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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Carnival of Retirement - Dividend Investing Edition

Welcome to the 74th edition of Carnival of Retirement. The articles below show a variety of opinions from various bloggers on the topic of retirement. As many of you are aware, at this site we focus on dividend growth investing as a means to an end, the end being achieving financial independence in retirement. The articles below show investing ideas and retirement ideas from other points of view, which are not necessarily limited to dividend investing.

The articles are included below:

Michael Kitces @ Nerd's Eye View writes Why Planning To Save More Tomorrow And NOT Today May Be A Better Approach - Recent research suggests that perhaps the real key to saving for retirement is not about cutting your spending today to save more, but instead to simply maintaining your current lifestyle and not increasing it in the future... which, over time, produces a more frugal lifestyle and rapidly rising savings, without giving up anything you enjoy today!

SB @ One Cent at a Time writes Planning for Retirement: Ideal Asset Allocation for your Age - Your age, or more specifically the number of years you have until you retire, is one of the main factors to consider when deciding how much you need to secure your future. This article talks about ideal retirement portfolio as per your age group.

Michelle @ Diversified Finances writes What is Financial Independence? - What is Financial Independence? This might be something that you are wondering. Different people have different meanings for this. For example, if you are younger, it might just mean financial independence from your parents, in which you start paying things on your own.

Roger Wohlner @ The Chicago Financial Planner writes Winning The Retirement Gamble: Step 2 Where Do I Stand? - No matter whether you are a 20 something with many years to go or you are in your 50s with retirement on the horizon, it is important to periodically take stock of your resources for retirement. What have you accumulated, how much are you saving, and what other resources do you anticipate having available to fund your retirement? You need to ask: Where do I stand?

Dividend Growth Investor @ Dividend Growth Investor writes Is the Dividend Craze Over? - I buy the stock in companies, which I believe will manage to increase earnings over time, and as a result they will be able to pay me a consistently higher dividend payment. The stock prices could fluctuate, but unless we get to see crazy valuations like the ones we saw in the early 2000s it makes little sense to sell them.

Austin Fey @ Marotta On Money writes Bucket List: Financial Independence - Most people do not use all their skills at their place of work, so these other skills become hobbies. I am no exception. What I need to pursue these other dreams is financial independence, that is, decoupling my need to eat from my skill as as an artist.

Luke @ Learn Bonds writes Higher Dividend Stocks Still Seem Rather Pricey - When it comes to the overall stock market and high income investments, high dividend stocks are a poor investment relative to other stocks.

MMD @ IRA vs 401k Central writes What are the 401k Withdrawal Rules for Getting My Money Back? - Before putting too much money into your employers retirement plan, it helps to understand the 401k withdrawal rules and when you'll see your money again.

MMD @ My Money Design writes My Broker Lets Me DRIP Stocks – Why That’s Great - I recently found out that my account has a feature to DRIP stocks. This is great news because it means I'll be able to put the dividends to work and accelerate building my fortune!

Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes Are You Worried About A Stock Market Crash Again? - With markets hitting all-time highs this year, many people have become concerned that we will see a repeat of dot-com bubble crash in 2000 and the recent 2008 market crash.

Irfan @ Everything About Investment writes Best Roth IRA Providers of 2013 - When selecting a Roth IRA account providers, individuals consider a lot of factors and expenses such as trading fees, transaction costs and commissions per equity trade. Here we have highlighted the best Roth Ira account providers of 2013 for you to choose from considering all the factors.

A Blinkin @ Funancials writes Housing Soars 10.9% As Inflation Remains Subdued - The leading measure of U.S. home prices showed that the national average rose 1.2% over the 1st quarter of this year. More impressive (or concerning?) is the 10.2% increase we have experienced, as a nation, over the last 12 months. A composite of 20 major metropolitan areas showed an increase of 10.9% over the last 12 months.

Tony @ We Only Do This Once writes How to Reduce Financial Stress - My finances are one of the things in my life that has the potential to stress me out the most. In my quest for a stress-free life (HA!)— enhancing my productivity, furthering my career, creating routines, etc. — I have found that addressing my finances has helped keep my overall stress to a minimum.

Matt Becker @ Mom and Dad Money writes My Personal Investment Plan - An overview of how my wife and I have implemented our personal investment plan. My hope is that this information helps you think about how to implement your own plan.

Everything Finance @ Everything Finance Blog writes 5 Golden Rules for Investing in Annuity - If you’re considering investing through annuity, what things must you consider? Here are 5 golden rules for investing in annuity.

Russ Thornton @ Wealthcare For Women writes Information Is Not Enough - An explanation of why more or better information isn't enough to help us make smart financial decisions. For example, why do some doctors smoke? Certainly they know it's not good for them. It's not about information; it's about behavior

Brent @ PersonalFinance-Tips writes 5 Best Housing Markets for the Current Boom - The housing market has definitely rebounded in 2013, with levels of optimism not seen since before the recession took hold in 2008. A study by Rasmussen says that nearly 40 percent of Americans believe their home will increase in value in the next year, and nearly 60 percent believe their home is worth more than when they bought it.

CAPI @ Creating a Passive Income writes What You Need To Know About Dollar Cost Averaging - If you aren't familiar with dollar cost averaging things can seem confusing. Read here to see what dollar cost averaging is all about - it could help.

John S @ Frugal Rules writes How to Invest in Stocks When You Do Not Know Where to Start - Investing in stocks, or anything in the market, can be overwhelming for many. The key to overcoming that fear is knowing where to start and educating yourself so that you can set up an investment portfolio that’ll help you grow your wealth and reach your long-term retirement goals.

Investor Junkie @ Investor Junkie writes Edward Jones Review - Is a Full-Service Broker Worth the Price? - Unlike many discount brokerages available online, Edward Jones is a full-service broker. So what really comes with this type of service, and is it worth paying a little more?

Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes Understanding Inflation - What exactly is inflation? It's a subject that sounds more difficult to understand than it really is.

John @ Card Hub writes Ask the Experts: How to Maximize the Impact of Charitable Donations - Despite the recent economic turmoil, Americans have continued to display an altruistic streak, donating billions of hard-earned dollars to noble causes each year. While the cynics among us will chalk that up to the accompanying tax benefits, it doesn’t really matter as long as the money is being put to good use. But that’s the crux of the issue: How can we make sure our charitable donations actually get to those who truly need the money, rather than executives’ pockets or, worse, fraudsters.

Anton Ivanov @ Dreams Cash True writes Money Saving Tips – Pay Yourself First - Saving money may seem like a big challenge, especially if you are caught up in the spending frenzy of our consumerist society. But if you cool down and think, it’s not difficult to find ways to save money. Adopting the Pay Yourself First principle is a great way to boost your savings.

Melissa @ Minting Nickels writes My Roadmap to Becoming a Better Investor - As an investor, I’m constantly looking for ways to improve myself and improve my investment returns. Last year was somewhat of a disappointment, so this year I’m gonna kick-ass Rambo style to make up for last year’s shortcomings. In the following year, here are 4 things I’m going to do to improve my investment style (and how you can mirror my improvements).

Tushar @ Start Investing Money writes Could You Invest More Cash if You Were Self Employed? - It's an interesting question isn't it? Plenty of Americans are employed with businesses of all sizes, but in recent years there have been an increasing number of self employed people carving out their own businesses as well.

Thomas @ Finance Inspired writes How to invest in private companies - Heres a quick fire lesson in Angel Investing, what it is, how to go about it and more importantly how to profit from it.

Lazy Man @ Lazy Man and Money writes A Chink in Index Funds' Armor? - I got my July 2013 edition of Money Magazine yesterday and on page 43 there is an interesting article about balancing a lopsided index fund. So Money Magazine asks the question, "Is it time for you to rethink indexing?" They quickly answer it with a no. The next thing they suggest is Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETF. Their theory is that you can "cover a broad spectrum of domestic and foreign stocks" with just those two. I respectfully disagree.

Bill Fay @ The Frugal Toad writes Why You Should Start Saving for Retirement Now - Today is the day we’re going to clean out the garage, weed the garden, paint the kid’s bedroom — and start saving for retirement. Those all are chores that we know should have been done yesterday, but we think can wait until tomorrow. The garage, bedroom and garden can wait. Retirement savings can’t.

Jason Hull @ Hull Financial Planning writes What Does the Future You Think? - Studies show that if we look at images of our future selves, we save up to 30% more than we would if we didn't. Here's how to get in touch with your future self so that you don't blow all of your money today.

Jacob @ My Personal Finance Journey @ My Personal Finance Journey writes What Asset Allocation Level Should You Use for Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS)? - This post analyzes and answers the question: “what level, if any, of your portfolio should be allocated to Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (more commonly referred to as TIPS)?”

If you want to submit to the Carnival of Retirement next week, sign up at Blogger Carnivals.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Investing Carnival - November 18, 2008

Welcome to the November 18, 2008 edition of investing carnival. There were some great investment articles in this week's edition.

Alternative Investments

Wilfrid presents Socially Responsible Investing: Go Green And Make Money At The Same Time posted at Money Galaxy - Make Money Save Money Invest Money, saying, "Socially Responsible Investing is the wave of the future"

greg Group presents How to Make Money by Laddering Covered Calls - Associated Content posted at Associated Content.

Dividend Investing

Market Breaker presents It?s Been A Brutal Year posted at Stock Investing Tips, saying, "This year has been the worst year for the stock market since the Great Depression."


FIRE Getters presents Investing - Mutual Funds - The Economic Cycle of Sectors posted at FIRE Finance.

sherin presents Portfolio investment models posted at Investment Internals, saying, "A clean article introducing the most required investment knowledge on various portfolios."

braaak presents Active Management posted at Up is Good. Down is Bad..

Dividends4Life presents Stock Analysis: International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) A Value Priced Stock posted at Dividends 4 Life, saying, "IBM, the world's largest technology company, offers a diversified line of computer hardware equipment, application and system software, and related services. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary."

Michael Cintolo presents The Stock Market is Not the Economy posted at The Iconoclast Investor.

FMF presents Why I Sold My Mutual Funds posted at Free Money Finance, saying, "Details why I sold my mutual funds."

Steward presents Dollar Cost Averaging and the Great Depression posted at My Family's Money.

jeflin presents Spend Our Way Out Of Recession posted at Jeflin's Investment Blog.

David Templeton presents Lack Of Confidence Is A Major Issue Impacting The Market posted at Disciplined Approach to Investing, saying, "Lack of confidence is a key element in the market's current weakness. To be sure, fundamental factors need to be addressed to get the economy on firmer footing. One major issue that is pulling down confidence is the overhang of the potential new tax policies that will be coming out of Washington under the new Obama administration."

Silicon Valley Blogger presents 10 Signs Of A Stock Market Bottom posted at The Digerati Life.

Qovax presents The Perils of One-time Charges posted at Value Investing and Entrepreneurship by Qovax, a Software Startup, saying, "When it comes to pleasing Wall Street, some companies would do anything to spruce up their books. One of the most common shenanigans management would use is one-time charges. One-time charges are expenses that do not recur. Because of this, one-time charges are usually reported separately to prevent any disfigurement of an otherwise pristine net income."

Stockaholic presents Leading Indicators For The Equity Markets posted at Traders Corner, saying, "Leading Indicators that will help you find the current direction of the equity markets."

Michael James presents Time for the Smith Manoeuvre? posted at Michael James on Money.

Dorian Wales presents The Bull Trap Snapped – What Now? posted at The Personal Financier.

Ned Carey presents Why Would You Ever Foreclose on Yourself? posted at Baltimore Real Estate Investing Blog, saying, "This is an advance technique to protect you investment in Real Estate. Thank you for hosting and allowing me to participate."

Tushar Mathur presents Obama's "Revitalize the Economy" Agenda posted at Everything Finance, saying, "According to Barack Obama's transition web site, the number ONE issue that the Obama administration will address is "Revitalize the Economy". The step-by-step plan on how to do it has also been outlined. I hope this level of transparency with the American People is maintained throughout Obama's Presidency."

Stock Analyses

Investing School presents Earnings Per Share (EPS) posted at Investing School, saying, "Learn all about Earnings Per Share, how to calculate it and why it's useful!"

Dave presents When Will The Bull Market Return? posted at Cheapo Groovo.

Value Investing

Raymond presents How To Become A Millionaire and Get Rich In 10 Steps posted at Money Blue Book.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of investing carnival using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page. If you are interested in hosting the Investing Carnival, e-mail me at dividendgrowthinvestor at gmail dot com.

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Carnivals, Festivals and Blogs- September 14, 2008

Carnivals and Festivals

Investing Carnival published Diageo (DEO) Dividend analysis:

Festival of Stocks published SYSCO (SYY) Dividend Stock Analysis

Carnival of Personal Finance published Introduction to Currency ETFs

The Div-Net

The Div Guy presented Stock Screen: Warren Buffett Picks

Disciplined Approach to Investing presented Dividend Investment Possibilities

Dividends4Life presented Stock Analysis: McGraw-Hill Companies Inc (MHP)

The Dividend Guy presented Socially Responsible Investing

the moneygardener presented CDN Banks Still Raising Dividends

The Stock Market Prognosticator presented Is Your Bank Next?


This week I have found two competitions worthy of mentioning.

Compounding Dividends posted If You build it, they will come - Giving away over $250 - Competition. The prize for First Place is $200.

Also do not forget to check out The Great Subscriber Giveaway: from Triaging My Way To Financial Success.


Compounding Dividends posted The Single Best Investment by Lowell Miller - Review.

Online Dividends posted Passive Income as of 08/31/2008

FatPitchFinancials posted Winners and Losers of the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Bailout

Old School Value posted Profit From Special Situations - Stock Tenders

LivingOffDividends posted Passive Income Update For August 2008

Million Dollar Journey posted Give Yourself a Financial Checkup

Cash Money Life posted Tax Extension Filing Deadline - October 15 »

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Investing Carnival #1

Welcome to the July 1, 2008 edition of Investing carnival #1. Please help us bring traffic to the carnival by stumbling it and linking to it. More traffic to the carnival equals more traffic for your submissions.

The Weekly Investing Carnival is supported by the members of The Div-Net network. We welcome articles related to Value Investing, Dividend Investing and Long Term Investing. Your Investing content does not have to cover only the stock market, but could also cover real estate, commodities and other alternative investments. Please submit your content here no later than 5:00 PM ET each Sunday. The Carnival will post every Tuesday. If you are interested in hosting, please e-mail me at dividendgrowthinvestor AT gmail dot com.

Dividend Investing

Raag Vamdatt presents Dividend Yield - A better alternative to FDs :: :: Financial Planning demystified posted at

Slackerwealth presents A Look at WisdomTree's New Currency Income ETFs posted at A Slacker's Quest for His First Million, saying, "I take a look at WisdomTree's new currency income ETFs. They might sound promising for those who want to take advantage of the falling dollar and higher interest rates abroad, but I think we should wait to see if they work like they're supposed to first."

passive family income presents Creating a new Income Stream - General Electric posted at Passive Family Income.

Dividend Growth Investor presents When to sell your dividend stocks? posted at Create Rising Passive Income From Dividend Paying Stocks.

passive family income presents High dividend yields Passive Family Income posted at Passive Family Income.

Stock Analyses

LIVING OFF DIVIDENDS presents Time To Buy Online Retailers? posted at LIVING OFF DIVIDENDS & PASSIVE INCOME.

Dividends4Life presents Stock Analysis: Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) posted at Dividends 4 Life, saying, "Stock Analysis of Procter & Gamble Co. (PG)"

Value Investing

Steve Faber presents - Different Ways of Investing Money – What is the Best Choice for You? posted at DebtBlog.

Dorian Wales presents Inflation and the Stock Market – Which Stocks Offer Greater Protection against Inflation? posted at The Personal Financier, saying, "A small yet enlightening research on the relationship between inflation and the stock market and a discussion of the stocks that will offer more protection against inflation"

Brice Hogan presents Top 20 IBD Stocks posted at, saying, "Some great stocks to look at and get into."

Leon Gettler presents Here comes the Fed posted at Sox First, saying, "It had to happen. When markets are troubled, big government steps in. US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson will be pushing to give the Federal Reserve more power over markets."

Livingalmostlarge presents 2008 Roth IRA changes LivingAlmostLarge posted at LivingAlmostLarge, saying, "Changes for 2008 Roth IRA."

Michael Miles presents Four rules for effortless investing posted at Effortless Wealth and Abundance.

Wealth Accumulation

Steve Faber presents - Top 10 Retirement Financial Planning Mistakes That Will Make Sure You Don't Retire Wealthy posted at DebtBlog.

Raymond presents Do Credit Cards and Stocks Make Up Your Emergency Fund Savings? posted at Money Blue Book.

Aussie Investor presents Investing In The Stock Market To Grow Your Wealth posted at Money Management Personal Finance Blog, saying, "One of the best ways to build your personal wealth is by investing in the stock market (just look at Warren Buffett). This post contains some tips on how to get started with your stock investing endeavors."

Alternative Investments

Elias Tsepouridis presents Lehman Covered Call Trade FinancePuzzle posted at Finance Puzzle, saying, "Please include my posting in the next carnival"

Lane Wright presents Three Forex Trading Strategies posted at Awesome Forex Alerts.

Jeffrey Kramer presents The Airline Industry (Part 1) posted at Economic Outlook, saying, "This is the first in a multi-part series discussing the airline industry. This entry focuses on the history of commercial aviation and explains how legacy carriers' responses to deregulation set the groundwork for today's problems. The discussion also emphasizes the effects of oil prices on airlines' profitability."

KCLau presents Ride on the Oil Palm Industry Boom posted at KCLau's Money Tips, saying, "LEading to oil palm investment, an insight into what Country Heights Grower Scheme is all about"


Joe Manausa presents Property Flipping Re-Energized? posted at Tallahassee Real Estate Blog, saying, "The White House has frozen the "no flipping rule." I believe this is good news for a real estate market in need of good news. This will allow for an easier consumption process for distressed homes in the Tallahassee real estate market and will enable a quicker recovery of the market."

Sam presents NEW !! How to Sell My House and Get the Most Money. Buyers, Selling, Real Estate Agents, Making the Sale. ! Surfer Sam posted at Surfer Sam and Friends.

Joe Manausa presents Interest Rates Are Creeping Up posted at Tallahassee Real Estate Blog, saying, "Rising interest rates are making homeowners and buyers make a decision. Even if home prices are dropping, buyers are forced to consider if a cheaper house would be more or less affordable with higher interest rates."

imarketing4s presents Foreclosures: Tips and Warnings posted at

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of investing carnival using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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