Carnival of Wealth #30 – Value Investing Premium Edition

Welcome to the March 20, 2011 edition of Carnival of Wealth.

Value Stock Guide is proudly hosting this carnival for the 2nd time and we appreciate your support.

I have two news to announce today:

  1. Value Stock Guide will be hosting the new Carnival of Value Investing starting next week, every week. As the name suggests, this carnival will have a laser focus on value investing and related topics. If you write an investing blog or a personal finance blog that talks about value investing, stock ideas, interviews, etc, this is the Carnival you should participate in. To start submitting, just go to our blog carnival page
  2. It is official! I am opening the doors to the Value Stock Guide Premium Access on Monday, Mar 28. This is one week from now. It is only one week, but there is still time to Pre-Register for a chance to get a Free Lifetime Membership! (pre-registration is closed)

With these exciting news, I bet you can’t wait to take a look at this week’s selection!


Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog presents Earn More By Upgrading Your Resume posted at The Canadian Finance Blog, saying, “Upgrade your resume. Yes, by upgrading your resume, you have the opportunity to improve your career and increase your income in a number of ways.”


PT presents The 10 Best Home-Based Businesses posted at Prime Time Money, saying, “A list of the best business categories to start from home.”

Control your Cash presents How Customer Service Doesn’t Work | Control Your Cash: Making Money Make Sense posted at Control Your Cash, saying, “What do your company’s policies say about you?”

BWL presents 10 Free Resources for Online Business Owners or Freelancers posted at Christian Personal Finance, saying, “The following 10 items are some of my favorite FREE tools that I use as an online writer and blogger…”

Erin Pavlina presents Freedom: The biggest benefit to running your own business posted at Erin Pavlina – Spiritual Wisdom for Conscious People, saying, “In my previous article, The Realities of Running Your Own Business: Do you have what it takes?, I painted a picture designed to show you that it’s not all roses when you run your own business. I got a lot of great feedback from business owners who liked the article because it showed that the…”

Estate Planning

Mike Ross presents Which MLB Players Scored the Best Deals in Their New Housing Market? posted at HSH, saying, “We crunched the numbers to see how 9 Major League Baseball players will fare with housing costs and mortgage rates in their new cities.”

Consumer Boomer presents Risks In Buying Gold posted at Consumer Boomer, saying, “Here is a look at why people like to invest in gold along with what you need to consider and watch out for if you do decide to invest in it.”


Ken presents Types of Retirement Plans: Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) posted at Spruce Up Your Finances, saying, “understanding the two type of individual retirement plans: Roth IRA and the Traditional IRA”

Ryan @ CML presents What Investment Losses Are Covered by the SIPC? posted at Cash Money Life, saying, “The SIPC guarantees investments if your brokerage firm goes bankrupt. It isn’t the same as the FDIC, but it has some similarities.”

Mike Piper presents Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k) posted at The Oblivious Investor, saying, “Conventional wisdom says that the “Roth vs traditional” question comes down to tax brackets. Is that true?”

Jessica Bosari presents How to Fix the Economy: It Starts With You | posted at Billeater, saying, “Supporting small business may be the best way to help America recover.”

My Journey presents Updating My Value Dividend Portfolio posted at My Journey to Millions, saying, “I have selected companies for my Dividend Portfolio chosen from S&P Dividend Aristocrats Index that meet my own personal set of carefully researched criteria. This post explains the criteria and how the stocks are faring.”

FMF presents Index Funds: Not All Equal posted at Free Money Finance, saying, “One index fund is not the same as another. And picking the right one can make a BIG difference in your total return.”

Graham Alice presents 100 Niche Deal Sites Every College Student Should Know posted at Online Colleges and Universities.

Craig Ford presents Mutual Fund Investing Vs. Index Fund Investing posted at Money Help For Christians, saying, “An easy to understand analysis on the benefits of mutual fund and index fund investing.”

The Wise Squirrel presents Are Target-Date Funds a Good Choice? posted at Squirrelers, saying, “Target date funds can be a good choice for some investors, but may not work for others. This article takes a look at the pros/cons of these funds.”

N.W. Journey presents An Easy to Understand Introduction to Municipal Bonds posted at Networth Journey, saying, “A simple introduction to municipal bonds.”

Glen Craig presents What is Income Investing? posted at Free From Broke, saying, “Have you ever wondered what is meant by “income investing?” Find out what it is and how it can work for you.”


Jim Yih presents Advice for Boomers who are not ready for retirement posted at Retire Happy Blog, saying, “Many boomers are also hit by the debt crunch. Debt has become such a big part of our society and is one of the big reasons why people have not saved enough money for retirement. The debt statistics are scary.”

Madison DuPaix presents Vacation Home Shopping Trip posted at My Dollar Plan, saying, “Interesting thoughts on a vacation home…”

Stowe Family Law presents What happens to pension sharing if a couple divorces overseas? posted at Marilyn Stowe Family Law and Divorce Blog, saying, “This post focuses upon pension sharing, couples with overseas links, three recent Court of Appeal judgements and Part III of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984. It has been written for the law students who read this blog. I hope, however, that general readers who have an interest in this subject and are not averse to an analysis of case law may also find it useful.”

DebB presents Direct Sales Consultants Must Smile posted at Direct Sales / MLM Cash Flow, saying, “A smile is one of the best sales techniques you could ever incorporate into your business.”

Personal Finance

Sustainable PF presents How to Sell Your House Quickly | Sustainable Personal Finance posted at Sustainable Personal Finance, saying, “Selling you house quickly is the goal of any homeowner trying to sell their home. We discuss tips and strategies to ensure success in this article.”

Tim Chen presents Get Up To 100,000 Miles with Capital One Venture’s “Match My Miles” posted at NerdWallet Blog – Credit Card Watch, saying, “Capital One (along with Alec Baldwin, for some reason) is offering up to 100,000 bonus miles for new Venture Rewards Card applicants, by matching your previously-accumulated credit card rewards from another airline credit card.”

Outlaw presents How Much is Renters Insurance posted at Outlaw Finance, saying, “Think you can’t afford renters insurance? Think again. It’s really cheap and easy to get.”

Charles Tran presents How Will a Gas Reward Credit Card Save You Money posted at Tips, saying, “Save money on gas without compromising your lifestyle or driving behavior.”

Susan Howe presents Why won’t Californians buy earthquake insurance? posted at Insure, saying, “If you think Californians’ reluctance to buy earthquake insurance is just about high deductibles and premiums, think again.”

Rosa Wilson presents 10 Ways to Lower Your Water Bill posted at Change of Address.

Jeff Rose, CFP presents Overcoming Financial Inertia posted at Jeff Rose, saying, “If you are looking to overcome financial inertia, here are some things you can try to get yourself out of your rut.”

Dr. Dean presents Money Success | The Millionaire Nurse Blog posted at Dr. Dean’s Blog, saying, “Money success is achieved by taking things one step at a time and slowly working towards your goal. No one gets there in a day!”

Pinyo presents Is Using a Debt Snowball a Good Idea? posted at Moolanomy, saying, “Which is the right strategy for you — paying off highest interest debt first vs. lowest balance debt first?”

Neal Frankle presents 7 Proven Credit Builders posted at Wealth Pilgrim: Money Management Advice, Financial Stress Management, Addiction Recovery Plan & Resources, saying, “Are you looking for concrete steps to build your credit? Are you trying to teach kids your kids about money and credit?”

Odysseas presents Bank of America’s Membership Fees Break Law’s Intent, Follow Treacherous Industry Trend posted at Wallet Blog, saying, “Even one year after the CARD Act became law, banks – including Bank of America – are still trying to find ways around the new regulations. Unfortunately, the Fed will just have to continue closing loopholes until the industry can learn to police itself”


The Military Wallet presents What To Do with Your Tax Refund posted at The Military Wallet, saying, “Solid financial tips for what to do with your tax refund if you have one coming your way.”

Susan Howe presents Tax Prep Costs: How Much Will It Cost to Get Your Taxes Done? posted at Get Rich Slowly, saying, “Here are some insights in choosing the right tax-preparation that will fit your needs.”

That concludes this edition.


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