Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Wealth Builder Carnival #24

Welcome to twenty-fourth 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 them into seven categories: Earning, Investing, Insuring and Protecting, Living Frugally, Retiring, Saving and Taxes.

And now onto the Carnival:


“If you don't want to work you have to work to earn enough money so that you won't have to work.” Ogden Nash

BWL presents Job Interview Preparation: Tips & Advice From An Interviewer posted at Christian Personal Finance, saying, "These are some important dos and don'ts when it comes to job interviewing..."

PT presents Ten Best Cities for Job Opportunities posted at Prime Time Money, saying, "Unemployed? Move to where the jobs are."

Job-Interview-Site.com presents How to Resign From a Job & Reasons for Job Resignation posted at Job Interview Guide, saying, "The article discusses the job resignation etiquette and the main reason for resigning a job.
How to consider all the options before announcing the job resignation and how to resign gracefully and tactfully."

Insuring and Protecting

"I don’t want to tell you how much insurance I carry with the Prudential, but all I can say is: when I go, they go too." ~ Jack Benny

Marvin Grossman presents Car Insurance Comparison: Most and Least Expensive 2011 Vehicles to Insure posted at Car Insurance Articles, saying, "Want to save money on car insurance rates? We surveyed the insurance costs of more than 2,000 new models."


"Investing is laying out money today to receive more money tomorrow." ~ Warren Buffett

Dividends4Life presents 2 Dividend Stocks Building Future Yield and 10 Going Ex-Dividend in January posted at Dividends Value, saying, "Driven by computers that cost more than the average person will earn in their lifetime the investment markets move at light speed. To keep pace hedge funds, mutual funds, institutional investors and multi-billion dollar money managers spend large sums of money on high-tech tools to give them an edge. So, what chance does a small individual investor have?"

Mike Piper presents Stocks or Mutual Funds: Which Should I Buy? posted at The Oblivious Investor, saying, "Which is a better way to invest: Buying individual stocks or investing via mutual funds?"

Dan presents Finally, The Facebook and Twitter Fund is Here – Secondary Market CEF posted at ETF Base, saying, "Finally, regular retail investors can invest in Facebook, Twitter and other private tech companies that have historically only been open to "accredited investors" (meaning millionaires). It's all possible due to this new closed end fund (CEF)."

Michael Pruser presents Six Great Ways To Introduce Kids to Stock Investing posted at The Dough Roller, saying, "It’s never too early to teach kids about money and specifically, stock investing."

2 Cents presents Book Review: Super Sectors posted at Balance Junkie, saying, "John Nyaradi's Super Sectors offers diverse information on sector rotation, simple trading techniques, and 5 sectors that could outperform in the coming decade."

Silicon Valley Blogger presents How To Perform Stock Market Research posted at The Digerati Life, saying, "Some tips on how to do research for your stock investments."

Aussie Investor presents Highest Dividend Paying Stocks In The ASX100 posted at Australian Investing, saying, "It might surprise you to learn that over the long term dividends make up a large part of a share portfolio's returns. And for retirees, dividends are the life blood of their investment portfolio. While growth in the value of the portfolio is important in order to keep pace with inflation, it is the steady stream of dividends which pays the bills. So which stocks have the best yield?"

Living Frugally

"I have learnt to seek my happiness in limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them." ~ John Stuart Mill

MoneyNing presents 20 Frugal Family Winter Activities posted at Money Ning, saying, "What do you do in the winter that's frugal and fun?"

Boomer presents Why I Cancelled My Gym Membership posted at Boomer & Echo, saying, "I thought I was stuck with this monthly fee until the contract expired, or else I would be faced with a huge penalty for cancelling our gym membership."

Michael presents Should You and Your Spouse Combine Money? posted at Consumerism Commentary, saying, "Be prepared to get stares from your spouse if you continue to keep your money a secret from each other."

Save Few Bucks presents 10 Tips to Get Cheap Cruise Tickets posted at Save Few Bucks, saying, "Here are 10 tips to get cheap cruise tickets. These money saving tips help you get discounts on cruise tickets, and get cheap cruise trips."

freefrombroke presents Free Online Checking Accounts posted at Free From Broke, saying, "With the fees that traditional banks have been adding to checking accounts lately, we need an alternative. Check out some free online checking accounts and the benefits they provide."


"Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to" ~ Harry Emerson Fosdick


"If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting." - Benjamin Franklin

Super Saver presents First Bank Deposit posted at My Wealth Builder, saying, "Our five year old daughter asked to make her first bank deposit from a bag of coins that she had been saving"


"America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation." ~Laurence J. Peter

Khaleef @ KNS Financial presents Why The IRS Is Forcing Many Taxpayers To Wait Before Filing - Find Out If You're One Of Them! posted at Faithful With A Few, saying, "The Income Tax Filing Delay will affect at least 50 million taxpayers! Find out if you are subject to this income tax filing delay and what you can do about it!"

Madison DuPaix presents Will You Be Subject to the IRS Tax Filing Delay? posted at My Dollar Plan, saying, "Find out if you'll be affected by this year's tax filing delay."

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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1 comment:

Balance Junkie said...

Thanks for including my book review today. I love the quotes!