Unexpectedly Intriguing!
27 February 2009

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to our regularly scheduled, Friday, February 29, 2009 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, where today, we're actually posting the newest edition of our money-and-business-related blog carnival review on schedule!

Yes, the last edition was horribly late. Worse, there was a real lack of really good insights, as we only found one post that was a contender for being The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere! Normally, we'll find at least one or two others in any given week, which we identify as Absolutely essential reading!, that were in the running for the title.

But not last week. And then, as if to show that maybe the business and money-obsessed end of the blogosphere was just taking the previous week off, we've found no fewer than four really outstanding posts this week, and even the ones that we didn't identify as being a top post are also well worth your time!

Those posts, and the best of the week that was, await you below....

On the Moneyed Midways for February 22, 2009
Carnival Post Blog Comments
Carnival of Debt Reduction Ohhh How I Love Me Some Taxes!!! Just Got 'Em Back… Budgets are Sexy J. Money is rolling in his own, well, money after Uncle Sam was kind enough to give what he overpaid the government back. Here, he discusses where it's all going to end up!
Carnival of Personal Finance Millionaire Bag Lady The Strump Absolutely essential reading! The Strump tells of the shopping experience of an extremely well-to-do, yet very modest appearing, woman at an upscale retailer, where snobbery spiked a significant sale opportunity.
Carnival of Real Estate The 3 People Principle Agent Genius Ken Brand champions the power of networking to turn up prospects looking to buy or sell houses during tough times.
Cavalcade of Risk A Tale of Two Reports. Commonwealth Fund and Milliman Disease Management Care Blog Jaan Sidorov looks at two reports considering how health care costs can be reduced. One is a retread of the kind of nationalized health care proposals being crowed about in Washington DC, the other is the product of actuaries who find opportunities for savings based on what actually has been shown to work. The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Carnival of the Capitalists Why Good Managers Make Bad Decisions Three Star Leadership Wally Bock adds his voice to a discussion between Erin White and Sydney Finkelstein on what leads otherwise smart managers to do dumb things. Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of the Capitalists 50 Funniest Short Job Descriptions Ever JobMob Scott Adams of Dilbert blog asked his readers to provide a one sentence description of their job. The results are job descriptions for the age of Twitter!
Festival of Frugality Reduce Your Monthly Outgoings by Going Down the Gym Find Financial Freedom Tristan relates the story of an acquaintance who is using their gym membership as a tool for lowering their household expenses.
Festival of Stocks American Italian Pasta: A Strong Stock Today The Iconoclast Investor Mike Cintolo is very impressed by the financial prospects and stock performance of the largest pasta maker in the U.S., American Italian Pasta (AIPC).
Money Hacks Carnival An Example of What I've Been Talking About Free Money Finance You know those people who take out ginormous student loans to go into fields that have no significant earnings potential? FMF knows of one and uses the story of their stupidity to illustrate why your debt needs to match your realistic income earning potential. Absolutely essential reading.

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