Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Wealth Builder Carnival #155

Welcome to the one hundred fifty-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.


Earning


Bryan presents 5 Reasons You Are Still Unemployed posted at Gajizmo, saying, "If you're still unemployed since the middle of the recession, there are definitely a few things you are doing wrong. Don't blame it on the weak economy or labor market - take accountability and read our guide to improving your chances of landing a job."

Mark Wang presents Which assets produce passive income? posted at The Money MailThe Money Mail, saying, "Proper asset allocation and identification is required to invest in passive income assets. If you have been trying to invest in passive income assets this article is a must read to help you identify the passive income producing assets."


Insuring and Protecting


Bryan presents Whole Life Insurance As An Investment posted at MyLifeInsurance101, saying, "The New Year is coming and you are likely considering how best to protect your financial dependents. You hear about term and whole life insurance, but which is better? Are you wondering if whole life insurance is a good investment? Read our guide to get insight into why whole life is a bad investment option and you should just buy term life and invest the difference."

Bryan presents How To Get The Best Car Insurance Rates posted at My Best Car Insurance 101, saying, "Car insurance is a necessary expense and all Americans are constantly looking for ways to lower their rates and improve their coverage. So what factors affect your auto insurance premiums? Check out this guide to getting the best car insurance rates through discounts via associations, defensive driving classes, low-mileage discounts, and more."


Investing


May presents Google as a Penny Stock Research Tool posted at Messy Money, saying, "Google can be a wonderful tool for researching potential penny stock investments. Penny stocks are small, unproven companies that tend to trade outside the major exchanges and at a low share price, usually under $5."

Matt Becker presents Should Young Investors Really Fear a Market Downturn? posted at Mom and Dad Money, saying, "For younger investors, the fear of market downturns really needs to be challenged. In fact, the biggest risk we face is not the big market downturns, but failing to participate in the big market rallies."


Living Frugally


John Schmoll presents Two Great Days to Shop Online During the Holidays posted at Frugal Rules, saying, "Retailers like to make us believe that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the best days to get deals for our Christmas shopping. However, that is not always the truth as there are two days that are generally better days for you to do your shopping and allow you to keep more money in your pocket and less money for the retailer."

Six Figures Under presents 6 Ways to Get Kids' Clothes for Free or Cheap posted at Six Figures Under, saying, "You could spend a small fortune outfitting your little ones in cute apparel. Here are 6 secrets to getting great kids clothes cheap, or even free!"


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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