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20 June 2008

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, June 20, 2008 edition of On the Moneyed Midways! Each week, we find the best posts from the best of the past week's business and money-related blog carnivals and link them all in one place for your weekend edutainment!

We're please to welcome a new business-related blog carnival this week: The Carnival of Careers! We've just found it in its third edition and if the quality of the carnival is any indication, we'll be featuring it often in the months ahead.

In news beyond the new addition to our weekly wrap-up of the best of the best, we're also pretty pleased that this was very much an above average week for the business end of the blogosphere.

To see why, just keep scrolling down!...

On the Moneyed Midways for June 20, 2008
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Carnival of Debt Reduction How to Handle Late Credit Card Payments Cash Money Life What do you do when you don't have enough money to make the minimum payment on your credit card balance? Cash Money Life lays out the options that you've already waited too long to get started doing…
Carnival of Careers The Job Interview: To Shave Or Not To Shave? (That Is The Question) I Am Sheamus Sheamus is writing just six days before going into a job interview, where either having a beard may cost him the job or the possibility of the job will cost him his beard!
Carnival of Personal Finance Become Rich By Helping Others Transcendental Success Alex keys in on the real secret to becoming wealthy: To become rich, you have to help make other people better off!
Carnival of Real Estate You Don’t Write, You Don’t Call. Toronto Real Estate Market Checks Its Messages Living in the Neighbourhood Lauren Mitchell writes up a real estate market report for Toronto, Ontario. Looks like the deteriorating Canadian market Brian Brady wrote about last week is beginning to get some traction.
Carnival of Money Stories From a Sale to An Experience Internet Business Coaching by Terry Dean Terry Dean makes a compelling case for how Disney or a children's dentist can set themselves apart by focusing on providing an outstanding customer experience. The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Cavalcade of Risk Accident By Construction - Why Technology and Regulations Increase Risk Early Retirement Extreme Jacob argues that increasing the number of rules or reliance on technological control systems can actually make people less safe than they were without them. Absolutely essential reading, which earns bonus points for the video linked in an older post!
Festival of Frugality How I Lived in Million Dollar Homes for Free SavingAdvice S. Shugars has lived in several million dollar homes without paying a dime in rent or mortgage payments to do so, and he did it for nearly nine years so he's not one of those housing bust foreclosure squatters! Follow the link to find out how…
Money Hacks Carnival Why Gas Price Increases Aren’t Really Affecting Your Finances beechin Absolutely essential reading! Brian Chin did the math and realized that the difference between tanking up his 2005 Acura RSX four times a month at $2.90 per gallon a year versus $3.80 per gallon today comes to $43 a month. Better yet, he finds where he can scrounge $43 a month without really even straining!

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