Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Wealth Builder Carnival #64

Welcome to the sixty-fourth 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:


Jon Elder presents How to Raise Kids to be Wise with Money posted at Free Money Wisdom, saying, "Today’s children still need to be taught good financial habits so that they end up more like Millennials and less like Millennials’ Gen X parents and Boomer grandparents. That’s why I’m sharing a few things you can do to teach your kids about good personal finances:"

Tim @ Faith and Finance presents 16 Great Jobs For 16 Year Olds posted at Faith and Finance, saying, "We’ve all known what’s it’s like to be a 16 year old looking for a good job. Here are 16 job ideas that any 16 year old can do to make some extra money."

Linsey B. Knerl presents Working from Home… With Toddlers posted at 1099 - Mom, saying, "I can imagine that for most Moms, there is at least one “high-needs” kid in the household. Working from home with one in your care, however, takes a delicate balance of being attentive and not allowing yourself to be completely run over."

Insuring and Protecting

Jason@LiveRealNow presents Insurance posted at Live Real, Now, saying, "Thankfully, I sock a bit of money away every month to cover things that break. It’s my warranty fund. That, combined with a good(hopefully) find on eBay, means that losing my phone, while irritating, isn’t going to break my budget. It won’t actually touch my budget in any way."


B.B. presents Sharebuilder Returns Update posted at Beating Broke, saying, "Overall, there really isn’t much comparison of the returns between the Lending Club and Sharebuilder accounts. Taken on their face, Lending Club wins hands down."

Jim Tolley (aka Kidgas) presents What Would I Do With $50,000? posted at Cash Flow Mantra, saying, "Recently, Joe over at Retireby40.org discussed his options for a $50,000 emergency fund, and I must confess that I thought they were rather poor. Now Joe has certain requirements, and I am not trying to change his mind regarding them. But he did ask the question posed in the title and since my answer was going to be longer than could be held in a comment, I thought I would write a post about it."

Lazy Man and Money presents Grading Men’s Health’s Tips to Build Wealth in Trouble Times posted at Lazy Man and Money, saying, "I was very surprised by the lack of useful information provided by these financial experts. I'm reminded by the people who are giving the advice, Wall Street economist types. As Abraham Maslow said, "It is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.""

passive family income presents What is the Best Source of Passive Income? posted at Passive Family Income, saying, "One income stream that does not require a lot of my time are dividend paying stocks. In my opinion, these investments offer the best source of passive income possible"

John presents Money Market Funds vs. Money Market Accounts posted at Wallet Blog, saying, "What’s the difference between Money Market Funds and Money Market Accounts? Determine which may be best for your individual financial needs."

Living Frugally

Kevin presents 3 Frugal Ideas for a Romantic Valentine’s Day posted at Invest It Wisely, saying, "Remember, there’s no need to spend a fortune on Valentine’s Day. Sometimes, a bit of cheap fun is all you need."

Matt presents Home Buyers: Do you Feel the Power? posted at Living In Financial Excellence, saying, "Although sellers stand to lose a healthy chunk of money when they move out of their home, they also stand to gain a lot on the other end when they buy a different home. Home prices are really low, which means there are a lot of bargains out there."

Bucksome presents Delay Your Gratification and Grow Rich posted at Buck$ome Boomer's Journey to Retirement, saying, "The next time you’re tempted with a purchase (big or small), remember to think twice about it and consider what it might do to your future. Chances are, if you delay the purchase, your future will be much better off."

Lisa presents The Frugal Home Buyer’s Guide | posted at Thriftability, saying, "y taking a look at your financial situation, you can save money to reach this goal of a new home. Here is some advice on how to shoot for this goal, as well as knowing if it is the right time."

Jonathan from Debt Loans presents Seven Fun Hobbies that Won't Cost You a Cent posted at Wallet Watcher, saying, "Here’s a handful of hobbies that are sure to be entertaining, beneficial and basically free of charge."

Theresa Torres presents Guest Post: 6 Workout Tips for Moms on a Budget posted at Deal Finding Chik, saying, "This article shares some tips on how moms can get in shape without breaking the bank."


Dr. Dean presents A Million Bucks? In My 401K? Ya Gotta Be Kiddin’! posted at Dr. Dean's TheMillionaireNurse.com Blog, saying, "Retirement account millionaires don’t have to be market savvy investors. No, they are often not investing gurus at all. How do they grow millions in their retirement accounts? It’s not rocket science-read all about it!"

Investor Junkie presents Why Your Small Business Should Offer a 401K posted at Investor Junkie, saying, "The following are six reasons that your business should offer a 401K program to its employees."


Little House presents Stash Some Cash with Mind Bending Tricks posted at Little House in the Valley, saying, "Since I know saving money isn’t easy, I’ve concocted some mind bending tricks to make me save more of my money."


Robert Moore presents Important News On The 2012 Tax Deadline posted at 2011 Taxes, saying, "The IRS has kicked off the 2012 tax filing season by revealing that taxpayers can now file their taxes up until April 17."

Mark Roberts presents How To Choose The Right Filing Status posted at Tax Brackets, saying, "This blog post looks at how to choose the correct filing status for your situation."

Jessica Bird presents Taxing Your Car posted at CarTaxBands.org, saying, "If you need to pay tax on your car, this blog post will outline three important documents that you will need."

Al Peters presents Self Assessment Tax Return 2011 Deadline Approaching posted at TaxFix Feed Update, saying, "The tax return deadline is fast approaching. If you have earned income or had taxable gains in the UK then don't forget this important deadline."

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:

Dr Dean said...

Thanks for including my post. Always a good carnival with a lot of good reads.