Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Wealth Builder Carnival #87

Welcome to the eighty-seventh 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 on to the Carnival.


Kerin Gedge presents Kerinthian's: Pimp My Twenty Bucks - The Half Way Mark posted at Kerinthian's, saying, "How I doubled my money, the slow way.."

Insuring and Protecting

Liana presents 2012 Credit Card Extended Warranty Study posted at CardHub.com, saying, "Don't be fooled into buying that extended warranty plan! Your purchase may already be nicely covered by your credit card's policy."


Dividends4Life presents Mid-Year 2012 Top And Bottom Performing Dividend Stocks posted at Dividend Growth Stocks, saying, "Investing in dividend growth stocks is a long-term proposition. One of the beauties of following a dividend growth strategy is that you don't have to watch your portfolio or the market on a daily basis. For the most part, daily, monthly and yearly movements are just noise in the system."

Mrs. PoP presents Our Diversified Real Estate Portfolio posted at Planting Our Pennies, saying, "How we turned the biggest RE bust of the past 30 years into the biggest buying opportunity of our lives - seeking a place to live, cash-flow, and medium-term value appreciation."

Living Frugally

Theresa Torres presents 5 Tips for Trimming Your Health Budget posted at Dose of My Own, saying, "Most of us spend more on health care that what is necessary because we don't focus more on prevention. Following these tips can help us become a healthier person and save us money in the long run."

John presents Should We Be Worried About Corruption & Ineptitude With Student Financial Aid? posted at Wallet Blog, saying, "Matriculation fees, student activity fees…financial aid fees? Has higher education found another way to profit under the guise of being useful and convenient to the students? It would appear so."

Your Smart Money Moves presents I Make $100,000 And Live Paycheck To Paycheck posted at Your Smart Money Moves, saying, "I’ve been practicing financial planning for over 21 years, and there is a new financial phenomenon spreading like cancer. I haven’t come up with a name for this group yet, but there is a growing population of people between the ages of 30 to 50 who make more than $100,000 per year and are literally living paycheck to paycheck."


Miranda presents Reverse Mortgages posted at Wallet Hub, saying, "Reverse mortgages - everyone's talking about them. But are they truly beneficial to the people who have them? Well, I guess that depends on what kind of reverse mortgage you get."

Kurt presents What’s Your Number? posted at Money Counselor, saying, "Feeling overwhelmed and almost hopeless because of the daily warnings that you need to save millions for retirement? Here’s a fix: Ignore this useless blather."


Bill Smith presents Four Distinct Advantages Of Using The FreeTaxUsa Software posted at 2010Taxes, saying, "FreeTaxUsa is ideal for anyone who wants to use a reliable electronic tax filing service that will provide positive results."

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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Kurt @ Money Counselor said...

Thanks much for including "What's Your Number?", I appreciate it!

Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves said...

Thanks for including my post I Make $100,000 And Live Paycheck To Paycheck

Sea Monster said...

This is a very helpful carnival