Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Wealth Builder Carnival #114

Welcome to the one hundred fourteenth 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.


Fitz Villafuerte presents How To Price Your Service as a Freelancer posted at Ready To Be Rich, saying, "One of the most difficult tasks that freelancers face is pricing their service. Here's a few tips on how to know the value of your work."

Jules Wilson presents Why You Need to Diversify Your Income Sources posted at Faithful With A Few, saying, "Diversifying your income is the best way to protect your financial future in this economy. Learn why you should and how best to diversify your income sources!"

Insuring and Protecting

R.J. Weiss presents Personal Umbrella Insurance -- How Much Is Enough? posted at Weiss Insurance Agencies, Inc., saying, "When it comes to purchasing personal umbrella insurance, when should you start to purchase it, and how much is enough?"


Dividends4Life presents 15 Stocks Not Missing Their Opportunity To Increase Dividends posted at Dividend Growth Stocks, saying, "In everything we do, we always want to be the best or be associated with the best. You never hear fans yelling, ‘We’re number 2, we’re number 2′, while holding two fingers in the air. The same is true when selecting dividend stocks. One attribute of the very best dividend stocks is a long history of consecutive dividend increases..."

Bryan presents Best Short Term Investments posted at Gajizmo, saying, "Even multi-billion dollar corporations are always trying to maximize the returns of their short term cash and investments, so why shouldn't you? Here is a comprehensive list of all your short term investment options, from money market market accounts and Treasuries to "I-Bonds" and property tax certificates. Find where you feel comfortable parking your cash for the short-term."

Living Frugally

Cherry Liu presents How to Save Money on Your Cable Bill When Times are Tight posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, "In a troubling economic climate that’s still struggling to rebound, more and more families are finding themselves in a position that requires them to cut corners wherever they can in an effort to save money."

Shaun Rosenberg presents 10 Reasons To Give Minimalist Living A Try posted at Shaun Rosenberg, saying, "Cutting down on your expenses doesn't have to be a bad thing. Here are some reasons to try living frugally"

William presents Zero-based budgeting for your household posted at Card Guys Blog, saying, "If you have tried to reign in your spending and get control of your unwieldy household finances, but still the credit card balance and other loans are heading upwards, you might be ready for a tool many governments and companies have used successfully – zero-based budgeting."

Mr.CBB presents Becoming a Single Homeowner – Part 1 “The Plan” posted at Canadian Budget Binder, saying, "Becoming a single homeowner has been a trend lately with the ladies leading the way. Learn about the unique requirements of how the single person approaches buying a home."

John Schmoll presents Why You Should Just Say No to Refund Anticipation Loans posted at Frugal Rules, saying, "Refund Anticipation Loans are marketed as a way to get your tax refund quicker and just in a few days. The main problem is that they’re full of fees as well as the desire to spend the money once received."


Super Saver presents Remaining Cautious with Retirement Savings posted at My Wealth Builder, saying, "Our retirement savings have benefited from the late 2012 to early 2013 stock market rally. However, if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. The market rally of the past few months falls into this category. br />


Jason presents Best Online Tax Preparation Software posted at WorkSaveLive, saying, "To take the guesswork out of which online tax software is right for you, we've taken a tremendous amount of time to examine the best and most popular online tax preparation companies to determine which has the best software for your particular tax situation See the differences between TurboTax, H R Block, TaxACT, and FreeTaxUSA"

David de Souza presents Which countries pay the most tax? posted at Tax Credits, saying, "If you think that you pay too much tax in the US you should compare what you pay to other countries in the world. This blog post looks at which countries pay the highest tax."

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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