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September 11, 2009

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, September 11, 2009 edition of On the Moneyed Midways! Each week, we seek out the best posts from the past week's business and money-related blog carnivals and present them here to kick off your weekend reading entertainment!

But that's not all! For those of you who aren't satisfied with a list of the best posts we found in the week that was, we've gone the extra mile to identify the posts that are Absolutely essential reading, our signal to you of the posts that rank among the best of the year. And for the truly time-constrained, who can only devote enough time to read just one money-or-business-related blog post, we've awarded the one post you need to read with the title of being The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!.

And for the very truly time constrained, we'll stop going on and let you get right to it....

On the Moneyed Midways for September 11, 2009
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Carnival of Debt Reduction What Happens When You Run Out of People to Blame? Financial Methods Trisha Tolar finds that the number one obstacle preventing you from being happy, successful or debt-free is very likely looking right back at you in the mirror.
Carnival of Personal Finance Where to Find Other Sources of Income Canadian Finance Tom notes the two ways people can improve their personal finance situation: cutting their spending and increasing their income. Here, he considers a number of options for bringing more money home.
Carnival of Taxes The Next Bubble: Your Taxes Don't Quit Your Day Job Paul Kamp sees higher taxes in America's future, and argues in favor of taking advantage of a law that will remove the limits on how much money can be transferred from a taxable Traditional IRA into a non-taxable Roth IRA for 2010 only.
Carnival of Taxes Cash for Appliances Is Coming - Hold Off on That Purchase! Darwin's Finance The next major "stimulus" package is already in the works for this fall! Darwin makes a compelling argument in favor of holding off on making any major appliance purchases today until the government's "Cash for Clunker Appliances" program is up and running. Darwin's post is The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Cavalcade of Risk Money Transfer in Kenya Evolves Bankelele Bankelele delivers Absolutely essential reading with a post that considers how "mobile money," or rather, payments made via cell phone accounts technology, is taking the place of money in Kenya. The future of money could very well be being made right now in Africa!
Festival of Frugality Six Thrifty Uses for a Lemon Miss Thrifty Miss Thrifty lists six things you can use lemons for to save money. We freely admit that we never considered using lemons as a deoderant, nor as a copper cleaning agent.
Carnival of Money Stories Why Join a Credit Union? Why I'm No Longer a Traditional Bank Customer The Smarter Wallet Tim Parker stopped using banks several years ago and is surprised that anyone does today. Here, he explains why.
Carnival of Pecuniary Delights Cleaning Silver - This One's a Beauty Miss Thrifty After having selected her post on using lemons to accomplish a number of household tasks, we couldn't pass up Miss Thrifty's ingenious use of hot water, salt and aluminum foil to clean silver. Who knew?

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