Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Wealth Builder Carnival #101

Welcome to the one hundred 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 into seven categories: Earning, Insuring and Protecting, Investing, Living Frugally, Retiring, Saving and Taxes.

And now on to the Carnival.

Insuring and Protecting

John presents Ask the Experts: How Hurricanes Affect Our Wallets & the Economy posted at CardHub.com, saying, "We've seen the physical aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on the news. But, have really looked at the full financial impact the storm had. There are measures that can be taken to protect not only yourself, but your businesses and finances as well - Learn from the past."

harry campbell presents Comments on: Annual Enrollment Time: How Much Can a HSA Save You? posted at Your Personal Finance Pro - Personal Financial Advice for Young Professionals, saying, "Ok it’s annual enrollment time again for those of us in traditional workplaces and I’m here to tell you exactly how much a HSA can benefit you. Most large companies are starting to offer HSA’s to their employees for one main reason: it saves them a ton of money. Although employees generally pay a premium per paycheck for their health care, there is also a larger portion paid by your employer. To find out the exact portion, you’ll need to review your total compensation packet that should be available through your company, but I bet the results will surprise you."


Cerise presents Beijing Real Estate: A Buyer's Guide to Home Purchasing | Beijing Abode posted at The Beijing Apartment Blog, saying, "With a volatile domestic stock market and minuscule savings returns, the Chinese have turned to real estate as their primary investment vehicle, causing unprecedented growth in the property values of China - with no signs of abating. Here, find a guide on navigating the burgeoning and rapidly accelerating Beijing real estate market as an expatriate or overseas investor."

Dividends4Life presents This Stock Has Raised Its Dividend For An Astounding 56 Consecutive Years posted at Dividend Growth Stocks, saying, "56 years is a long time to do anything. In 1956 (56 years ago) a new car cost around $2,050. The U.S. population was 169 million and the world population was at 2.8 billion. What were you doing 56 years ago in 1956. Some of use weren't even born. However, one company notched its first dividend increase in what would become an eye-popping 56 year continuous string. Who is this company? It is..."

Joe Morgan presents Dollar Cost Averaging or Lump Sum Investment – Which is Better in an IRA? posted at Simple Debt-Free Finance, saying, "Dollar-Cost Averaging or Lump-sum investing - which is the best way to invest? A new study shows that many times, lump-sum investing wins in the end but you have to do it right. Here's how."

Michael presents Best HSA for Investing posted at FinancialRamblings.com, saying, "If you're looking for the best HSA for investing, I've done the hard work and narrowed the choices for you."

Living Frugally

John Schmoll presents Is Black Friday All it’s Cracked up to Be? posted at Frugal Rules, saying, "However, that is not necessarily the case anymore. Many retailers are starting their deals earlier and doing what they can to attract customers throughout the month. By being informed you can get better deals and stretch your budget further."

Charles presents Getting Ready for Pre-Approval posted at Wallet Hub, saying, "After the collapse of the housing bubble, getting a loan to buy a home became a lengthier process. No longer are lenders falling over themselves to get your business. Know what you should have to get pre-approval before you start shopping."

Odysseas presents Consumers are Being Scored on More than Just Their Credit posted at Wallet Blog, saying, "Banks, insurance companies, employers, retailers, marketing agencies, political candidates, and more are using predictive analytics to gain insights into people’s lives. You’re likely being rated on much more than your ability to manage credit these days, so it’s a good idea to know what’s going on."


Super Saver presents Designate Retirement Account Beneficiaries posted at My Wealth Builder, saying, "As an executor, I've learn the importance of having beneficiaries recorded for retirement accounts."

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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