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08 March 2008

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to this late edition for Saturday, March 8, 2008 of On the Moneyed Midways where, once again, we've found the best posts from the past week's major business and money related blog carnivals!

It's been a busy week and we've already delayed this week's edition of OMM enough, so let's get right to it! The best posts from the best of the week's blog carnivals related to business or money matters await you below!...

On the Moneyed Midways for March 8, 2008
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Carnival of Debt Reduction Waiting Is the Hardest Part Not the Jet Set (not) the Jet Set makes an interesting argument for when you should listen to your heart (the voice of risk) instead of your head (where you run numbers.)
Carnival of HR Mind the (Generation) Gap Cranky Middle Manager Wayne Turmel is feeling stuck between two generations - falling into a gap between age and technology - and applies what he sees to his role as a manager.
Carnival of Money Stories The Story of Two Kitchens Stop the Ride! Stephanie considers the difference in cost and result between a full-up remodel versus just a small makeover between the two kitchens of a duplex she owns.
Carnival of Personal Finance Pet Monkeys - The Financial Considerations My Family's Money Should you get a pet monkey? Steward runs the totals of what it costs and what the potential rewards are for prospective monkey owners in a post we also saw featured over at The Consumerist!
Carnival of Real Estate Hey Short Sale Expert… Do You Have a Good Lawyer? Real Estate Radio USA Are you thinking about being a party to a short sale for a property? Brett Wilson lays out why real estate agents might need to consider legal expenses in negotiating with a bank holding the property in question.
Carnival of Trust Filter and Drainage - Trust Running Through the Team Project Shrink Bas de Baar and Ali Anani use the analogy of a koi pond filter to illustrate how trust is the "purifying" element in teams. Absolutely essential reading and not just for the plumbing diagram!
Economics and Social Policy Comparing Working vs Staying Home Wisdom from Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket Wenchypoo does the cost-benefit analysis to find out if it makes sense for a spouse to work or to stay at home. The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Festival of Frugality College Memories: Dumpster Diving Me vs. Debt We've all heard how college is very expensive, but should university students stretch their limited budgets by dumpster diving for food? Amanda remininsces on her college days….
Festival of Stocks Is Monsanto Worth More than Home Depot? Contrarian Value Investing Alex G compares the agricultural product giant against the big box home improvement retailer to argue that of the two, Home Depot (HD) is undervalued while Monsanto (MON) stockholders might expect low returns.
Odysseus Medal Free! Why $0.00 Is the Future of Business Wired Magazine: Tech Biz: IT Greg Swann ventured outside the world of real estate in picking this week's Odysseus Medal winner - opting instead to consider Chris Anderson's take on the rise of "freeconomics." Absolutely essential reading!

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