The Carnival of Smarter Investing #20

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Welcome to the Twentieth Edition of The Carnival of Smarter Investing! We're back with our November edition of CoSI, so sit back, relax, and enjoy this supersized gathering of featured articles by investors and writers in the areas of business and real estate. And, as always, to submit your article for the next edition, you can do so here.


Save Money presents Get FREE Gift Cards from Blue Cross Blue Shield posted at How I Save

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Wall Street Woes posted at Mad Kane's Humor Blog.

Scott Host presents How to find a web hosting company posted at, saying, "This site ranks webhosts based on reputation, longevity of the business, cost, customer service, storage space, bandwidth, setup costs and features. You can sort your search by budget hosting, windows, or linux hosting, ecommerce hosting, reseller hosting and if they also offer domain registration."

Investing Angel presents Is Trading For You? » Free Stock Market Investing Tips posted at Stock Tips, saying, "Find out if the life of a stock trader is for you." presents Coupons and Price Compare ?Price Compare posted at Coupons and Price Compare, saying, "Coupons Discounts, Price Drops and Price Comparison Tools on everything you buy. Save on every purchase every day. Our unique price comparison tool updates prices on millions of items from hundreds of sites daily. Compare from every top merchant on the internet, find free shipping and save on taxes at"

Rich Maltzman, PMP presents The WBS: Wall Street's Breakdown Structure posted at Scope crêpe.

Denis Dobrochasov presents Taken for a Ride posted at Chasov Blog - Your World Insight, saying, "Chasov Blog publishes professional and quality content discussing a wide variety of subjects and providing contrasting points of view on different subject matters. Some topics of interest include business creation, network marketing, life events, relationships, money, banking, news, television, movies, travel, education, biking, gardening, fitness and a variety of others."

Phillip Jeffries presents Email Marketing | Make Money Online posted at Make Money Online, saying, "This post explains some of the best ways to make money online through e-mail marketing. I hope you find it to be of use for the upcoming carnival."

Erika Collin presents 100 Essential Resources for Doing Business in China posted at Business Schools Directory.

GeekMBA360 presents What lessons I have learned (so far) from the current economic crisis? posted at GeekMBA360


Call Center Consultant presents Why Start a Professional Survey Call Center posted at Call Center Jobs, saying, "Why you should start a professional survey call center"

Alvaro Fernandez presents The Brain Fitness/ Training Market: An Executive Summary posted at SharpBrains: Your Window into the Brain Fitness Revolution, saying, "An overview of the growing brain training market."

Dennis Scheffler presents Logo Design Ideas for Your Company posted at Logo Design Blog, saying, "A logo for your company will be the corner stone of your marketing efforts, so you need to come up with some logo design ideas that will really pop and get noticed."

Investing Angel presents Why Most Investors Buy High And Sell Low » Free Stock Market Investing Tips posted at Stock Tips, saying, "Some ways to avoid the mistakes of buying high and selling low."

Mert Erkal presents The Key Ingredients for Internet Success posted at, saying, "Make money blogging is not all about affiliate marketing, Google Adsense, paid reviews or selling your links. The ultimate target should be selling and promoting your own products using your blog, and evolve as an Internet entrepreneur throughout the time."


Contrarian Profits presents Alt-A Is the New Subprime posted at Contrarian Profits, saying, "All eyes are on the drama being played out on Wall Street today. But the cause of all the bloodshed was the downturn in the US housing market. This left banks and financial institutions with exposure to toxic subprime loans with a load of worthless securities on their books. This led to writedowns and losses. And the rest is history. Shockingly, given the scale of the crisis, John Maudlin says the housing crisis has a ways to run yet. Alt-A mortgages may the next to fall…"

Bankruptcy Access presents Credit Card Debt posted at, saying, "The ultimate post about credit card debt."

Bankruptcy Access presents Credit Debt posted at, saying, "All about credit debt- note: this is a completely different post than our previous one about credit card debt."

Sean Reynolds presents Economic Meltdown posted at Creativity, saying, "The perpetrators of the destruction of the world trade centre twin towers and the murder of 3,000 people on the 9th of November 2001 in New York sought by this dastardly act to strike at the heart of capitalism and thereby bring it down like a house of cards."

Bankruptcy Access presents Bankruptcy Chapter 13 posted at, saying, "The ultimate Chapter 13 post!"

imarketing4s presents Are Debt Consolidation Errors Losing You Money? | Consolidate4Free: Free Debt Consolidation Articles posted at Free Debt Consolidation: Qualified Financial Management.

FIRE Getters presents Investing - Which Stock Market Indexes to Choose? posted at FIRE Finance.

Adam Sicinski presents The Financial Intelligence Factor | Mind Map posted at IQ Matrix Blog, saying, "The Financial Intelligence Factor is state of mind, that comes from being a certain way and doing certain things that attract wealth and abundance into your life. This IQ Matrix Mind Map is based on Jamie McIntyre’s best selling free book and DVD entitled “What I didn’t Learn at School but I Wish I Had.” Within this material Jamie discusses financial strategies and techniques that will help you to build towards the achievement of your Financial Objectives."

General Investing

Hustler Moneyblog presents Complete Sharebuilder Codes posted at Hustler $$$ Blog.

nickel presents Market Turmoil, Portfolio Drift, and Asset Allocation: Time to Rebalance? posted at

Praveen presents Taking out the DOG... posted at My Simple Trading System.

nickel presents Recovering From a Stock Market Decline posted at

KCLau presents The Malaysian Insurance Planning Guide by [REVIEW] posted at KCLau's Money Tips, saying, "A review about an ebook on insurance planning. The book is specially written to guide Malaysians on their next insurance purchase."

Joshua Seth presents 5 Steps To Prosper In Hard Economic Times posted at Joshua Seth Blog, saying, "As I write this article the stock market has seen historic declines, property values are declining, unemployment is on the rise, and inflation is increasing. A lot of people are justifiably worried and glued to the TV news every chance they can get. So what can you do about all this? Actually, quite a lot. You may not be able to change what’s happening in the world, but you can absolutely change how it affects you and actually profit by it in a big way."

KCLau presents Are you part of the NEET Generation? posted at KCLau's Money Tips, saying, "About NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Learning), the NEET generation and why there is NEET."

Andrea Smith presents What Are the Benefits of Debt Consolidation? | Consolidate4Free: Free Debt Consolidation Articles posted at Free Debt Consolidation: Qualified Financial Management.

Michael Snyder presents Christmas Was Not Originally A Christian Holiday posted at The Moral Collapse Of America.

Anya Portnik presents On being a motivational speaker… posted at Gavin Ingham.

Dave presents GOLD PRICES: a physical gold shortage, a paper gold surplus posted at Cheapo Groovo.

imarketing4s presents Choosing the Right Debt Consolidation Service? | Consolidate4Free: Free Debt Consolidation Articles posted at Free Debt Consolidation: Qualified Financial Management.

KCLau presents Financial Consideration for New Parents in Malaysia posted at KCLau's Money Tips, saying, "Recently, there is an interesting post written by Xin Lu at Wisebread about the financial consideration of having a newborn baby. The article is more catered to the situation in the USA. Although it might differ in terms of currency, the other facts might similar and worth our study. This sparks the idea of writing this post to share with you the financial side of being a new parent in Malaysia."

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

Sun presents What Have I Bought with My Zecco Play Money? posted at The Sun’s Financial Diary.

Aussie Investor presents Quick Ratio Formula posted at Stock Market Investing For Beginners, saying, "In these uncertain times stock market investors really need to focus on fundamentals. One of the tools to help with this is the Quick Ratio. It's easy to calculate and when used properly it can help investors avoid buying stocks whose future may not be so rosy."

Big Larry presents How to Know if Your Bank is FDIC Insured posted at Out of Debt Christian, saying, "With 14 U.S. bank failures already this year, it is vital to be sure that your bank carries FDIC insurance on your deposits. Here are the easy steps you need to take to make sure that your money is protected in case your bank also runs into trouble."

Terence Gillespie presents Your Optimal Bailout Plan posted at Your Optimal Blog, saying, "As congress is drafting their bailout plan perhaps we should be drafting our own. Here is a 5-step plan that will put you and your family out of harms way during the hyperinflationary depression that is now inevitable. The very premise of Financial Planning, The US Dollar, is about to change. Your Optimal Bailout Plan provides the practical advice needed to navigate this unknown territory."

Ken Schulte presents How To Generate Your Own Alternative Energy At Home | Alternative Energy Secrets posted at Alternative Energy Secrets, saying, "Alternative Energy Secrets is all about exploring avenues of living greener and helping out the planet. Saving money is also a great topic of discussion as well."

Contrarian Profits presents Escape Financial Meltdown By Moving Assets Offshore Now posted at Contrarian Profits, saying, "On September 19, the SEC suspended short selling for 799 financial companies to “protect the integrity and quality of the securities market and strengthen investor confidence“. Since then the Dow has lost 165 points. The ban ends tomorrow. Eric Roseman says the legislation targets the wrong traders. Short sellers make the market more transparent. By blocking them, the SEC is violating the free market. The ban has so far failed to stabilize the markets. Don’t be surprised if the government now moves to target other safe havens such as gold and offshore accounts. Eric recommends investors move quickly to secure their assets in European strongholds like Switzerland and Liechtenstein."

Sandy Naidu presents Credit Card Debt - Debt Consolidation | FutureNestEgg posted at Future Nest Egg.

A.J. Brown presents Lucky Sevens: Perfect Time for Trading Stock Options posted at A.J. Brown's Options Trading Blog, saying, "Many traders saw stars on Monday, September 29. As the market plummeted, they took huge losses. And it's no wonder. The DOW dropped 777 points in a single day — the largest single point drop in history."

Sun presents The Market is Plummeting? – No Worries posted at The Sun’s Financial Diary.

Eric Twitty presents Should You Buy Stocks Right Now? posted at You Can Achieve Success!.

Patrick Bateman presents The $700 Billion Bail Out: (Part 2 of 2) Why It's Important For You!!! posted at One Million Bucks! (OMB!): My Personal Finance Journey.

Sandy Naidu presents Warren Buffet's Advice posted at Future Nest Egg.

Wenchypoo presents Frugality as a Recession Fighter and Depression Killer (L-O-N-G) posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket, saying, "Rather long, but tells WHY to save for choice times to invest, like now when prices are low and financing is about to get cheaper."

Adam Freedman presents The Fundamentals of Successful Investing posted at The Investor's Journal.

MoneyNing presents How Your Portfolio Performance Compared With the Averages Determine the Risk You Are Taking posted at Investing School, saying, "Manage your risk at all times!"

Mac presents Top 10 Secrets of True Wealth posted at Actorlicious.

Big Cajun Man presents Canadian Personal Finance Blog » Blog Archive » Top 5 Investing Regrets In My Life posted at Canadian Personal Finance Blog, saying, "The top investing mistakes I have made"

Dividend Growth Investor presents Berkshire Hathaway Historical Total Return Performance posted at Dividend Growth Investor.

Adam Freedman presents Be Greedy When Others Are Fearful posted at The Investor's Journal.

Tony Huynh presents Bet on the US, I am posted at, saying, "Be greedy when others are fearful"

Erika Collin presents Brain Trust: 100 Ivy League Business & Entrepreneurship Courses You Can Take for Free posted at Business Schools Directory.

Ripe Trade presents Autumn panic lows posted at Ripe Trade, saying, "I highlight how historically, market panics and periods of market collapse such as 1857,1907, 1929, 1987and 1997 have ended in autumn."

MoneyNing presents Even A Decade Long Recession Will Be Okay posted at Money Ning, saying, "We will come out of this okay!"

Jared Schneider presents 5 Best Dividend Stocks posted at, saying, "In this stock market, investors need to find investments that still provide them with a return or a constant stream of income. Here are the best high-yield dividend stocks for stock market investors, period."

Adam Freedman presents Real Estate Investing Pros and Cons posted at The Investor's Journal.

MoneyNing presents Do Your Own Stock Analysis posted at Investing School, saying, "Stock analysis is a must to make money in the stock market!"

Joe Hayes presents Free Forex Tips posted at FreeForexTips.Info, saying, "Great free tips for those considering forex (foreign exchange) currency trading. Not sure I can pull the trigger yet but some folks make alot of money doing it."

Steward presents Dollar Cost Averaging In A Declining Stock Market posted at My Family's Money, saying, "This article argues that dollar cost averaging into a market that you know is in decline is not a good idea and will not minimize your timing risks. It is better to save your money until the market bottoms out and begins to recover before you commit it to the stock market."

Raymond presents How To Calculate and Track Your Net Worth posted at Money Blue Book.

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

Eric Twitty presents Savings Plan: Do You Have One? posted at You Can Achieve Success!.

Christine presents Buying Stocks in a Volatile Market posted at Me, My Kid and Life: An American Single Mom Living in France, saying, "Looking for and finding the silver lining in these economically challenging times."

General Real Estate

Joshua Dorkin presents Help Foreclosure Pets The Silent Victims of Foreclosure posted at Real Estate Investing For Real, saying, "Note that the author of the article is Jim Watkins. Please consider this article as we're trying to spread the word about this great new way to save pets from foreclosure victims."

Joe Manausa presents Bailing Out The Banks? Actually Bailing Out America! posted at Tallahassee Real Estate Blog, saying, "While mainstream media refers to this as the "fat cat" bailout for Wall Street, you might be surprised who really needs this bailout to occur. What would happen to your job if the credit market stopped for even 1 week?"

Bob Schwartz presents So Much For The Bailout posted at San Diego real estate.

Peter Crump presents Credit No Money Down Real Estate Investing | Win-Win Real Estate Investments posted at Comments on: Profitable No Money Down Real Estate Investing On Credit..

Kirby presents Are you stupid for paying your mortgage? | Kirby on Finance posted at Kirby on Finance.

Joe Manausa presents Dave McCormick On Restoring Global Stability posted at Tallahassee Real Estate Blog, saying, "Under Secretary David H. McCormick made the following remarks about the current economic turmoil while speaking at Wharton’s Eleventh Annual Investment Management Conference. He identified how the chaos basically got started and acknowledged that we are now paying the price."


Reba Haas presents Get on the bus to see Sound Transit's Link light rail progress? posted at Team Reba Real Estate, saying, "Recently I've been asked a lot about how property values are impacted by being near mass transit lines. In particular, light rail. If you're buying rental property in Seattle, you might want to get to know more about the upcoming light rail and this article will give you info on how to tour the upcoming system." 

That's it for this edition of CoSI. Thanks again for the great above submissions, and a huge and ever present thanks to our rapidly expanding base of loyal readers. And remember, if you’ve got something to say regarding real estate investing, general investing, business, entrepreneurship or small business management, get it written up and submit it today! We’re always looking for more article submissions. So get writing!! Thanks for reading, and see you back here next month!!

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Ankit said:

An amazing list of Finance articles.
I would love to participate in the carnival,since i also blog about finance and investments.
Can i know how to be considered for it?

the boozwatt team Author Profile Page said:

Thanks very much, and we completely agree. Our finance article contributors are some of the best!

And we would love for you to participate in the carnival! At the end of every carnival there is an explanation of how to participate and a link to the submission site. Head on over and submit your article today!

Thanks for reading,

the boozwatt team

Tons of great information here. I'm just weeding through all the resources and articles you've presented here. Planning some articles on management and team building to add to the discussion you've started thanks. Jesse

the boozwatt team Author Profile Page said:


That's fantastic! We look forward to receiving your articles. And, as we invite all our readers, if you'd like to prepare an article or two and submit it for consideration as a featured article on our front page, please do so. Not only do approved articles provide valuable insight to our readers, but it's also a great promotional tool for our guest authors as well. You can submit articles directly to us at

Good luck!

the boozwatt team

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The article is very informative and useful.

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