Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Wealth Builder Carnival #139

Welcome to the one hundred thirty-ninth 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.


Gary presents Summer Jobs For Teachers posted at Gajizmo, saying, "Although teachers get summers off, that shouldn't stop them from earning a second income or exploring other opportunities. Here are a few of the best summer jobs for teachers to take advantage of, including freelance work, starting their own blogs or businesses, teaching abroad, etc."

Insuring and Protecting

Gary presents Life Insurance Definition posted at MyLifeInsuranceQuotes123.com, saying, "What is life insurance? Have you ever read an in-depth, comprehensive definition explaining its purpose, the parts of a life policy, whether you need coverage, and the types available? Check out this life insurance guide to learn the basics and whether you may be in a stage of life where you need to purchase protection."


Top Dividend Stocks presents 5 Tricks to Successful Dividend Investing posted at Top Dividend Stocks, saying, "In a world of volatile stock markets, you cannot rely on capital growth as your primary means of building wealth. Instead, focus on generating dividends from your stocks, and reinvesting those dividends back in to your holdings for compounding growth. Even a conservative strategy like this has gone through hoops, especially with 804 dividend payment cuts made in 2009 (according to the S&P 500). This massive cut cost investors a whopping $58 billion in lost cash dividends."

John Schmoll presents Investing in Stocks: Are You a Trader or Investor? Plus a Giveaway! posted at Frugal Rules, saying, "There are various strategies investors can implement in the stock market yet many do not stop to think which is best for them. This lack of preparation can significantly undermine their investing efforts and hinder their attempts to grow wealth."

Todd presents Bid and Ask | Understand These Terms Before Trading Stocks posted at All Things Finance, saying, "An uneducated investor may get lucky a few times, making profitable trades without knowing what these terms mean. Eventually though, this person will get burned and their luck will run out. As an investor, you MUST know what the bid and ask are and how a trade is executed. This could mean the difference between a great trade and a horrible one. If anything else, it will save you a call to your broker asking why your trade has not gone through."

Matthew presents What is a Trailing Stop? posted at Investing Five Daily, saying, "An introduction to the use of a trailing stop as a part of a buy and hold investing strategy."

Living Frugally

Matt Becker presents The Mythical $12,000 Baby posted at Mom and Dad Money, saying, "The reports out there say it costs $12,000 in the first year of raising a child. When making your own decisions, it’s important to remember that that number is just an average. It doesn’t reflect your personal situation or your ability to make different choices. Let’s look at some of the ways you can be different."

Todd presents How Much To Spend On An Engagement Ring posted at Fearless Men, saying, "There’s too many opinions on how much to spend on an engagement ring. The only opinion that really matters is your lady's. The problem is, you may feel like a chump for straight up asking her how much you should spend. And you don’t want to ask her friends that question either. So here's the scoop on How Much to Spend on an Engagement Ring."


Bill Smith presents New Tax Relief For Education posted at 2010 Tax, saying, "The Lifetime Learning Credit 2010 gives a tax credit of up to $2,000 dollars for types of higher learning."

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:

Matthew said...

Thanks for the link and for hosting this week. Lots of great articles.