Unexpectedly Intriguing!
15 November 2008

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to this special Saturday, November 15, 2008 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, your single source to catch up on all the best posts from the best of the past week's money and business related blog carnivals!

Yes, once again, "special" equals "late," but does not equal "lame!" We've put our unexpected extra time to good use in compiling this week's edition, uncovering some real gems from the blog carnival midways this week. Here's a quick sample:

  • The Super Saver's 529 education savings plan has been hammered by the stock market's decline, but he's holding fast and has adapted his plans.
  • The Financial Blogger has been debating it for months, then wrote about it once, now he and his wife suddenly are doing it: launching a home business!
  • How exactly is evaluating employee performance like the drunkard's walk? Incentive Intelligence explains....

The best posts we found from the best of the week's business and money-related blog carnivals, including the winner of the title: The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!, await you below!...

On the Moneyed Midways for November 15, 2008
Carnival Post Blog Comments
Carnival of Debt Reduction Visa Takes Life Debt Reduction Formula Ryan Healy puts an entirely new set of twists on the credit card advertising slogan "Life Takes Visa."
Carnival of HR Employee Performance and The Drunkard's Walk Incentive Intelligence How should you really look at an individual employee's performance - as a single data point among those of others or as their individual trend over time?
Carnival of Personal Finance Is Spreading Your Wealth Around a Terrible Idea? StumbleForward The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere! Christopher Holdheide considers the real implications of spreading the wealth!
Carnival of Real Estate Social Media in Real Estate - Part 2: Facebook Geek Estate James Shiner argues that Facebook's social networking capabilities make it an invaluable resource for marketing a real estate agent's services.
Carnival of Trust Work is Personal… Trust Matters Business Evolutionist What do we get when we combine a large company's micro-managing impulses and a song by Mark James with Jon Strande's ability to pair the two concepts in a highly entertaining post? Absolutely essential reading!
Festival of Stocks College 529 Savings Account - Significantly Down My Wealth Builder The Super Saver set up a 529 investment plan for his son's college education in 2005, but the stock market this year has wiped out his gains, and then some. He's not that worried and describes how this experience will change how he handles the account in the future! Absolutely essential reading!
Money Hacks Carnival E-Trade Bank Online Savings Account Review StopBuyingCrap How does E-Trade's online bank compare to others? Cap lays out the pros and cons of opening a savings account with the FDIC-insured arm of the online brokerage.
Carnival of Money Stories We Are Going For It! The Financial Blogger The Financial Blogger and his wife had been debating for months on whether to open a daycare business from their home, but after writing about it on his blog, decided to pull the trigger and do it - it's now a go to launch on January 5th!

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