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19 February 2010

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to our regularly scheduled, Friday, Febraury 19, 2010 edition of On the Moneyed Midways! OMM is the one place you can count on to find the best of the previous week's money and business-related blog posts contributed to the best of the previous week's blog carnivals.

How do you rack up $90,415 in debt without a mortgage? And if you did, what would you need to do to pay it all off? If you're saving for retirement, should you choose a Roth or go with a Traditional investment vehicle? Should you get your news about mortgages from the newspaper? How can you make your clothes last longer? And what does Haiti really need in the aftermath of its recent tragic earthquake?

The answers to these questions, and more, await you below with the rest of the best posts from the week that was!...

On the Moneyed Midways for February 19, 2010
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Carnival of Debt Reduction How My Family and I Paid Off $90,415 of Consumer Debt in Two Years: Part 1 Trees Full of Money You read that right. Ben explains how he and his family racked up $90,415 in just consumer debt beginning with student loans in college, before reaching the tipping point where they had to do something to get it under control.
Carnival of HR A Big Problem: Obesity and Employee Rights Omaha.Net Kathleen Nicolini considers the impact of obesity in the workplace from both employee and employer perspectives.
Carnival of Personal Finance Roth 401(i) and Roth IRA's - Why the Roth Kicks Traditional Butt Personal Finance Ninja Mike explains why Roth retirement accounts, whether 401(k) or IRA, kicks their Traditional counterparts' proverbial asses, especially for young people. We'll go a step further - everyone should get one and fully fund it while the government still allows them to exist.
Carnival of Real Estate You Can't Get Your Mortgage News from a Newspaper. And Here's the Proof. Daily Mortgage Reports Question: What happens when mortgage loan officer and blogger Dan Green takes apart an article about mortgages from his local newspaper's business section? Answer: You learn more about how mortgage rates work than you would from the dead-tree news in Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Taxes Why I Report My Daughter's Babysitting Income to the IRS Free Money Finance CPA Carol Topp explains why she filed a tax return for her 16-year old daughter to report her babysitting income, even though she owed no self-employment or federal income taxes on the $1,200 she made during the year.
Festival of Frugality How to Extend the Life of Your Clothes Chasing Prosperity The ThriftyGal challenged herself to not buy any clothing for a year, which meant the clothes in her closet had to hold out. She lists the six things you need to do to make your clothes last longer in The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Money Hacks Carnival Single Country Investing - Equity or Currency??? Surprising Conclusion Intelligent Speculator If you've been worried about the value of a dollar over the past year, which should you have been investing in: the equities of foreign nations or their currencies? The Intelligent Speculator finds a definitive answer.
Best of Money Reflections on My Short-term Mission Trip to Haiti Provident Planning Paul Williams broke away from his comfortable life in the U.S. to travel to Haiti to help in the aftermath of the earthquake that devastated this extremely impoverished nation. He compares and contrasts what he saw there with life in the U.S. and finds that while quick fixes have their place, they won't solve Haiti's greatest problems. Absolutely essential reading!

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