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22 February 2009

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to this very rare Sunday, February 22, 2009 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, where today, we're finally catching up to the best of the past week's money and business-related blog carnivals!

There's no excuse - we're late posting this week's edition and that's all there is to it! So late, in fact, that we'll just go straight to it: The best posts found in the best of the week's business and money-related blog carnivals will be delayed no more!...

On the Moneyed Midways for February 22, 2009
Carnival Post Blog Comments
Carnival of Debt Reduction How to Strong Arm Your Way to a Better Deal Bargaineering Want lower cable bills? How about Internet service? Or a cell phone plan? Jim describes how to arm yourself for negotiating the best prices with your service providers.
Carnival of HR Laying Down the Law on Executive Compensation i4CP Productivity Blog David Wentworth considers whether the $500,000 cap on CEO pay for government-bailout companies is just for show and wonders what effects it will have.
Carnival of Personal Finance Signed Up for a Credit Card to Get a Free Sandwich The Better Credit Blog Ryan identifies the hidden cost of a free lunch in answering a question from a college student who ran his credit report and found that he had two credit cards open under his name - one of which he uses, the other because he filled out a form for a promotion and got a free sandwich.
Carnival of Real Estate All Mortgages Are Now Assumable Luxury Home Digest Roberta Murphy makes a pitch to become the U.S. Mortgage Czar with a suggestion for how banks could deal with their "toxic" real estate assets.
Carnival of the Capitalists A Failure of Nerve Coyote Blog The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere! Warren Meyer makes an outstanding argument in favor of more bankruptcies now as a way to accelerate the U.S. economy out of recession!
Festival of Frugality Wife Swap and Couponing Gone Wrong Prime Time Money ABC's reality show "Wife Swap" provides the basis for PT's analysis of what can go wrong for both your pocketbook and your family when you focus too much on getting better deals through clipping coupons!
Carnival of Taxes Updated for 2008 Taxes: Turning a $57,000 Salary Into a Zero Tax Liability Wisdom from Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket Wenchy has been revisiting some of her more classic advice, this time retelling the story of how one taxpayer made all his tax liability disapper, legally!
Money Hacks Carnival Stupid Advice from a Payday Lender Courtesy of Google News Payday Loans Review David delivers a fun fisking of a "news" article that offers some pretty absurd financial advice.
Carnival of Government and Money How Many Mustangs Could the $800 Billion Stimulus Buy? Richer by the Day Mike breaks down the spending of the stimulus package by how many Mustangs (from toy cars to collectible editions) could buy!

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