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October 12, 2007

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the October 12, 2007 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, the blogosphere's only collection of the top posts from the best of this past week's business or money-related blog carnivals!

We're absolutely enchanted by a post about doing business in Thailand - and it doesn't help that the post is from an individual whose site is set up to trade artwork produced there! Beyond that, you'll find posts that take you inside your medicine cabinet, brings a doctor to your home, changes your oil and that take on the Rich Dad in this week's edition, not to mention the rest of the best posts of the week that was!

On the Moneyed Midways for October 12, 2007
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Blogging About ERISA 1875: First Private Pension Plan in the US For the First Time (or the Last Time) Michael N. Marcus recaps the history that led to the first private sector pension in the U.S. on his really neat blog, which is dedicated to changes that mark the first or last time something occurred that we might now either take for granted or have long since forgotten.
Carnival of Debt Reduction Can You Go One Day Without Spending a Dime? My Two Dollars Even though you might think you're not spending money, David reveals that you're spending your hard earned dollars continuously!
Carnival of Personal Finance The 3,000 Mile Oil Change Myth Money Blue Book Do you really need to change your oil every 3,000 miles? Raymond finds that modern engines are well equipped to go much further between oil changes.
Carnival of Real Estate The National Association of Realtors' Wacky Predictions Money Blue Book Raymond records the predictions made by the NAR's previous lead economist that were, shall we say, rather wide of the mark. And the target. And the broadside of a barn. And the ballpark….
Carnival of the Capitalists Why the Rich Get Richer: An Entirely Different Perspective The Digerati Life What is it about the rich that makes them so envious? The Silicon Valley Blogger shows how envy, while often fueling so-called class conflict, can also be a positive force if channeled to productive ends. Absolutely essential reading!
Cavalcade of Risk Physician House Calls Healthcare Economist What if your personal doctor was on call 24/7 and made up to two house calls a year for a relatively low annual fee? Jason Shafrin describes the entrepreneurial practice of Dr. Jay Parkinson in Absolutely essential reading!
Festival of Frugality Under the Weather and Over the Counter Bargain Quest Alison has been reading the labels of many over-the-counter medications and discovers that they're just about all some combination of just five different ingredients! Knowledge that might be used to switch to less expensive generic medications.
Festival of Stocks Is Rich Dad the Great Black Swan Hunter The Dough Roller The Dough Roller takes on Rich Dad, Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki, who scoffs at the lessons of Nassim Nicholas Taleb's Black Swan.
Festival of Stocks Dividend Stock Wednesday: Canadian National Railway (CACNR) The Dividend Guy The Dividend Guy runs through a fundamental analysis of the great Canadian railroad company - should you consider adding it to your portfolio?
Odysseus Medal (Real Estate) Financial Models for Underachievers: Two Years of the Real Numbers of a Startup How to Change the World Glenn Kelman guest blogs at Guy Kawasaki's blog on his experience in planning his new company's budget versus what they actually spent.
Small Business Issues Owning a Business in Thailand (Part One) art Thailand Adam Bryan-Brown illustrates the attractions, obstacles and lessons in establishing a business in a foreign country. The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!

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