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October 8, 2010

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, October 8, 2010 edition of On the Moneyed Midways! Here, we present the best posts we found among the past week's business and money-related blog carnivals to help you kick off your weekend with your essential weekend reading list!

While every post we present offers some unique insight into the money or business topics at hand, and they all represent the best post we found in the blog carnivals to which they were contributed, there are two categories of posts we award with unique titles. The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere! is self explanatory, but the near contenders for that title are acknowledged as being Absolutely essential reading!

That matters, because posts with these titles are in the running for earning the title of being The Best Post of the Year, Anywhere!, which we'll announce for 2010 early next January!

But for now, the best posts we found in the week that was await your attention below....

On the Moneyed Midways for October 8, 2010
Carnival Post Blog Comments
Best of Money Financial Wisdom from The Princess Bride Balance Junkie Can you learn any financial lessons from the dizzying intellect of Vizzini in his battle of wits with the Dread Pirate Roberts? "Inconceivable!", you say? 2 cents mines what he can from the classic motion picture….
Carnival of Debt Reduction Will the New Debt Relief Rules Really Help Consumers? Debt-Tips Debt Tips wonders if the new Telemarketing Sales Rule will help protect consumers from unscrupulous debt relief companies and offers suggestions for helping find a good one.
Carnival of Personal Finance 5 Things I Kinda Feel Bad About Budgets Are Sexy J. Money: 1. Never tipped his tattoo artist. 2. Threw away his church's tithing envelopes. 3. Keeps and uses all those "free" St. Jude's return address labels. 4. Keeps his nickels away from those Leukemia and Lymphoma checkout line collection boards. 5. Didn't bother to write thank you cards after his last birthday. And Christmas. He swears he'll do better in the future, though!
Carnival of Real Estate Real Estate Agent ≠ Financial Advisor Elizabeth Newlin As a real estate agent, Elizabeth Newlin takes more than a little umbrage with hearing about people blaming real estate agents for "talking" them into buying more house than they could afford. Her rant on the topic is The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Carnival of Taxes Preparer Terror - It's Real - How to Prevent It Stacie's More Tax Tips You know that feeling of dread you get every spring when it's time to file your tax return? According to Stacie Clifford Kitts, tax preparers also dread the return of tax season! Absolutely essential reading!
Cavalcade of Risk The Obama Administration Gets Into the Pre-Approval Business: "Coming Between You and Your Doctor" Disease Management Care Blog Dr. Jaan Sidorov finds direct evidence, via the New England Journal of Medicine of the federal government intruding into health care decision making by coming between doctors and their patients where prescribing the risky diabetes treatment Avandia is concerned.
Leadership Development Carnival Great Leaders Don't Multi-Task The People Equation Jennifer Miller argues that real leaders who do just one thing at a time are much more likely to see the things they would otherwise be missing as she considers the findings of recent research that reveal people don't multi-task anywhere near as effectively as they think they do! Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Money Stories Building an Inexpensive Office Wardrobe Canadian Finance Alan Schram discusses how he went about building his work wardrobe at low cost as he transitioned from having his office in the outdoors to working in a real office job in a real office building.

OMM's Running Index for 2010

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