Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The Wealth Builder Carnival #13

Welcome to thirteenth 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 brief summaries by the authors and organized them into seven categories: Earning, Investing, Insuring and Protecting, Living Frugally, Retiring, Saving and Taxes.

And now onto the Carnival:


Generalists, Specialists, and Purple Squirrels - "The debate is over: employees that do a lot of little things well trump specialists. Better start learning new tricks or else..."

Living Like a Millionaire on Pennies a Day - "It isn’t the money, the job, or one’s personal situation that keeps people from living a more exciting life. It’s the fear of making a change."

How to Become Wealthy - "There are three keys to becoming wealthy: growing your income, saving as much as possible, and getting a good return on your investments. This posts tells how you can use these three to become rich over time."

Work From Home Jobs: How To Find Legitimate Opportunities - "Some thoughts and ideas for getting that 2nd income through work at home jobs."

Insuring and Protecting

Direct Deposit to Bank Account - Handle With Care! - "First of all let's try this pop quiz: Can anyone take out money from your bank account without your permission? You must be thinking ""How on earth can that can be?"" The next thought might be ""Are these folks crazy?"" Ahh...m, please read on to find out the truth!""


Buying Stocks After the Mid-Term Elections - "I've decided hold off making any large equity purchases until after the November 2, 2010 midterm elections."

19 Dividend Stocks Heating Up Their Yields - "Dividends from a quality, well-diversified portfolio are much more predictable than capital gains and best of all, they are passive. You don’t have to do anything, they just show up in your brokerage account each quarter. Inflation? Not to worry, the good companies routinely raise their dividends well in excess of the inflation rate."

Low-Risk Investment Planning - "Instead of setting expensive goals and using high-risk investments to attempt to meet them, what if we started with low-risk investments and set goals based on modest returns?"

Investing In Nostalgia: 5 To Know With Making Money from the Memories of Your Youth - "Do you have any toys or collections that you can dust off from your childhood? They could be worth quite a bit of money!"

What does Dividend Yield Mean and How do I Calculate it? - "There are plenty of financial ratios that can be used by investors to help determine the value of a stock. Sometimes these calculations can tell us when it is time to buy a stock, while other times they signal it is time to sell a position."

Discussing the outlook for Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) with Howard J. Atkinson, President of Horizons ETFs - "Discussing the outlook for Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) with Howard J. Atkinson, President of Horizons ETFs"

Here’s Why You Can’t Invest in a Hedge Fund - "Want to invest in a hedge fund? Many people would love to, but here are the barriers holding most of us back - and maybe that's a good thing when you read why."

Living Frugally

Changes to FSA Plans - "In general, a flexible spending account allows one to contribute deposit pre-tax dollars into the account to pay for medical expenses, or to pay for dependent care. The ability to use pre-tax money to pay for expenses is a good benefit that can save you money."

8 new cars you can buy (and own) without going broke - "When deciding which car to buy, it helps to know which new cars are likely to cost less over the course of five years. Here's how."

In Barter Nation, Old Forms of Commerce Are New Again -"Instead of buying, for example, consumers are engaging in new and increasingly sophisticated renting and borrowing systems."

Best Financial Software to Track Your Expenses -"Never lose sight of your expenses, track your expenses today with the Best Financial Software."


SIMPLE IRA – Rules, Contribution Limits, & Benefits - "The SIMPLE IRA is a retirement plan for small companies. Let's take a look at how it works, its rules, contribution limits, benefits, and more."

401k Advice – Stop Passing Up Free Money! - "Many people struggle with retirement planning, often paying thousands of dollars in fees in order to get sound advice. However, a recent study has shown that many of these people are neglecting the easiest way to get free money for their retirement."


Should You Enroll in Biweekly Mortgage Payments? - "Bi-weekly mortgage payments can save a lot of money on interest payments and reduce the amount of time it takes to repay your mortgage, but it isn't without its risks."


Charitable Donations and your Taxes - "It’s that time of year again, the time of year where we all get ready for the holidays. Charitable giving is at its highest prior to the holiday season, our generosity kind of overflows to everyone that we can give to at times. Now, I bet you’ve heard you can write off some of your donations on your taxes. It’s true! But there..."

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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pfstock said...

Thanks for including my post about Flexible Savings Accounts. I see that you are no longer including the Technorati rankings. (I never signed up for Technorati anyway.)

I wanted to offer a suggestion since you now have a page dedicated to The Wealth Builder Carnival, maybe you could include links to each individual Carnival by publication date. It could serve as a quick reference to all of The Wealth Builder Carnivals.

KNS Financial said...

Thanks for including my article about 401 (k)s!