Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Wealth Builder Carnival #33

Welcome to the thirty-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:


Al Peters presents How To Become A Self Employed Plumber posted at Being Self Employed, saying, "If you are thinking about becoming a self employed plumber this post will tell you what you need to know."

Job-Interview-Site.com presents Best Degrees for the Future: Top Degrees in Demand posted at Job Interview Guide, saying, "What are the top degrees in demand: Best Degrees to get in College? Top Degrees to Make Money:"

Insuring and Protecting

Mike Ross presents Home Insurance Meltdown: Is Nuclear Radiation Covered? posted at Insurance, saying, "Would your home insurance cover radiation damage from a nuclear meltdown?"


Hussein Sumar presents Investing in S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats Index posted at High dividend stocks, saying, "The S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats Index is a method of measuring the 60 highest dividend paying stocks in the S&P Composite 1500 index & only lists those companies that have consistently raised their dividends in the last 25 years, without missing a single year."

Dividends4Life presents 9 Dividend Stocks Sending More Cash To Shareholders posted at Dividends Value, saying, "We all are looking for the perfect dividend stock. In an utopian world, the perfect dividend stock would be one that is both high-yield and provide a high dividend growth rate. Its share price would appreciate ratable with its increasing dividend. All of this would be driven by increasing earnings and cash flow."

Darwin presents Price to Earnings Ratios Show US Headed Off a Cliff: MBA Monday posted at Darwin's Money, saying, "See how Price to Earnings Ratios (P/E) have predicted multi-year market movements for over a century and why we're headed for negative equities returns for over a decade if history repeats itself. No, this time isn't different."

Jim Yih presents An Inside Look Into Balanced Funds posted at Retire Happy Blog, saying, "A balanced fund is simply a fund that will invest in both equity investments like stocks and fixed income investments like bonds and cash."

Living Frugally

MoneyNing presents Five of the Worst Ways to Save Money posted at Money Ning, saying, "Not everything is worth the money, but some things are for sure."

Save Few Bucks presents How to Save Money on Electricity Bills posted at Save Few Bucks, saying, "Most of the gadgets and appliances sold today use electricity so it’s really practical to know ways on how to save money on your electricity bills."

Ryan @ CML presents Printer Ink – The Most Expensive Element Known to Man posted at Cash Money Life, saying, "Printer ink is exceedingly expensive. These tips can help you save a ton of money by using alternative printer ink sources."


Outlaw presents Reverse Mortgages: How They Work, Plus Pros and Cons posted at Outlaw Finance, saying, "How a reverse mortgage works and what to watch out for."

Mike Piper presents Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k) posted at The Oblivious Investor, saying, "Conventional wisdom says that the "Roth vs traditional" question comes down to tax brackets. Is that true?"


The Investor presents What the Buffett family has always known about cash posted at Monevator.com, saying, "This 70-year old letter from Warren Buffet's grandfather reveals is that being careful with money runs deep in the Buffett family."


Boomer presents Tax Filing With TurboTax Online posted at Boomer & Echo, saying, "This year Quick Tax rebranded to TurboTax and I decided to try their newly introduced on-line version"

Abigail presents 5 Ways to Save on Your Taxes posted at CreditDonkey.com Tips, saying, "It's that time of the year. Preserve and keep more money for retirement by saving on your taxes."

PT presents Where Should You Get Your Taxes Done? posted at Prime Time Money, saying, "Should you go to a CPA, or use software, or visit a retail tax prep place?"

Odysseas presents Paying Taxes on Debt? You Have Got to Be Kidding Me posted at Wallet Blog, saying, "I explain why and how you can be taxed on your credit card debt. Managing debt can be very overwhelming, especially when you're not aware of all the regulations surrounding various debt management solutions."

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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