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February 2, 2007

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the January 26, 2007 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, the blogosphere's weekly review of the best business, management and money-related posts from each of the week's major blog carnivals! Every week, we scan dozens of blog carnivals, seeking out the best posts and selecting one post as being The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!(TM) As an added bonus, we also pick the near contenders for the best post of the week that was as being Absolutely essential reading!(TM)

We have lots of new carnivals this week, as well as the reappearance of several old ones that Blog Carnival has been missing in recent weeks. Just scroll on down for the best posts we found for the week that was....

On the Moneyed Midways for February 02, 2007
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Blogging for Cash Academia Research - Get Paid to Write Academic Papers Some Useless Info We all know that college students (and some professors) are lazy, but did you know you could profit from that? Some Useless Info has the scoop!
Carnival of Career Intensity Quit Doubing Yourself and Tap Into Your Assets Already Aridni "How many dreams have you thrown away because of obstacles?" Katie answers in part in telling how the one of the top building siders in his region overcomes a major weakness.
Carnival of Credit Card I Have a Credit Score of Zero… And I Love It! Getting Green Matthew Paulson has earned a FICO score so low that it can't actually be calculated. Believe it or not, that's a good thing!
Carnival of Debt Reduction What Happens to Equity During and After Foreclosure? Searchlight Crusade Dan Melson runs the numbers to show why selling your house before it goes into foreclosure is in your best interest.
Carnival of Entrepreneurs How to Beat Business Burnout The Freestyle Entrepreneur John Ingrisano lists the top 10 things you can do to keep your business from beating you to an early death.
Carnival of Fraud XRX: Xerox Asks Investors to Ignor the Accountant Behind the Curtains Stock Market Beat William Trent really doesn't like how Xerox is spinning its most recent financial statements. Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Management Tips Should You Exceed Expectations or Not? Startup Spark Ben Yoskovitz adds a twist to Charles Green's contention that a company that always exceeds expectations is not trustworthy.
Carnival of Personal Finance A Fool and His Money… Stranger in a Strange Land What's wrong with the Motley Fool's approach to investing? Lou Keeble takes apart the Foolish mentality to spell it out.
Carnival of Real Estate Hollywood's Heartbreak Homes Zillow Blog Lesley Pandey surveys the Tinseltown homes that came onto the market when Hollywood's top former couples split apart.
Carnival of the Capitalists (Cutting Room Floor Edition) Higher Energy Taxes or Prizes for Answers? Gongol.com Why are economists so enamored with higher gas taxes? Brian Gongol argues that it's the incentives that matter in finding new answers to today's problems, so why not sponsor prizes instead? Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of the Capitalists (Elite Edition) Can Porn Affect Innovation? Innovation Zen Daniel Scocco notes the role that the X-rated film industry had in the success of VHS over Betamax and wonders if history is about to repeat itself.
Cavalcade of Risk Ecological Decline "A Greater Threat Than International Terrorism": The Challenge for Business SOX First Leon Gettler reports that "British and European business leaders are saying that protecting the environment is more important than reducing world poverty, reducing wars, fighting terrorism and securing future energy supplies."
Ethics, Values and Personal Finance Conscious Spending, or Why Spending $5,000 on Shoes Isn't Bad Well-heeled: Climbing the Networth Ladder in Heels Wanda picks up a thread from Ramit Sethi, who recently asked: "What's better: Making a strategic decision to spend on what you love? Or just spending it on random things here or there and eventually watching your money trickle out?
Festival of Stocks Keep Your Cool in Stocks and Dating Genius Types Brian C. Lee shows how dating advice can actually make you a winner on Wall Street!
Festival of Under 30 Finances The Festival of Under 30 Finances #15 Money, Matter, and More Musings A blog carnival post as the top post of a blog carnival? This week's host, golbguru, asked a multiple choice question about what a 25-year old individual with substantial student loan debt should do after recently coming into a lump sum of cash. Several of this week's contributors took on the challenge of answering!
Home Business Carnival What Ever Happened to Customer Service? The Small Business Buzz Michelle Cramer nails the cynical nature of many companies' questionable commitment to provide good customer service. The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Personal Development Carnival How To Snap Yourself Out of a Funk SmartCoolRich Have you just been beat up by life this past week? Burningchrome's 12 point plan can turn your world around over the weekend!
Personal Growth Carnival * How to Accept Your Financial Situation My Financial Awareness Pete finds that learning how to accept your financial situation can actually be freeing and lists six things you can to overcome your jealousies.
Real Estate Investing Real Estate Investing - Lessons from the Specuvestors Salt Lake Real Estate Blog Zareh Tahmassebian was a high-flying real estate investor profiled in Forbes at the height of the recent market. Nigel Swaby follows up on where he is today.

* A "Bryan C. Fleming" production. For more about the Bryan C. Fleming universe of blog carnivals, see this excellent post by the Silicon Valley Blogger at The Digerati Life (or our commentary from the December 15, 2006 edition of On the Moneyed Midways.

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