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May 12, 2007

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to this Saturday, May 12, 2007 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, the blogosphere's only weekly review of the best posts from the best-hosted of the week's major business and money-related blog carnivals!

Each week, we seek out the best post from the hundreds contributed to the dozens of blog carnivals and proclaim it to be The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!(TM) For those that come close, but not quite, we declare those posts to be Absolutely essential reading!(TM)

Since we're late already, let's get right to it! Here are the best posts of the week that was....

On the Moneyed Midways for May 12, 2007
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Carnival of Employee Benefits Sell Your 401(k) Company Stock Right Now! Blueprint for Financial Prosperity The Pension Reform Act of 2006 made it possible for 401(k) investors holding significant amounts of their company's matching stock in their accounts to sell it off. KMC describes how it works and argues that you should do so for the sake of diversification.
Carnival of Financial Planning Ten Questions to Ask Before Getting Hitched Consumerism Commentary Flexo lists ten hard-core business questions you should ask and answer when considering the most important partnership you'll form in your life!
Carnival of Fraud Why the Overstock Inventory Issue Matters FRAUDfiles Blog Carnival host Tracy Coenen explains how a company's inventory numbers can be used to manipulate potential investors' view of its financial health and develops some questions that will likely keep dogging Overstock.com's CEO.
Carnival of Real Estate Agent Photos - Do You Really Need a Head Shot? Real Estate Convergence Why do real estate agents, alone among all other people who have business cards, insist on putting their pictures on them? Jeff Brooks says it's just not worth it!
Carnival of Small Business Issues Growing Business - Three Decisions for Growth Business Advice Daily What does it take to keep growing your small business after its begun verging on something much bigger? Linda Nash finds three critical factors that can dictate your company's future: who you hire, your willingness to change and your role as a leader. The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Carnival of the Capitalists Top Management Dis's the Importance of Managerial and Supervisory Skills Wally Bock's Three Star Leadership Wally Bock observes that your immediate boss has the single most powerful impact on your morale and productivity in your work. So why, he wonders, doesn't top management invest more in developing the abilities of its front line supervisors?
Festival of Stocks Unconventional Use of Moving Averages Trader's Narrative Babak doesn't use the moving averages of stocks the way chartist's do to show levels of support and resistance. Instead, he uses them "find areas of extreme expansion" through the miracle of mean reversion - and he makes money doing it!
Personal Development Carnival Why Affirmations Sometimes Fail Debra Moorhead For many people, affirming what kind of people they want to be leads to becoming that kind of person. Often it works, but sometimes it doesn't. Debra Moorhead says writing down a directive affirmation may be what's called for in those circumstances.
Personal Growth Carnival Dealing with Energy Vampires Renovate Your Life with Craig Craig Harper lists eight things you can do to counteract those who are "relentless in their negativity and their 'woe-is-me'-ness." Absolutely essential reading!
Real Estate Investing It's Turnover Time for College Rentals TheLandlordBlog Anesia Springborn discusses how the end of a college student's lease at the end of the school year can be timed to the landlord's greatest benefit.

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