Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Wealth Builder Carnival #36

Welcome to the thirty-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, Insuring and Protecting, Investing, Living Frugally, Retiring, Saving and Taxes.

And now onto the Carnival:


Ben Lewis presents Know How To Become A Self Employed Electrician posted at Being Self Employed Feed Update, saying, "This guide will help you learn what you need to do to become a self employed electrician"

Insuring and Protecting



Mike Ross presents The Lottery: An “Investment” for Fools (with Bonus Lottery Simulator!) posted at Get Rich Slowly, saying, "Playing the lottery as a strategy to gain money is a fool’s game."

Dividends4Life presents 1 Company Announced A Higher Dividend, 7 To Pay Higher Dividends in April * posted at Dividends Value, saying, "A stock with a high yield doesn’t mean much if the dividend is cut or eliminated, and the stock price declines significantly. Sometimes it is desirable to accept higher risk for a higher yield. Other times we may be accepting higher risk and are not being adequately compensated for the additional risk."

Boomer presents Monthly Income Fund Comparison posted at Boomer & Echo, saying, "An income fund is a type of actively managed mutual fund that emphasizes current income, either on a monthly or quarterly basis, as opposed to capital appreciation."

My Journey presents Catching up With Fortune’s 10 Best Stocks for 2011 posted at My Journey to Millions, saying, "I never understand why money magazine, cnbc, fortune, etc., do not call out so-called experts when their stock picks are completely off. I think it would be both entertaining and educational. So when I came across an old Fortune Magazine today and saw the article, 10 Best Stocks for 2011, I wanted to see how the so-called best picks were doing 4 months into the new year."

Diva presents AssetBuilder and My Rollover IRA Part I posted at Diva In Debt, saying, "This is part one of a two part series about my IRA and investing it through AssetBuilder. Part 1 is about how I learned about AssetBuilder."

Living Frugally



Mike Piper presents When to Claim Social Security Benefits (One Working Spouse) posted at The Oblivious Investor, saying, "For families with one working spouse, what is the best age for each of the spouses to claim Social Security?"


James Nara presents 5 Rules to Help You Manage Your Money Savings : JamesNara.com posted at The Secret to Be Happy and Feel Fulfilled, saying, "Why save money ? Money is very important to help you feel more comfortable, to help you feel more secure and hopeful about the future. With this article I will help you deal with your first savings in a very systematic way by providing you with 5 rules that you can follow without changing too much of your life style."


Jackson presents Little Deductions You May Miss posted at 2009 Tax, saying, "A quick look over the tax codes on the IRS.gov website will help you determine all of the deductions you need to be considering."

Patrick LaRue presents Tax Scams To Be Aware Of posted at 2010 Tax, saying, "These rip-offs are not legal and could cause severe troubles for taxpayers which include paying huge interest and fines, and facing jail time."

Kyle Berks presents Home Mortgage Interest Deduction: How It Works posted at Integrated Loans, saying, "Home mortgage interest is actually an expense that is tax-deductible. This mortgage interest is reported through the Form 1040, Schedule A."

Khaleef @ KNS Financial presents The IRS Has Over $1.1 Billion In Unclaimed Refunds posted at Faithful With A Few, saying, "Unclaimed Refunds from 2007 total over $1.1 Billion according to the IRS. Find out what you need to do to retrieve your unclaimed tax refunds!"

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:

Diva in Debt said...

Thanks for including my blog post!