Unexpectedly Intriguing!
30 November 2007

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to this Friday, November 30, 2007 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, the only weekly recap of the best posts contributed to and collected from the past week's best business and money-related blog carnivals!

Either money is even sexier than we had ever fully considered, or there's a real romantic streak going through the best business and money-related posts of the past week! How else can we explain the connection made between french kissing and debt, the siren song of store gift cards and a "naked conversation" about blogging to better market the business of real estate?

These posts, and the rest of the best of the week that was, await you below....

On the Moneyed Midways for November 30, 2007
Carnival Post Blog Comments
Blogging About ERISA "So now, Exactly What is 'Reasonable Compensation?'" Retirement Planning Blog Jerry Kalish notes that the answer to this question for a business owner depends on whether the business is set up as a C-corporation or an S-corporation.
Carnival of Debt Reduction How Talking About Money Is Like French Kissing Monevator.com Now that Monevation has your attention, you'll find some invaluable advice on how to talk about money with significant others. Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Money Stories What the Silicon Valley Startups in My Life Taught Me The Digerati Life The Silicon Valley Blogger talks about a subject very close to her home: the nature of working in Silicon Valley's startup companies!
Carnival of Personal Finance Beware the Siren Song of Gift Cards Five Cent Nickel Store gift cards may seem like an ideal gift, but nickel warns that they often go unused and argues that nothing shows you really care quite like cold, hard cash!
Carnival of the Capitalists Please, Lord, Not Another Trademarked Leadership Concept Wally Bock's Three Star Leadership Blog Wally Bock delivers The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere! - here's a quick sample: "We don't need training on ethereal concepts like 'acting with integrity.' We do need leaders who act with integrity so that their juniors know what integrity looks like."
Festival of Frugality At Home Naturally Innside Montana - Your Home at the Range Montana B&B owner horsewoman shares her money saving recipes for natural cleansers and a 'sounds really mouthwatering' sweet potato corn bread!
Festival of Stocks Why Gold and Oil are Hot and the Dollar and Financials Are Not StockTradingToGo.com Blain Reinkensmeyer provides quick explanations for what's behind the recent trends in gold, oil, dollars, gold and bank stocks!
Odysseus Medal (Real Estate) Naked Conversations: The Lynchpin to Your Real Estate Marketing Blog Proquest Technologies Absolutely essential reading - while focusing on marketing real estate, Gary Elwood discusses the role that having a blog can have for any business if it's done right!
Small Business Issues Why Starbucks Doesn't Franchise StephenBainbridge.com Stephen Bainbridge recaps a 2003 post in which he explored the reasons why, despite being somewhat similar enterprises, Subway franchises its outlets while Starbucks owns its outlets.

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