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October 23, 2009

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, October 23, 2009 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, where we may be posting late on Friday, but at least not so late where this week's OMM transforms into a "special" Saturday edition!

For those of you just joining us, each week, On the Moneyed Midways surveys the world of blog carnivals that are somehow related to the topics of money and business. We select the top post we find in each carnival we review and award one of these with the title of being The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere! Those posts that are near-contenders for that title are identified as being Absolutely essential reading!

And that's it! The best posts we found in the week that way await you below....

On the Moneyed Midways for October 23, 2009
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Carnival of Debt Reduction How to Get Rid of $106,000 in Debt Free Money Finance FMF tells the story of Kandy and Russell Hildebrandt, who paid off over a hundred thousand dollars of debt in five years, despite starting with an annual income of $60,000. On a side note, this post dovetails really well with another CoDR contribution from Get Rich Slowly's J.D.: Spend Less Than You Earn (Between the two posts, you'll have read 2/3 of this week's CoDR!)
Carnival of Personal Finance Most Valuable U.S. Coin Bargaineering You might want to check your pocket's after Jim Wang's entertaining post on the most valuable "regular" coin in circulation. And it's not because of coinflation!
Cavalcade of Risk Why Executives Risk Their Jobs to Tip a Hedge Fund Daily Finance Peter Cohan describes the kind of warped judgment that would seem to exist in the minds of executives who trade insider information to hedge funds for a cut of the action. Absolutely essential reading!
Festival of Frugality Nearly Impossible: Cheap & Healthy Domestic Cents Nicki notices the difference in costs between healthy and unhealthy foods and describes the things she does to try to buy healthy for less.
Festival of Stocks Gold Investment Financial Highway Ray took the opposite side of the argument in a previous post, but here, he explores why some people (not him) might find gold to be an attractive investment.
Money Hacks Carnival Quit Worrying About 80% of Your Life Frugally Green Tyler describes how he went from being a control freak where money matters were concerned to someone who enjoys life a lot more by applying the Pareto principle. Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Money Stories What Christmas Ornaments Taught Me About Money The Amateur Financier What did Roger learn about money and business from his ornament creation career as a tween? The answer to that question is The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Carnival of Pecuniary Delights Finding Affordable Self Employed Health Insurance Bargaineering Jim Wang answers a reader's e-mail about how and where to find inexpensive health insurance if you work for yourself.
Best of Money ETFs vs Index Mutual Funds: The Ultimate Battle! The Financial Blogger Seeing as we've already selected BoM's top post as being the best post in another carnival, we've defaulted to the #3 choice with the Financial Blogger's run down of why he believes index funds have the edge over exchange traded funds!

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