Tuesday, December 04, 2012

The Wealth Builder Carnival #103

Welcome to the one hundred third 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.


Theresa Torres presents 6 Useful Financial Tips for the Newly Self-Employed posted at Under30CEO, saying, "You may need to make some adjustments from being a salaried professional to being self-employed when it comes to your finances. Here are some tips to help you make the transition as smooth as possible."

harry campbell presents Employee Benefits: Do You Have the Option to Purchase Additional Vacation Days posted at Your Personal Finance Pro - Personal Financial Advice for Young Professionals, saying, "A lot of people are talking about employee benefits right now. They are deciding which medical plan to choose(the answer should be HSA!), reviewing their investment choices and maybe even increasing their 401k contribution. But I’m here to talk about a different type of benefit today: vacation days. You might not think of purchasing vacation as a benefit since it’s akin to taking unpaid time off. But there are some financial and even mental/spiritual benefits to purchasing extra vacation that you may not be aware of."

Insuring and Protecting

John presents Are Banks Making You Sign Away Your Rights? posted at Wallet Blog, saying, "Big banks include mandatory arbitration clauses in checking account agreements and the statistics speak for themselves. It’s obvious that making consumers sign away their rights is a costly and legally-dubious practice toward consumers."


Dividends4Life presents This Company Delivers Dividend Increases, Not Bad Emails posted at Dividend Growth Stocks, saying, "Today, George's little company has over 19,000 employees and annual sales of over $7.8 billion. The company has a presence in the international marketplace through joint ventures and placement of personnel in strategic foreign locations such as Australia, Canada, China, Japan and the Philippines. In addition it has a minority positions in companies in Mexico and the Philippines. What company is this? It is..."

John Schmoll presents 5 Frugal Ways to Start Investing Now posted at Frugal Rules, saying, "Investing in the stock market can be intimidating for many, but it does not have to be. With a little education and setting a plan you can invest in the stock market and not have to spend lots of money doing it."

Living Frugally

Super Saver presents 9-1/2 Years and 70,000 Miles posted at My Wealth Builder, saying, "Even though we can afford to buy a new vehicle, I plan to drive my current truck for another five years."

Lance presents 10 Ways to Save for a Down Payment on a House posted at The House Mouse, saying, "So how can you save for a down payment for a new home? Saving up for a down payment on a house can be one of the most challenging parts of home buying. It takes many people years to save enough cash to afford the home they want."


Bill Smith presents Eco Products That Are Tax Deductible posted at 2010Taxes, saying, "There are plenty of things that can help you save money if you go green. In 2011 you could write off home energy efficiency improvements."

David de Souza presents Where Does Your Tax Go? posted at TaxFix Feed Update, saying, "If you have ever wondered where you tax goes this post highlights how your taxable income is spent by the government."

James Powell presents What The Child Benefit Changes Mean To You posted at Tax Credits, saying, "Child Benefit is changing. This blog posts highlights what the Child Benefit Changes Mean To You."

Bill Smith presents IRS Tax Relief Programs posted at 2012 Tax - Free Tax Filing Options, saying, "The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has several programs that offer tax relief for persons who have outstanding back taxes."

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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