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04 April 2008

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, April 4, 2008 of On the Moneyed Midways, where each week, we bring your the best business and money-related blog posts from the best of the week's best money and business-related blog carnivals!

The best carnival of the week, by far, is Rowan Manahan's edition of the Carnival of HR. It's a great example of the value that a good blog carnival editor can provide to make reading a blog carnival more engaging. In this case, by using just a little bit of personalized description of what a post is about, Rowan helps readers decide quickly whether or not clicking through to the contributed post is worthwhile.

It's something that takes a little more effort on the part of the editor, but the results are rewarding. Rowan's skill largely accounts for the surplus of posts we're featuring from the Carnival of HR this week.

Scroll down for those and the rest of the best posts of the week that was!

On the Moneyed Midways for April 4, 2008
Carnival Post Blog Comments
Carnival of Debt Reduction IVA - British Alternative to Bankruptcy My Simple Trading System Praveen Puri discusses a financial iinnovation called an Individual Voluntary Agreement (IGA) that provides an alternative to the costs and stigma of bankruptcy.
Carnival of HR How to Quit Your Job Fortify Your Oasis Absolutely essential reading! If you're nearing the end of the time in which you work for your current employer, following Rowan Manahan's guide to leaving your job will strengthen your future work prospects.
Carnival of HR Want Higher Profits? Smash the Glass Ceiling NinaSimosko.com Nina Simosko discusses the findings of a recent student that could do for women in the executive suite what Billy Beane and Bill James have done for baseball - gaining success for an organization by focusing on underappreciated talent.
Carnival of HR Instant Credibility Ask a Manager How can you build credibility among those with whom you work? Would you believe by talking about the big mistakes you've made?
Carnival of Money Stories What Music Band Nine Inch Nails Taught Me About Investing The Dividend Guy The Dividend Guy finds the lessons to be learned from Nine Inch Nails' front man Trent Reznor's highly successful financial strike at the mainstream music industry's bottom line.
Carnival of Personal Finance Debt as a Symptom of Sexual Addiction Finance Gets Personal financegirl goes places that few might consider in revealing that "sex industry spending is now the third most common reason people get in debt, after alcohol/drugs and shopping." Sex industry spending is also a good sign that bigger problems are lurking under a seemingly solid surface. The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Carnival of Real Estate We Salute You, Real Estate Agent of Genius up2date Doug Willis celebrates the pig lipsticking that goes into playing up those charming and quaint features mentioned in real estate listings in the funniest post of the week!
Festival of Frugality Sell the Coach Bag? What I'm Willing To Give Up for Financial Security The Frugal Duchess Sharon Harvey Rosenberg wonders which of her things she'd be willing to sell off to make ends meet in a worse case financial scenario.
Odysseus Medal Geno’s Wrong (bang a gong) BloodhoundBlog Odysseus Medal editor Greg Swann didn't attempt to describe this week's winning post, and frankly, we don't blame him. Many of Geno Petro's best posts defy categorization - the best we can say is that they truly bring you a slice of Geno's life and that they're well worth reading. Be sure to set aside enough time before starting this post - it's not overly long, but it's very rich!

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