Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Wealth Builder Carnival #11

Welcome to eleventh 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, I have listed the posts with summaries, excerpts or author comments and organized them into seven categories: Earning, Investing, Insuring and Protecting, Living Frugally, Retiring, Saving and Taxes.

And now onto the Carnival:


Starting an Online Business – Part 3 -"In the last of my three part series on starting an online business I go through my listings, sales, and next steps."

The Innovator in Each of Us - "Every one of us has exactly what it takes to be an innovator. A thought leader. A change maker. I realized that the heart and soul of innovation was simply this: being able to create an emotional experience that moves others forward."

Insuring and Protecting

How Much Life Insurance Do You Really Need? -"Here are some factors that influence how much life insurance your family would require to get by without you."

Does your home insurance policy cover that? - "See what a standard home insurance policy covers and what it doesn't."


A Tale of Recovery - "Today I release 'A Tale of Recovery' I think it should be required reading in every introductory investment class. It is a simple read but illustrates an important concept. It illustrates that a percentage loss hurts more than the equivalent percentage gain. It also introduces the concept of investing as a continuous process. We invest throughout our lives and so every day we start from the same point; all our money is invested."

How to Short Treasuries: With Yields this Low, Trade of the Century? - "The latest bubble appears to be forming - Bonds. With Treasury bonds at record lows, it's worth checking out the various ways you can short Treasuries to profit from the pending collapse."

Asset Allocation In A Rising Interest Rate Environment With Gaetan Ruest of Investors Group -"Interest rates that are set by a country’s central bank have a large impact on the capital markets. Did you know that fixed-income investments such as bonds, that many use for capital preservation and to save for the future exhibit an inverse relationship to prevailing interest rates."

9 Dividend Stocks Enriching Their Shareholders -"In one form or another, I get the this question, 'What do you think of the market? Where’s it headed?' Normally, I politely respond as expected, but occasionally I will startle the person with a reply like, 'I don’t know. For me it really doesn’t matter much.' My investing goals are not defined by movements in the market."

Defining Current Yield Criteria for Dividend Paying Stocks - "The dividend yield is one of the most commonly used financial ratios by income investors today. While not perfect, understanding a company’s current yield can help give insight into what type of return on investment you may expect to receive."

Investors still love divided government. A lot. -"In the short term, if investors believe that divided government is good for markets, that expectation can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. This may be what we are seeing now in anticipation of the November election results. Apparently the investor class really believes that divided government is good for the market and that the GOP will take the majority in at least one house of congress."

Living Frugally

20 Things You Can Do With Old T-Shirts - "Reusing t-shirts will help you save money and reduce your household waste, while giving your high school tees a second life."

Be Radical--Be Rich - Here's a list of ten ways.

Four Quick Ways to Build A Strong Credit Rating! - "A lot has been written about credit rating and how we can go about improving it. There are companies offering professional services to help us earn better credit scores. But with a little contemplation we'll see that we don't need to spend our hard earned dollars on professional help for building a strong credit rating. It's simple, DIY (Do It Yourself) and boils down to the following four steps ..."

Boost your earnings by saving - "Why I believe saving money is more important than earning it (Sometimes!)"

How To Book Cheap Flights & Air Travel Deals - "If you know how to find good deals, you can travel more often, stay longer at your destination, or actually take that distant trip you’ve been pining for."


Using Annuities to Reduce Risk - "If used properly, a fixed annuity can reduce a great deal of the uncertainty that's normally involved in retirement planning."

Will Roth IRA Contribution Limits Change in 2011? - "A funny thing is set to happen in 2011. Adjustments for inflation kick in."

Retire Rich ? Let Everyone Else Work - "With a few steps, retirement glory days can be had by someone as simple as myself."

Retiree Financial Lessons from the Recession - "Although I wish this recession had not happened, I am glad that it happened early in our retirement, while we were better able to meet the financial challenges. Also, we learned the following lessons, which I'm sure will continue to help us through out our remaining retirement years."


How Much Does It Take To Get To $1,000,000? - "What if you heard that you could reach a million dollar portfolio for under $300 a month? That sounds reasonable, right?"


How to Save on Taxes This Year - "With the 4th quarter here, it is time for a reminder on some tax saving strategies, some of which will expire this year. Read on to find out how to maximize savings before the end of the year."

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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John @ Passive Family Income said...

I appreciate you including my article about current yield in the carnival.

Anonymous said...

Hey--got any news about 401k plans? I remember last year they said the max contribution was supposed to go down from $16.5k to $16k, then it didn't. Any news for 2011?

FIRE Finance said...

Thanks for hosting the carnival and including our post. Best wishes ahead :).

FIRE Finance