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30 March 2007

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the March 30, 2007 edition of On the Moneyed Midways (OMM for short), the blogosphere's only weekly review of the best business and money-related posts from each of the week's major blog carnivals! Each week, we seek out the best posts from among the hundreds posted to the various blog carnivals posted each week and we select one post as being The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!(TM) As an added bonus, we also cite the near contenders for the best post of the week as being Absolutely essential reading!(TM)

Since we hosted the most recent edition of the Carnival of the Capitalists, you won't find any of its posts included below, so in case you missed it, click here and visit as it was a joint edition of OMM! And if you're considering hosting a blog carnival, be sure to see our report on whether or not hosting a blog carnival is worth the trouble.

But enough about what we did last week! The best posts of the week that was, from the best-hosted carnivals of the past week that was (aside from the CotC, that is!), awaits below....

On the Moneyed Midways for March 30, 2007
Carnival Post Blog Comments
Carnival of Entrepreneurs Politeness: Respect for Others Pays Blog Business World What can an emphasis on politeness and good manners do for your business? Wayne Hurlbert says that in a world where politeness is a rare commodity, it can enhance and strengthen your organization.
Carnival of Fraud The Farce That Is Alternative Energy (L-O-N-G) - 2007 Redux Wisdom from Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket Wenchypoo revels in revealing the irrational reasoning driving the alternative energy movement. It's simply The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Carnival of Personal and Company Effectiveness Make More Money Without Selling Your Soul 360o Success David Richeson lays out a series of goals and challenges for achieving financial and personal growth simultaneously.
Carnival of Real Estate Thank You Ben, Patrick, and Keith, uber-Bubblistsas, For Helping My Clients Tremendously 3 Oceans It's always fun when you find a post that humorously puts you in the middle of a raging debate, and Kevin Boer's latest contribution to an ongoing real estate blogger flame war certainly fits that bill. We're calling this Absolutely essential reading just for the fun factor!
Cavalcade of Risk The Delusion of Multitasking Worker's Comp Insider Jon Coppelman discusses the risky nature of multi-tasking and introduces the findings of recent research that suggests it's not an optimal means for humans to accomplish things!
Economics and Decision Making Will Sub-Prime Lending Affect You? Suite 101 Michael Cook offers a primer on what sub-prime lending is, why its practices are now being viewed as a problem, and how it may affect you. Absolutely essential reading!
Festival of Stocks Wheeling and Dealing Margin of Safety Mr. Market considers property development and holding company Wheelock Properties HK, arguing that this potential investing gateway into the Hong Kong and Singapore market is trading below its intrinsic value.
Festival of Under 30 Finance Own Investment Funds and Not Individual Securities Skilled Investor Larry Russell thinks that owning individual securities is a big waste of time and money, and makes a good argument for the advantages of owning funds instead!
Festival of Under 30 Finance How to Furnish Your House on Any Budget, Even for Free Digerati Life If you have a problem with too much empty space and not enough savings to convert into furniture to fill it, the Silicon Valley Blogger shows just what's possible!
Personal Development Carnival Why Your Ego Loves Airline Delays Christine Kane Christine Kane views the emotional release of egos as frustration mounts while bad weather fouls a flight to St. Louis. Good story, and great advice!
Personal Development Carnival Ways to Improve Business Decision-Making Rowan's Future of Choice Richard Rowan provides some really interesting insights into the nature of business decisions, including a good description of the difference between problem solving and decision making.
Real Estate Investing How to Avoid Foreclosure Wise Bread As rising mortgage rates are stressing the housing market, Andrea Dickson provides solid advice for what to do if you're a stressed homeowner. Absolutely essential reading!

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