Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Wealth Builder Carnival #51

Welcome to the fifty-first 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:


Alaina Ellington presents The Wow Factor: New Addition To Swagbucks! posted at Living Simplistically, saying, "Learn about the new addition to the totally awesome site, Swagbucks, which gives me a way of freely earning an income online simply by searching, playing games, and doing tasks!"

Barb Friedberg presents BEST MONEY TIPS FROM PEOPLE LIVING THEIR DREAMS (Part 1) posted at Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance, saying, "You must take action to become wealthy. Get started now!"

J.B. presents Finding a Job After School In a Terrible Market posted at My University Money, saying, "You often hear the saying "wait until you see the real world, its a lot harder then." What do you expect in life after school?"

vinman presents Starting Drop Shipping Home Business posted at Internet Home Business Opportunities, saying, "Want to extra income online? Want to convert a small beginning into a life style changing income. Internet business is the best vehicle and the Drop Shipping business is the best option to start your own business. Know how to start your own drop shipping business."

Insuring and Protecting

Chelsea Prescotti presents Preventing and Stopping Identity Theft | CreditScore.net posted at CreditScore.net, saying, "Identity theft is a serious crime, one that has become increasingly prevalent in our modern, technologically advanced society. Identity theft has evolved considerably since it first dawned; it is not simply an unauthorized charge on a credit card. Identity thieves can use your information to apply for loans, start businesses, and even traffic illegal drugs, all under your own name. As we use and store more information online, the threat of identity theft increases as cyber criminals have more ways to access your private information. Fortunately, there are active steps you can take to safeguard your information, detect suspicious activity, and defend against identity theft."

Boomer presents Power Of Attorney: Why It’s So Important posted at Boomer & Echo, saying, "When you appoint a person with “power of attorney”, you trust that person to make decisions for you in case you’re unable to because of illness, accident or absence."


Corey presents Hiring a Property Manager: What it offers you posted at 20's Finances, saying, "Some may not like the idea of real estate as an investment because of the idea of dealing with tenants and the potential damage that any tenant could cause. However, hiring a property manager can help free up your time and protect your investment."

Investor Junkie presents Lending Club vs. Prosper posted at Investor Junkie, saying, "New investors have two great choices in the peer to peer lending industry."

Dividends4Life presents 15 Dividend Stocks That Have Paid Dividends For Over 110 Years posted at Dividend Growth Stocks, saying, "Most CEOs give lip-service to their commitment to shareholders, but what happens when times are hard. When the economy turns down and the future looks bleak, will the company hoard cash and stop its dividend or put action behind its words? The key to successfully selecting dividend growth stocks is the ability to identify companies that will not only maintain but grow their dividend."

Bill Smith presents Four Reasons to Try Forex Trading posted at Forex Trading System Central, saying, "If you’re considering starting up a Forex trading account of your own, here are four good reasons why you should go ahead and take the plunge."

Billy Hart presents Stock Market Indexes, What are The Dow, The S&P 500 and The NASDAQ – Investing Basics posted at inMessment - Life Investments | Stocks | ETFs | Money, saying, "When one starts investing in the US Stock Market, one soon become acquainted with the big thee stock market indexes: The Dow, The S&P 500 and The NASDAQ. What are these three indexes that are listed on the home page of just about every major US online investment site?"

Dividends For The Long Run presents Beginner Investing Mistakes posted at Dividends For The Long Run, saying, "Many investors stumble when they start to build their portfolio as they realize that they are still learning how to invest while at the same time risking real money. I go over three mistakes I made that were both completely avoidable and hazardous to my wealth."

Dividend Growth Investor presents Ten Top High Dividend Growth Stocks for Long Term Returns posted at Dividend Growth Investor, saying, "Dividend Growth Stocks are one of the best kept secret in the investing world. After all, these are high quality companies which have strong competitive advantages that allow them to generate rising earnings over time. As a result, most of these companies generate so much in excess cash flow, that they are able to pay a higher dividend over time without sacrificing long term growth."

Aussie Investor presents Highest Dividend Paying Shares - The Micro-Caps posted at Australian Investing, saying, "Over the long term dividends make up a large part of a share portfolio's returns. With that in mind, lets see what attractive dividend yields are available to us at the moment. We've already looked at the large caps and the small caps, so now it's time for the micro caps."

Living Frugally

Jon Elder presents Biblical View on Paying with Cash to Get Out of Debt posted at Free Money Wisdom, saying, "So simple, yet so powerful. Pay cash from now on, pay your debts faithfully and even if you do nothing else, in a few years, you’ll be debt free."

Jason Price presents Free Fun Things to Do posted at One Money Design, saying, "Looking to save money? Here are a number of free fun things to do."

Rodney Maley presents Eating Well on $5 a Day posted at Life-fficient, saying, "You don't have to spend a lot to eat well. Here's an example day of eating on a budget."

John presents iPhone 4S: International Use, Mobile Hotspots and “Anytime” Minutes posted at Wallet Blog, saying, "By now, everyone knows what Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T have to offer in terms of standard data, texting and talk plans for the new iPhone 4S. But what about the niche aspects of major carriers’ iPhone offerings? We decided to take a look at how these networks differ in terms of international usage costs, mobile hotspots and how “Night & Weekend” minutes are classified so we can help save you some money."

Jason@LiveRealNow presents Why I Hate Payday Loans | Live Real, Now posted at Live Real, Now, saying, "When an advertiser contacts me, my rate sheet says very clearly that I will not take payday loan ads. The reason for that is–in my mind–when I accept an advertiser, I am–in some form–endorsing that company, or at least, I am agreeing that they are a legitimate business and I am helping them conduct that business."


DJ presents The Definition of a Custodial Account posted at The Family Wallet, saying, "In its simplest terms, a custodial account is any account which is created for the benefit of a minor."

Marie presents How Grandparents Can Help to Fund College Educations posted at Money Spending Mommy, saying, "There are many ways in which grandparents can help their grandchildren with college costs. Here are some to consider."


Jessica Bird presents UK is the world’s third most expensive place to buy petrol | posted at CarTaxBands.org, saying, "If you thought the price of gas was high in the US you should be glad that you are not living in the UK. The UK has the third highest price of gas in the world."

Al Peters presents How Much Can you Earn Before Paying Tax in 2011 posted at Tax Return Blog, saying, "Tax allowances and brackets change each year. This post shows highlights how much you can earn before you need to pay tax."

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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