The Carnival of Smarter Investing #17

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carnival.jpgWelcome to the Seventeenth Edition of The Carnival of Smarter Investing! We're back with our first week of August 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.

Billy Akerman presents Teach Your Children Well | Beating The Stock Market posted at Beating The Stock Market, saying, "Prepare our children. Thanks for hosting the carnival"

Joseph Ekwu presents NSE- update « Josephekwu’s Weblog posted at Josephekwu's Weblog, saying, "My update on Nigeria stocks"

KCLau presents Average Monthly Household Income in 2007: Is it enough? posted at KCLau's Money Tips, saying, "According to a survey done by the Statistic Department for the Economic Planning Unit, published in Personal Money Magazine June 2008 edition, a typical family in Malaysia earns only RM3686/month. How much this is worth and how much can be spent."

KCLau presents The Money Book: A CAP Guide to Managing Your Money posted at KCLau's Money Tips, saying, "Published by Consumers Association of Penang (CAP), a run down on how to manage your money and a list of what the money book discusses."


David presents If I Was Going To Start Up A Day Spa posted at Sugar Salon, saying, "For several years, I dreamt of opening my day spa. I would spend hours in my 10×10 cubicle planning the service menu, the decor, the marketing theme, the perfect location. I spent zero hours thinking of managing staff, bookkeeping, dealing with plumbing issues."

Tammy Powell presents Protection of your Assets posted at Majestic Tech by an Enlightened Wealth Institute student.

Rachel presents Exhibiting Strategies For Leaner Times posted at Tradetec Skyline.

Raymond presents Is My FDIC Insured Checking Or Savings Account Safe If My Bank Fails? posted at Money Blue Book.

Joel Gray presents Identity Theft Statistics Are Extremely Alarming posted at Finance Tips 101.


Amanda Harris presents Baby Gifts Boutiques & Momprenuers posted at Pajama Mommy.

Call Center Consultant presents How to Start an Outsourced Call Center Service posted at Call Center Jobs, saying, "If you're looking for a start-up business opportunity with small upfront costs, you might want to consider staring an outsourced call center service."


Phil B. presents Stop Using Credit Cards « Phil for Humanity posted at Phil for Humanity, saying, "Save money by stop using credit cards."

Sally Thompson presents 14 Funny Jokes, Stories and Anecdotes for When You?re Having a Bad Trading Day posted at Currency


admin presents Stupid PMI Tricks, Part 1 posted at Short Sales Riches, saying, "How PMI can help and hurt you in flipping properties."

General Investing

Diego Norte presents Creating Products By Procedure posted at Internet Business 101.

A.J. Brown presents Momentum, Reversals, and Bar Patterns posted at A.J. Brown's Options Trading Blog, saying, "Every day’s bar tells us something about what to expect the next trading day. In other words, today’s bar affects tomorrow’s bar. So how do we know what that effect will be?"

MoneyNing presents Did You Adjust Your Automatic Contribution to Investments This Year posted at Money Ning, saying, "Don't let the bad news deter you! Keep investing!"

Larry Russell presents Living Expense Tracking Methods posted at Pasadena Financial Planner.

Value Seeker presents Stock Investment Resource: Stock Market Investing Tips - Don't Overleverage posted at Stock Investing, saying, "Be careful with margin trading. If you take on too much leverage, you may risk a margin call."

Writers Coin presents Rethinking the Buy and Hold Strategy posted at The Writer's Coin, saying, "The Buy and hold strategy has been a staple of conservative investors for years, but is it time to rethink that strategy?"

Prophet presents Trading based on statistics posted at

The Investor presents Should you swap your shares for an investment trust on a discount? posted at, saying, "Stock market pessimism means many investment trusts (also known as closed-ended funds in the US) are trading at heavy discounts. Would it be profitable to trade an existing portfolio of blue chips for similar holdings in a trust, then swap back in happier times? Or would trading costs be prohibitive?"

Investing Angel presents I Heart Luby’s (LUB) » Free Stock Market Investing Tips posted at Stock Tips, saying, "Author explains his investment in Luby's, a small cap value company."

A.J. Brown presents Is Wall Street Rigged? posted at A.J. Brown's Options Trading Blog, saying, "If you've ever had a 401(k) or just about any kind of retirement plan, you've probably heard the popular advice that you should "buy and hold." Frankly, this popular line is a little bit of investing propaganda."

George Guarini presents How well do you know YOUR bank? posted at Bankers Exchange Services, saying, "How to safely invest more than $100K into one bank using the CDARS program."

Ben Dinsmore presents Should You Borrow Money From Your 401K? posted at Trees Full of Money, saying, "If you need cash and your financial situation leaves you no other alternatives, borrowing money from your 401k might help you get your financial life back on track."

Value Seeker presents Stock Investment Resource: Stock Market Investing Tips - Democrats and Offshore Drilling posted at Stock Investing, saying, "Author discusses the lunacy of the Democratic opposition to offshore drilling."

The Hoss presents Beginner Investing posted at Hoss Cents Free Financial Money Magazine, saying, "Tips for those new to the investment world. What items the new investor must take into consideration when developing an investment strategy."

Steve Faber presents - Stock Market Terms – The Top 10 Terms You Need to Know (Part 2) posted at DebtBlog.

Helen Anderson presents 3 Warnings Signs Your Bank May Fail posted at Bankaholic.

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

Wilfrid presents Money In The Bank - How Much Of It Is insured? posted at Your Finish Rich Plan, saying, "Your protection can often exceed the advertised $100,000"

FIRE Getters presents Investing - Total versus Annual Returns posted at FIRE Finance.

Tammy Powell presents Which Way Your Money Must Go — Real Estate Investing or Security Bonds? posted at Majestic Tech by an Enlightened Wealth Institute student.

Decision Care presents 5 Essential Habits to Avoid Financial Disasters posted at DecisionCare, saying, "An important article about using simple tips to prepare for financial crises. Thanks for reading!"

Lisa Spinelli presents Stock Market Investing Tips 101: #8- A Legendary Stock Watch Worksheet | Greener Pastures: Personal Finance posted at Greener Pastures: Personal Finance.

Larry Russell presents Financial Planning Reading List posted at Pasadena Financial Planner.

imarketing4s presents The Keys to a Happy Retirement | posted at

General Real Estate

Joe Manausa presents Understanding Trends In Real Estate posted at Tallahassee Real Estate Blog, saying, "Actual inventory trend analysis helps us to understand the overall movement of our residential inventory over a period of time. Of all the trends in real estate that we study, inventory trends are the most important. The longer the period of time that we study, the less that “noise” affects our view."

Erica O'Leary presents Combine Sections 121 & 1031 for Maximum Tax Benefit posted at Bankers Exchange Services, saying, "Knowing how to maximize tax benefits offered by the IRS can save thousands."

Tammy Powell presents Things You Have To Know in Real Estate Investment posted at Enlightened Wealth Institute student Tammy Powell.

maria gudelis presents Is real estate investing today like catching a "falling knife"? posted at Maria Gudelis.

Joe Manausa presents Housing Prices Decline Slightly - A Clear Picture Is Forming posted at Tallahassee Real Estate Blog, saying, "While there have been many articles written on the declining real estate market, most are filled with facts and figures that are difficult for the lay-person to follow. This article is filled with easy-to-understand graphs that demonstrate the modest decline in home prices."

Mark J. Donovan presents Final Walk Through Inspection Checklist | New Home Construction posted at HomeAdditionPlus, saying, "If you are about to close on a newly built home make sure your do a final walk through home inspection first. This article provides some good tips on what to look for when conducting a final walk through home inspection."

Livingalmostlarge presents Frugal Condo Tip posted at LivingAlmostLarge, saying, "Have you considered your HOA when purchasing your condo? Does it matter for resale?"

Shane Wilson presents Beginning Investors Guide To Making Money in 2008 posted at Michael Shane Wilson.

Joe Manausa presents Tallahassee Real Estate - Market Graphs Updated posted at Tallahassee Real Estate Blog, saying, "A compilation of real estate market graphs that shows different segments of the real estate market and how it is performing."

Tammy Powell presents Top Ten Cities to invest in real estate based on Risk Index posted at Enlightened Wealth Institute student Tammy Powell.

Stewart Hsu presents Rule of Thirds: What Makes a Real Estate Investment Successful posted at Stewart Hsu, saying, "3 key elements, each equally important, that are critical for a successful real estate investment"

Stewart Hsu presents David Lindahl posted at Stewart Hsu, saying, "David Lindahl has acquired over 5,000 apartment units in less than 10 years, he is a sought after speaker, come read about him."

Tammy Powell presents Enlightened Wealth Institute student Tammy Powell » Blog Archive » » Real Estate Investment in Times of Crises posted at Enlightened Wealth Institute student Tammy Powell.

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 soon!!

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