Saturday, May 23, 2009

* Wealth, Money and Life Carnival - May 23, 2009

Welcome the the May 23rd edition of the Wealth, Money and Life Carnival. This week we had a phenomenal number of submissions. However, some were not included because 1.) they did not fit the topic, 2.) the page would not load and 3.) multiple submissions from the same site - in this instance, I selected the one I liked the best.

With so many good articles, you are likely to find several to enjoy. Authors should link back within the next seven days.


KCLau presents The Most Common Habit of Rich People posted at KCLau's Money Tips, saying, "About the common habits of the rich"

One Family presents eBay (EBAY) – Stock Analysis posted at One Family's Blog.

ABC presents Investment Time Horizons for Retirees posted at ABCs of Investing, saying, "A short and concise analysis of retirement asset allocation possibilities."


Mr Credit Card presents Which Delta SkyMiles Credit Card To Get? posted at Ask Mr Credit Card.

jim presents Citi Forward Credit Card Review: Rewarding Responsibility posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.

Wren Caulfield presents Spring Cleaning: Do It Cheap, Do It Green posted at True Adventures in Money Hacking.

Ricky Dee presents Mutual Fund Investing posted at Stock Market College - Investment Advice & Stock Tips.

The Dough Roller presents Amazon Launches Kindle DX–More Than Twice the Size of Kindle 2 posted at The Dough Roller, saying, "Check out the new Kindle DX, two and one-half times bigger than the Kindle 2, and perfect for reading the Wall Street Journal."

David presents CNN Money Names Top 5 Credit Card Offers posted at Credit Card Offers IQ, saying, "CNN Money 100 has named the top credit cards in five categories, including cash back, travel and balance transfer."

John Hunter presents USA Consumers Paying Down Debt posted at Curious Cat Investing and Economics Blog, saying, "Increased saving and reducing debt will strengthen the economy and improve our economic success over the long term."

Silicon Valley Blogger presents TradeKing Review: How Does TradeKing Measure Up? posted at The Digerati Life, saying, "Thanks!"

Patrick @ Cash Money Life presents Reasons to Buy Whole Life Insurance posted at Cash Money Life, saying, "Here are a few times when you should consider whole life insurance over term life insurance."

BankMan presents $100 Bonus for new checking account posted at High Yield Savings Accounts, saying, "Get a $100 sign up bonus for opening a new checking account."

Raj Patel presents Snowball method worthless? posted at DebtGoal.

nickel presents How Much Life Insurance Do You Need? posted at

The Smarter Wallet presents A Stock Trading System For Shorting Stocks: How To Short Estee Lauder posted at The Smarter Wallet, saying, "Thanks!"

freesoftware presents List of Best Free Software for New Computer posted at I Love Free Software, saying, "Here is a nice way to save some money in this economy - get all the software for free. This is the list of the best free software that you can install on your new computer. We searched all over the web, and compiled this list of best free software. Each one of these is best in its class, and still totally free. You are going to love these!"

Ray presents TradeKing Review posted at Money Blue Book.

Momma presents MySurvey is looking to pay mothers with children under 4! posted at Engineer a debt free life, saying, "As a mom, I am always looking for a way to stretch our budget. One way I do this is with paid surveys. I recently learned a paid survey company is recruiting mothers with children under age 4. I hope this helps some moms out there!"

The Happy Rock presents Necessity vs Luxury: Research Shows That The Economy Shapes Our Perspective posted at The Happy Rock, saying, "By DD @ The Happy Rock"

FinancialHealthGuy presents The Problem With Credit: Don’t Rent Your Money posted at Financial Health Guy, saying, "Debt interest and penalties can be extremely detrimental to personal financial health. This article examines why interest, fees, and taxation on all of this can quickly snowball and advises readers not to 'rent' money from others."

Chris presents 7 things you can do to help the agent sell your house, part 2 posted at Home I Own, saying, "This post is about how to sell your house at the best possible price - by helping your real estate agents in 7 easy things."

Roshawn Watson presents Good Old Middle Class or Wealthy, You Decide posted at Watson Inc, saying, "My wife and I make $400,000 annually and I'm "barely getting by" bemoans James Duran, an owner of a human resource company Silicon Valley."

Daniel Drew presents My business is doing well, should I choose an SBA Loan? posted at My Business is doing well should I choose an SBA Loan?, saying, "The reasons for getting an SBA Loan and how to get one. Also visit to pre-qualify for an SBA Loan!"

EE presents 5 Things I’ve Learnt About Making Money on the Internet posted at Web Career Girl, saying, "Some things I've learnt on my road to making extra money on the internet through writing and blogging."

Steve Faber presents Belly Fat Loser » Used Exercise Equipment – How to Lose Fat at Home for Less Money posted at Belly Fat Loser.

Steve Patterson presents Goldman Sachs Group (GS) - Increased Profit Estimates posted at FastSwings, saying, "Purchasing a stock like Goldman with increased profit estimates is a sure way to improve your portfolio's return."

Dan at Everydayfinance presents Sucker's Rally: For 34% since March, Call Me a Sucker! posted at Everyday Finance, saying, "With esteemed economists referring to current investors as 'suckers' in a Sucker's Rally the question is - for 34% since March, are you willing to be called sucker?"

Investing School presents Morningstar Review - Free vs Premium Membership posted at Investing School, saying, "Morningstar is a well known name but not many people know of its free service. Is it worth the money? Find out."

Raag Vamdatt presents How to use a credit card the financially prudent way :: :: Financial Planning demystified posted at

PFCreditCards presents Credit Card Companies are Screwed with the New Bill posted at PF Credit Cards, saying, "Credit card companies have had enough fun. They are going to lose tons of money on this new bill."

Vahid Chaychi presents How to Use MACD or Moving Average Convergence / Divergence in Forex and Stock Trading posted at, saying, "MACD is one of the most important and reliable indicators in forex and stock trading. MACD helps the traders to take a position on time and to stay with the trend and maximize their profit. It also prevents them from going against the trend."

Bank Savings Review presents More Restrictions to Repaying the TARP posted at Bank Savings Review, saying, "The government have spoken. No one will be able to repay TARP until we say so!"

BrandonLaughridge presents New Credit Card Law Likely to Hurt Markets posted at Mortgage Loan Place Blog, saying, "An interesting take on the next meltdown. Credit card companies appear to be the culprit."


Darwin presents 10 Ways to be Annoying at Work and Ruin your Career posted at Darwin's Finance, saying, "This article highlights 10 incredibly annoying tactics and behaviors in the workplace and how to tackle them head on."

Catherine VanWetter presents posted at To The Heart of the Matter, saying, "How some folks are dealing with their stress through the various coping mechanisms or habits that they turn to when they feel threatened. This is an excellent time to become curious with how your various coping strategies serve you, and whether or not they provide the relief that they may have in the past."

Patrick @ Military Money presents GI Bill Transfer Rules posted at Military Finance Network, saying, "The GI Bill now allows some military members to transfer their benefits to their family members."

Madison presents 6 Job Search Tips for New College Grads posted at My Dollar Plan.

Tiffany Colter presents The Peril of Optimism? posted at Hidden Leaks, saying, "What does it take to get out of your financial rut? A plan, taking action, and HOPE. There's nothing perilous about it."


Jack Schmidt presents How to Know When You Need A Vacation posted at SectorMatic Money Journal, saying, "Personal Finance - Everything for the Big Spender on a Budget. Now you can live like a fat cat, even if you're on a money diet. Laugh all the way to the bank with Jack Schmidt and SectorMatic. It's for you!" presents Credit Score Chart Round Up posted at Spend On Life. presents Eight Ways to Begin Responsible Credit Card Activities posted at Credit Card Assist.

apply4-credit presents What Every Credit Card Holder Should Know About Paying on Time posted at Apply4-Credit.

Ben presents Free Credit Report and Credit Monitoring Trials posted at Money Smart Life.

MatthewPaulson presents Six Types of Insurance to Avoid posted at Fine-Tuned Finances.

Debt Freedom Fighter presents How do I Know if I need Credit Counseling? posted at Discover Debt Freedom!.

Savings Toolbox presents Should You Switch to a Credit Union to Save? posted at Savings Toolbox.

Brian McKay presents Foreclosures: How to buy a Foreclosed Home posted at, saying, "Foreclosures are more common these days, finding a foreclosed property to buy has become a lot easier than it was during the housing bubble."

Ace presents 10 Tips To Get Free Website Traffic posted at Internet Marketing Ace.

endowments presents Endowment Life Insurance Policy posted at Endowment Policy, saying, "What is endowment policy surrender value and how to make use of it to earn more money."

Britannica Blog presents Recession Over? (Harley-Davidson: +140%; Winnebago: +170%) posted at Britannica Blog, saying, "If the stock prices of companies like Harley-Davidson and Winnebago selling luxury, discretionary items like $35,000 motorcycles and $140,000 RVs are rebounding by +100% over a two-month period, at 4-5 times the increase in the S&P500 Index, does that suggest that the recession must be over?"

kathryn presents Getting into the Real Estate Market posted at Out of Debt Christian, saying, "The prices are right and the added incentives by the government have many people eyeing the real estate market. It is important to take your time and review your situation completely before getting in too deep."

Michael Haltman presents Does CNBC Know What A Bid and Ask Are? posted at The Political and Financial Markets Commentator, saying, "This hopefully makes some sense, but the point is that investors need to understand what is happening and the way that markets work, because in many instances the "experts" on television do not and are not."

Money Saving Advice presents Confidence is the key to recovery from this recession posted at Money Saving Tips, Consumer Finance, Expert, Advice and Help | Talk Money Blog, saying, "Trying to find anything to be confident about with regards to our economy is extremely difficult at present. Earlier this week, we saw the American’s being full of confidence and optimism for the future as they heralded in their 44th President Barack Obama. We are constantly bombarded with information by the media."

Chris McClelland presents Some job markets for new grads posted at Lucrative Investing.

Arin Vahanian presents Why Life is About Choice posted at Super State.
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