Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Wealth Builder Carnival #23

Welcome to twenty-third 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, the posts are listed 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:


"There are three ingredients to the good life; learning, earning, and yearning.” Christopher Morley

Fred Tracy presents How to Think and Grow Rich posted at Personal Development, saying, "It's about achieving the right mindset to earn money in whatever you choose to do. "

Alexander Peter presents How To Start A Mobile Trailer Business posted at Catering Trailer Blog, saying, "An ideal way to make some extra income in the evening or on weekends. A guide on starting your own catering trailer business."

Buck Weber presents Content Sites Review - Make Money Writing on the Web posted at THE BUCK LIST, saying, "If you are a writer looking to pick up some freelance work for a content site maybe some of these mini reviews could help you start on your own research."

Sam presents NEW !! Demand is Exploding for These Careers. Check Out These Salaries posted at Surfer Sam and Friends, saying, " It helps to know which careers are in strong demand, and what salary you can expect. The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a 10-year forecast of positions and job descriptions where employment opportunities are expected to grow. These jobs pay well, and offer you what people look for, job satisfaction, opportunities for promotion and job security. Many careers are in the fast-growing fields of technology, health care, management, engineering, construction and sales. Can you see one of these careers in your future?"

BWL presents Use Your Network To Find A Job posted at Christian Personal Finance, saying, "A look at some great tips about using your network to find your next job!"

Insuring and Protecting

"You don't need to pray to God any more when there are storms in the sky, but you do have to be insured." ~ Bertolt Brecht

Super Saver presents Why My Car Insurance Premium is Really Low posted at My Wealth Builder, saying, "I pay $267 a year for my car insurance. For reference, I have the maximum liability limits, medical coverage, no deductible comprehensive, and $500 deductible collision. Here are the reasons my premium is low."


"The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator." ~ Benjamin Graham

Theodore De Dumas presents Introduction to Tax Liens (High Return-Low Risk Investing) posted at The Young & Opulent, saying, "This an article about investing in high return low risk Tax Liens."

Dividends4Life presents 10 Stocks Expected to Grow Their Dividends in 2011 posted at Dividends Value, saying, "In this space we normally look at companies that have recently raised their dividends. However, as the year draws to a close there were very few companies of note increasing their dividends this week. With that, I thought it would be interesting to see who were the big dividend raisers in 2010 and what we might see in 2011. Here are ten companies for your consideration:"

Mike Piper presents Does This Count as Market Timing? posted at The Oblivious Investor, saying, "People often ask whether a strategy 'counts as market timing.' The name doesn't matter though. All that matters is whether it's a good idea."

Boomer presents Perfect Asset Allocation Doesn’t Exist posted at Boomer & Echo, saying, "Index investors are constantly fine-tuning their asset mix to achieve the perfect balance. In reality, does all of this diversification and re-balancing protect you in a bear market?"

2 Cents presents 2011 What Ifs: Overview posted at Balance Junkie, saying, "Here's a look at some of the major themes that could affect your investments in 2011."

FMF presents The Beauty of Index Funds posted at Free Money Finance, saying, "The beauty of index funds is that they have lower costs, leading them to out-perform most other investments in the long term."

Aussie Investor presents Best Shares To Buy In 2011 posted at Australian Investing, saying, "With 2010 out of the way, it's now time to turn our our attention to 2011. While I'm sure we'd all like to have a crystal ball which we could look into to see what shares prices have done up to the end of 2011, the reality is the future is unknown. So where do we look for the best shares to add to our investment portfolios in 2011?"

Value Indexer presents Facebook's 100x valuation is pure growth speculation posted at The Value Indexer Blog, saying, "This analyzes something that has been in the news recently to see what concepts we can learn and apply to other investments. Although it's more in the advanced end of the range I believe it still fits for readers who would have been interested in the Monte Carlo and gold bubble posts in the most recent carnival."

Living Frugally

"Without frugality none can be rich, and with it very few would be poor." ~ Samuel Johnson

MoneyNing presents Winter On a Budget posted at Money Ning, saying, "Here are a few ways to spend the winter on a budget. How do you save money?"


"Retirement is like a long vacation in Las Vegas. The goal is to enjoy it to the fullest, but not so fully that you run out of money." ~Jonathan Clements


"All days are not same. Save for a rainy day. When you don't work, savings will work for you." ~ M.K. Soni

Prince of Thrift presents Why Should Everyone Pay Off The Mortgage Early posted at Becoming & Staying Debt Free, saying, "Ever since I started listening to John Cummuta and Dave Ramsey, I keep hearing people say but, 'I don't want to pay off my house. I would lose my tax deduction on mortgage interest. Besides I can invest the extra money and earn more money.' I say Horse Hockey!"


"The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to get the most feathers with the least hissing." ~ attributed to Jean Baptist Colbert

David de Souza presents 3 New Year’s Tax Resolutions You Should Make posted at UK Tax Blog, saying, "Guide to three easy New Year's Resolutions you can make in 2011 in order to pay less tax"

Silicon Valley Blogger presents 2011 Federal Tax Brackets & Rates, 2011 Standard Deductions posted at The Digerati Life, saying, "Tax time is approaching. Here is a lowdown on tax brackets and rates for the year!"

PT presents W-4 Form Explained: How to Fill Out a W-4 Form posted at Prime Time Money, saying, "How to adjust the withholding of your federal taxes from 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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Fred Tracy said...

This is great. Thanks for my inclusion, I'll be checking out some of the other articles here. :)

Balance Junkie said...

Thanks for introducing me to some great new (to me) blogs and for including my article here! :)