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19 June 2009

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, June 19, 2009 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, the one place you can count on each week to bring you the best of what we found in the world of business and money-related blog carnivals!

We don't know why, but a lot of people are really excited by the prospect of never having to pay another cable or satellite bill thanks to the opportunity offered by the recent conversion in the U.S. from analog to digital broadcast television signals. This week's edition of OMM features two different takes on how the money-minded are seeking to be entertained for less!

But neither of these posts meet our standards of being The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere! That post, and the rest of the best of the week that was, awaits you below....

On the Moneyed Midways for June 19, 2009
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Carnival of Debt Reduction When It Pays to Use Cash for Purchases Everything Finance Trisha Wagner finds that simply asking if you can get a discount for cash can produce some serious savings - especially for things like medical procedures, where those who pay cash can pay as much as 50% less than those who pay through health insurance.
Carnival of Personal Finance Ways to Watch TV Without Paying an Arm and a Leg for Cable or Satellite Bible Money Matters Peter finds that the recent national conversion to digital TV has really opened up a unique way to save money and be well entertained by doing away with cable and satellite service. Here, he describes how his family does it….
Cavalcade of Risk Long Term Care Insurance - You Don't Need It as Badly as the Insurance Companies Say You Do Cash Money Life Patrick dissects the statistics to discover that even though a very large percentage of people will need long term care at some point, how long they'll actually need it is another matter altogether. Absolutely essential reading, also for his quick guide for what to look for with long term care insurance!
Carnival of Real Estate What If the Real Estate INDUSTRY Didn't Control the Real Estate Market? BloodhoundBlog Brian Brady advocates an intriguing idea for reintroducing competition and breaking the National Association of Realtor's near monopoly on home listings: a NASDAQ-like open market for real estate! Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of the Capitalists Say's Revenge The New Clarion Jim May lays out the case that inflation is the inevitable outcome of today's government's policies in The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Festival of Frugality Say Goodbye to Cable and Heloo to Free Digital TV! The Dough Roller The Dough Roller offers a great companion piece to Peter's take on making your cable bill go away thanks to the new age of digital TV.
Festival of Stocks BDX - Stock Analysis for Dividend Growth Portfolio Dividend Tree Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) is a medical technology company that has been growing its dividend payments over the last 10 years. Dividend Tree finds it's a "low-risk" company that's he'd be willing to invest in when the stock's price falls into his fair value range.
Money Hacks Carnival Save More Money by Concentrating on the Big Stuff Budgets Are $exy J. Money applies the Pareto principle in arguing that if you *really* want to save money, you've got to go after the big targets - not the small ones!
Carnival of Money Stories It's the Grocery Game… And I'm Actually Interested Personal Finance Analyst David R. Lampsen is going to take the plunge and pay to join one of those coupon and sales tracking sites - hoping to gain by saving more than the monthly cost of being a member.

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