Tuesday, February 01, 2011

The Wealth Builder Carnival #26

Welcome to twenty-sixth 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:


"Writing is the hardest way of earning a living, with the possible exception of wrestling alligators." ~ Olin Miller

Mark Macaluso presents How to Make Money (Online and Offline) from Accounting Jobs posted at Masters In Accounting.

Job-Interview-Site.com presents About the Targeted Resume Format: How to Target Your Resume? posted at Job Interview Guide, saying, "Effective job hunting already starts when drafting a resume.
Your resume must be targeted to the job roles you are looking for – You should change the wording of the resume and customize it to the proposed job."

FMF presents Free Money Finance: 25 Toughest Interview Questions of 2010 posted at Free Money Finance, saying, "Some of the most off-the-wall interview questions you'll ever hear."

Insuring and Protecting

"The chief beneficiary of life insurance policies for young, single people is the life insurance agent." ~ Wes Smith

CreditCardGuru presents American Express Extended Warranty Review posted at credit card forum [the blog], saying, "If you have an American Express card, here are some important things you need to know about the extended warranty benefit. It's a great free perk for protecting your purchases, but if you don't understand the rules and exclusions, you could be in for a nasty surprise."

Boomer presents Crisis Management: Have An Emergency Plan posted at Boomer & Echo, saying, "I believe that there are a few emergency essentials that will help protect your finances in case of a crisis."


"We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful" ~ Warren Buffett

Hussein Sumar presents 5 Tricks to Successful Dividend Investing posted at High dividend stocks, saying, "Why should you make dividend investing a part of your strategy? Because it is free money! Think of dividend paying stocks as investments that will put cash in your wallet, without you having to worry about market values going higher. According to value investor Benjamin Graham, this becomes especially true for those companies with tons of cash flows & little or no debt. The school of thought behind this is, why should you care of growing your stock's price from $50 to $52 if you are already getting a decent 8% annual dividend yield from your company; this in a world where banks are literally offering 0.75% interest on a 12 month GIC. In this article, we explain the 5 basic traits that all successful dividend investors should have."

Dividends4Life presents 25 Stocks Building Wealth Through Higher Dividends posted at Dividends Value, saying, "To ensure a retirement that is free from financial concerns, there are certain things that must be done today. The stock market does not travel in a straight line. There will be times it will behave irrationally. These are the times that try an investor’s patience. Those with clear goals and confidence in their chosen strategy aren’t phased by these market movements."

Arjun Rudra presents How To Adapt Your Investing Approach To Changing Market Cycles With Eden Rahim, Portfolio Manager at Jov Investment Inc. posted at Investing Thesis, saying, "Highlighting the importance of adapting your investing approach to changing market cycles with Eden Rahim, Portfolio Manager at Jov Investment Inc."

CPF presents How To Select A Financial Advisor posted at Christian Personal Finance, saying, "Select the perfect financial adviser to keep your finances in order and growing."

FIRE Getters presents Investing - The Mistake Of Timing The Market posted at FIRE Finance, saying, "We sometimes ponder and try to speculate the market. Basically we try to time the market to maximize our gains. Often we give up in despair! There are so many factors to be taken into account, volumes of information to be considered (not all of them are all reliable either) and finally there is a humongous number of unknown parameters that may influence the market! How on earth does one tackle all that?"

Michael presents US Government Minting Five-Ounce Silver Rounds posted at Consumerism Commentary, saying, "The value of silver continues to increase at a high rate so now may be as good a time as every to consider investing in silver bullion."

Living Frugally

"Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery." - Charles Dickens

Paul Foley presents Eating out on a budget: Restaurant.com posted at Life and Times Living with In-Laws, saying, "This entry walks through the math involved in getting a great deal using Restaurant.com certificates"

MoneyNing presents 6 Ways to Avoid the Temptation to Eat Out posted at Money Ning, saying, "Do you always want to eat out? Here's how to avoid always spending too much on food."

Mr. Cents presents Saving on your Computer posted at Personal Cents, saying, "My tips on savings on your computer"


"Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life." ~ Herbert Asquith

Mike Piper presents Your Personal Rate of Inflation posted at The Oblivious Investor, saying, "The Consumer Price Index may not do a very good job of tracking the rate at which *your* spending will change throughout retirement."

Jim Yih presents What is Estate Planning? posted at Retire Happy Blog, saying, "An estate plan is absolutely essential for organizing your financial affairs and providing for the well being of your family."

2 Cents presents 5 Reasons to Skip the RRSP Contribution this Year posted at Balance Junkie, saying, "Canadians are often encouraged to max out their RRSP contributions each year, but that may not always be the best decision."

Super Saver presents Considering Temporary Un-Retirement posted at My Wealth Builder, saying, "I have been asked to consider becoming the executive director of a new non-profit organization."


"Lack of money is the root of all evil." - George Bernard Shaw

PT presents Ideas for Your Social Security Tax Break posted at Prime Time Money, saying, "We will all be seeing extra money in our paychecks this year because of the payroll tax withholding deduction. So what should you do with that additional cash? PT Money has some great ideas."


"The nation should have a tax system that looks like someone designed it on purpose." ~ William Simon

Robert Moore presents Do You Know Your Options For the 2011 Tax Season? posted at 2011 Tax, saying, "For tax payers that earned less than 58,000 in 2010, the IRS offers free filing options through certain tax preparation services and through the IRS website."

Martin Kemp presents What Everyone Should Know About Registering As Self Employed posted at Being Self Employed, saying, "Our guide explains how to register as self employed for tax and National Insurance purposes"

Craig/FFB presents 2011 Federal Income Tax Brackets posted at Free From Broke, saying, "Take a look at each of the Federal Income Tax brackets for both single taxpayers and married couples filing jointly, and take a look at what is changing going into 2011."

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:

Paul Foley said...

Thank you for including my post!