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18 June 2010

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, June 18, 2010 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, the only place you can find the best posts that appeared in the best of the past week's business and money-related blog carnivals!

How can you avoid being a jerk when loaning money to your family members? How much can you save each month by toilet training your cat? Is Goldline a scam? If you've declared bankruptcy, can you still get an American Express card? How much life insurance should you have? Or how much long term care insurance do you need? How can your use of social media in the workplace lead you to get fired? And when should you pay off those pesky student loans?

Those are the questions being asked this week - the answers to these questions and more await you below!

On the Moneyed Midways for June 18, 2010
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Carnival of Debt Reduction Can I Get an American Express Credit Card After Bankruptcy? Ask Mr. Credit Card Mr. Credit Card says no, you can't on your own. But perhaps someone could make you an authorized user of theirs.
Carnival of HR 7.2 Wasy to Get Fired with Social Media Blogging 4 Jobs Jessica Miller-Merrell shares the video of her live presentation describing how things like tweeting and facebooking can lead to the unemployment line.
Carnival of Personal Finance Is Goldline a Scam Bargaineering Absolutely essential reading! Sure, as an investment, gold has never been worth zero, but Jim Wang wonders if one of the leading companies marketing investments in gold is really a scam. He thinks not, comparing them to people hawking $2 bottles of water outside ballgames and concerts.
Best of Money How Much Extra Should You Pay on Student Loans Foreigner's Finances Austin Morgan takes on the complicated nature of student loans in considering what recent graduates need to consider when acting to pay off their loans. The emphasis on where to place students loans on your budget priority list make this The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Cavalcade of Risk The Eight Money Ratios, Part 4 Free Money Finance FMF specifies the rules of thumb for determining how much life insurance you need at any age from 25 to 65 as well as how much long term care insurance you might need.
Festival of Frugality 27. Toilet Train Your Cats 1000 Ways to Save a Buck Can you train your cat(s) to be like Mr. Jinx in Meet the Parents and save money? Kelly identifies the stakes as being savings of $30/month if you can and lists a couple of kits designed to help you train your cat(s)!
Carnival of Money Stories How to Loan Money to Relatives Without Being a Jerk Complex Search Nathan Richardson finds the secret to successfully loaning money to family members is to keep the terms of the deal really simple and to keep the relationship as honest as possible.

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