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31 October 2008

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, October 31, 2008 All Hallow's Eve edition of On the Moneyed Midways, the only place where you'll find the best posts from the week's past money and business related blog carnivals gathered for your easy weekend reading!

In reviewing our top selections after having selected them for this week's edition, we can't help but notice the theme of fear running through most, but not all of them. Here's a sample of the fear-based questions and issues each of the best contributions to this week's blog carnivals are considering:

  • Are you really required to fund your child's college education? What could they do if you didn't?
  • Well qualified people are wondering if they can get a loan to buy a house. Can they?
  • What does an Obama or McCain presidency mean for you moneywise?
  • Is the idea of investing just one big lie?
  • Is bankruptcy really bad?

These fear-facing posts and The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere! await you below!...

On the Moneyed Midways for October 31, 2008
Carnival Post Blog Comments
Carnival of Debt Reduction Are Children Entitled to a College Degree? SavingAdvice Joe Morgan wonders where it was "written that we as parents need to gift a college education to our children" and argues that a non-traditional path to higher education is the key to affordability.
Carnival of HR Abolish the Performance Review Three Star Leadership Wally Bock dissects what's wrong with performance reviews and simply explains what manager need to do to be good managers. Hands down, The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Carnival of Personal Finance Obama vs McCain: The Presidential Candidates Sound Off On Your Money Digerati Life Jacques Sprenger outlines what we know of this year's presidential candidates and what each means for your money.
Carnival of Real Estate What Sort of Loan Can I Get? Searchlight Crusade Dan Melson recently had two "very qualified" pending homebuyers ask if they would even be able to get a loan. In this post, he outlines how lender requirements of borrowers have changed and what options for financing exist in today's real estate market. Absolutely essential reading!
Money Hacks Carnival Is Investing a Big Fat Lie? The Shark Investor The Shark Investor wonders if we're all wrong about investing in general or if investors have been putting their money in the wrong things at the expense of investing in real wealth.
Festival of Frugality Driving Slower to Save Gas Christian PF Can you really save gas (and money) by driving slower? Economist Jim Hamilton did the math. We built the tool. But Bob, only just having heard that it might work, actually tested it out for himself!
Carnival of Money Stories Bankruptcy Recovery: Lessons Learned Ask Mr. Credit Card Jenna and her husband declared bankruptcy a couple of years ago, and they're surviving. She explains what they learned and what they would have done to avoid going there. Absolutely essential reading!

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