Tuesday, February 07, 2012

The Wealth Builder Carnival #65

Welcome to the sixty-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:


Kevin presents These Three Jobs Are a Great Way for a Teen to Earn Money and Learn Something About Life at the Same Time posted at Invest It Wisely, saying, "My opinion is that one of the best ways for a teenager to learn about making and saving money is to get a summer-job, or work part-time. These are absolutely amazing ways to gain valuable experience in helping others and learn about responsibility, endurance, and teamwork, and earn money in the process."

Insuring and Protecting

Dr. Dean presents Disability: Nothing To Quack About! posted at Dr. Dean's TheMillionaireNurse.com Blog, saying, "You owe it to your family to make prudent plans to protect them in the event you are injured and can’t work. Read all about why you need disability insurance and what to look for in your coverage."


Paul Vachon presents How to Invest When You Have Little Money posted at The Frugal Toad, saying, "There is an old saying that it takes money to make money. The assumption is you can’t build wealth investing small amounts of money. You can build wealth when you invest with small amounts of money, you just need a disciplined approach. The key to building wealth is to start young, take advantage of tax sheltered diversified investments, and increase your investment contribution rate over time."

Dividends4Life presents 10 High-Yield S&P 500 Dividend Stocks With Growing Dividends posted at Dividend Growth Stocks, saying, "For many people the S&P 500 and U.S. Stock Market are synonymous terms. While in reality the U.S. stock market is much larger with public companies numbering in the thousands. The S&P 500 Index is owned and maintained by Standard & Poor's, a division of McGraw-Hill. The index was first published in 1957 and is the second most recognized index in the U.S."

Investor Junkie presents Morningstar Ratings — Are They Meaningful? posted at Investor Junkie, saying, "Instead of relying on Morningstar ratings, you might actually be better off checking into expense ratios"

MikeAhi presents Top Investing Websites of 2011: The Best Free Investment Resources on the Web! posted at After Hours Investing, saying, "A list of the top websites for investing information of 2011. There should be something of interest to everyone."

Living Frugally

Hayley Picchini presents Made to Order : How do you like your paycheck? posted at Classy Not Pricey, saying, "This article is focused on the often-overlooked valuable choices that can be made with each paycheck to live a financially savvy life in the present and future."

Kurt presents How to be Happier posted at Money Counselor, saying, "Psychologists have a pretty good handle on what gives we humans “life satisfaction.” The answer is important to setting goals and managing your time and money."

misst presents How to Shop for Furniture at Thrift Stores posted at Prairie Eco-Thrifter, saying, "If you are looking for ways to cut costs in your household, you should take the time to check out some of the thrift stores in your area."

DJ presents 5 Tips To Slash Your Food Bill posted at The Family Wallet, saying, "Feeding yourself and your family can be quite expensive. But there are many ways to save money. Here are some tips that anyone can use to slash their food bill."

Jonathan from Debt Loans presents Saving on Energy Costs: Insulation posted at Wallet Watcher, saying, "If you aren’t up-to-date with insulation in your home, you might be wasting plenty of money on energy. Take some of the following tips in stride – there is a lot of information that simply can’t be covered presently."


LivingInVol presents Retirement planning posted at Living in volatility, saying, "Saving too much for retirement can be sub-optimal."

Steve presents My Secret to Get Rich Quick (Enough) posted at Money Infant, saying, "Getting rich quick is a nice dream and for almost everyone out there that is all it is…a dream. You can get rich quick enough though by following a conservative and consistent savings and investment strategy. Remember that only 2.5% of the U.S. population are millionaires so anyone who has reached that level of wealth has gotten rich quick enough (i.e. before they’ve died)."


Jackson presents Chris Christie And 2012 Taxes Panacea Or A Pandora?s Box posted at 2009 Tax, saying, "The Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie has 2012 Taxes in mind with his ten percent income tax for the people of his state."

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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Paul @ The Frugal Toad said...

Thanks for including us!

Dr Dean said...

Good Carnival. Thanks for including my post.

Kurt @ Money Counselor said...

Thanks much for including my "How to Be Happier" post. And thanks for running a good carnival!