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15 May 2009

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, May 15, 2009 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, your sole source for finding the best posts of the past week's business and money-related blog carnivals!

We're remarkably tight on time as we go to post, so we're going to forfeit any observations we might have made, simply welcome the Carnival of Pecuniary Delights to the world of money and business-related blog carnivals and just get straight to it then.

The best posts we found in the week that was await you below....

On the Moneyed Midways for May 15, 2009
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Carnival of Debt Reduction Managing Debt Wisely: Should You Give Up Credit Cards? The Smarter Wallet Are you thinking about cutting up your credit cards? The Silicon Valley Blogger offers some common sense on how to manage your credit card debt that can save you the trouble of having to find scissors!
Carnival of HR HR Metrics: What Do High-Performing Companies Track? i4CP Erik Samdahl reports on the results of an i4CP study into how high performing and low performing companies measure their employees, uncovering evidence of something we always suspected but could never really prove. The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Carnival of Personal Finance Before Working Toward Your Goals, Know What They Are Money Beagle What's the difference between having a direction and kind-of-going-that-way when it comes to personal finance? The Money Beagle says it's something called success.
Carnival of Real Estate Carnival of Real Estate Dan Melson Dan Melson, the host of this week's CoRE, couldn't find a post that qualified as being the best of the week. So he didn't name one. We reviewed each of the contributed posts, and we have a different opinion - this week's Carnival of Real Estate is the best post of this week's Carnival of Real Estate!
Carnival of the Capitalists How We'll Be Forced to Drive the Most Fuel Efficient Cars - Even If We Don't Want To Super Gas Saver The Super Gas Saver looks at the Obama administration's plans to put millions of more fuel efficient cars on the road, then looks at the projected percentage of fuel savings compared to today and wonders if the hell that executing the plan will put American consumers and businesses through is really worth it. Absolutely essential reading!
Festival of Frugality How to Lower Your Grocery Bill by Not Following My Example The Conscious Shopper Erin considers her grocery shopping habits and recognizes that a lot of people could save a lot of money if they did the opposite of what she does! Absolutely essential reading!
Festival of Stocks Crisis Investing: Company Blunders Monevator The Investor finds investing opportunities in bad PR for otherwise well run and well positioned firms!
Money Hacks Carnival Evaluating the Cost of a Gym Membership Studenomics The Studenomist considers the amenities and type of physical training offered by different types of gyms in weighing which would best suit his purposes.
Carnival of Money Stories Taking the Buyout Plunge Do You Dave Ramsey? Dave Ozment was offered a buyout for his job from his company just days before Christmas last year. Here, he describes how he handled it. Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Pecuniary Delights Is Going to the Movies Still Worth It? The Strump The Strump went to the new Star Trek movie and hated it. Not because he thought the movie was bad, but because the movie experience at the theatre he went to was bad. Here, he describes what he did after the show and wonders if he'll go back.

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