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May 1, 2009

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, May 1, 2009 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, where we present all the best posts we find in the best money and business-related blog carnivals from the past week for your weekend reading pleasure!

Tired of those noisy neighbors? Need to figure out if you need personal injury protection on your car insurance? Looking for a neat way to regulate your children's electric toy play time and teach them about the value of money (and the costs of using electricity?) And what had to happen for the hardworking ant to become unmotivated enough to be a layoff casualty?

The answers to these questions, and more, are just a mouse click away. Have a great weekend!

On the Moneyed Midways for May 1, 2009
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Carnival of Debt Reduction Learn a Lesson with the Power Hog Energy Savings Gadgets Absolutely nothing to do about debt reduction, but still the best post of the Carnival of Debt Reduction! Michal highlights a product that requires kids to drop money into a piggy bank to get 30 minutes of electricity to power their electric toys.
Carnival of Personal Finance Are Green and Socially Responsible Mutual Funds Worth It? Moolanomy Pinyo suggests a greener and more socially-responsible approach to investing as an alternative to putting your money into funds that invest in socially screened stock funds that chronically underperform broader stock funds. Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Real Estate For the Tenants: How to Deal with Noisy Neighbors Landlord Shmandlord Are you fed up with all the noise coming from your neighbors? Rick Morrison talks through the steps you need to go through to finally get some peace and quiet!
Carnival of the Capitalists Leadership Development the Less Expensive (and More Effective) Way Three Star Leadership Wally Bock notes that economically-pinched companies are tightening their budgets in part by forgoing sending their star managers to executive training programs. He offers a smarter strategy for creating the leaders of tomorrow!
Festival of Frugality Breakdown of a Car Insurance Policy (What Do All Those Numbers Mean?) My Life ROI What are all those different types of coverage that you can get for your car insurance and who ought to consider getting them? ROI answers all!
Festival of Stocks Who Cares About Where the Stock Market Is Headed? Wisebread The Silicon Valley Blogger ventures out from her Digerati Life and considers the volatile state of the stock market today and concludes that an investment in patience is probably the right call.
Money Hacks Carnival Why Do We Get Laid Off? A Complicated Corporate Work Culture…. FIRE Finance FIRE Finance explains why the hardworking ant who works for the lion ended up being pink-slipped. Owls, cicadas, cockroaches and flies are just a few of the characters who appear in The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!

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