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08 December 2007

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to this Saturday, December 8, 2007 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, the blogosphere's only weekly review of the best posts contributed to and collected from the past week's best business and money-related blog carnivals!

What hot topics made our listing of the best posts of the past week? Combine the worsening housing market in the U.S. with credit cards, the dangers of being overly reliant on company-paid health insurance with plans to cut debt and finally, toss in a post about toilet paper and that pretty much covers this week's edition!

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

On the Moneyed Midways for December 8, 2007
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Carnival of Debt Reduction Side Effects of Being in Debt Recipe for Financial Freedom The Chef is going through an attitude shift, moving past the initial pleasure of owning things wanted and obtained via debt to now dealing with the mental side effects. Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Financial Goals My 2008 Financial Resolution Broke Grad Student Broke Grade Student is tired of calling himself broke, and has a plan to pay $833 per month to pay off half his student loans by the end of 2008.
Carnival of Personal Finance Are Credit Cards Appropriate 'Toys' for Kids? Don't Mess with Taxes Kay Bell examines how paying with plastic is becoming the preferred method for buying things for teens, while the classic games younger children play are being re-geared to incorporate credit cards.
Carnival of Real Estate Fear Based or Reality Based… Boggs Development Group Doug Boggs believes there's really no such thing as a national real estate market, and is finding places where the micro-economic climate and demographic trends makes sense for investing.
Carnival of Taxes Taking the Mystery Out of Home Office Tax Deductions Ask the Career Counselor Did you know the home office tax deduction is no longer a red flag for the IRS? The Career Counselor explains that and a lot more in a post aimed for anyone who works from home!
Carnival of the Capitalists Cognitive Fitness, The Future of Work, and Concept Maps SharpBrains There are really no words to describe this post, and that's because it's mostly a picture, or rather, a concept map!
Cavalcade of Risk Why Getting Your Health Insurance at Work Could Be Dangerous Consumer's Health Insurance Blog Jonathan Pletzke spells out why those with significant medical problems who are unable to continue working should consider buying an individual health policy.
Festival of Frugality Don't Skimp on the Toilet Paper AskDong Dong dares do what few, if any, have ever done before: work out the math to find out just how much over a lifetime you could save by buying the cheapest, roughest, and flimsiest toilet paper there is - and answers if it's really worth it! The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Festival of Stocks Dividend Stock Wednesday: PepsiCo Inc (PEP) The Dividend Guy The Dividend Guy personally prefers drinking Coke products (and owns the stock), but was willing to consider buying Pepsi for his portfolio. After running the numbers, he won't be anytime soon!
Odysseus Medal (Real Estate) 2008 Housing Market Outlook for U.S. Investors Mortgage rates Report Calling the U.S. housing market outlook for 2008 "somewhat bleak," Brian Brady thinks that mortgage lenders are delaying foreclosures and short sales into next year to "hide" the 2007 numbers in what they expect to be larger numbers in 2008. Absolutely essential reading!

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