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05 June 2009

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, June 5, 2009 edition of On the Moneyed Midways! Each week, we bring the best posts we find in the best of the past week's money and business-related blog carnivals, the original social media 1.0 phenomenon!

Can you find and buy a reliable car for less than $1000? Should you send your recent high school graduate to a community college? "Pee Cola" - what the hell were they thinking when they named that one?!!!

The answers to these questions, and the rest of the best posts of the week that was, including "The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!", await you below....

On the Moneyed Midways for June 5, 2009
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Carnival of Debt Reduction 3 Habits of Highly-Responsible Credit Card Users Man vs Debt Baker divides the world into two camps - those who follow the three habits who flip the bird to credit card companies, and those who realize that at some point, they need to get along with those companies because they might need them.
Carnival of Personal Finance Stay Far, Far Away From Swoopo Mighty Bargain Hunter MBH warns of the dangers of Swoopo, an auction site with a twist (it requires participants to buy bids), finding no fewer than six red flags.
Carnival of Personal Finance Benefits of Attending a Community College Studenomics The Studenomist shares his experience of having attended a community college for three years of his university-level education and identifies why a young person should attend one.
Carnival of Real Estate Why the March 2009 Case-Shiller Home Price Index Is Good News for Housing Daily Mortgage Reports Dan Green breaks the latest Case-Shiller index numbers down to how much its changed in the past few months and is encouraged by the slowing he sees in the fall of housing prices. He also considers where the index may fall short.
Carnival of the Capitalists 12 Most Unfortunate Product Names Oddee Australia's Golden Gaytime ice cream, Wack Off! Insect repellent, and 666 Cold Preparation (recommended by hell?) are prominently featured!
Carnival of the Capitalists "David Beat Goliath" in Airline Wi-Fi by Being Simple and Small Simple Trading System Praveen Puri describes how Aircell beat Boeing by carving out the right niche.
Cavalcade of Risk McAllen Texas and Healthcare Utilization: A Function of Statistical Variation, Not Poor Policy Disease Management Care Blog Jaan Siderov provides a valuable lesson in statistics to the writers and editors of the New Yorker magazine, Consumer Reports, and President Obama's director of the Office of Management and Budget. Absolutely essential reading!
Festival of Frugality Buying a Car for $500 (Not a Typo) Restoring Your Finances and Your Faith Katheryn tells the story of Chris Hedgecock, who started a business aimed at connecting the buyers and sellers of cars valued under $1000 and created a video blog of his own experience in using his site to buy one and take it for a cross-country trip! The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Carnival of Money Stories A Few Minutes with Personal Finance Genius Rich Livingston Len Penzo dot Com We know what you're thinking: "Who's Rich Livingston?" and probably also "Who's Len Penzo?" Believe it or not though, you'll probably learn something about handling money from Len's interview of Rich, but we won't guarantee that....

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