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10 April 2009

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, April 10, 2009 edition of On the Moneyed Midways! As we do each week, we've brought you the best money and business-related blog posts that we found in the past week's best money and business-related blog carnivals.

If there's a better way to catch up with the best of the week that was in business and money-related blogging during the course of a leisurely weekend, we haven't found it!

And best of all, we have a lot to offer this week! Just scroll down....

On the Moneyed Midways for March 13, 2009
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Carnival of Debt Reduction A Few Details Once You Pay Off Your Car Loan MyMoneyMinute Rick outlines what you need to change when it's no longer you and the bank who own your car, but just you!
Leadership Development Carnival Jack Welch Renounces Increasing Shareholder Value: Pigs Fly Trusted Advisor Has Jack Welch converted his beliefs from his days as CEO of General Electric? Charles H. Green picks up the story and identifies some common misconceptions about what role shareholder value should have in setting business strategy. Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Personal Finance How to Profit from Employee Stock Options Regardless of Share Performance Darwin's Finance Are you someone who gets part of their compensation in stock option grants? Darwin explains how to lock in profits on your stock options, even if your company's share price goes underwater!
Carnival of Real Estate How Agents Should Respond to an Appraisal Below Purchase Price Searchlight Crusade Dan Melson outlines the options for buyers when the difference between what a house appraises for and its negotiated purchase price turns out to be negative.
Carnival of the Capitalists The Planning Fairy Three Star Leadership Do you believe in the Planning Fairy? Wally Bock provides a helpful Jeff Foxworthy-style list for determining if you do! Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Trust Carnival of Trust egyii Absolutely essential reading! Attention Blog Carnival Hosts: This is what a very well done blog carnival is like in terms of content!
Carnival of Trust Trust Management Andrew Miller Andrew Miller shares his experience in consulting for a Kaizen-event (where an existing process is redesigned to provide for greater efficiency and improved quality) at his company. All was well, until the upper management changed the rules everyone signed onto at the beginning of the process.... The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Cavalcade of Risk Health Insurance in an Experimental Market Healthcare Economist Jason Shafrin reports on what an experimental market set up to find out what kind of outcomes would result in response to different proposals for reforming health care in the U.S.
Festival of Frugality Farmer's Market Strategies: Early or Late? Sound Money Matters Aryn explains the pros and cons to either shopping at a farmer's market early in the day, or when it's nearing it's end.
Festival of Stocks Free Cash Flow, The Right Way MagicDiligence Steve discusses the textbook way to calculate a company's free cash flow, and the more modern way, using Home Depot (NYSE: HD) to show where the math can be misleading.
Money Hacks Carnival Are Your Holding Any "Toxic Assets?" Wealth Pilgrim It's not just big banks that may be stuck holding toxic assets - it might be you, too! Neal Frankle takes a more practical approach than the Fed and Obama administration to dealing with your own toxic asset issue!

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