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22 February 2008

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, February 22, 2008 edition of On the Moneyed Midways! Each week, OMM surveys the best of the blogosphere's ongoing early social media experiment known as blog carnivals to bring you the best posts we find related to business or money there.

Also each week, we identify one post as being The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere! and we also identify the posts that nearly claimed the top spot as Absolutely essential reading! Simply put, OMM is the best way to catch up with a week's worth of stuff worth reading as you downshift from the work week to the weekend!

So let's get straight to it this week - just scroll down for the best posts of the week that was!

On the Moneyed Midways for February 22, 2008
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Carnival of Debt Reduction What to Do Before You're Fired Debt Reduction Ryan Healy knows 15 people who are losing their jobs - his best advice for those who might find themselves looking for new employment is to reduce debt as much as possible before leaving, but to focus more on developing the marketable skills that businesses need, from the tangible to the intangible.
Carnival of Money Stories Stupid Tax: Car Inspection, Commute, and Margin Interest Moolanomy Pinyo lays out the whys and hows he ended up wasting money he didn't have to.
Carnival of Personal Finance What Price Are You Paying to Have It All? The Supermom Myth Digerati Life The Silicon Valley Blogger, pictured in her post (!), considers her situation in life and announces her intent to stop having it all, all of the time!
Carnival of Real Estate Would You Buy and Drink Outdated Milk? Real Estate Radio USA Brett Wilson looks at the fine print in recent National Association of Realtor ads and finds the numbers supporting the claims the benefits of homeownership are, shall we say, a tad out of date. Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of the Capitalists Unasked-For Advice to New Writers About Money Whatever Successful author John Scalzi offers his insights and lessons learned over the years to those considering writing for a living because, where money is concerned, "writers have as much sense as chimps on crack."
Carnival of the Capitalists Sex Sells? Oh Really? About.com Entrepreneur's Guide To Scott Allen, it's obvious that sex sells. He considers the recent track record of a number of Fortune 500 companies that incorporate sex into their ads and considers what it means to you as a business owner.
Festival of Frugality Simple Grocery Hack: Buy What You Can Carry Honest Dollar Lily lives in New York City and discovers that she can save a lot of money by only buying what she can carry on the six block walk from her apartment to the store - kind of a neat approach to cutting out all the extras!
Festival of Stocks Examples of Bad Magic Formula Stocks MagicDiligence There are four basic principles for investing in stocks using Joel Greenblatt's "Magic Formula," MagicDiligence shows how they would screen out Idearc (IAR), Heelys (HLYS), King Pharmaceuticals (KG) and USA Mobility (USMO) from your portfolio.
Odysseus Medal (Real Estate) She Tried to Make Me Buy a Rehab Bloodhoundblog Geno Petro spans modern American culture in considering how to thwart his wife's inspiration to fix up a shack on the Tennessee River. The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!

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