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10 November 2007

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to this special Saturday, November 11, 2007 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, the blogosphere's best weekly review of the best of business and money-related posts collected from the best of the week's major business and money-related blog carnivals!

Truth be told, all it takes to make a "special" Saturday edition of OMM is the delay that comes when we get so busy during the week that we can't review all the posts from all the blog carnivals we cover! Other than that, there's really no difference between what we might post on a Saturday compared to what we would post in a regular Friday edition.

That said, all the best posts we found in the week that was await below....

On the Moneyed Midways for November 10, 2007
Carnival Post Blog Comments
Blogging About ERISA Newton's First Law of Retirement Plans The Float Interlake Capital Management applies Newton's first law to understand why 401(k)-style plans continue to offer "sub-optimal" retirement plan options and what it will take to change.
Carnival of Debt Reduction How to Make Your Credit Card Less Useful SavingAdvice Creditman's methods for making credit cards less useful are all destructive, but also highly entertaining! And effective....
Carnival of Money Stories Getting Rich the Easy Way, When Your Company Cheats The Digerati Life The Silicon Valley Blogger has friends at a mid-sized publicly traded firm who benefitted from the company's "tainted" options program and wonders how comfortable they are with the situation.
Carnival of Personal Finance My Retirement Planning Motivation One Snarky Chica with Issues Does planning for retirement mean you have to put off having fun today? Chica With Issues finds the motivation to do create a plan that will balance her needs, both now and later.
Carnival of Real Estate Tenant Application - Red Flags Minnesota Investment Property Blog If you're thinking about renting out a property you own, be sure to read Scott Ficek's invaluable guide to weeding out the worst tenants. The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Carnival of Taxes Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore & Taiwan: How Property Taxes Affect Economic Growth Gavinomics Gavin R. Putland argues that countries seeking greater economic growth might achieve it by levying higher property taxes, which forces businesses to be more productive to compensate.
Carnival of the Capitalists We've Got the Hamburgers: A Customer Service Classic Trusted Advisor Charles H. Green delivers a brilliant post that delves into the perceptions of whose really in charge - the people who have the goods for sale or the customer?
Cavalcade of Risk Risk Transfer and Furniture: Betting Against the Red Sox Worker's Comp Insider Jordan's Furniture of Boston built a promotion last spring around giving away all the furniture purchased between March 7 and April 16 if the Red Sox went on to win the World Series. Jon Coppelman considers the insurance underwriting consequences for the insurer who effective bet against the new World Champions!
Economics and Social Policy Why Eating Healthy Food Costs More Than Eating Junk The Agonist Ian Welsh reveals why the food that's bad for your health costs so much less than the food that's good for it. Absolutely essential reading!
Festival of Frugality Finally, Frugal Rules Wise Bread Is it really cool to be frugal now? Lynn Truong wonders if the environmental surge has turned "being tight, a hoarder and a skinflint" into virtues.
Festival of Stocks How Football Ruined My Trading Top Dog Trading Barry Burns is a Detroit Lions fan whose investments tended to go south during football season. The main reason why goes to the psychology of the sports fan!
Odysseus Medal (Real Estate) What Is a Professional? Real Estate Shows Bill Leider considers what separates people who do things for a living from those who are professionals at what they do. Absolutely essential reading!

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