Tuesday, October 09, 2012

The Wealth Builder Carnival #95

Welcome to the ninety-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 on to the Carnival.


Jon Rhodes presents 23 Sure Fire Ways To Increase Your Traffic posted at Affiliate Help!, saying, "This article shows some essential tips to help you increase the traffic to your website or blog."

Kerin Gedge presents Kerinthian's: Pimp My Hundred Bucks - Part One posted at Kerinthian's, saying, "In my last series I showed you how to turn $20 into $100 using sites like eBay... In this new chapter I do the same again but am turning $100 into $500... Come join me in the journey...."

Theresa Torres presents How Sustainable is Your Business? 5 Affordable Improvements for Greater Sustainability posted at Eco Journal, saying, "It's possible for your small business to go green in simple and affordable ways. You can start with these 5 tips to help your business become sustainable and help you save money at the same time."

Michael presents How to Become a Professional Tax Preparer posted at FinancialRamblings.com, saying, "Ever thought about moonlighting as a professional tax preparer? Here's what you need to do to become one."


Michael presents The Value of a (Good) Financial Planner posted at FinancialRamblings.com, saying, "Here I look at the value provided by a financial planner and in what areas they provide the greatest benefit. Good info if you're thinking of working with a planner or if you're doing it yourself and want to capture those same benefits."

The Archivist presents Metal ETF Battle Royal - The Market Archive posted at The Market Archive, saying, "Commodities should be a part of every portfolio, but trading commodities is a can of worms. It is hard enough to keep track of the stock market, and jumping into commodities would be a needless headache. Thankfully there are ETFs that allow you to take a position in commodities."

Dividends4Life presents For Ten Consecutive Years This Mega-Cap Co. Has Raised Its Dividend Double Digits, Now Yields 5% posted at Dividend Growth Stocks, saying, "For ten consecutive years this company has increased its dividend at a double-digit rate. Once again it has kept the string alive by increasing its dividend at a double-digit rate and is now yielding 5%. Who is this company? It is..."

Carlos Sera presents A Practical Tale « Financial Tales posted at Financial Tales, saying, "I named this tale A Practical Tale because after reading it I sincerely hope you gain something practical. The subtitle is a tribute to one of my favorites–Janis Joplin. In the lyrics to the song Ball and Chain she sings about how 'It’s all the same ___day.'"

AspiringBlogger presents Lending Club vs Prosper - Round 2 | Aspiring Blogger posted at AspiringBlogger, saying, "As you read about last week in Round 1, I'm trying to earn some (semi) passive income through peer-to-peer lending. Which service do I choose? What roadblock do I run into? Join me for Round 2!"

Living Frugally

Missy Diaz presents 5 Cheap Eats In Hyde Park Chicago posted at Hyde Park Chicago Blog, saying, "If traveling to the Hyde Park area in Chicago, here are 5 places that have good food on the cheap."


CovTrust presents Saving a little each week can have a big impact on retirement posted at Covenant Trust Company, saying, "This post shares a personal anecdote that demonstrates the importance of saving for retirement/investing sooner rather than later."

John Schmoll presents You Left Your Job, Now Take Your 401k With You posted at Frugal Rules, saying, "Many people leave behind old 401k's when they switch jobs. The result can be not having a good grasp on your full retirement portfolio and limited investment choices. By rolling it over into an IRA you can increase those choices and possibly lower costs associated with retirement investing."


Super Saver presents One Way I Will Fight Alzheimer's posted at My Wealth Builder, saying, "This year I realized there may be a health benefit to doing my taxes manually."

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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