Tuesday, June 07, 2011

The Wealth Builder Carnival #41

Welcome to the forty-first 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, Insuring and Protecting, Investing, Living Frugally, Retiring, Saving and Taxes.

And now onto the Carnival:


Tarik presents Get your guts together and start your 1st part-time business now posted at Success starts today, saying, "If you are an employee and have been thinking of improving your life or aiming for independence, then this article is for you. Starting a business for the first time can be scary. Read along to learn the three ingredients that will help you in starting a business from scratch and how to use them through the early phases of growth."

BIFS presents How to Develop Passive Income posted at Budgeting In the Fun Stuff, saying, "Passive income is your most stable and dependable income in or out of retirement."

JBY presents What is Affiliate Marketing and Should You Try it? posted at Blogging Your Passion, saying, "A look at what affiliate marketing is and whether or not it may be a way to generate a side income..."

Usefulman presents How to be a Warren Buffett (Part I) posted at Usefulman.com, saying, "This is the first in a multi-part blog (II and III are up), starting with an unusual viewpoint, eventually entering into technical details in later posts. Thank you."

Mike presents How profitable is your business, or return on invested capital posted at Planned Freedom, saying, "Return on Invested Capital quantifies how well a company generates cash flow relative to the capital it has invested in its business. Learn how to calculate it relatively quickly."

Insuring and Protecting

Joe Morgan presents Notice of Mortgage Protection Insurance, a Scam. posted at Simple Debt-Free Finance, saying, "Mortgage Protection Insurance is sometimes marketed in a way that makes it look like a mortgage scam. But even the legitimate offers are often not worth the money. Here's why."

My Personal Finance Journey - Personal Finance and Investing Tips presents Home Insurance For First-Time Buyers posted at My Money Blog - Personal Finance and Investing, saying, "Insurance is a crucial thing to get when you are buying and investing in a home for the first time. This post lists several important considerations to enable you to have the best insurance shopping experience possible."

Boomer presents Interview With George Small, Co-Founder Of Kanetix Ltd. posted at Boomer & Echo, saying, "I had the pleasure of speaking with George Small, co-founder of Kanetix, about how consumers can save money on their auto insurance."


Mike presents How to minimize your investment expenses posted at Planned Freedom, saying, "If you are not careful, your investment expenses can take a bite out of your returns. Here's how to minimize your investment expenses..."

Teacher Man presents Investing Basics – RRSPs, TFSAs and RESPs posted at My University Money, saying, "A basic overview for different investments young adults can make. Included are advantages and disadvantages for each."

Dividends4Life presents D4L-Data: 10 Highest Yielding Dividend Stocks posted at Dividend Growth Stocks, saying, "Information is powerful, but its sheer volume can be overwhelming. Screens and filters allow us to condense vast amounts of data into the targeted information we are looking for. It seems that yield is always on the mind of income investors, so I decided to screen first on yield and present the 10 highest yielding stocks in my database:"

Maxim Kazawy presents 5 Best Dividend Paying Mutual Funds with High Income posted at Best Dividend Mutual Funds, saying, "Dividends provide an instant cash flow return on your investment and also act as a downside protector in bear markets. Also, the US stock markets have lost 2% annualized over the last 10 years. If you were invested in dividend paying mutual funds during this time, you would probably have made 5% compounded annual gains. In this article, we will go over 10 best mutual funds that pay dividends."

Living Frugally

Jessica Bosari presents Is Extreme Couponing Just another Form of Hoarding?   posted at Billeater, saying, "Are you going too far with your couponing?"

Tim Fraticelli presents Negotiating Anything posted at Faith and Finance, saying, "Negotiating doesn't have to be scary. These tips will help you in almost any negotiation - from salary, to car purchases and garage sales. Negotiation is a skill that can be improved IF you practice."

The Amateur Financier presents Frugal Friday – Medicine posted at The Amateur Financier, saying, "A guide to getting the medicine you need for the least amount of money possible."

Nathan Richardson presents What is a Good Credit Score: 2011 Range, Credit Score Scale & Chart posted at Deals & Tips, saying, "Saving thousands, maybe tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in your lifetime by obtaining an excellent credit score. Learn what one is and how you can get one today."

Jennifer Martin presents 5 Tips to Negotiating to Buy a House posted at The Negotiation Board, saying, "Take advantage of this extreme home buyer's market and learn how to expertly negotiate the purchase of your next home with these five strategic tips."




Zach Lloyd presents “Productive Labour”: What Adam Smith Can Teach Us All About Building Wealth posted at MD, JD So What?!, saying, "Earning alone will never build wealth. The key to acquiring wealth is our abilty to convert earnings into income-earning assets through proper saving and investing. And that process is "productive labour.""

Barb Friedberg presents 3 TIPS TO GET RICHER AND THINNER posted at Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance, saying, "Get 3 basic strategies for spending, investing, and life to up wealth and lower weight."



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