Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Wealth Builder Carnival #156

Welcome to the one hundred fifty-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.

Insuring and Protecting

Matt Becker presents How to Know When You Need Life Insurance posted at Mom and Dad Money, saying, "Life insurance is one of those topics that nobody really likes to talk about because, well, who likes to talk about dying? It’s also one that gets a bad rap because of the poor behavior of a large number of salesmen who push it. The lack of conversation is unfortunate, as life insurance is one of the foundational pieces of a secure financial lifestyle."

Bryan presents Variable Universal Life Insurance Pros and Cons posted at MyLifeInsurance101, saying, "Learn about the pros and cons of variable universal life insurance? By comparing the flexible premiums, investment options, and tax advantages, you can determine if universal life insurance is the best type of coverage for your family."


Bryan Chau presents Investment Trends For 2014 - Secure Your Future posted at Success Pen Pal, saying, "investing, trends, future, opportunities, 2014, goals, lifestyle, profits."

Mark Hanna presents Dividend Champions List Review – December 2013 posted at Debt, Dividends, & Diversions, saying, "In this series we look at the December edition of the U.S. Dividend Champions sheet, compress down the data into a few simple metrics, and attempt to find the best valued dividend stocks based on a combination of yield, P/E, and dividend growth rate."

Bryan presents Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Early? posted at Gajizmo, saying, "With mortgage interest rates likely to begin increasing in 2014 and beyond, does it make sense to pay off your mortgage if you have a variable interest rate? What are the pros and cons of paying it off early? Check out our guide to analyze the factors and whether or not you should!"

Living Frugally

Theresa Torres presents Christmas Spending Without Guilt posted at CreditDonkey.com Tips, saying, "Don't want to make the same mistake as last year when it comes to Christmas spending? Then follow these tips so you won't enter the new year with lots of debt and an after-holiday guilt."

John Schmoll presents 6 Fun and Frugal Christmas Traditions to Start This Year posted at Frugal Rules, saying, "Christmas is just around the corner which means the opportunity to spend time with family and friends. There are many traditions you can start in order to celebrate the Holiday and still be frugal at the same time."

Debt BLAG presents The lessons I learned paying off all $35,000 of my credit card debt in 2013 posted at Debt BLAG, saying, "I paid off all $35,000 of my credit card debt in 2013; in this post, I outline the most important steps I took and the lessons I learned along the way."


Justin @ Root of Good presents 11 Tips to Finish the Year Strong posted at Root of Good, saying, "Don't make a huge financial mistake by ignoring these 11 things you have to do before 2013 comes to a close."

kurt@mymoneycounselor.com presents These Tax Breaks Ending! posted at Money Counselor, saying, "You've got until December 31st to take advantage one last time of these five tax breaks. They end when 2014 begins."

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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