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28 April 2006

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Looking for the best business, economics, entrepreneurial, investing, marketing, personal finance and frugal living blog posts of the week? You've come to the right place! Each Friday, Political Calculations scans the major blog carnivals for each of these categories and picks the best contributions from each.

But that's not all! We also select one post each week as being The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!(TM) So, why not kick off the weekend by scrolling down and reading through the top selections for this week!

The Best Posts of the Week Ending April 28, 2006
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Carnival of the Capitalists The Coyote Within Postcards from Over the Edge Adrian Savage outlines 10 random thoughts about working life - a much needed dose of sanity in today's world!
Carnival of the Capitalists Financial Methods Voting for Inflation Michael Cale's take on the "unvirtuous" cycle of the minimum raise is dead on - well worth reading!
Carnival of the Capitalists The Real Returns Secular Bear Market? Since 2000, it's often been said that U.S. stocks are in a secular bear market. The Real Returns shows that a porfolio consisting of annual $1000 investments into the Vanguard 500 mutual fund is not!
Carnival of Debt Reduction MightyBargainHunter Debt Reduction When You're Upside Down John (aka MightyBargainHunter) examines the options available for new homeowners who might be entering the situation where they owe more money than their house is worth.
Carnival of Investing My 1st Million at 33 My Hunting Trip for a Money Manager If you've been looking for someone to manage your investments (personal, IRA, etc.), frugal's search for a competent manager. Be sure to scroll down in the comments for the answers to frugal's quiz!
Carnival of Marketing J. Timothy King's Blog Building Brand Image: 2 Lessons J. Timothy King re-teaches two key lessons of marketing with his recent experience ordering products through Wine.com and having them "Fedex"-ed. The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!(TM)
Carnival of Personal Finance Inchoate Random Abstractions Are All MBAs Created Equal? Do you have to get an MBA from a top institution to get the best opportunities? Ira looks at research that says "yes."
Festival of Frugality Blogging Away Debt Toyota Echo - The Perfect Car for the Frugal-Minded High gas prices at the pump got you down? Looking for a more economical alternative to your current guzzler? Tricia raves about her Toyota Echo (which has been replaced by the Toyota Yaris!)

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