Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The Wealth Builder Carnival #106 - Christmas Edition

Welcome to the one hundred 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.


Super Saver presents An Education Solution to Low Wage Jobs posted at My Wealth Builder, saying, "The solution is to give high school graduates the skills needed to qualify for higher paying jobs, instead of only minimum wage jobs."

Bill Smith presents Accounting For Your Business posted at 2012 Taxes - Free Tax Filing Options, saying, "Running a small business can be one of the most time consuming and stressful experiences in life."

Insuring and Protecting

Odysseas presents How Can a U.S.-Made Prescription Drug Cost Hundreds More Domestically Than Abroad? posted at Wallet Blog, saying, "So, to sum things up, a myriad of factors enables the drug distribution industry to set outrageously high prices for their products, and while insurance makes them relatively affordable for a lot of people, those who don’t have insurance are left shelling out absurd amounts."


Bryan presents 2 Stocks To Keep An Eye On For 2013 posted at Saving to Inve$t, saying, "Apple and JPMorgan, two best in class companies, are poised to pop in 2013 if you consider the fundamentals supporting their earnings growth."

Dividends4Life presents This Is One Slick Dividend Stock posted at Dividend Growth Stocks, saying, "After 39 unsuccessful attempts, the formula was perfected in 1953 by Norm Larsen, founder of the Rocket Chemical Company, in San Diego, California. Larsen was attempting to create a formula to prevent corrosion in nuclear missiles, by displacing the standing water that causes it. The company and product are still known as..."

John Schmoll presents First Steps to Investing in the Stock Market posted at Frugal Rules, saying, "Just starting to invest in the stock market can be a daunting task for many. But, with a few simple guidelines you can get started on the road to investing for your future."

Living Frugally

Nick presents How to Save Money on Your Electric Bill posted at Making It in Today's Economy, saying, "Some folks underestimate just how much electricity rates can change over the course of a day--if they even consider it in the first place! By using energy-intensive appliances outside of "peak" hours, people can save some serious cash."

Charles presents Closing Costs: What They Are and How Much They Cost posted at Wallet Hub, saying, "Shed some light on perhaps the most stressful part of buying a home - closing costs. Understand what they involve."

Jeff - Middle Class Money presents The Fine Print of Credit Card Applications posted at Middle Class Money, saying, "Most of us have credit cards, but how many of us have read the fine print that comes along with them? Do you know all of the terms and conditions of your card? This article addresses some of the things to look for and what you can do about them."

My Money Design presents Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Early or Look for a Better Return? posted at My Money Design, saying, "Should I pay off my mortgage early or look for other opportunities with a better rate of return? What about inflation or other investment goals?"

Bryan presents Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Early? posted at Gajizmo, saying, "A simple question many Americans ask themselves: should I pay off my mortgage? The simple answer: it depends. Based on your family's financial situation, it may or may not make sense to accelerate payments on your home. Read more to find out all the advantages and disadvantages."


John Kiernan presents Ask the Experts: Talking the Fiscal Fiasco with Some Folks Who Know a Thing or Two about Cliffs posted at CardHub.com, saying, "So, what does it take to go diving off the "Fiscal Cliff?" Check out a unique approach to the 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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1 comment:

Felix Lee said...

Great topic for a carnival. There are a couple of articles here that are of interest to me and I'll be checking them out. Thanks!