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04 September 2009

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, September 4, 2009 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, where each week, we scan through hundreds of posts from dozens of business and money-related blog carnivals to bring back the best of what we find for your entertainment!

What can we say? It's a dirty job and, so far, Mike Rowe hasn't shown up to take it over for us!

Until Mike does though, we'll keep at it. Better still, with the long Labor Day holiday weekend in the U.S. calling to us, we'll get straight to it. The best posts we found in the week that was await you below!...

On the Moneyed Midways for September 4, 2009
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Carnival of Debt Reduction Success with Envelopes Busk$omeboomer Busksome has been using the old-fashioned "envelope" approach to managing the family budget, and here, she describes how well the cash-only discipline works in modern life.
Carnival of HR Exempt Employee Timekeeping PseudoHR April Dowling discusses how a friend who is an exempt employee is never-the-less being required by his company to punch a time clock and reflects on the potential this practice has in generating low morale among the company's salaried workforce. The comments from fellow HR folks are heavily weighted on one side of the issue....
Carnival of Personal Finance Cash for Clunkers Tax Rules PT Money PT provides the lowdown for Cash for Clunkers program participants who are being surprised to find out they'll be paying some extra taxes this year….
Carnival of Real Estate Consider Paying Home Mortgage Discount Points Tallahassee Real Estate When might it make sense to pay extra for points that can lower your mortgage? Joe Manausa does the math and considers how the points you pay might affect your taxes if you pay the loan off early.
Festival of Frugality When Frugality Crosses Over to Stealing Frugal for Life When does being frugal become the same as stealing from others? Dawn delivers a mild-mannered rant against those who would put satisfying themselves far ahead of respecting the needs of others.
Festival of Stocks Top Ranked Magic Formula Stocks in Motley Fool CAPS MagicDiligence Motley Fool's CAPS is perhaps the world's largest free stock picking game and here, Steve Alexander sees how stocks that would be picked uner Joel Greenblatt's "Magic" stock picking strategy have been given five-star rankings by the Fools.
Money Hacks Carnival Avoid Lifestyle Inflation: Create an Artificial Sense of Scarcity Five Cent Nickel Does your spending go up when your pay does? Nickel describes a strategy for keeping ahead of "lifestyle inflation"!
Carnival of Pecuniary Delights Confessions of an Online Poker Player Budgets Are $exy Although J. Money puts being a professional poker player on his top five list of dream jobs, here he considers what he'd really be in for if he made it his livelihood. The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!

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