Tuesday, October 02, 2012

The Wealth Builder Carnival #94

Welcome to the ninety-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 on to the Carnival.


kurt@mymoneycounselor.com presents Invest in You! posted at Money Counselor, saying, "Regularly investing in education or training during your career can yield a fantastic return. You needn't rely on Wall Street for a secure retirement!"

Theresa Torres presents How Social Media can Save Your Small Business Money posted at THE APP TIMES, saying, "If you have a small business, there are creative ways that you can use social media to save money on your business. Check out these top 3 and see what will work best for you."


anisha@nerdwallet.com presents Investing 101: A Framework for Investing and How to Invest posted at NerdWallet | Markets, saying, "A primer on entering the stock market, from risk vs. return to diversification and more."

Dividends4Life presents This High-Yield Monthly Dividend Stock Has Raised Its Dividend For 59 Consecutive Quarters posted at Dividend Growth Stocks, saying, "Those of us that invest in dividend growth stocks are also looking for a company that grows its dividend on a regular basis. At minimum, we expect an annual increase in our dividend, usually at the expense of a lower yield. But what if we could have it all? There is a company that bills itself as The Monthly Dividend Company that provides shareholders with monthly dividends, quarterly dividend increases and a nice yield..."

John Schmoll presents 6 Frugal Ways to Remove the Pain From Investing posted at Frugal Rules, saying, "I discuss how by being frugal and simple planning you can remove the pain from investing. Pain id a common emotion with investing, but it does not have to be."

The Archivist presents Options 101 - Types of orders in Options posted at The Market Archive, saying, "Most investors are used to the standard buy and sell of stock orders, but options have 4 kinds of orders. Writing options are a great way to leverage cash and shares to have a regular income stream. This article attempts to take some of the mystery out of options and the different kinds of trade orders available."

AspiringBlogger presents Lending Club vs Prosper - Round 1 posted at AspiringBlogger, saying, "Are you sick of the random returns of the stock market? If so, follow along with my experiment as I walk you through getting started with peer-to-peer lending with $2500 of my own money."

Living Frugally

Todd presents Where You Can Get a Truly Free Credit Score (Even Fico Scores!) posted at Credit Where It's Due, saying, "A list of companies that offer a credit score completely free of charge, including Fico scores."

Wallet Hub presents How to Refinance a Car posted at Wallet Hub, saying, "So, you'd like a little more money to invest, or just a good way to save money on what you are already doing? We often think about refinancing a home, but have you considered the same option for your car?"

Card Hub presents Are Prepaid Cards a Risky Choice for Consumers? posted at CardHub.com, saying, "Alternative checking account, alternative check cashing account, financial literacy tool? Can you save on fees? While much relating to the prepaid card industry has proven unclear, we do know one thing for sure: We’ll all surely get to know prepaid cards better in the years to come."


Super Saver presents Creating Streams of Retirement Income posted at My Wealth Builder, saying, "Originally, I had planned to keep non-invested cash in 5% CDs but the Fed's low interest policies have essentially eliminated this option. Here's what I'm doing instead."


David de Souza presents How Do Your Tax Credits Compare With The Rest Of The UK? posted at Tax Credits, saying, "This blog post shows which areas of the UK receive the most tax credits, with London top of the table at over 5,200 pounds."

Edward Webber presents Which Countries Have The Highest Tax Rates posted at TaxFix, saying, "If you think you are paying a high amount of tax, you should compare the tax rates of some of the other countries in the world."

Wallet Hub presents Does the US Aid Foreign Tax Evaders? posted at Wallet Blog, saying, "How not to build wealth - tax evasion. Could the United States be withholding information about bank accounts held by foreign nationals from their own governments. New IRS regulations answer that we don't (or at least aren't supposed to)."

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 for including my "Invest in You!" article.

The Archivist said...

Thanks for including my article. I'll be sure to mention you in my next carnival mention list.

John S said...

Thanks for including my post!

AspiringBlogger said...

Thanks for including my article! I've put up a separate post on my homepage with a nice shoutout just for you!!!