Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Wealth Builder Carnival #96

Welcome to the ninety-sixth 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.


Kate presents Save money on marketing – DIY Twitter posted at Money saving tips & advice from Discount Coder, saying, "Twitter can be an invaluable tool to any new business, but it can also be extremely expensive if you're thinking of paying an outsider to help with your twitter marketing. This handy article looks at saving money by running your own twitter profile and just how to go about it."

Insuring and Protecting

Super Saver presents Unable to Keep Current Health Care Plan posted at My Wealth Builder, saying, "Effective January 1, 2013, Sears and Darden employees will no longer be able to keep their health care plan despite President Obama's promise, 'If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.'"


Dividends4Life presents 8.8 Billion Reasons Why Dividend Increases Are Dynamite posted at Dividend Growth Stocks, saying, "Dividends continue to have a great year, with actual cash payments increasing over 19% and the forward indicated dividend rate reaching a new all-time high. Payout rates, which historically average 52%, remain near their lows at 34%. At this point, we expect to see double-digit growth in actual dividend payments for the fourth quarter of 2012 and a potential double-double gain in..."

The Archivist presents Foreign ETFs Provide Protection and Opportunity: BRICS Edition posted at The Market Archive, saying, "Emerging economies provide a great opportunity for growth, but they have risks ranging from regulation to fraud. ETFs allow you to shield yourself from that risk by diversifying. Here is a list of ETFs for the BRIC countries and South Africa."

Living Frugally

John presents American Express and Walmart Bluebird Prepaid Card Evaluation posted at CardHub.com, saying, "The avalanche of prepaid cards is in full motion now. Once you un-bury yourself from all the media surrounding them, how do you know which one to pick? The new American Express/Walmart offering - Bluebird Prepaid Card- may just be the best option to date."

John Schmoll presents 4 Easy Ways to Avoid Holiday Debt posted at Frugal Rules, saying, "The Holiday season can be expensive if you like to buy a lot of gifts. With a little planning and discipline you can still shop and save money at the same time."

Odysseas presents Americans Need New Financial Role Models posted at Wallet Blog, saying, "Who teaches our young people about finances? Maybe we should get them to look at role models who are not sports stars. If this is who our youth is looking up to for guidance, well, what can I say…"


anisha@nerdwallet.com presents Dear WalletFinance: What is a 401(k) and How Do I Invest in One? posted at NerdWallet | Markets, saying, "A 401k primer, featuring a step-by-step tutorial, FAQs and other tips for the fearful funder."


Bill Smith presents Strange 2011 Federal Tax Deductions posted at 2011 Tax, saying, "Everyone is looking for deductions for their 2011 federal tax situation."

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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