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12 May 2006

Carnival Midway from The Jerk This week, the Carnival of Entrepreneurs makes a trimphant return to Political Calculations' On the Moneyed Midways, and we're happy to welcome the new Carnival of Business to the ranks of blog carnivals we scan for each week's edition!

Below, you'll find the top business, economics, personal finance, investing, marketing and frugal living posts for the week ending on Friday, May 12. For those visiting for the first time, On the Moneyed Midways is the best way to catch up with the best posts from each of the biggest money-related blog carnivals on the web, and is the only place you can find the blog post that has earned the title of being the Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!(TM)!

But enough about us - here are the best posts of the week:

On the Moneyed Midways: May 12, 2006
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Carnival of Business Business Opportunities Blog The Art of Sales Making a customer happy, according to Marcus Markou, is the key to making a successful sale.
Carnival of the Capitalists View from a Height The USPS - Timely As Ever Joshua Sharf's measures the pros and cons of the U.S. Post Office's recent proposal to issue "Forever" stamps
Carnival of the Capitalists SOXfirst Enron's Code of Ethics Leon Gettler is back with an insightful take on Enron's code of ethics.
Carnival of Debt Reduction Becoming and Staying Debt Free Why Everyone Should Pay Off Their Mortgage Early Kevin Surbaugh runs the numbers and frames the issue this way: "Paying off your mortgage early is always better, because 72 cents will always be more than 28 cents."
Carnival of Entrepreneurship Awareness and Consciousness Leadership Kavit Haria shares his view on leadership and what defines a good leader. Simply The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!(TM)
Carnival of Investing Stock Market Beat Starbucks vs. McDonalds So, will you be ordering coffee or hamburgers for your investment portfolio? Trent compares the two businesses.
Carnival of Personal Finance Paul's Tips How to Get a Job Paying Over $100,000 a Year Looking for a six-figure annual income? Paul provides a map for how to get there.
Festival of Frugality Blueprint for Financial Prosperity Brewing Your Own Good Beer on the Cheap We couldn't find a better post to wrap up this week's OMM and kick off the weekend, as Jim finds the economy in home-brewing.

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