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19 September 2008

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to this double-bonus edition of On the Moneyed Midways, where we make up for missing last week's edition by doubling down! This double bonus issue covers the weeks ending September 12 and September 19, 2008 and features the posts that we've identified as being the best money or business-related posts found anywhere in the past two week's worth of money or business-related blog carnivals!

To accommodate this double issue, we've also created a new top post category: The Best Post of the Past Two Weeks, Anywhere! We had previously considered naming just one post from each of the last two weeks as The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!, but with one post standing heads and shoulders above all the hundreds of posts we reviewed, the new title was well justified!

So, which one is it? You'll have to scroll down for the answer to that question, not to mention the rest of the best posts from the last two weeks' worth of business and mone-related blog carnivals....

On the Moneyed Midways for September 12 and 19, 2008
Carnival Post Blog Comments
Carnival of Debt Reduction Will Creating a Repayment Plan With Your Credit Card Company Hurt Your Credit Score? Ask Mr. Credit Card How might setting up a credit card repayment plan affect your credit rating? Mr. Credit Card provides the answer!
Carnival of Personal Finance Over Contributing to Your 401(k) Money and Such If you've changed jobs during the course of the year, you may be at risk of putting too much money into 401(k) accounts. Shadox provides a checklist to help you avoid the bureaucratic hassle of having to fix the problem after the fact!
Carnival of Personal Finance How Having a Company Can Make More Money Through Tax Management The Financial Blogger Setting up your own business is one of the smartest things you can do to lower your tax bill. The Financial Blogger runs the numbers for Canada, which he believes to be one of the best countries in the world in which to launch a start-up.
Festival of Frugality We Are Going to Cut Our Expenses in Half Early Retirement Extreme Jacob has a plan to free up almost $1000 per month - by buying an RV and shedding that fixed structure rent payment!
Festival of Frugality How to Cut a Little Boy's Hair Almost Frugal Have you ever thought about saving money by cutting your kids' hair? Oddly enough, Kelly's instructions don't involve any sort of bowl….
Carnival of Real Estate How Much Would You Pay for Prime Real Estate? Digerati Life Would you pay $1000 per square foot? The Silicon Valley Blogger finds incredibly tiny condos in San Francisco and parking places in New York City carry some premium prices!
Carnival of Real Estate Gambling at the Foreclosure Auction: High Stakes Bigger Pockets Jim Watkins shares the story of a client who thought they had scored the deal of a lifetime in buying a foreclosure property at auction. It turned out to be the most expensive mistake of the client's life. The Best Post of the Past Two Weeks, Anywhere!
Carnival of Money Stories My Kids Tell Me Why We Pay Taxes Free Money Finance FMF's kids were watching TV while a presidential candidate's commercial came on, which launched a priceless discussion of taxes! Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Money Stories Living on $34.01 a Week Money Ning With his wife away, Money Ning was finally able to test drive the most frugal lifestyle he's ever dared to attempt.
Investing Carnival The Stock Market Improves Before the Economy Disciplined Approach to Investing David Templeton turns to the archives to find that stocks lead the economy by roughly five months after hitting bottom.
Festival of Stocks Buy an Investment Property or Dividend Yielding Stocks Money Ning Money Ning works through whether it makes more sense to invest in a rental property or in the stock of cigarette manufacturer Altria (MO). Absolutely essential reading!
Festival of Stocks Richard Russell: Sage of the Dow Also Confused Trader's Narrative Babak takes issue with Dow Theory expert Richard Russell's predictions, arguing that rather than turning 180 degrees in such short order, it might just be better to admit that you don't know which way the market is turning.
Money Hacks Carnival Hassle-Free Oven Cleaning Miss Thrifty Can cooked-on brown grease stains come off with just a mixture of water and baking soda? Miss Thrifty provides the answer!

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