Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Wealth Builder Carnival #17

Welcome to seventeenth 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, often by the author, and organized them into seven categories: Earning, Investing, Insuring and Protecting, Living Frugally, Retiring, Saving and Taxes.

And now onto the Carnival:

Insuring and Protecting

Protecting Your Wealth – Insure Against the Risk of Financial Disaster - "Insurance is an excellent way to protect against major negative events and the potential resulting financial disaster"


Higher Tax Rates And Performance Of Dividend Payers Versus Non Payers - "Tax rates in the U.S. are set to increase if Congress fails to act before year end. Higher taxes on dividends does not necessarily translate into the stocks of dividend payers underperforming the non payers. Allianz reviewed tax rates from 1972 to the present, identified nine distinct time 'regimes', and found dividend-paying stocks outperformed nondividend-paying stocks in all but one period: 1987 (see chart in article.)"

23 Dividend Stocks Paying More Cash - "When selecting income investments, the three most important questions to answer are : 1.) Is the investment increasing its dividend each year, 2.) Is the increase likely to continue into the future and 3.) Are you being compensated for the risk you are taking? When you answer yes to all three of the questions, you just might have found an excellent income investment."

The Dark Side of Real Estate Investing - "We often hear great success stories from successful real estate investors. However, we seldom hear from those individuals who failed as real estate investors and lost money as well. Real Estate investing can be a great way to create wealth, however, it can be a sure fire way to lose a lot of money fast! Find out some of the mistakes that differentiate the super successful investors from the not-so-lucky investors."

The Warren Buffetts Next Door - "Can you really beat the market simply by taking the time and effort to educate yourself on investing? A new book says you can -- and uses ten people who have done just that as support."

Discussing the investment case for Kinross Gold (K:TSX) with Bruce Campbell of Campbell & Lee Investment Management - "While many have argued that gold will continue to outperform going forward, there are equally as many who argue against an investment in gold , including the Oracle of Omaha. While there are valid points on either side of the argument it is you who has to judge on which side of the debate you fall. Having said that, if you happen to fall on the side that calls for an investment in gold, you’ll likely enjoy the following interview."

Choosing the Best CD for You - "A certificate of deposit can be a low risk part of any portfolio."

Living Frugally

10 Inexpensive Christmas Gifts Under $10 - "These inexpensive gifts would make great stocking stuffers."

How To Teach Your Kids To Budget - "How would you teach your kids how to budget? Do you think it's important?"


When Should You Start Receiving Social Security Benefits? - "Choosing to delay receiving Social Security Benefits can increase the amount you receive. These tips can help you maximize your Social Security Benefits."


Health Savings Account Contribution Limits & Benefits - "Here are some considerations you should take into account before setting up a Health Savings Account. Is this tax-advantaged account worth having?"


2010 Tax Brackets: What Is My Tax Bracket? - "Details about the current and historic U.S. federal income tax brackets."

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.

Technorati tags: , .

For more on Ideas You Can Use, check back every Tuesday for a new segment.

This is not financial, earning, insuring, investing, living, retiring, saving, tax, or wealth building advice. Please consult a professional advisor.

Copyright © 2010 Achievement Catalyst, LLC

1 comment:

David Templeton, CFA said...

Appreciate the posting of our article.