Tuesday, January 04, 2011

The Wealth Builder Carnival #22

Welcome to twenty-second 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 a brief summary or comment by the submitter and organized them into seven categories: Earning, Investing, Insuring and Protecting, Living Frugally, Retiring, Saving and Taxes.

And now onto the Carnival:


“Your greatest asset is your earning ability. Your greatest resource is your time.” ~ Brian Tracy

FMF presents Skipping the MBA and Questioning the Benefits of College - Why is it Uncomfortable? posted at Free Money Finance, saying, "How skipping business school can actually help you earn more."

BWL presents 7 Tips To Ask Your Boss for a Pay Raise posted at Christian Personal Finance, saying, "A look at a few simple tips for asking and getting that pay raise you deserve!"

PT presents The Sites You Should Be Using to Find Jobs Online posted at Prime Time Money, saying, "Where to look for work online. Not just the typical sites."

Darwin presents Vertical Integration Explained: MBA Monday at Darwin’s Money posted at Darwin's Money, saying, "An explanation and examples of vertical integration - get your biz lingo down in 2011!"

Insuring and Protecting

“I detest life-insurance agents; they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so” ~ Stephen Leacock

Marvin Grossman presents Shopping for a 2011 car? Here are the top safety picks posted at Car Insurance Articles, saying, "See who was able to snag the top award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety."


"Know what you own, and know why you own it." ~ Peter Lynch

Patty Pedersen presents Fidelity Mutual Funds: Best, Worst, and 2011 Forecast posted at AlphaProfit MoneyMatters - Investing Blog, saying, "Fidelity Select Automotive (FSAVX) appears set to take honors for being the top performing Fidelity fund in 2010. This article provides insights on Fidelity funds that are likely to do well in 2011."

Boomer presents Do You Need Financial Advice? posted at Boomer & Echo, saying, "There are many ways to get the advice you need depending on the size and complexity of your portfolio and whether or not you want to give up full or partial control."

Dividends4Life presents 6 Stocks Giving The Gift of Dividend Growth posted at Dividends Value, saying, "Christmas is a time of giving. Families and loved-ones give gifts to each other. People give money to the needy and charities, while others give their time to help those that are not quite as fortunate. It seems that everyone is involved in giving this time of year, even corporations. Dividend growth stocks give a gift that keeps on giving – ever increasing dividends!"

Aussie Investor presents Australian Stock Market Investing Blog - Buying Shares As Long Term Investments posted at Australian Investing, saying, "So you've managed to save a little extra money. You know that to make it grow you'll need to consider some other investment options beyond term deposits and online savings accounts. You've heard that buying shares is one of the investment options you should consider - but what's the next step? This article discusses how to get started if you want to buy shares as an investment."

Russ Thornton presents Understanding Monte Carlo Simulation - Part 4 of 7 posted at Wealthcare Revolution, saying, "This is part 4 in my 7-part series on Understanding Monte Carlo Simulation. This installment illustrates the large impact a small amount of uncertainty can have on your dollar wealth."

Trent Green presents The Hype Around Gold Suggests it is a Bubble Waiting to Burst Blog Money for Regular People posted at Money for Regular People, saying, "In the past several months gold has climbed to unprecedented levels, but there are indications that its price is being drive by more by hype rather than economic value. For more insight on my caution against investing in gold read my article."

Dan presents 30 Top ETFs of 2010 posted at ETF Base, saying, "A listing and analysis of the 30 Top ETFs of 2010. Both traditional and leveraged ETFs are included."

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Gold ETF Investing Options For Your Money posted at The Digerati Life, saying, "If you're going to invest in gold, here are some ways to do so."

Mike Piper presents Teaching Kids About Investing: Giving Shares of Stock posted at The Oblivious Investor, saying, "The most educational gift I ever received? A couple shares of Proctor & Gamble stock."

Living Frugally

“You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

Wenchypoo presents You Don't Have to Be Wealthy to Get Healthy posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket, saying, "Turn your library card into a gym membership!"

Michael Pruser presents 5 Must-Follow Financial Resolutions for the New Year posted at The Dough Roller, saying, "With the new year upon us, it's important to audit your finances to find areas of improvement. Make sure you set your financial resolutions early this new year."

FIRE Getters presents Personal Loans - How to Borrow Money Responsibly? posted at FIRE Finance, saying, "Nowadays it is normal for the average person to have some sort of debt, whether it be school loans, a mortgage, or credit cards. After all, this is the day in age in which people are living beyond their means (according to financial experts). But is all debt bad? How much is too much? And how do you know if you are borrowing responsibly?"


"The question isn't at what age I want to retire, it's at what income." ~ George Foreman

Super Saver presents Retiring Early is Still Possible posted at My Wealth Builder, saying, "The secret to retiring early is to decide on a satisfying lifestyle, determine the cost, and save enough to support it with a 3% withdrawal rate."


"A penny saved is a penny earned." ~ Benjamin Franklin

Highest CD Rates presents What is a Jumbo CD? posted at Highest CD Rates Info, saying, "A jumbo CD can be a safe place to put a large sum of money and earn a little interest while you are at it."


"Why does a slight tax increase cost you two hundred dollars and a substantial tax cut save you thirty cents? ~Peg Bracken

Madison DuPaix presents 2011 Payroll Tax Cut: What Your Paycheck Will Look Like posted at My Dollar Plan, saying, "Find out exactly how the 2011 Payroll Tax Cut will impact your paycheck."

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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1 comment:

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