Thursday, December 30, 2010

Stock Carnival Ecstasy - December 30, 2010

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Welcome to the December 30, 2010 edition of Stock Carnival Ecstasy. In this edition we have 25 articles including one from Mike Piper on diversifying your investments within Brokerage Firms. David de Souza takes a look at Christmas and what it means for your Tax Bill. We have a comparison of IRA plans based on Contribution Limits from Michael. And finally Steve gives us the Top ETFs during the past Month. Hope you enjoy, bookmark, share, and return for the next edition.

BackTaxesHelp.com presents Texas Hunts Amazon for Sales Taxes posted at Back Taxes Help.

Francis Thomas presents Top 50 Industrial Engineering Blogs posted at Master of Engineering, saying, "The field of industrial engineering is vast and dynamic. Since it's constantly changing, it can be a challenge to keep up with all the latest information. Luckily, these blogs can help you stay current."

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Jeff Weber presents Savings with a 0% Balance Transfer for 24 Months posted at Smart Balance Transfers, saying, "An examination of how much can be saved by consumers with various interest rates on a balance transfer that lasts 24 months. Thanks for the inclusion."

Mike Piper presents Should I Diversify Among Brokerage Firms? posted at The Oblivious Investor, saying, "Is it OK to use just one brokerage firm, or does that expose you to unnecessary risk?"

Tim Rakeman presents How To Be Frugal: Grow a Garden to Save Money posted at All Things Frugal, saying, "When it comes to saving money on groceries, unfortunately that usually means eating a lot of processed crap. Anyone who has been in a grocery store knows the cost of a calorie is a lot cheaper in the form of a frozen pizza than it is in an apple."

David de Souza presents Three Ways Christmas Could Affect Your Tax Bill posted at UK Tax Blog, saying, "Guide to three ways that Christmas can impact on the amount of tax that you pay"

Michael Pruser presents You Have Many Choices When it Comes to CD’s posted at The Dough Roller, saying, "When it comes to saving in CD's, you have more options than you might think."

Michael presents Citi® Platinum Select® Card 24 Month 0% Balance Transfer posted at Consumerism Commentary, saying, "The Citi Platinum Select has offered a 2-year interest free balance transfer."

Michael presents Traditional and Roth IRA Contribution Limits posted at Consumerism Commentary, saying, "When filing your taxes this year, don't forget to count the money you've deposited into your IRA!"

Steve Smith presents The Best Forex Advice posted at Forex Trading System Central, saying, "Investing in currency requires knowing the underlying reason for a currency move."

Judy Blackburn presents Advantages And Disadvantages Of Same Day Cash Loans posted at Debt Consolidation, saying, "There are a number of advantages and disadvantages to taking out a payday loan."

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Lee presents Oil Stocks Exposed to Kurdistan posted at Earnings View, saying, "My blog focuses on immediate and in depth analysis of stocks earnings."

Steve presents Top ETFs during the past Month posted at FastSwings, saying, "The top ETFs from the past 30 days can be a nice short term trade."

Demitrios Kalos presents Netflix CEO goes long posted at Sigma Swan.

ruchir khare presents INVESTRATIONAL; Stock Basics posted at INVESTRATIONAL, saying, "A complete guide to understand basics of stock investments"

Christine Siebels presents Stock Trade World | stocktradeworld.com posted at stocktradeworld.com.

freefrombroke presents ShareBuilder $50 New Account Bonus and Free Trades posted at Free From Broke, saying, "ShareBuilder, the online brokerage, has a $50 bonus offer as well as codes for free trades available."

Patty Pedersen presents Fidelity Mutual Funds: Best, Worst, and 2011 Forecast posted at AlphaProfit MoneyMatters - Investing Blog, saying, "Fidelity Select Automotive (FSAVX) appears set to take honors for being the top performing Fidelity fund in 2010. This article provides insights on Fidelity funds that are likely to do well in 2011."

Patty Pedersen presents Contrarian Investing: Two Top Stocks for Contrarian Investors posted at AlphaProfit MoneyMatters - Investing Blog, saying, "This article brings out the strong points for investing in two out-of-favor groups, medical devices and natural gas. The article also brings forth the best ways to play these investing themes."

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Tommy John presents How to Effectively Settle Your Tax Debt | 2010 Taxes posted at 2010Taxes, saying, "Daily life can be moderately simpler if we do not have to be anxious with stuff such as settling tax responsibility."

Housing Reporter presents Jim Cramer Backs Off Of Real Estate posted at Tallahassee Real Estate Blog, saying, "Jim Cramer backed off his prediction of a 2012 housing recovery today. He said his prediction was based upon new housing starts rate less than 350,000 a yr. Today housing announced new starts are at a rate of 550,000/yr. “This will wreck the comeback in housing and prices will continue to drop, we do not need new houses!”"

MoneyNing presents Are You Maxing Out Your 401(k) Account? Should You? posted at Money Ning, saying, "Is 401k the answer to all your retirement needs?"

Jackson presents Ways to Settle IRS Debt posted at 2009 Tax, saying, "Being unable to pay your back tax debt can allow the IRS to forgive the debt."

Tommy John presents What to Know About Roth IRA Rules | 2010 Taxes posted at 2010Taxes, saying, "Knowing all the rules of IRA investing can provide the most benefit."

Tommy John presents Green Tax Deductions | 2010 Taxes posted at 2010Taxes, saying, "Purchasing green remodeling products can help in securing tax deductions."

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Stock Carnival Ecstasy - December 9, 2010

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Welcome to the December 9, 2010 edition of Stock Carnival Ecstasy.This time we have some really good articles for you to take a look at. Jackson starts us off with a comparison between the Roth IRA and other retirement saving accounts. Steve Smith has a tutorial on Forex Trading for the beginners. Alexander has great defensive stocks that also have a good yield. Finally we take a look at NETC and RPM in a post by Praveen. Hope you enjoy the material, bookmark, share, and come back next time.

Rich D presents Where to Buy Penny Stocks posted at Stock Tips, saying, "Buying penny stocks can be confusing for many investors. Learn how and where to buy penny stocks and what to look for when choosing which penny stocks to buy."

Rich D presents IRA Basics posted at IRA Rules, saying, "Are you confused about the different types of IRA and the individual rules and regulations? Read through our IRA basics guide which will answer all your IRA questions."

Chris Tompson presents 3 Ways To Make Money Online posted at Inspirest - Inspiring Entrepreneurship, saying, "Three great techniques for making money online.The benefit of making money via the internet is that you can work from anywhere in the world and while you sleep."

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Michael presents How To Lose $10 Million Fast posted at Consumerism Commentary, saying, "A sad but true account of how quickly $10 million can vanish"

David de Souza presents The Top 10 Things To Know About Income Tax When Leaving The UK posted at UK Tax Blog, saying, "Guide to the 10 things you need to know about paying tax when you leave the UK to live or work overseas"

Jackson presents Are Roth IRA?s The Best Places To Save For Retirement posted at 2009 Tax, saying, "The Roth IRA remains the best way to save for retirement due to the tax free withdrawals."

Steve Smith presents Know More About Forex Trading posted at Forex Trading System Central, saying, "Trading in Forex is somewhat intimidating but can be made simpler by utilizing a trading system."

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Alexander presents A Defensive Stock With A Generous Yield posted at Dividend Stocks, saying, "Value investors looking for a long term stock with a dividend that is likely to increase over the next few years should turn their attention to Lockheed Martin."

Praveen presents Two Stock Ideas: NETC and RPM posted at My Simple Trading System, saying, "Why I bought NETC as a growth play on Brazil's middle class, and like RPM."

Alexander presents A Bank With A Great Dividend posted at Dividend Stocks, saying, "This bank has been a solid stock performer for years and has gone largely unnoticed by Wall Street."

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Michael Pruser presents Understanding the Value of a Good P/E Ratio posted at The Dough Roller, saying, "Knowing the value of a good P/E ratio could be the edge you need in the stock market."

MoneyNing presents Asset Allocation, Explained posted at Money Ning, saying, "Asset allocation is so important and simple to do, so it make sense to spend just a tiny bit of time to explain what it actually is for everybody's benefit."

Robert Moore presents Preparing for Your Retirement Years | 2011 Taxes posted at 2011 Taxes, saying, "Investing correctly for retirement can make a large difference in your overall return."

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Super Saver presents How to Buy Low and Sell High posted at My Wealth Builder, saying, "With the current volatility in the market, it seems that there is opportunity to exercise some market timing. However, the perennial question is how and when. Here are two apporches to consider."

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Stock Carnival Ecstasy - November 25, 2010

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Welcome to the November 25, 2010 edition of Stock Carnival Ecstasy.We have a number of really good articles this week. HomeList has tips on making a List of Rules to Invest By that you should take a look at. Mike Piper takes a look at International Bond ETFs. Nesher stays with ETFs and looks at Emerging Markets Exchange-traded Funds. Finally Steve has a good look at AutoZone (AZO) which Continues to Perform with an aggressive purchase buy-back program. Hope you enjoy the material, bookmark, share, and come back next time.

Shaheen E Lakhan presents The Price of Happiness posted at Brain Blogger, saying, "An analysis of income and happiness in the United States reveals that a salary of $75,000 does, in fact, buy happiness."

Rosetta presents Interest Rates for IRA posted at Stock Tips, saying, "Finding the best IRA interest rates available today is a good way to protect your retirement portfolio. Learn how to calculate the interest rates for IRA to help get you better returns."

Rosetta presents Cash Flow Notes posted at Stock Tips, saying, "Cash flow notes are similar to an IOU for debts that can either be purchased or sold. Get some investment tips if you wish to have smooth transactions with potential note buyers."

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HomeList presents How to Make a List of Rules to Invest By posted at The Investor's Journal.

Jane Sanders presents How to Get Debt Collectors to Leave You Alone posted at Debt Management.

Mike Piper presents International Bond ETFs and Funds: Should You Own Them? posted at The Oblivious Investor, saying, "Does it make sense for U.S. investors to own international bond ETFs or funds?"

Nesher presents Should You Consider Emerging Markets Exchange-traded Funds? posted at Internet Stock Trading for Beginners.

Michael presents Chase United Mileage Plus® Signature® Visa Card Review posted at Consumerism Commentary, saying, "thanks for the inclusion"

MoneyNing presents Can We Agree That Money Is Important? posted at Money Ning, saying, "Money is not everything but important nonetheless. We often try to downplay its role but we should only go so far!"

Judy Blackburn presents What Sets Christian Debt Relief Apart From Others posted at Debt Consolidation, saying, "Are Christian debt relief companies the same as regular debt relief companies?"

Housing Reporter presents House Prices Will Continue To Fall posted at Tallahassee Real Estate Blog, saying, "Unfortunately, house prices will continue to fall for quite some time. The imbalance between housing supply and demand can only be cured by an increase in the number of people wanting to live in local area houses, not by shifting people from the leasing side of the market to the owning side of the market."

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Michael Pruser presents The Lowdown on Exchange Traded Funds (ETF’s) posted at The Dough Roller, saying, "thanks for the inclusion"

Steve presents AutoZone (AZO) Continues to Perform posted at FastSwings, saying, "Autozone has performed great over the past year and looks to continue to perform well."

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Andrew Yeung presents Saving Money Tips For This Holiday Season posted at ComboInk Blog, saying, "If you are looking for meaningful and enjoyable holiday season, then here you can find some saving money tips for this holiday season."

Alexander presents Blackrock Equity Dividend Fund posted at Dividend Stocks, saying, "Learn how the Blackrock Equity Dividend fund can produce high yields for your portfolio."

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Jason Vincion presents How to Invest posted at For the Love of Creativity, saying, "A blog post that offers suggestions on how to find sound investments that accrue interest over the rate of inflation."

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Stock Carnival Ecstasy - November 11, 2010

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Welcome to the November 11, 2010 edition of Stock Carnival Ecstasy.This time we have some really good articles with David de Souza giving some valuable information on the Capital Gains Tax. DCTrader has a Margin Calculator that comes in handy when determining margin requirements. Passive family income has a nice post on finding the Top Dividend Stocks. And finally Dan has a great article about the New Rare Earth Metals ETF. With the US dollar falling commodity ETFs like this one continue to rally. Hope you get some good tips and portfolio changing ideals. Bookmark, share and come back next time.

Rosetta presents IRA Basics posted at IRA Rules, saying, "Are you confused about the different types of IRA and the individual rules and regulations? Read through our IRA basics guide which will answer all your IRA questions."

Medhat Youssef presents Prophet1 EA posted at Forex Trading Online, saying, "The popular Expert Advisor for automatically trading the currency market is being reviewed heavily on the web. See what traders think about it."

Rosetta presents Best IRA Company posted at Stock Tips, saying, "Finding the best IRA company to invest in is critical to protecting your nest-egg for retirement. Get our top recommended IRA companies and additional IRA investment advice."

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FIRE Getters presents Direct Deposit to Bank Account - Handle With Care! posted at FIRE Finance, saying, ""First of all let's try this pop quiz:
Can anyone take out money from your bank account without your permission?
You must be thinking ""How on earth can that can be?"" The next thought might be ""Are these folks crazy?"" Ahh...m, please read on to find out the truth!""

David de Souza presents What Everybody Ought To Know About Capital Gains Tax posted at UK Tax Blog, saying, "Guide to what Capital Gains Tax is and how it works"

freefrombroke presents What Fees Are Part of Your 401(k) Plan? posted at Free From Broke, saying, "When looking at the returns for your 401k plan, you need to make sure you understand the fees to truly understand your earnings."

Sun presents How Much Does It Take To Get To $1,000,000? posted at The Sun’s Financial Diary.

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DCTrader presents Margin Calculator posted at DCTrader, saying, "This handy little calculator instantly figures margin requirements for any stock price / balance. You can use it here for free."

passive family income presents How to Find the Top Dividend Stocks posted at Passive Family Income, saying, "Selecting the top dividend stocks is not as simple as looking for companies with the highest yield. A stock that has a current yield of 10% today may seem like a wonderful investment. There is probably a good chance that the dividend is not a real representation of the financial standing of the company."

Dan presents New Rare Earth Metals ETF Off to a Running Start posted at ETF Base, saying, "With China's choke hold on the rest of the world due to its embargo on rare earth elements needed for high tech and military uses, it's worth checking out this newly launched Rare Earth Metals ETF."

Michael Pruser presents 401(k) and IRA Contribution Limits for 2011 posted at The Dough Roller, saying, "thanks for the inclusion"

Michael presents Your Opinion: Will You Buy GM Stock or Cars? posted at Consumerism Commentary, saying, "thanks for the inclusion"

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Zarathustra W. presents Five criteria to identify asset bubbles - Also sprach Analyst posted at Also sprach Analyst, saying, "How to identify asset bubbles and get away with it? Here are the tips"

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Mike Piper presents 401(k) or IRA? What to Do If Your 401(k) Stinks posted at The Oblivious Investor, saying, "If your 401k has high fees and expensive funds, should you contribute to it or to an IRA?"

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Stock Carnival Ecstasy - October 28, 2010

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Welcome to the October 28, 2010 edition of Stock Carnival Ecstasy. We have the top articles submitted for the carnival list below. MoneyNing has a great post on teaching your kids about investing. Kyle McNamara has the Top 10 Financial Blogs for College Students. Arjun Rudra has an article on Critical Control Solutions. And finally we have an article on tax free money market mutual funds from FIRE Getters. Hope you enjoy all the material and come back next time.

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Rick- presents Where to Buy Penny Stocks posted at Stock Tips, saying, "If you plan to trade penny stocks, you must know where to buy penny stocks and pay close attention to the penny stock broker's commissions and transactions fees since they will eat away at your returns."

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David de Souza presents 5 Steps To Getting A Tax Rebate posted at UK Tax Blog, saying, "Are you due a tax rebate? Our guide helps you claim a tax refund"

MoneyNing presents How To Teach Your Kids The Concept Of Investing posted at Money Ning, saying, "How do you get your kids interested with personal finance so they can grow up with a better foundation for how to handle money?"

Kyle McNamara presents Top 10 Financial Blogs for College Students posted at Criminal Justice Degrees Guide.

Alexander Peter presents Should Tax be used to Incentivize Better Health? posted at UTR.org.uk, saying, "This article comments on a recent study that looks into if it's worth incentivizing people to lead healthier lives."

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Arjun Rudra presents Buy, Sell or Hold CriticalControl Solutions with Technology Analyst Steve Li of Industrial Alliance Securities posted at Investing Thesis, saying, "Discovering a micro/small cap stock that delivers both profitability and growth while being cheap is a rarity. Today’s interview highlights one such stock in the technology sector in Canada."

FIRE Getters presents Tax FREE Money Market Mutual Funds! posted at FIRE Finance, saying, "Most astute investors are aware of municipal mutual funds also known as MUNIs. These funds invest in term debts issued by various state and local governments. In general dividends and gains from muni funds are exempt from federal as well as state taxes ..."

Wenchypoo presents New IRS Rules for Investors posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket, saying, "As if investing isn't tough enough already..."

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Stock Carnival Ecstasy - October 14, 2010

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Welcome to the October 14, 2010 edition of stock carnival ecstasy.In this edition of the blog carnival, we have 16 great articles on varying topics. BCS takes a look at Peter Schiff, who Predicted the Financial Crisis before it happened. Steve Smith has Things to consider about forex trading systems for those looking to trade currencies. We have 3 supercharged ETFs that should out perform gold from Darwin. And finally Steve has the details of what an accountant can do for your trading business. Enjoy the material and come back next time.

Bruce presents Indiana Mortgage Help: The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority posted at Government Mortgage Help, saying, "The State of Indiana provides you with various mortgage programs to buy and keep your home. Whether you are in the market for your first home or are struggling to avoid foreclosure, there are steps you can take to find the help you need."

BCS presents Who Predicted the Financial Crisis? posted at Health Info Blog, saying, "Peter Schiff was the man, who gave answers to my questions about the financial crisis and what is going on and they were most precise."

Rick- presents Cash Flow Notes posted at Stock Tips, saying, "Cash flow notes are similar to an IOU for debts that can either be purchased or sold. Get some investment tips if you wish to have smooth transactions with potential note buyers."

Everything Finance presents 5 Creative Ways To Save Money On Your Cell Phone Bill posted at Everything Finance, saying, "#1 – Employee and student discounts
Most major cell phone providers – including Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon – offer special discounts for employees of..."

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Steve Smith presents Things to consider about forex trading systems posted at Forex Trading System Central, saying, "Forex Trading is better with a proven system but all the trading systems are not the same."

PT presents Meeting with a Fee-Only Certified Financial Planner, Part 1: Finding an Advisor and Gathering Info posted at Prime Time Money.

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Darwin presents 3 Supercharged ETFs To Beat Gold Price Returns posted at Darwin's Money, saying, "With gold getting all the headlines, here are 3 precious metals ETFs beating even gold itself!"

Sun presents Where to Buy Gold posted at The Sun’s Financial Diary.

Mitch Archuleta presents Will Roth IRA Contribution Limits Change in 2011? posted at RothIRA.com's Retirement Planning Blog.

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Tommy John presents School Tax - Tax Breaks for Giving posted at 2010Taxes, saying, "Arizona has two really good local school tax credits that everyone should take advantage of."

Steve presents Three Things An Accountant Can Do For You | 2009 Taxes posted at 2009 Taxes, saying, "Utilizing a tax accountant for all your tax law needs can keep your business in the clear with the federal government."

freefrombroke presents Portfolio Rebalancing – Keep Your Asset Goals In Line posted at Free From Broke, saying, "Making sure to rebalance your portfolio is an important task for an investor to understand in order to keep their investment goals in line."

Patrick LaRue presents President Obama on the Family Tax Credit posted at 2010 Tax, saying, "Middle class American's can now get double the child care tax credit that they used to be able to receive thanks to new laws proposed by President Obama."

Corinne Reidy presents 20 Things You Can Do With Old T-Shirts posted at Web Design Schools Guide.

Tommy John presents Take An Income Tax Course And Earn Extra Income posted at 2010Taxes, saying, "Becoming a seasonal tax preparer can generate extra income and provide valuable training."

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Carlos Sera presents A Tale of Recovery; Financial Tales posted at Financial Tales, saying, "Today I release
A Tale of Recovery

I think it should be required reading in every introductory investment class. It is a simple read but illustrates an important concept. It illustrates that a percentage loss hurts more than the equivalent percentage gain. It also introduces the concept of investing as a continuous process. We invest throughout our lives and so every day we start from the same point; all our money is invested."

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Stock Carnival Ecstasy - September 30, 2010

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Welcome to the September 30, 2010 edition of Stock Carnival Ecstasy.We have another great set of articles on financial planning and stock investing. To start with, Mike Piper illustrates how to Deduct an IRA Loss (Roth or Traditional) . Praveen Bought General Dynamics (GD) Today and has the reasons behind the trade. Darwin gives us the The 7 Deadly Sins of ETF Investing. Guard yourself from also making these common investing missteps. Finally we have an article on Investing In Canadian Natural Resources by Arjun Rudra. Hope you enjoy the material, bookmark, share, stumble, tweet, and come back next time.

Bruce presents Government unemployment mortgage assistance posted at Government Mortgage Help, saying, "If one has lost their income during the recession and do not wish to lose their house as well, there are government unemployment mortgage assistance programs that can help."

Joseph Morris presents The 50 Best City Manager Blogs, Sites, and More posted at Masters In Public Administration, saying, "A city manager is often charged with managing the city’s budget, various offices, and a ton of other responsibilities. The article has gathered the 50 best city manager blogs, sites, and more. Use them to learn about the managers behind the nation’s largest cities, or just a few of the more outspoken ones."

Bruce presents Government unemployment mortgage assistance posted at Government Mortgage Help, saying, "If one has lost their income during the recession and do not wish to lose their house as well, there are government unemployment mortgage assistance programs that can help."

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Mike Piper presents Deducting an IRA Loss (Roth or Traditional) posted at The Oblivious Investor, saying, "Under what circumstances can an investor deduct a loss in an IRA?"

Mitch Archuleta presents What Investments Can I Hold in a Roth IRA? posted at RothIRA.com's Retirement Planning Blog.

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Praveen presents Bought General Dynamics (GD) Today posted at My Simple Trading System.

Darwin presents The 7 Deadly Sins of ETF Investing – Are You Guilty? posted at ETF Base, saying, "ETFs are better than mutual funds and stocks in many aspects, but there are several risks and downsides many investors are unaware of ranging from futures roll to how leveraged ETFs. Learn about the 7 Deadly Sins of ETFs."

Dan presents The 7 Deadly Sins of ETF Investing – Are You Guilty? posted at ETF Base, saying, "ETFs are better than mutual funds and stocks in many aspects, but there are several risks and downsides many investors are unaware of ranging from futures roll to how leveraged ETFs. Learn about the 7 Deadly Sins of ETFs."

Walter W. Fouse presents Top Ten S&P 500 Index Funds: Large Cap Core Mutual Funds with Lowest Costs posted at Best No Load Funds, saying, "This table of low cost top 10 S&P 500 mutual funds has been organized with the lowest cost index fund first. Nevertheless, each of these S & P 500 index funds is among the least costly on the market."

Nesher presents SmartMoney 2010 Discount Brokers Rating posted at Internet Stock Trading for Beginners.

Sam presents Hedge Funds in the News. What Are Hedge Funds. How Do Hedge Funds Make Money posted at Surfer Sam and Friends, saying, "Hedge Funds in the News
What Are Hedge Funds
And How Do Hedge Funds Make Money?

Hedge funds pools of capital for investment. They are a prime example of capitalism in the 21st century. They reward risk takers and they exist to make rich people richer. Is it possible to beat the investment markets? Finance professors say no. Hedge fund managers say yes.
Alfred Jones Started the First Hedge Fund
Alfred Winslow Jones created the first hedge fund in 1949. He came to finance from a background in publishing, including a job at Fortune magazine. He created the successful strategy of "hedging" his investments, and went on to earn great wealth and lots of imitators. To hedge an investment means to offset a long position with a short position. For example, i"

Arjun Rudra presents Investing In Canadian Natural Resources and Bank Of Nova Scotia With Tony Demarin of BCV Asset Management posted at Investing Thesis, saying, "We sit down with Tony Demarin of BCV Asset Management to discuss his 2 favorite stocks."

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Hussein Sumar presents Top 5 Retirement Myths posted at Roth IRA, saying, "Planning for retirement is a topic that is not on the minds of many people because, well it is too boring. Some people would rather spend a 1 hour extra of their day in the gym working out or socializing than talking to a financial advisor about their retirement goals. In this article, we explore 5 myths that you should get out from your head in order to practically prepare for a smooth retirement. As life expectancy continues to rise (people are living longer), you have to plan at what age will you realistically be able to retire and how much of a nest egg you will need. Will you need $1 million, $2 million or more? Well it all depends on your lifestyle, your goals, your financial obligations and more."

Steve presents Tax Audit Lawyer | 2009 Taxes posted at 2009 Taxes, saying, "Tax Attorneys can be more than helpful when you are facing the IRS for a business or personal tax audit."

Ted presents What Is A Check Cashing Service? | Authority Articles posted at Authority Articles, saying, "Using check cashing services is risky but can be useful at times."

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Carlos Sera presents A Mining Tale « Financial Tales posted at Financial Tales, saying, "I thought it appropriate to release a tale that deals with investing or trading and one of the many pitfalls. Just remember after you read this tale “All that glitters is not gold.”"

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Stock Carnival Ecstasy - September 16, 2010

Welcome to the September 16, 2010 edition of Stock Carnival Ecstasy. We have some really good stories this time for the stock carnival. MoneyNing has a nice Retirement Assessment for everyone. Michael Cohen takes a look at Stock Performances this September and what to expect. BWL wrote about the 7 Deadly Stock Investing Mistakes. While Alexander says it is time Buy Time Warner. Finally we have a A Consumers Story about American Tax Relief from Steve. Hope you enjoy all the articles, bookmark, share, Digg, Tweet, Stumble, and come back next time.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Credit Scoring Variations: FICO vs Vantage Score posted at The Digerati Life, saying, "Thanks!"

Bruce presents Government Mortgage Assistance with Payments | Government Mortgage Help posted at Government Mortgage Help, saying, "Mortgage Help from the Government to assist you in keeping your home from mortgage foreclosure during this recession"

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Frank Knight presents Asset Allocation Strategy posted at Best Personal Financial Planning Software, saying, "When you are already there and invested in an asset class, you are following a passive asset allocation strategy. Tactical asset allocation strategy advocates suggest that you can anticipate the crowd, but flow-of-funds studies show that almost all tactical asset allocation fund flows are late money flows that chase performance after valuations have already moved."

Mike Piper presents Do You Have an Investment Backup Plan? posted at The Oblivious Investor, saying, "What's your plan in case your investments don't perform as well as you'd hoped?"

Amy presents Reverse Cell Phone Lookup posted at Reverse Cellphones, saying, "Run you business prospecting easily with a reverse cell phone service. Don't let a lead get away because they didn't leave a message."

MoneyNing presents Will You Ever Be Able To Retire? posted at Money Ning, saying, "The economy may not be doing so well but don't fret, you can do it. You can retire!"

David de Souza presents UK Income Tax Blunder – How It Happened posted at UK Tax Blog, saying, "Over 2 million people are affected by a tax blunder in the UK. We look at how it happened"

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freefrombroke presents Why Invest In Mutual Funds posted at Free From Broke, saying, "Mutual funds are a great way to invest in many stocks at once without all the upfront money required to buy the issues individually."

Michael Cohen presents Why September May Still Be Rocky posted at Double Dip Recession, saying, "Market has had a good start but can still go down."

BWL presents 7 Deadly Stock Investing Mistakes posted at Christian Personal Finance, saying, "These are 7 mistakes that a lot of investors make and how and why to avoid them..."

Dan presents New Alerian MLP ETF: High Yield, Beats the Market and No Messy Tax Forms posted at ETF Base, saying, "There's now an ETF capturing the oft-cited "hidden gem" of investing - Master Limited Partnerships. With high yields and no tax forms to fuddle with, this may be 2010's winning ETF."

Alexander presents Is Now The Time to Buy Time Warner? posted at Dividend Stocks, saying, "Time Warner is a solid company with great dividend payouts. Learn why its a safe investment."

Wallace presents Start in the garage posted at Stocks for sale, saying, "Tips for investing"

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Jules Wells presents Investment Risk Tolerance Questionnaire posted at Best Personal Financial Planning Software, saying, "There is a way for you to get a much better assessment of your risk tolerance than you would from a simple conservative versus aggressive financial industry investor questionnaire."

MoneyNing presents Second Recession: Don’t Let Fear Take Over posted at Money Ning, saying, "Whatever the circumstances, allowing fear to creep in will only make the situation worst."

Steve presents American Tax Relief, A Consumers Story posted at 2008 Taxes, saying, "Get background information about tax debt relief companies that require a large upfront payment before purchasing services."

Jena Ellis presents 10 Ways to Earn Fast Money posted at Online Certificate Programs.

Rob presents Best IRA Rates posted at Stock Tips, saying, "Learning how to get the best IRA rates available can help protect and grow your retirement investments. Learn how here."

Ken presents The Cost of Waiting 1 Year When Saving for Retirement posted at Spruce Up Your Finances, saying, "it's not the amount of money that you've missed contributing for that year, it is much larger than that"

Hussein Sumar presents How to Better Understand Roth IRA Conversions posted at Roth IRA, saying, "Roth IRAs and their sister retirement plans Roth 403b and Roth 401k offer oustanding retirement investing choices for American workers & savers. While most people have heard of these plans, they do not exactly know how to take advantage of them, or yet better understand them. This becomes even more difficult when an employee transitions from one job to another company while leaving behind his retirement plan with the old company, not knowing of the choices available."

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freefrombroke presents What is Asset Allocation? posted at Free From Broke, saying, "What asset allocation is and why it's an important concept for an investor to understand and implement."

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Friday, September 3, 2010

Stock Carnival Ecstasy - September 2, 2010

Welcome to the September 2, 2010 edition of Stock Carnival Ecstasy.This time around we have a good number of great articles on investing and stock trading. Christien has a nice article warning about online payday loan scams. Many are familiar with the checking cashing and payday loan places in their neighborhood but might have not realized how popular they are online also. David de Souza has an article for Landlords with 3 Ways To Reduce Your Tax Bill. Real Estate remains a great way to reduce your taxable income especially when you are single or your income does not rise above the unlimited deduction limits. Jacob A. Irwin takes a look at Buying Company Stock In Your Retirement plan. Staying diversified is key here. And finally Arjun Rudra posts about Investing in small and micro cap value stocks. Really great material from Arjun and everyone. Make sure to bookmark, share, and return for the next edition.

Pinnacle presents Blog - Pinnacle Plans - Baton Rouge, LA posted at Business Plans.

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Christien presents Avoid Online Payday Loan Scams ? Your Checklist posted at Online Payday Loan Companies Reviewed For Your Safety.

Hussein Sumar presents Tax Saving Tips for IRA Investors - After Tax Contributions (Basis), Income in Respect of Descendent, 10% Excess Tax & Substantially Equal Periodic Payments (SEPPs) posted at Roth IRA, saying, "Thousands of IRA investors miss out on important tax benefits each year because they are not familiar with the Tax Act and laws. Others make crucial errors when filing their tax returns. For instance, IRA investors may pay taxes on monies that should have been tax free or pay excise taxes on IRA distributions when these distributions should be free of tax. Our aim in this article is to highlight some IRA tax laws and how you can benefit from them."

David de Souza presents Landlords: 3 Ways To Reduce Your Tax Bill posted at UK Tax Blog, saying, "Our guide shows landlords three ways to save money on their tax bill"

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freefrombroke presents Why Invest In Stocks posted at Free From Broke, saying, "Why it's a good idea to invest in stocks (even in today's market)."

Jacob A. Irwin presents Should You Buy Company Stock In Your Retirement Account? posted at My Money Blog - Personal Finance and Investing, saying, "A look at the specific scenarios when you should and should not purchase stock in the company for which you work."

Alexander presents How to Enroll in a DRIP Program posted at Dividend Stocks, saying, "DRIP programs automatically reinvest by buying more shares and increasing the value of your investment."

cashmom presents Daily Stock Pick of the Day - Aug 24, 2010 posted at Daily Stock Pick of the Day, saying, "A daily blog looking at current market trends and suggests one investiment idea each day."

Arjun Rudra presents Investing in small and micro cap value stocks with Matt Miller of Chanticleer Holdings posted at Investing Thesis, saying, "An interview with Matt Miller of Chanticleer Holdings. Matt helped launch Chanticleer Investors II, a value oriented fund, on January 1st 2007 and has served as co-portfolio manager of that entity since its inception. Matt's top stock pick is a company called Eastern Insurance Holdings (EIHI:NASDAQ)."

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Oliver Wang presents 100 Lessons You Should Learn from Frugal People posted at College Crunch.

Mike Piper presents TIPS vs. Nominal Treasury Bonds posted at The Oblivious Investor, saying, "When does it make sense to use inflation-protected bonds, and when does it make sense to use the traditional nominal Treasury bonds?"

Susan Howe presents How to Replace Six Vital Documents posted at Get Rich Slowly, saying, "Here’s how to replace six of the most important documents in your life."

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Stock Carnival Ecstasy - August 19, 2010

Welcome to the August 19, 2010 edition of Stock Carnival Ecstasy.We have a great carnival of stock and investment articles this week with Paul Bracero starting us off. Paul has a nice article on How to Make Money through Forex. Michael Pruser has a great how to article on retirement savings titled 'Leveraging Both a 401(k) and a Roth IRA for Retirement'. From the Dividend Growth Investor we learn that dividend investing is not dead. And finally there is a great post by Jacob A. Irwin on Phil Town's Rule Number 1. Jacob looks at the stock trading system to determine if it still works. Bookmark our carnival, share the link with your friends, and come back next time.

Paul Bracero presents How to Make Money through Forex posted at How to Make Money through Forex.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Savings Account Rates: Where Are The High Returns? posted at The Digerati Life, saying, "Thanks!"

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Michael Pruser presents Leveraging Both a 401(k) and a Roth IRA for Retirement posted at The Dough Roller, saying, "Investing for retirement at a 2 for 1 rate!"

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Rob presents Best IRA Rates posted at Stock Tips, saying, "To get the best IRA rates, you should make sure that you shop for certain services. Learn how to take advantage of finding the best IRA rates available today."

Jacob A. Irwin presents Does Phil Town's Rule Number 1 - 15 min a Week Stock Trading System Work? posted at My Money Blog - Personal Finance and Investing, saying, "The results of my 6 month investigation to find out if Phil Town's 15-minute per week investing system really works."

Alexander presents Getting Paid With Paychex posted at Dividend Stocks, saying, "Paychex may not be your payroll provider but they do pay their shareholders a nice dividend."

Moneyedup presents Invest to Improve Your Cash Flow posted at MoneyedUP, saying, "Income investing can improve your cash flow to help you meet your monthly budget needs."

Dividend Growth Investor presents Buy and hold dividend investing is not dead posted at Dividend Growth Investor, saying, "Investors who dismiss buy and hold investing altogether due to the poor performance over the past decade might be missing out on some great opportunities."

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Kara Sebbert presents States with Tax-free Shopping this Summer posted at Fashion Merchandising Degrees.

Steve presents IRS Tax Consequences If A Creditor Forgives Your Debt | 2008 Taxes posted at 2008 Taxes, saying, "Home short sales are great when you owe more than what the house is worth, but sometimes you are liable to pay tax on the difference in price."

Kara Sebbert presents 10 Signs You’re an Overspender posted at Fashion Merchandising Degrees.

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