Tuesday, August 02, 2011

The Wealth Builder Carnival #45

Welcome to the forty-fifth 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:


Edward Webber presents How To Become A Self Employed DJ posted at Being Self Employed Feed Update, saying, "If you have a passion for music why not earn some extra money in your spare time by becoming a self employed DJ."

Insuring and Protecting

Darwin presents Is Cord Blood Worth It? How Parents Should Weigh Blood Banking Costs posted at Darwin's Money, saying, "New parents will inevitably be propositioned to have a company store umbilical cord blood from their child's delivery. Here's how to assess whether cord blood banking is worth it."


Joe Morgan presents How (and Why) I Added Gold to my IRA. posted at Simple Debt-Free Finance, saying, "Is it too late to buy gold? Is there a bubble at play? This blogger doesn't think so. He's added gold to his IRA and tells you why and how."

Dividends4Life presents 8 High-Yielding Dividend Aristocrats Not Afraid to Raise Their Dividends posted at Dividend Growth Stocks, saying, "Make no mistake, Dividend Aristocrats are the blue-blood of dividend growth stocks. When building your core portfolio, this list is where you want to start your evaluation. If you want dividend growth, these stocks have been there, and done that - for decades."

Boomer presents Should You Buy A Dividend ETF? posted at Boomer & Echo, saying, "Why spend all of that time researching individual dividend stocks when you can just buy a dividend ETF like CDZ or XDV?"

MikeAhi presents What's the Best Bond Index ETF - BND, AGG or LAG? posted at After Hours Investing, saying, "Fixed income investors often invest in bond index funds, and ETFs have certain tax advantages so they've become popular over the past decade. Here's a post that compares 3 big bond index ETFs on a variety of factors and helps determine the "best"."

Maxim Kazawy presents Highest Dividend Paying Stocks in Professional Services Industry in the S&P 500 posted at Highest Dividend Paying Stocks, saying, "In this article, we will go over 4 highest dividend paying companies in the S&P 500 that are related to providing professional services to other businesses, consumers & customers worldwide."

Living Frugally

Sara Lorre presents The Cheapest Property in the UK posted at How Much is Your Property Worth, saying, "If you are looking to reduce your expenses you could lots by moving to a cheaper part of the country. This article highlights some of the cheapest area of the UK."

David Leeman presents Living On One Income - How to Succeed as a One-Income Family posted at Financial Freedom Advantage, saying, "Is financial freedom possible for a family living on one income? Absolutely! Here are some great tips to help you thrive on a single income."

J.B. presents Should I Live Alone? Or Live With A Roommate? posted at My University Money, saying, "Moving out and into the city for school can be a great experience, one of things to consider is who you are going to live with."

Jon Elder presents Use These Tips to Save on Your Next Prescription posted at Free Money Wisdom, saying, "Don't pay full price for your next medicine prescription. Instead use these five tips to save a truckload on your next prescription!"


Carlos Sera presents A Distributive Tale | Financial Tales posted at Financial Tales, saying, "This tale examines the relationship between the inflation rate and the distribution rate. It is not meant to give you a complete understanding about what other factors should be taken into consideration when planning for the “Distribution” or “In-Retirement” phase of your life. It is just intended on teaching the relationship between these two factors."


Gen Y Capitalist presents Evolving Past Paying Yourself First and Taking Ownership of Your Life posted at Gen Y Capitalist, saying, "Why paying yourself first may be holding you back"


Richard Walker presents Your Tax Code and Your State Pension posted at Tax Codes, saying, "Learn how your tax code is affected by your pension and other benefits."

Mike Piper presents Types of Income Tax Deductions posted at The Oblivious Investor, saying, "Many taxpayers are unaware that some types of deductions are more valuable than others."

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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