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March 21, 2008

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, March 21, 2008 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, your one stop in the blogosphere to find the best posts contributed to the best of the week's past business and money-related blog carnivals!

We have a very short edition this week, as we're falling between weeks for the money and business-related blog carnivals that have biweekly editions, and it's still too soon for those that go online with once-a-month editions. And because we're looking forward to a long weekend ourselves, we'll keep the commentary just as short so we can get right to it - keep scrolling down for the best posts of the week that was:

On the Moneyed Midways for March 21, 2008
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Carnival of Debt Reduction Is Your Bank Book Your Financial Statement? InvestorBlogger The InvestorBlogger finds that far too many people just look at their bank account balance when assessing their financial health, and argues that figuring out your net worth every so often is really a better way to go.
Carnival of HR I'm Not Lazy, I Just Don't Care 8 Hours & A Lunch HR professional Deb Owen reveals that those once-a-year performance reviews really don't matter all that much, and quotes Office Space to make her point!
Carnival of HR Can Anyone Learn to Be a Great Leader? Three Star Leadership Wally Bock not only hosted this week's Carnival of HR, but also contributed this gem in which he answers "No, but..." Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Personal Finance Who's Your Star Wars Money Hero? Monevator.com It's pure silliness, but did you ever wonder if you might have Darth Vader's or Yoda's characteristics when it comes to money?
Carnival of Real Estate San Diego Housing Market March 2008: Heating Back Up Searchlight Crusade It's only anecdotal evidence so far, but Dan Melson reports that the housing market may be beginning to recover in San Diego and discusses how he expects things will develop. The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Festival of Frugality Cash to Burn: Why a Credit-Only Lifestyle Works for Me But Why Doesn't It Grow on Trees? Turning conventional wisdom on its head, Suchong explains the dynamics of why credit cards help her keep better control over her spending than following a cash-only spending plan.
Festival of Stocks Investing in AeroGrow's Gourmet Herb Gardens Living Off Dividends The Passive Income Investor wonders if AeroGrow (AERO), a company that makes "kitchen crop appliances" featuring technology developed by NASA, is investment-worthy.

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