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30 May 2008

Disneyland (Source: Democrats Assembly California Government Welcome to the Friday, May 30, 2008 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, the blogosphere's only weekly review of the best posts to be found in the best of the past week's business and money-related blog carnivals!

Now that we've wrapped up our unexpectedly prolonged DIY Income Tax Code project, we're looking forward to finally getting away for a while! We'll be back next week with the next edition of OMM, so in the meantime, we're leaving you with all the best posts we found in the past week, some of which themselves were pretty unexpected. Until then, "I'm going to Disneyland!"

On the Moneyed Midways for May 30, 2008
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Carnival of Debt Reduction Paid Off a Past Financial Mistake - The Car Loan Single Guy Money Originally, SingleGuyMoney was going to wait until he had enough cash to have $20,000 left over after paying off his car loan. Instead, he jumped the gun in paying the car off earlier than planned, leaving him with just $17,000 in the bank. And *that* worries him!...
Carnival of HR 10 Things I Learned from Working in HR Great Leadership Dan McCarthy spent 18 months working in his company's Human Resources department and though he hated the experience, he appreciates how critical the role is to the success of business.
Carnival of Personal Finance 12 Ways to Be Financially Boring Save and Conquer Called "boring" after announcing plans to save and invest the government's "stimulus" tax rebate rather than spend it, Save and Conquer counters by identifying 12 "boring" yet sound personal finance practices and declares that "boring" is where it's at!
Carnival of Real Estate Are Short Sales Fake Listings? Part 1 Sacramento Real Estate Blog John Lockwood provides Absolutely essential reading! Short sales are supposed to save lenders money by trading a reduced payoff now in place of bigger losses later if the property goes into foreclosure. But they're not biting....
Festival of Frugality The Benefits of Saving Habits that Make You Look Poor SavingAdvice.com Shannon Christman finds that her family's frugality can be a benefit, especially if they act and dress the part!
Festival of Stocks How to Turn $5000 Into $22 million? Lessons From One Successful Investor FIRE Finance Anna Scheiber was an IRS auditor who, after being thwarted from advancing her career, swore she would get back at the agency by becoming rich and never giving a penny of her profits up in taxes. The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Carnival of Money Stories Stepping Back in Time: Our Life Ten Years Ago fivecentnickel Financially speaking, where are you today compared to where you were ten years ago? Nickel steps into the wayback machine and identifies the things that made the biggest differences in coming out ahead over time!
Carnival of Money Hacks Save Thousands of Dollars in Five Minutes or Less with My "Secret" Coupon Hacks Erica.biz When we saw the post title, our first thought was that Erica Douglass's post was going to be another one of those spam blogs. Instead, Erica presents some of the sharpest frugal shopping tips we've ever seen gathered in one place in Absolutely essential reading!

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