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08 August 2008

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, August 8, 2008 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, your weekly review of the best posts we found in reading through the hundreds posted to past week's money and business-related blog carnivals!

The Festival of Stocks hit a milestone this past week, as it celebrates its 100th edition. And though we didn't mention it when it happened just two weeks ago, the Carnival of Real Estate also marked its 100th edition!

Beyond that, there's not much in news in blog carnival land this week! The Carnival of Trust is on hiatus through the month of August, the Carnival of Taxes was postponed by a week and the Odysseus Medal would appear to be on an extended summer vacation.

But for the blog carnivals that take no time off and are not featuring special anniversary editions, it was a good week! The best posts of the week that was are below....

On the Moneyed Midways for August 8, 2008
Carnival Post Blog Comments
Carnival of Debt Reduction I'm Frugal About My Dryer Debt Prison A hands-on approach, or rather, the willingness to repair things yourself when then break down, can do a lot to help you avoid unexpected expenses when major appliances (such as the Debt Prison's clothes dryer) go on the fritz!
Carnival of HR Hiring Lessons from Soccer Career Encouragement Blog What can you learn about the importance of bringing strong talent to your team from the hiring of a girls' football coach? More than you might ever think! The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Carnival of Personal Finance How I Live on Just $600 a Month The Money Answer Guy Matthew Paulson is an enterprising college student who has discovered how to live fairly well on fairly little! Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Personal Finance Following The Rule Of 10% Is Easy And The Savings Add Up My Two Dollars Even when in deep debt, David managed to save money - he explains how he did and offers advice for how you can make saving 10% of your income easy!
Carnival of Real Estate Don’t Trust What You See or Read on the MLS! Minnesota Investment Property Blog Scott Ficek finds that the only trustworthy information about a given property on the MLS is its address, taxes and sometimes the price.
Festival of Frugality Identify, Defend Against Upselling & Cross-Selling Blueprint for Financial Prosperity Jim reveals the tactics many business successfully use to get you to buy a lot more than you need and what you can do to only spend what you plan!
Festival of Stocks The Big Mac Index – Applying Simple Economic Common Sense The Personal Financier Dorian Wales takes The Economist's Big Mac Index for a whirl to speculate on which world currencies are under-or-over valued!
Money Hacks Carnival How To Profit From Ideas The Shark Investor The Shark provides advice on how to recognize if investing in a particular idea might be profitable.
Carnival of Money Stories How to Be Rich Gather Little by Little glblguy is nowhere near being a millionaire, but still considers himself to be rich. Absolutely essential reading!

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