Unexpectedly Intriguing!
February 6, 2006

Today, Political Calculations is diving into the latest Blog Carnivals to identify the best posts of the past week on the topics of business, personal finance, investing, or any and all other money-related topics! Here's what we found, and where we found them:

Carnival of Investing

The Carnival of Investing is hosted by the Wealth Junkie blog. The best posts of the week are:

Super Bowl Stock Market Indicator

How's this for perfect timing? Jim at the Blueprint for Financial Prosperity is testing whether the Steelers' win in the Superbowl will result in the stock market being up this week.

Statistical Investing Using the Magic Formula

It may be because we're reading Joel Greenblatt's book at the moment, or it may be our affinity for investing-related math, but Old Niu's post on the topic of statistical investing is well worth reading.

Carnival of Debt Reduction

This week's Carnival of Debt Reduction is being hosted by Free Money Finance. The best debt-reducing post of the week is:

Not paying off 30-year mortgage a good deal?

When is not paying off a long-term loan a better deal? The MightyBargainHunter focuses on the role of inflation in making debt cheaper.

Carnival of Entrepreneurship

The first ever Carnival of Entrepreneurship is up and running at the Entrepreneur's Blog!
Where Are the Turnaround Products?

David Daniels of Business and Technology Reinvention notes that it takes more than new products to turn around an ailing company - it takes whole new product categories to do the job right. Best post on all the midways this week!

Carnival of Personal Finance

The Carnival of Personal Finance is hosted by Financial Reference this week!

Cash Back Credit Card Calculator

We here at Political Calculations have a special affinity for anyone who posts tools to do math on their blogs. Heck, we like to think that we pretty much invented the concept, and would like to know if we were, in fact, the first! It's only been recently that we've found others venturing out into the tool-making and posting world, so that's why we're highlighting Financial Revolution's tool for determining what your cash back rebate might be from your credit card. Neat application!

Growth Rate Calculator Toy

And let's not forget Nathan Whitehead's contribution in The Paranoid Brain, who is getting into the action with a simple tool for determining how much money you can rake in over different periods of time! One critical nit: The "Compute" button needs to be moved up to be just under the green data entry fields, since all the other fields are for output data - otherwise, the casual user might be tempted to enter data in the output data fields....

I'll be updating this post when the Carnival of the Capitalists arrives (hopefully) later today....

And later today it is!

Carnival of the Capitalists

This week's Carnival of the Capitalists is hosted by AnyLetter. The top posts this week include:

Short Cut to Trouble

If you're launching a business, The Entrepreneurial Mind's Jeff Cornwall's post ought to do a lot to set you straight on your priorities in developing your business plan.

Is Socialism Good for the Environment?

Brian Gongol reads socialists the environmental riot act.

Gibson's Paradox

Proving that the Carnival of the Capitalists is where blog readers need to go to see the most interesting posts in the blogosphere, Mover Mike's contribution looks at how in the Greenspan era at the Federal Reserve, the gold standard may not have been as dead as we've been led to believe, which may be a real problem in the near future.

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