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29 May 2009

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to this regularly scheduled Friday, May 29, 2009 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, the one place you can go each week to find the best of the past week's business and money-related blog carnivals!

If there's a theme among the best posts we found this past week, it's all about changing plans. From deciding to not pay off a mortgage at retirement, as originally planned, to going back to that original plan. From wanting to get an MBA for professional development to not really needing one for the kind of professional development you want. From setting up automatic payment plans to pay your bills so you wouldn't forget, to having to not forget about those automatic payments. Or from being grown up enough to have a credit card to having to have a grown up agree to let you have one.

One way or another, it's all about dealing with change and the desire to keep more of it! Just scroll down to see what we mean by that....

On the Moneyed Midways for May 29, 2009
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Carnival of Debt Reduction Saying Bye Bye to Our Mortgage My Wealth Builder The Super Saver's early retirement had put his family's original plans to pay off their mortgage early on hold, but now those plans are on back on track thanks to what's happened in the stock market.
Carnival of HR How Do You Measure Your Success? PseudoHR April Dowling doesn't measure her success by whether she's set up shop in the corner office. Instead, she measures her success as an HR representative by providing for the success of others.
Carnival of Personal Finance Attention Students: You Are Gonna Need Permission to Open that Credit Card Independent Beginnings Olivia considers the impact of the new Credit Card Act, which requires those under the age of 21 to have an adult co-signer in order to obtain a credit card.
Carnival of Real Estate I'm P*ssed Off At Some REO (Foreclosure) Agents Twin Cities Real Estate Aaron Dickenson unloads on some less than helpful real estate agents dealing with foreclosed properties. We wonder if poor business sense and customer service on the part of these apathetic agents isn't keeping the number of foreclosures on the market much higher than it needs to be.
Carnival of the Capitalists If You Build It, They Won't Come -- Without Marketing Beelines Your marketing plan, or lack of one, can make the difference as to whether your small business lives or dies. Gail Kent explains in The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Festival of Frugality Frugal Fixes Around the House - Duct Tape, Foam and a Rubberband The Happy Rock The Debt Destroyer, or rather, his wife, fixes stuff around the house the way we do. Or Red Green would. Absolutely essential reading.
Festival of Stocks Penny Stocks Are Not Cheap Stocks Moolanomy Pinyo runs though how to interpret a variety of basic financial ratios before concluding that the price of a stock really isn't a solid measure of its value.
Money Hacks Carnival Don't Automate Your Personal Finances and Forget About Them Simplified Financial Lifestyle Lots of people set up automatic bill payment so they don't forget to pay their bills. B. Simple says that just because you did, doesn't mean you can afford to forget about paying your bills!
Carnival of Money Stories Why Achieving an MBA Is No Longer My Goal Cash Money Life Patrick is putting his goal of getting an MBA on hold mainly because doing so won't provide the same kind of returns it might have a year ago, before he began making more money and became satisfied with his career path. Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Pecuniary Delights BVC #11 - Drawing Your Cashflowchart Bargaineering Jim Wang stars in a video describing how to create a flowchart for tracking your personal finances and explains why you might want to do so. Absolutely essential viewing!

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