Unexpectedly Intriguing!
November 5, 2010

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to this Friday, November 5, 2010 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, in which we've presented the best posts we found hidden among the best of the past week's money and business-related blog carnivals!

After last week's "special" edition, we're back on track this week, despite also hosting the 117th edition of the Cavalcade of Risk during this past week.

Which brings up the question of just how many editions have we done of On the Moneyed Midways? As it happens, we had no idea, for the very simple reason that we don't keep track!

So we went through our archives, which you can access through the links provided below this week's edition of OMM, to find out. It turns out that this is edition #242. Or #243. We think. Like we said, we really don't keep track.

And with that, we'll just get right to it then! The best posts we found in the week that was follow immediately below....

On the Moneyed Midways for November 5, 2010
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Best of Money Suze Orman Gave Bad Advice Sweating the Big Stuff Daniel challenges personal finance guru Suze Orman's advice to a young couple, which he argues might help them no longer be slaves to their debt, but would instead make them slaves to their savings. Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Debt Reduction 5 Lessons Learned from Filing Bankruptcy PT Money In this guest post, Debt Kid reveals the five big things he learned from the experience of filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2007, which is something he never wants to experience again.
Carnival of Personal Finance 5 Guaranteed Ways to Get Fired Cash Money Life Ashley Jacobs may just be a recent college grad, but she definitely has her finger on the pulse of discontented workplace slackers everywhere as she identifies five things they can do to eliminate the burden of having a job from their lives forever!
Carnival of Taxes Tax Facts: What Do the Rich Do for Us? Buck Says Buck says that things that would otherwise not ever happen, such as investing in new economic development in undesirable blighted areas, but came to be because of tax benefits for the wealthy are at risk in the current political climate where the most successful people in the U.S. are demonized by leading politicians and their supporters.
Cavalcade of Risk Incentives for Long-Term Care Facilities to Hospitalize Patients Healthcare Economist Jason Shafrin reviews a Kaiser Family Foundation report on the incentives that long-term care facilities have for unnecessarily hospitalizing patients in their care. Absolutely essential reading!
Festival of Frugality Why #1: Boston, Entitlement, and Coffee Minting Nickels Lindy's story is The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere! Here's a quick sample: "It’s hard to explain the feeling, but it hurt deep in my gut to not be able to afford those little things. It didn’t go with my vision of how life should have been at this time in our lives. So I ignored the feeling, and spent anyways. I was living off of what I felt I was entitled to, whether we had the budget to back it up or not."
Carnival of Money Stories Marketing, Marketing Everywhere - There's No Escape! Wisdom from Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket Think your financial records are free from the eyes of marketers? Wenchy finds herself plotting mischief when she discovered that her credit union's computers were watching her transactions for the sake of prompting new business!

OMM's Running Index for 2010

Presented in reverse chronological order....

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