Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Wealth Builder Carnival #55

Welcome to the fifty-fifth 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 into seven categories: Earning, Insuring and Protecting, Investing, Living Frugally, Retiring, Saving and Taxes.

And now onto the Carnival:


Will presents Why I'd Rather Earn More Money Than Spend Less posted at Former Banker, saying, "Frugality can only get you so far. You need to kick it up a notch if you want to really build wealth"

Insuring and Protecting

DJ presents Difference Between Health-Care Proxy and Living Will posted at The Family Wallet, saying, "Here are some of the different elements of living wills and health-care proxies."


Bob Shark presents How to become an Investor posted at How to Become..., saying, "This short guide will tell you how to become a moderately aggressive investor. I can't promise you'll like this style but at least you can try."

Investor Junkie presents Investment in Physical Gold? posted at Investor Junkie, saying, "Gold seems to be all the rage these days — especially physical gold. Whether you are investing in gold coins, or whether you are investing in gold account, receiving a record of numbered gold bars that belong to you, it’s important to understand the challenges that can come with investing in physical gold."

Kanwal Sarai presents Top 5 Reasons Why People Buy Index Funds posted at Simply Investing Blog, saying, "At the end of the day, index investing is fine for people who want to put thirty seconds a month into their investment portfolios and get average results."

Dividends4Life presents 17 Stocks Building Wealth Through Higher Dividends posted at Dividend Growth Stocks, saying, "Some traditionalist would say your home is your greatest wealth building asset. I would argue it is not. Others would say your income is your greatest wealth building asset. Thought there is a lot of truth to the statement, it is still not your greatest wealth building asset. So, what is your greatest wealth building asset? Everyone is born with it."

Dividend Growth Investor presents Should you follow Buffett’s latest investments? posted at Dividend Growth Investor, saying, "Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors of all time. Investors who closely followed Buffett’s moves in the Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) stock portfolio between 1976 and 2006 would have significantly outperformed the market. So should investors follow his latest moves?"

Living Frugally

J.B. presents Managing Your Impulsive Buying Habits posted at My University Money, saying, "Impulsiveness can be fun at times, but it has a way of surprising you at the end month when that credit card statement comes in the mail."

Jason P. presents The $50 Christmas Budget posted at One Money Design, saying, "A thoughtful and cost effective way to share your love this holiday season."


misst presents Plan Your Retirement posted at Prairie Eco-Thrifter, saying, "Although retirement is a ways off for me yet, I do think about what it will look like quite often. I want to make sure I have a plan in place for when I cross this bridge so that I stay happy, content, and stimulated. If all goes according to plan my hubby and I will be traveling the world and volunteering where there is need and each of these trips will be photo documented since I love taking pictures."


Jason P. presents How Do Saving Bonds for Kids Work? posted at Comments for Childrens Savings Accounts HQ, saying, "Savings bonds for children are a great way to invest in a child’s future."


SteveR presents Gambling and taxes – what should you report? posted at 2009 Tax, saying, "Gambling is something that many people enjoy doing either on a regular basis or now and again."

Jessica Bird presents How Much Tax Do You Pay On Gas? posted at CarTaxBands.org, saying, "Do you think you spend a lot on gas? You should compare people in the UK pay. This blog post looks at the cost of gas in the UK and why it is so expensive."

Gregory Stokes presents Changes To Tax Credits posted at Tax Credit Calculator, saying, "The rules around tax credits are changing in April 2012. This guide looks at how the change might affect you and your finances."

Al Peters presents How You Get A National Insurance Number posted at TaxFix Feed Update, saying, "If you need to claim tax credits or benefits you will need to apply for a national insurance number. This articles explains how to apply for your NI number."

SteveR presents Tax Advice for Newly Weds posted at 2008 Taxes, saying, "The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers useful tips for newlyweds when it comes to filing tax returns."

Dr. Dean presents Estate Taxes: Do You Care? posted at Dr. Dean's TheMillionaireNurse.com Blog, saying, "Congress clarified some areas of the estate tax rules that could impact you. Let Dr Dean clarify the 'clarification' and the unintended consequences of the new ruling."

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:

Kanwal Sarai @ Simply Investing said...

Thanks for the mention, I really appreciate it!