Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Wealth Builder Carnival #29

Welcome to twenty-ninth 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:


"Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." Spike Milligan

Steve Faber presents Debt Free- Top 10 Part Time Evening Jobs - The New Way to Pay for Your Rising Mortgage and Gas Bills? posted at DebtBlog, saying, "To get ahead, you have to invest, and to do so, you need capital. If you're barely making it with your current job, here are some great ways to earn the extra investment income you need to finally take aim at financial security."

Job-Interview-Site.com presents What Career is Right For Me? Finding the Right Career Path posted at Job Interview Guide, saying, "A few years ago, there were very less options as to what would be the best career for a person. Also, the decision would be made more on a financial basis than on an interest’s basis. The reason behind this was that most careers were not financially viable."

Michael presents How to Be a Good Boss posted at Consumerism Commentary, saying, "The better boss you are, the happier your employees are and ultimately, the more successful your business becomes. We've got a few tips to get you started."

Insuring and Protecting

"Fun is like life insurance; the older you get, the more it costs." ~ Kin Hubbard

FMF presents One Insurance Not Worth the Money: Term Life Insurance posted at Free Money Finance, saying, "Term versus permanent insurance: which is better?"

Odysseas presents How to Save Money on Life Insurance posted at Wallet Blog, saying, "I think your readers will enjoy my submission because I explain how my husband and I were able to save money on our life insurance by doing a little bit of research."


"In this business if you're good, you're right six times out of ten. You're never going to be right nine times out of ten." ~ Peter Lynch

Hussein Sumar presents How to Analyze Mutual Fund Investment Risks posted at Best Mutual Funds, saying, "Before you head out to purchase mutual funds for your investment portfolio, you must analyze what your investment objectives are, the levels of risk you can take, your age, the # of years to your retirement, etc. Apart from these factors, you must also research the risks that an individual mutual fund contains if you put your money in to it."

Dividends4Life presents 20 CEO?s Showing Confidence With Increased Dividends posted at Dividends Value, saying, "A person’s character is determined by how they behave when no one else is looking and during difficult times. In much the same way, we can learn a lot about a company’s management when they face adversity. One metric I look at closely during a downturn is cash generation relative to earnings."

2 Cents presents Wake Up and Smell the Inflation posted at Balance Junkie, saying, "Some analysts are worried about rising inflation while others say it's just a sign that the economy is improving."

Silicon Valley Blogger presents How To Invest In Shares of Common Stock posted at The Digerati Life, saying, "A discussion on stock investing."

Ryan @ CML presents Build Wealth from Your Tax Refund posted at Cash Money Life, saying, "Your tax refund is a great opportunity to boost your investments and grow your wealth. These ideas can get you started."

Living Frugally

"I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart." ~ e e cummings

Wenchypoo presents Coupon Queen Gets Hit With Expired Food Products--If You Shop at Dominick's, Chances are You're EXPIRED posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket, saying, "Are you one of those "hyper-couponers"? You might want to pay closer attention to the expiration dates on the food you buy. All across America, grocery stores are selling goods that are as far outdated as 2-3 years ago, and if you're stockpiling them using discount maneuvers such as coupon-and-sale stacking, you might want to think twice because you're wasting HUGE amounts of money! Stockpiles of food you can't eat is akin to buying someone else's useless junk for pennies on the dollar. No matter how little you paid for it, you still can't eat it--where's the savings?"


"When I was young I used to think that money was the most important thing in life. Now that I am old, I know it is." ~ Oscar Wilde

Jim Yih presents What Does Retirement Really Mean? posted at Retire Happy Blog, saying, "Obviously, retirement means different things to different people. Retirees face more challenges than ever."


"There is a certain Buddhistic calm that comes from having....money in the bank." ~ Tom Robbins

Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog presents Automating Your Finances posted at The Canadian Finance Blog, saying, "Automating your finances makes sure that your money does what it is supposed to without any direction from you, reliving stress and freeing up time."


"A tax loophole is something that benefits the other guy. If it benefits you, it is tax reform.'' — Russell B. Long, U.S. Senator

Martin Kemp presents 3 Things Every Self Employed Person Should Know About Self Assessment posted at Being Self Employed, saying, "Our guide to three things every self employed person should know about submitting their self assessment tax return"

Steve Norman presents 5 Things That Affect Your Tax Code posted at Tax Codes, saying, "Our guide to the five most important factors that affect your tax code"

Steve presents When you are missing your W2 Statements 2009 Taxes posted at 2009 Taxes, saying, "When you do not receive your W2 statements by the end of January there are a number of steps you can take to still file your tax return."

Patrick LaRue presents The Changing Tax Laws And Who They Affect posted at 2010 Tax, saying, "Tax law changes have affected your pay checks this past year and could also affect your 2010 tax return."

Robert Moore presents Did You Know About These 2011 Tax Changes? 2011 Taxes posted at 2011 Taxes, saying, "At the end of 2010 the congress and President Obama passed several measures that will change your tax situation in 2011."

PT presents Making Sense of Education Tax Credits and Deductions posted at Prime Time Money, saying, "Trying to figure out how to maximize your tax savings on education expenses? PT Money provides a guide to the tax credits and deductions."

Madison DuPaix presents How Do You Handle Lending Club Taxes? posted at My Dollar Plan, saying, "If you invest with Lending Club, read this to find out how you should handle your taxes."

Tom Tessin presents How Much Does It Cost To Get Taxes Done? posted at Tom, saying, "Want to get your taxes done professionally? Find out what it is more than likely going to cost you."

Ryan @ MFN presents Federal Tax Refund Schedule posted at The Military Wallet, saying, "The IRS published a tax refund schedule based on when you sent in your taxes. This article explains when you might receive your tax refund."

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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