Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Wealth Builder Carnival #42

Welcome to the forty-second 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:


BIFS presents Craigslist - Garage Sale Leftovers posted at Budgeting In the Fun Stuff, saying, "Craigslist is a great medium to earn some extra cash."

misst presents Passive Income With a Pinball Machine posted at Prairie Eco-Thrifter, saying, "Do you realize that with a small initial investment, you could start your own passive income stream as soon as tomorrow?"

Insuring and Protecting

Mike Ross presents The $30,000 dog: How a biting pooch costs you posted at Insurance, saying, "The cost of dog bites is soaring in America. Insurance.com tells you why owners should be concerned."


Dividends4Life presents 8 Stocks Providing Positive Feedback With Higher Dividends posted at Dividend Growth Stocks, saying, "Dividend growth investing is not about exit points, momentum swings, relative strength, sector rotation; instead it is about studying fundamentals, selecting superior stocks and building a portfolio with a long-term horizon. When we buy a dividend stock, we hope to hold it forever."

Boomer presents Mutual Funds vs. ETF’s posted at Boomer & Echo, saying, "Both mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETF’s) are investments in which shareholders pool their money with the intent of investing in diversified portfolios of securities."

Maxim Kazawy presents Stocks that Pay High Dividends - June 2011 Edition posted at Best Dividend Stocks, saying, "Stocks that pay high dividends can be an effective way of building long term wealth by re-investing dividends to buy more shares of stock of the underlying companies. Investors should particularly invest in those stocks that are growing their dividends year over year"

MoneyCone presents 15 Stocks To Survive Another Lost Decade posted at Money Cone, saying, "The period from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2009, the country suffered one of the worst market downturns reeling from one crisis after another. During that period, both the NASDAQ and the Dow saw all-time highs and devastating lows. The S&P 500 returned negative 0.99%. Was it possible to stay invested during that period and still come out smiling? I decided to do a little experiment in stock picking."

Teacher Man presents Investing Series ? Compound Interest Magic posted at My University Money, saying, "We go over how compound interest works, and how you should start earlier rather than later in order to retire early and live happily ever after."

Dividends4Life presents 10 Dividend Growth Stocks With A Single Digit P/E posted at Dividend Growth Stocks, saying, "We all want to find the best value when we buy a stock. One of the oldest metrics used is the price earnings (P/E) ratio. It is calculated as the market value per share divided by earnings per share (EPS). A high P/E ratio infers that investors expect strong future earnings growth. Conversely, a low P/E suggests limited future growth."

Dan presents Pandora IPO Is Coming – RUN!!!! posted at ETF Base, saying, "The Pandora IPO bombed completely this past week. Here's what we can learn from these tech IPOs - there will be more."

Living Frugally

presents Investments VS. Mortgage Payments posted at The 2nd Wind, saying, "Ideas about debt reduction and if you should pay off mortgage faster or invest."


John Border presents Best Index Funds for IRA posted at Stock Market Basics, saying, "Investing for a good retirement life is a must and the best way to do that is to take your current income and use a part of it to invest. For those who do not want to be active investors in the stock market, index funds are the best way to invest and get returns similar to market returns."

Odysseas presents Roth IRA posted at Wallet Blog, saying, "In this article I explain the difference between a Roth IRA and a Traditional IRA, so you can more easily make a decision on how to invest. Choosing how you're going to save for retirement can seem overwhelming, especially when you don't understand the many options available to you."

Carlos Sera presents An Inflationary Tale posted at Financial Tales, saying, "This tale will be particularly important to those that are no longer working and must live off of their capital for the rest of their lives."


Kevin presents Three Reasons Why I Squirrel Away My Money posted at Invest It Wisely, saying, "Here are the three main reasons why I squirrel away my money"


My Journey presents What is the Difference Between Marginal and Effective Tax Rate? posted at My Journey to Millions, saying, "I am often surprised how many people don’t understand how the United States Income Tax system actually works, but on the surface it is a really simple system. However, when someone says, 'I don’t want to make more money than $X because my tax rate will go up' you can be assured that they don’t really understand The United States Federal Income Tax System."

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:

Evan @ My Journey to Millions said...

Thanks for including my post