Tuesday, November 08, 2011

The Wealth Builder Carnival #52

Welcome to the fifty-second 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:


vinman presents How To Choose A Profitable Business Niche? posted at Internet Home Business Opportunities, saying, "Your online business success depends on selecting the right niche to start your blog. Get tips on how to select a profitable niche which has less competition, but more demand."

Sunil presents Developing a Corporate Entrepreneurship Mindset posted at The Extra Money Blog, saying, "Who said cube farmers are not entrepreneurs? They can be. They just choose not to be. Nor do companies train employees in corporate entrepreneurship."

BIFS presents October 2011 Blog Statistics and Income Update posted at Budgeting In the Fun Stuff, saying, "It has been a heck of a month! Long story short, I now have more than 90 client sites for my advertising business and had a record month."

Jonathan from Debt Loans presents How To Excel In This Economy: Tips for Career Advancement and Success posted at Wallet Watcher, saying, "Assess your career options once a year and determine what you want out of your career and life. This will help you decide if you are satisfied in your current position or if it is time to move forward."

Nick Thacker presents How to Generate More Business In A Struggling Economy posted at Nick Thacker, saying, "Using online bartering sites can help with living frugally; a great idea for the current economic situation!"

Insuring and Protecting

Jason@LiveRealNow presents Living Wills: How to Die Well posted at Live Real, Now, saying, "Do you have a living will? Does your family know what you want to have happen if the worst happens?"


My Journey presents What are Preferred Shares? Do You Invest in Preferred Shares? posted at My Journey to Millions, saying, "I have dabbled in a lot of different types of investments, my most recent kick being my dividend investment portfolio, however, I have never really given thought to investing in preferred shares of stock."

Mike Piper presents ETFs vs. Index Funds (revisited) posted at The Oblivious Investor, saying, "As recently as last year, the ETF vs index fund question was about commissions and expense ratios. Now that those are (mostly) moot points, how should investors choose?"

Daniela presents 7 Smart Ways To Invest $100 posted at Go Banking Rates, saying, "If you and your friend Benjamin Franklin want to start building a fortune together, keep reading to learn 7 ways to invest $100, including a few off-beat options."

Carlos Sera presents A Preservation Tale posted at Financial Tales, saying, "This tale is specifically written for those that are looking for ways to deal with periods of high inflation with a secondary consideration for dealing with high inflation and receiving periodic income from your portfolio. It is why I call it A Preservation Tale, because the objective during periods of high inflation is to preserve purchasing power."

Jim Tolley (aka Kidgas) presents Investing in the Dogs of the Dow posted at Cash Flow Mantra, saying, "There is an investing technique that attempts to take advantage of the highest yielding dividend stocks in the Dow as a means of buying low and selling high. It was popular in the 1990″s but I hadn’t heard much about it recently although in the current environment, I am wondering if it is worth a look."

Dividends4Life presents 18 Dividend Stocks With A Good Yield And Growth Balance posted at Dividend Growth Stocks, saying, "Growth or yield? In a perfect world, income investors would want both from their investments and are not interested in investments that offer neither. This is where the common ground ends, and the debate begins. Without the benefit of a perfect world, we are left with the middle ground which is a balancing act between growth and yield."

Investor Junkie presents Are Those Long Term Capital Gains, or Short Term Gains? posted at Investor Junkie, saying, "How long you have been holding an investment matters. If you haven’t held it long enough, you could end up paying more in capital gains taxes. As you prepare your portfolio for the end of the year, don’t forget to consider the length of time you have had a stock."

Jim R. presents What You Should Know about Financial Gurus posted at Free By 50, saying, "More often than not financial gurus are just voicing their own opinion and in the worst case they may be biased and trying to pitch a product they themselves have a vested interest in selling."

Living Frugally

Jon Elder presents Controlling Expenses From the Top Down posted at Free Money Wisdom, saying, "If we’re serious about controlling our finances—and I mean really serious–nothing will have greater impact than lowering expenses from the top down, meaning the Big Stuff. I’m talking about four expenses in particular—housing, cars, health insurance and entertainment."

SavingMentor presents 4 Ways to Kick Your Mortgage in the Butt and Pay it Off Faster posted at HowToSaveMoney.ca, saying, "This article is dedicated to anyone else who wants to adopt great money practices to pay off their mortgage faster. (And just to be clear – that should be anyone WITH a mortgage.)"

John presents iPhone 4S: Verizon, AT&T or Sprint? posted at Wallet Blog, saying, "With the new iPhone 4S having just hit stores, many of you have a tough choice to make in terms of which network to get it on. So, how are you supposed to decide?"

Clint Cora presents Joy Of Not Paying Credit Cards Any Interest posted at Motivation Diversity Success Blog, saying, "How to never pay credit card interest"


Roger White presents 401k Contribution Limits in 2011 and 2012 posted at 401k Calculator, saying, "This posts lets you know about your 401k contribution limits for 2011 and 2012."

MoneyCone presents HOWTO Do A 401K Rollover Correctly posted at Money Cone, saying, "When you leave behind your old job for a better opportunity, in your excitement, don’t forget your 401K! Consolidation will make your life a lot easier."

Peter presents 2012 Roth IRA Rule Changes posted at Bible Money Matters, saying, "What are the 2012 Roth IRA rule changes? It’s important to pay attention to any upcoming changes in the rules, because modifications in the maximum contribution limits, annual income limits, or other factors can throw a wrench right in the middle of your retirement plans"


CUZen presents The time has come to join a Credit Union posted at Credit Union Revolution, saying, "Avoiding banking fees by choosing to be a member of a Credit Union."

Jason Price presents How Dads Can Teach Children About Saving Money posted at Comments for Childrens Savings Accounts HQ, saying, "Dads can teach kids about money in everyday situations."


Gemma Flannery presents Your Tax Code For 2011 posted at Tax Codes, saying, "Your tax code is used by your employer to calculate the amount of tax to deduct. Each year this changes with as tax brackets change. This posts explains the tax code for 2011."

Al Peters presents 4 Things You Should Know About Your Self Assessment Tax Return 2011 posted at TaxFix Feed Update, saying, "There are many things that you should know about completing your tax return but this post highlights 4 of the top things to remember."

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:

Clint Cora said...

Thanks for posting my contribution to your blog carnival. I will do my part and send readers to it.