Tuesday, August 06, 2013

The Wealth Builder Carnival #136

Welcome to the one hundred thirty-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.

For reference, multiple submissions from the same blog are included for this edition since this Carnival was not published the last two weeks. Normally, only one submission is allowed per blog.

And now on to the Carnival.


Bryan Chau presents Great Ideas For Making Money Online – Internet Careers Options posted at Success Pen Pal, saying, "make money online, business ideas, marketing, success, passive income, entrepreneurship, etc."

Bryan presents Top Resume Words – Resume Action and Power Words posted at Gajizmo, saying, "Is your resume and cover letter doing you justice? We all know that the most difficult part of getting hired is usually getting your foot in the door, and what better way to improve your chances by ensuring your resume reads the best it can. Here are a list of the top resume words, including action and power words, that will help make your resume stand out."

Martin Poldma presents 10 Ideas for Generating Passive Income posted at Success and Personal Development Blog, saying, "This blog post is about how to generate passive income, or in other words how to make money while we sleep. I give different methods to do so and believe that anybody could find ways to earn income residually in a passive way."

Insuring and Protecting

Gary presents What Is Term Life Insurance? posted at MyLifeInsuranceQuotes123.com, saying, "Almost everyone needs life insurance and term coverage is the most popular type of policy available in the United States. In this comprehensive guide, we define term life insurance and its characteristics, the different ways to calculate the death benefit you need, how companies calculate rates, and finally, offer a detailed comparison of more than a dozen of the most common term life policies you'll find. At almost 3000 words, this article is the ultimate guide to helping you find the best term life insurance for your family."

Gary presents Permanent Life Insurance - Whole, Universal, Variable Universal posted at MyLifeInsuranceQuotes123.com, saying, "Even though most financial planners and advisers recommend buying term life insurance over permanent life insurance, it doesn't mean that you shouldn't educate yourself and research permanent protection. Here is a comprehensive guide to permanent life insurance and the different types of coverage. When buying life insurance, be sure to make an informed decision!"


Dividends4Life presents 6 Dividend Stocks Acting Like a Money Machine posted at Dividend Growth Stocks, saying, "Growing up in the late 60’s early 70’s, I spent a fair amount of time reading comic books. I don’t remember much about them, but I do remember several of classic ads. Of course, there was the Charles Atlas ad where the beach bully kicked sand on the skinny boy and his girlfriend. But the ad that I remember the best was the “Magnificent Marvelous Money Machine“. It was a..."

John Schmoll presents Is Investing in the Stock Market Really That Easy? posted at Frugal Rules, saying, "Many are overwhelmed when it comes to investing in the stock market. With a little homework and due diligence it can actually be simplified quite a bit and can lead to more efficient investing for long term needs like retirement."

Daniel presents Lending Club Returns at 11.22% in July 2013 posted at Sweating The Big Stuff, saying, "Halfway through the year, it's time to check in on my Lending Club performance. Using my smart investment strategy, things are looking pretty good!"

Dividends4Life presents 8 Dividend Stocks Raising Their Yield On Cost posted at Dividend Growth Stocks, saying, "There are income investors and Dividend Growth investors. While the distinction is rather simple, it slips past many casual observers. Income investors are investing for maximum current income, while dividend growth investors are looking to maximize income over an extended period of time — usually sacrificing current income for potential greater future earnings. Unlike fixed income investments, a growing dividend means a growing yield on cost..."

Bryan Chau presents How To Become A Successful Stock Jock posted at Success Pen Pal, saying, "stocks, investing, equities, shares, markets, research, success, business, screening, Warren Buffett, Jim Cramer, SuccessPenPal, etc."

Mike McFate presents Trend Trading Basics posted at StockGuruSite.comStockGuruSite.com, saying, "How to use market pullbacks to maximize your return"

Matt Becker presents How to Beat 80% of Investors With 1% of the Effort posted at Mom and Dad Money, saying, "What if I told you that you could spend about 30 minutes setting up an investment portfolio that would beat 80% of the investors out there without any additional work? Sound a little too good to be true? It's not. Let me explain."

Living Frugally

Cherry Liu presents 10 iPhone Apps You Can Use to Lead a Frugal Life posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, "Managing money often becomes a full-time task, and just doesn’t seem worth the pennies saved if it’s eating up every spare moment of your time. Thankfully, leading iPhone developers have created some great apps to help you reduce your spending."

Jeffrey James presents Inflation - What It Is And Why You Should Care posted at Life In Charge, saying, "What is inflation? What can you do about it? If you want a better handle on your finances, you've got to start with some financial education."


Evan presents The Detroit Bankruptcy Should Teach You that Nothing is Guaranteed with your Finances posted at My Journey to Millions, saying, "Detroit's recent bankruptcy should teach you something about risk and your personal finances and retirement. Real possibility of reduction in pension and trimming of bonds."


Rowan Wellington presents Your personal earnings, expenditures, and savings are the most important determinants of your family’s long-term financial wealth posted at THE SKILLED INVESTOR Blog, saying, "Short of receiving a substantial inheritance, marrying very “well,” or having unusually good luck in the lottery, all you have to rely upon in life is your personal human capital or your ability to earn, budget, and save."

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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