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14 June 2008

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Saturday, June 14, 2008 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, the only place on the web where you'll find the best posts from the best of the past week's business and money-related blog carnivals!

Lots of news this week in the world of the blog carnivals we regularly cover. First, the good news: the Carnival of Fraud has reappeared after a long absence, and it's become likely that the Carnival of the Capitalists may soon have a new edition after a long hiatus.

The bad news is that The Boring Made Dull's Economics and Social Policy blog carnival appears to have officially died this past week. Meanwhile, our favorite real estate related blog carnival, Bloodhoundblog's Odysseus Medal, continues on its hiatus, as several major events have kept Greg Swann & company exceptionally busy (we understand that hosting and liveblogging a national conference can do that!)

If we were to pick a recent Bloodhoundblog post as an Odysseus Medal winner ourselves, though, Brian Brady's view that the Canadian real estate market in the western provinces has entered the danger zone, which he argues bodes well for the investing climate in the U.S., would be our pick.

For the rest of our picks from the active members of the world of business and money-related blog carnivals, keep scrolling down....

On the Moneyed Midways for June 14, 2008
Carnival Post Blog Comments
Carnival of Debt Reduction How to Get Out of Credit Card Debt, and Stay Out frugaldad Absolutely essential reading! The frugaldad used to work in a credit card call center, which gave him some unique insights into what steps people need to take to get out of debt. The really unexpected but essential step? Get angry….
Carnival of Personal Finance 13 Fun (Free) Things To Do This Summer The Q Family Adventure This very kid-friendly list is aimed at Georgia, but ought to give you some very good ideas no matter where you are!
Carnival of Real Estate Which Home Is Yours? Turning Houston Green - One Home at a Time Stephanie Edwards-Musa adds environmental and energy efficiency factors to her arsenal when staging a home for potential buyers.
Festival of Frugality The Unlikely Way to Save Money The Rants and Musings of a Gay Lunatic Andy Heath actively considered becoming homeless as a strategy to deal with his mounting debts, and even took steps to do so, before settling on the only really logical approach he could think of. The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Festival of Stocks Price of Oil: Manipulation? Bubble? Supply/Demand? Trader's Narrative Babak believes we're seeing a "perfect storm" that are driving oil prices upward, and even finds a silver lining if the storm continues.
Carnival of Money Stories Auditor Reveals How Risky Mortgages Were Allowed To Go Through Fraud Files Tracy Warren was an auditor for Watterson-Prime, who reviewed subprime loans before they were sold to companies like Bear Stearns. And even when she found bad loans and said "No," her supervisors overruled her assessment and said "Yes." Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Fraud Dell's Mixed Report Card SOX First After a guilty verdict for false advertising and fraud in how they went about financing debt for consumers, Leon Gettler notes that Dell may be on the verge of turning around its struggling business.
Carnival of Money Hacks Save Money on Your Hospital Bills Just by Asking Bible Money Matters BM2 discovers that it may be possible to get a discount for hospital bills just by asking!

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