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December 10, 2010

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to this Friday, December 10, 2010 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, where each week, we present the best posts we found among the best of the past week's money and business-related blog carnivals!

We got lucky this week with the happy intersection of a number of weekly, biweekly and monthly blog carnival editions, making this week's edition of OMM one of the largest we've had in a while. Plus, we get to roll out a new category for the top post of the week Absolutely fun reading!

It all begins.... now! Thank you for joining us for this week's edition of OMM!

On the Moneyed Midways for December 10, 2010
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Best of Money The 3 to 6 Month Emergency Fund Rule Is Stupid Provident Planning Paul Williams challenges on the rule of thumb that says you need up to half a year's pay socked away for a rainy day!
Best of Money Do You Have Alien Abduction Insurance? Dough Roller Yes, there really are markets in everything! More surprising though, DR reports that at least one company has had two successful claims paid out…. Absolutely fun reading!
Carnival of HR Visualizing Performance Steve Boese's HR Technology Steve Boese analyzes Hoopism's inspired basketball player relative performance charts and finds inspiration for finding something better to do with all the data HR departments handle.
Carnival of Debt Reduction Pay Down Debt or Save Money? Nerd Wallet The Dough Roller guest posts at Nerd Wallet, considering the three factors that would steer you to put extra money toward your savings or toward paying down your debt.
Carnival of Personal Finance Patience Is a Virtue, Learn It If You Can (But Please Hurry) Len Penzo dot Com Len Penzo can't help but notice that people who are debt free didn't get that way by being impulse shoppers or looking for instant gratification as he explores his own personal debt situation, as measured by furniture!
Carnival of Taxes Ten Tax Breaks for Stuff You Should Be Doing Anyway Billeater Jessica Bosari outlines ten ways for keeping more of the money you earned out of Uncle Sam's greedy hands by going along with what he wants.
Leadership Development Carnival When All Else Fails, MAKE A DECISION ReThink HR Benjamin McCall explains what to do if no one steps up when a decision needs to made. Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Money Stories How We Slashed Our Rent in Half (and Why We're Not Crazy) Daily Currency Adam Baker, his wife and two-year-old just returned to the U.S. after living overseas for a year and needed to find a new place to live. They could afford to rent a house in a good neighborhood for $900 per month, upgrade to a great neighborhood for $1250 per month or get a one bedroom apartment in an okay neighborhood for $450 per month. Why they chose the apartment makes Baker's story The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!

OMM's Running Index for 2010

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