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17 October 2008

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, October 17, 2008 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, the only place you'll find the best posts from the best of the business or money-related blog carnivals of the past week!

Our top questions for this week's edition:

  • Do you have a bad boss? Or do you think you have a bad boss because your job isn't right for you?

  • Have you ever...
    • ... butchered your own chicken?
    • ... had your debit card number stolen?
    • ... seen opportunity where other people see disaster?

  • Or have you ever seen a back yard so green?

Those are just several of the questions posed and answered in the top posts we found in the past week's somehow money-related blog carnivals! Just scroll down for those and the rest of the best of the week that was below....

On the Moneyed Midways for October 17, 2008
Carnival Post Blog Comments
Carnival of HR Bad Boss or a Bad Job Fit? Maximize Possibility Chris Young observes "Nobody walks around saying, 'I made a mistake coming to work here. I should seek employment elsewhere.' Instead - they blame the management. The problem is they hired the wrong people to do the job!" The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Carnival of Debt Reduction Affluenza - the Credit Party Is Over Until Debt Do Us Part Mike Leonard looks at the debts he took on in recent years in a bad case of affluenza and wonders if it was all worth it, now that the "easy credit" party is over.
Carnival of Personal Finance The Retirement Gold Mine Money and Such Shadox is excited for the long term prospects of the stock market, offering advice for young people who have the advantage of a lot of time ahead of them!
Carnival of Real Estate Real Estate Agents Are Really Going Green… (You Have to See This One) The REI Brain How green is that back yard? Trevor Mauch finds evidence that at least one realtor has gone too far in trying to make an online listing more attractive! Absolutely essential reading!
Festival of Frugality Butcher Your Own Chicken Blueprint for Financial Prosperity If you want cheaper chicken, Jim finds that you can save quite a bit of money if you do the butchering yourself.
Festival of Stocks Valuing a Business - Seth Klarman's 3 Methods Qovax Ye suggests that investors should evaluate businesses using at least one of the three methods suggested by Seth Klarman (discounted cash flow, liquidation value, market value) and finds that each works best for different situations.
Carnival of Money Hacks Debt Destiny? Living Almost Large LAL digs deeper to find why consumer debt is the problem it is: "... rarely do I hear people saying car loans are driving them to the poor house. But the truth is car loans are probably the reason why people are charging on credit cards because they really can’t afford a $30k car on $50k salary!" Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Money Stories My Debit Cart Number Was Stolen Cash Money Life Patrick was reviewing his online banking account and discovered charges that he knew nothing about. He called his bank and found that his debit card number had been stolen....

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