Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Wealth Builder Carnival #19

Welcome to nineteenth edition of The Wealth Builder Carnival. The purpose of this carnival is to collect articles from the blogosphere on building, preserving and keeping enough wealth for a comfortable retirement. For reference, I have tried to keep the carnival content tightly focused on wealth building and did not include submissions that were off topic.

For reading convenience, I have listed the posts with brief summaries, often by the author, and organized them into seven categories: Earning, Investing, Insuring and Protecting, Living Frugally, Retiring, Saving and Taxes.

And now onto the Carnival:


Three Big Problems with Business Schools (And the Smart Way to Get an MBA) - "One way to earn more is to get an advanced degree like an MBA. But you need to do it smartly in order to make the most of your investment."

Insuring and Protecting

Understanding Life Insurance: Part One - "Life insurance is a plan where you pay money to an insurance company while you are living, and the insurance company pays your chosen beneficiary upon your death."


16 Stocks Growing Their Cash Dividends - "When people learn that I am an income investor, the reaction is often a desire to discuss high-yield investments. Many people commonly confuse income investing with high-yield investing. The two are not the same. High-yield investing often carries a greater degree of risk than I am willing to accept. For me, I will continue to focus on high-quality dividend stocks at lower, but growing, yields."

Annuity Payouts: Why Are They Higher than Bond Rates? - "Want to spend other people's money? Annuities let you do exactly that. (Sometimes.)"

Contrarian Investors: Best Stock Investment - "With 2010 drawing to a close, beaten down stocks are likely to come under more pressure from investors selling these names to recognize losses for tax purposes. The article discusses opportunities in one of the most 'unloved' groups in the stock market today."

Living Frugally

Maxed Out Review - "A review of the award winning documentary 'Maxed Out' which helps to explain the reason behind the global credit crisis."

When Wants Become “Needs” - "When are needs really needs and when it is actually just something we want?"

Inexpensive Christmas Gifts for Coworkers, Teachers, and Others - "Great ideas for inexpensive holiday gifts!"


Retirement Mistakes to Avoid - "Here are nine mistakes to avoid based on interviews with financial analysts and our personal experience."


Saving Money – It’s Not Just For The Wealthy, It’s Why They’re Wealthy - "Simple and practical advice about getting into the habit of saving money. Even though wealth is a relative term, it's something that will only accumulate if we act deliberately to cause it to happen. We need to stop admiring those with wealth, and start acting more like them."


The Top 10 Things To Know About Income Tax When Leaving The UK - "Guide to the 10 things you need to know about paying tax when you leave the UK to live or work overseas"

Why You Should Seek Year-End Tax Planning Services - "Tips for who should use tax planning services at the end of the year. This year is especially important."

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of The Wealth Builder Carnival using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Moneymonk said...

I'm having trouble submitting my article to the carnival

Echo said...

Thanks for hostng and for including my article on Life Insurance.

Mr. Gifts said...

Great carnival! I hope to submit an entry for the next go-round!

Super Saver said...

@ Moneymonk,

Blog carnival has been having uptime issues this week. It looks like they have solved the problems, for now.