web site that effectively allows students at certain universities to gamble on whether they will achieve the grades they target for their classes at the beginning of each semester. Absolutely essential reading!

OMM's Running Index for 2010

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