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July 6, 2007

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to this Friday, July 6, 2007 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, the blogosphere's only review of the best posts from the best of the week's major business and money-related blog carnivals!

Every week, we read hundreds of blog posts contributed to dozens of money and business-related blog carnivals, seeking out the very best posts in each carnival. The best post we find wins the title of being The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!(TM) Posts that come near that level are awarded the title of being Absolutely essential reading!(TM)

We don't have much to say this week, so let's just get right to it. The best posts of the week that was are below....

On the Moneyed Midways for July 6, 2007
Carnival Post Blog Comments
Carnival of Fraud Who Buys Fake Goods? Plus How to Spot Counterfeit Products The Digerati Life The Silicon Valley Blogger identifies the most-likely buyers of counterfeit goods and knock-offs and offers tips for how to spot these often pirated products.
Carnival of Money Stories When Buying a Car with a Credit Card Makes Cents Marc and Angel Should you buy your next car with plastic? Marc and Angel show how a combination of reward benefits and introductory rate deals might put you ahead on the transaction.
Carnival of Taxes The Different Forms of Taxes Money Walks How many different kinds of taxes are there? Money Walks takes us through the long list, and even compares taxes paid by single people or married couples with two kids in many countries. Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of the Capitalists How Long, oh CEO Three Star Leadership Wally Bock observes that where companies find their CEOs has a big effect on how long they keep their CEOs.
Carnival of Trust Agreement and Trust Dangerously Irrelevant Scott McLeod reflects on management expert Peter Block's tools for evaluating and strengthening a leader's relationships with the essential people around them. The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Cavalcade of Risk Does Sarbanes-Oxley Stop Risk-Taking? SOX First Leon Gettler documents a University of Pittsburgh study that found that since the Sarbanes-Oxley law took effect, many US companies changed their risk-taking behavior, choosing to hoard cash instead of investing in R&D and new products.
Festival of Stocks Is Sears the Next Berkshire Hathaway? Wealth Building Lessons Or, to ask a slightly different question, is Eddie Lampert the next Warren Buffett? The Wealth Builder discusses how non-multimillionaires might be able to join in on the Sears Holdings' CEO's investment strategies.
Small Business Issues Cutting Through the Hype and Lies About Internet Marketing Integrity Business Blog Terry Dean argues that successfully marketing your Internet-based business is hard work that involves three things: finding a market, offering something the people in the market want, and constantly testing to find what works.

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