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January 16, 2009

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the first 2009 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, the one place you can count on to sort the wheat from the chaff in finding the cream of the business and money-related blogosphere!

Each week, we review all the good money and business-related blog carnivals we can find, read hundreds of posts, and then choose the best from each before declaring one to be The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere! Near contenders for that title are identified as being Absolutely essential reading!

And what a great year it's starting out to be! The best posts we've found since our final edition of 2008 are ready for your review....

On the Moneyed Midways for January 16, 2008
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Carnival of Debt Reduction Where, Oh Where, Does Our $exy Money Go?! Budgets Are Sexy We selected Budgets Are Sexy as one of the best blogs we discovered in 2008, and j. money doesn't disappoint with a look at where all his family's money goes!
Carnival of HR How About a "Market" for Employee Benefits? Mumblr Abhishek Mittal imagines an employee-driven market in which employees have "benefit credits" to spend or save in creating their own benefits package. Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Personal Finance Prison Taught Me Everything I Need to Know About Personal Finance Money Grubbing Lawyer Roger is an ex-con (and client of MGL) who spent 10 of the last 16 years in prison. He connects valuable lessons in personal finance to what he absorbed while behind bars in The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Carnival of Real Estate Why Can't Real Estate Be Like Gasoline? Asheville Mountain Real Estate Black Bear Realty wishes that the laws of supply and demand in real estate would act a lot more like they do for gasoline.
Carnival of Trust Should You Trust Your Customers? My Wife Quit Her Job Steve wonders when bending company policy to accommodate customers might be appropriate.
Cavalcade of Risk New to Prosper? How to Manage Your Risk as a Peer to Peer Lender Digerati Life The Silicon Valley Blogger considers what a new lender needs to know to reduce their risk in the peer-to-peer world of lending.
Cavalcade of Risk Seven Reasons Why You Shouldn't Start Your Own Business Monevator The Investor spells out seven reasons why being your own boss may not be all you think it could be.
Festival of Frugality Meat Money: Grocery Saving Tips for Carnivores Wise Bread Myscha Theriault reveals her "meat money management strategies" for making a little bit of meat go a lot further!
Festival of Strocks From the Mailbag: New York Times Barel Karsan Saj Karsan argues that the stock of the New York Times (NYSE: NYT), while 90% off its high and down 60% in the last year, isn't a buying opportunity so much as it's a classic example of a "value trap."
Leadership Development Carnival Excecutive Education Boondoggles Three Star Leadership Are executive training programs all their cracked up to be? Wally Bock finds that the participants claim they are, and why wouldn't they if they're packaged with international travel, but wonders where the real business benefits are.
Money Hacks Carnival MacBook vs PC: Why I Chose PC Cash Money Life Patrick takes sides in the heated debate between Mac enthusiasts and buyers of PCs.
Carnival of Money Stories Which Pays Better, Popular Investing or Staying in Front of the Crowd? PennyJobs Curtis Ophoven says his answer is "staying ahead of the crowd" and reviews where it's worked, where it hasn't and how he's considering directing his investments now.

Previous Editions

Our running index for 2009 will be up soon, but for now, here's where you'll find all our previous editions!

  • On the Moneyed Midways - December 19, 2008


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