Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Wealth Builder Carnival #46

Welcome to the forty-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:



Insuring and Protecting



Dividend Growth Investor presents Four Dividend Stocks safer than US Treasuries posted at Dividend Growth Investor, saying, "I did a little research and found several dividend growth stocks, which have global operations that currently spot AAA ratings, the same as US Government."
Mike Piper presents Asset Allocation: Maximum Tolerable Loss posted at The Oblivious Investor, saying, "Just a quick rule of thumb for investors trying to put together a portfolio."

Roger Wohlner presents The Dow Dropped 512 Points, Time to Panic? posted at Chicago Financial Planner, saying, "Thursday August 4th was one of those frightening days when virtually everything fell. On this day many normally un-correlated asset classes moved in the same direction, lower. Further, the markets have been heading almost straight down for the past couple of weeks. What should you do now?"

David Leeman presents Investment in Mutual Funds posted at Financial Freedom Advantage, saying, "An investment in mutual funds is a one of the best ways to invest money, especially if you don’t have the time or interest to keep up-to-date on specific companies and investments."

Dividends4Life presents 10 Dividend Stocks With A 10% Yield In 10 Years posted at Dividend Growth Stocks, saying, "This week week, I screened my dividend growth stocks database for stocks that will be yielding 10% in 10 years at current yield and dividend growth rate (based on Monday's close). The results are presented below:"

Carlos Sera presents A 500 Point Tale | Financial Tales posted at Financial Tales, saying, "As the market closed down today, August 10, 2011, roughly 520 points I was somehow transported to a different place and time. I was transported to October 19, 1987."

John presents Money Market Funds vs. Money Market Accounts posted at Wallet Blog, saying, "Despite their similar names, money market accounts and money market funds are most certainly not the same thing, so here's a guide to help clear up whatever confusion might exist and provide insight into which will best suit your particular needs."

Living Frugally

Jon Elder presents 25 Money Saving Tips For The Holidays posted at Free Money Wisdom, saying, "Everybody the world over is feeling the pinch, making it more important than ever to find ways to save money. Holidays really can be expensive, so here are 25 tried and tested money saving tips to ensure you have a great break without emptying your wallet."

Jonathan from Debt Loans presents How To Cut Back On Entertainment Expenditure and Still Have a Good Time posted at Wallet Watcher, saying, "If you think outside the box, you can still have a good time by participating in many forms of entertainment that cost you next to nothing."

Everydaytipsandthoughts presents Changing Financial Habits Is Hard Work. Don't Just Talk About It, Open Your Mind and Do It posted at Everyday Tips and Thoughts..., saying, "So often, people ask me the same questions over and over about why they are in the bad financial situation they are in. I give the same advice time and time again, yet people don't really want to hear it. If people want to change their spending or savings habits, they can't just say it. This change requires an open mind and a true desire to change their financial situation."

Scott Bartlett presents You Can't Go Home Again posted at BATSHITE, saying, "An article about the financial advantages of renting a living space over buying one."


DJ presents Health Care and Early Retirement posted at The Family Wallet, saying, "Today, early retirement has become a less viable option for many. One of the most prevalent concerns of those who consider early retirement is health care. What many would-be early retirees don’t realize is that they do have some health care options."

Marie presents Retirement – Money Advice in Your 40s posted at Money Spending Mommy, saying, "Even though most people don’t retire in their forties, most of them are beginning to seriously think about whether they’re saving enough for retirement. Money advice in your forties may be similar to what you received in your thirties; however, you probably have fewer years to be planning and saving."


Judy Blackburn presents Keep an Analysis of Your Current Financial Situation posted at Debt Consolidation, saying, "Staying within budget and paying down debt requires staying on top of your money and watching your expenses."


John Harrison presents Working Tax Credit and Claiming the Costs of Childcare posted at Tax Credit Calculator, saying, "Not everyone knows that if you work and pay for childcare that you can often claim back money from the government. This article explains more about it."

Steve presents Do I Really Need to Hire a Tax Consultant? posted at 2008 Taxes, saying, "If you operate a small business and would like your tax situation to be presented to the IRS is the best possible way, hiring a tax consultant is very important."

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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