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June 27, 2009

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Saturday, June 27, 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!

Long-time readers will know that we don't have late editions of OMM. No-sir-ee! Instead, we have "special" editions of OMM!

Of course, our "special" editions are in no way really distinguishable from our "regular" editions, but it sure sounds a lot better than "late!"

But we're late enough as it is, so let's get onto the best posts we found in the week that was!..."

On the Moneyed Midways for June 27, 2009
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Carnival of Debt Reduction Foreclosure Problems Arrive at the Superprime Demographic DebtGoal Raj Patel finds that foreclosure just isn't a subprime problem any more, as even those with excellent credit scores are getting squeezed by falling home prices.
Carnival of Personal Finance 16 Year Old Skips the Last Two Years of High School to Play Professional Baseball The Happy Rock 16-year old Bryce Harper may very well have big-league talent, but the Happy Rock argues he doesn't seem to have big-league brains. Of course, we're talking about baseball where the IQ requirements aren't the same as for football or basketball….
Carnival of HR Lessons from the Rise and Fall of Delta Airlines Three Star Leadership Ron Allen earned a reputation as being one of the worst CEOs ever in airline history. Wally Bock relives how Delta went from astute management to becoming "ham-handed and clumsy…."
Carnival of Real Estate Loosen Up, Look Around, Sell Your Town Real Estate Blog Lab Dave Smith argues it pays for real estate agents to hype the communities where they do business.
Carnival of the Capitalists The Young Entrepreneur Myth Infectious Greed Everyone thinks that entrepreneurs are most often found in the young. Paul Kedrosky graphically presents the findings of a Kauffman Foundation study that confirms that entrepreneurism isn't really a young person's game….
Festival of Frugality The Three Levels of Frugality Fabulously "Broke" Hell may have nine levels, but FB identifies the 3 that classify the frugal! Absolutely essential reading!
Festival of Stocks Smart Balance: It's Like Buttah… Maybe The Reformed Broker Joshua M. Bell reviews the business and brands of Smart Balance (SMBL) and generally likes what he finds.
Money Hacks Carnival What Happens in an IRA Stays in the IRA Wandering Tax Pro Tax preparer Robert D. Flach really, really doesn't need to know what happened inside your IRA last year. Really. He explains what he really wants to know about your IRA in The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!

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