Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Wealth Builder Carnival #25

Welcome to twenty-fifth 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:


“I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people's efforts than 100% of my own efforts.” John D. Rockefeller

Super Saver presents Thoughts on Becoming a Small Business Owner posted at My Wealth Builder, saying, "While it is appealing to start a business from scratch, I would likely buy an existing franchise business in which I had some experience. To me, this approach reduces the risk associated with starting a business."

Job-Interview-Site.com presents Management Skills: Different Types of Management Skills (PART1) posted at Job Interview Guide, saying, "Some management skills are skills that managers (or any employee) need to develop in order to improve his/her performance in the workplace. So what are good management skills to learn,develop and work on?"

Insuring and Protecting

"Who can hope to be safe? Who sufficiently cautious? Guard himself as he may, every moment's an ambush." ~Horace

The Financial Blogger presents Home Security System Type posted at Home Security System Canada, saying, "Which kind of home security system do I need? In fact, as technology evolves, there are tons of different home security system types. This article will guide you through them."


"If you cannot make money from one dollar--if you do not coax one dollar to work hard for you, you won't know how to make money out of one thousand dollars." ~ E. S. Kinnear

Robert @ The College Investor presents Do Not Buy Gold! posted at The College Investor, saying, "Given all the talk about gold speculation and investing, here is my 2 cents!"

Dividends4Life presents 6 Dividend Stocks Raising Dividends and Expectations posted at Dividends Value, saying, "Gregg S. Fisher noted in a 2009 Forbes article that the assumption that investors are rational agents is bunk. Logic has very little to do with short-term movements in stock prices."

Patty Pedersen presents Stock Market Predictions for 2011 and US Economic Forecast for 2011 posted at AlphaProfit MoneyMatters - Investing Blog, saying, "This article looks at how economic indicators such as GDP, bond yields, and unemployment claims stack up. It goes on to explain what can go right or wrong for the stock market and forecasts a range for the S&P 500 this year."

Financial Uproar presents All Municipal Bonds Are Going To Zero- According To Meredith Whitney posted at Financial Uproar, saying, "My take on Meredith Whitney's warnings about the municipal bond market."

Arjun Rudra presents Blending Global Macro Economic Research and Technical Analysis With Jason Priest, CFA posted at Investing Thesis, saying, "Blending Global Macro Economic Research and Technical Analysis With Jason Priest, CFA"

Silicon Valley Blogger presents How To Invest In Oil ETFs posted at The Digerati Life, saying, "This is a more exotic way to invest in ETFs, but it's an interesting angle to explore, especially if you're an adventurous investor."

Living Frugally

"Today, there are three kinds of people: the have's, the have-not's, and the have-not-paid-for-what-they-have's." ~ Earl Wilson

Saymour Hodge presents How To Be Frugal: Fitness on a Budget posted at All Things Frugal, saying, "It can seem hard to stay physically fit when you don't have money for gym memberships, in-home workout equipment, yoga classes, or a personal trainer."

PT presents How to Stop Spending Money posted at Prime Time Money, saying, "Is mindless spending derailing your financial goals? Put your budget on a diet with this tip."

Linda@NHE presents 5 Tips For Saving Money During Vacations! posted at Christian Personal Finance, saying, "Check out these tips to help you save money during your vacations."

2 Cents presents The Real January Effect posted at Balance Junkie, saying, "The January Effect is part of stock market folklore, but I've found another January Effect that can be even better for your personal finances."

The Amateur Financier presents Guest Post - Seven Financial Tips Young People Should Know posted at The Amateur Financier, saying, "A guide on how to start get your finances in order when you are young, in the hopes of starting things out on the right financial foot in life."

Michael Pruser presents Do You Suffer From Financial Phobia? posted at The Dough Roller, saying, "Financial Phobia is more common than you might think. It affects millions of Americans and knowing the symptoms is the first step to fixing the problem."

Odysseas presents How to Save Money on Childcare posted at Wallet Blog, saying, "Here are some unique tips on how to not spend excessive amounts of money on childcare."

Robert Alan presents Will Keeping Unused Credit Cards Open Actually Hurt My Credit Score? posted at Credit Card Assist, saying, "A summary of how keeping credit cards open can actually hurt your credit score more than people realize."

Save Few Bucks presents How to Save Money on Babysitter Costs posted at Save Few Bucks, saying, "Here are some money saving tips to help save money on babysitter costs. These tips help you reduce babysitter costs."


"You can be young without money but you can't be old without it." ~ Tennessee Williams

FMF presents Compute Your Net Worth Once a Year posted at Free Money Finance, saying, "What your net worth should be at various ages -- assuming you'd like to retire."

Mr. Cents presents Looking to Retirement posted at Personal Cents, saying, "An article on retirement planning and when you should begin investing."

Madison DuPaix presents Do You Qualify for the Retirement Saver’s Tax Credit? posted at My Dollar Plan, saying, "Don't miss out on this great credit that encourages saving for retirement!"

Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog presents How Much Money Do I Need To Retire? posted at The Canadian Finance Blog, saying, "Wondering how much money do I need to retire? These quick retirement calculations can help you find out what you need to retire in Canada."


"The most powerful force in the universe is compound interest” ~ attributed to Albert Einstein

Darwin presents Present Value of Money Explained – MBA Monday posted at Darwin's Money, saying, "One of the most important financial concepts is also one of the most misunderstood. Make sure you understand the Present value of Money - with these real life examples. It will save you thousands!"


"I'm proud to pay taxes in the United States; the only thing is, I could be just as proud for half the money." ~ Arthur Godfrey

Mike presents Income Tax 101: Tax Brackets and Withholding posted at The Oblivious Investor, saying, "Many taxpayers don't really understand how tax brackets and tax withholding work."

MoneyNing presents Tax Time: Do I Have to Report that Income? posted at Money Ning, saying, "Did you receive any income last year? Do you really have to report everything?"

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:

Robert @ The College Investor said...

Thanks for including my article!