Thursday, October 31, 2013

Stock Carnival Ecstasy - October 31, 2013

English: The graphs illustrate the rise of the...
English: The graphs illustrate the rise of the tax rates (marginal and average) as a function of the taxable annual income according to the German taxation law effective in 2010. German income tax law (Einkommensteuergesetz – EStG) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Welcome to the October 31, 2013 edition of Stock Carnival Ecstasy. We have some topical news and some good quality advice on investing in this edition. Justin from the blog Root of Good takes a look at the Government Shutdown and Why It Doesn’t Matter for your investments. Deron Wagner examines the way Top Stock Traders Deal With Market Reversals. And Bill Smith reports that 700 IRS Workers Owe Millions In Back Taxes and should not be contracted by the government agency. Hope you find all the articles interesting, bookmark, share, and tweet our carnival.

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Justin @ Root of Good presents Government Shutdown: Why It Doesn’t Matter posted at Root of Good, saying, "Justin at Root of Good discusses the Government Shutdown and why you don't need to pay attention to all of the news. Watching too much news destroys your happiness and hurts your investment performance."

John Schmoll
presents Reasons Why You Should Start Investing For The Long Run posted at Frugal Rules, saying, "Many people want to go for the quick buck when it comes to investing. However, a long term approach in generally best if you’re looking to build wealth and grow a decent retirement portfolio that will last."

Justin @ Root of Good
presents $150,000 Income, $150 Income Tax posted at Root of Good, saying, "Justin at Root of Good reveals how his household made $150,000 and paid only $150 in income taxes through a combination of contributions to workplace savings plans and IRA's. Tax efficient investing and tax loss harvesting also played a key role in keeping his income taxes at 0.1%."

John Schmoll
presents Putting Time on Your Side: How to Start Investing in Your 20s posted at Frugal Rules, saying, "A common excuse given by those in their 20s as to why they can’t invest is because they can’t afford to. However, there are ways to get started investing when you’re young and doing so will do wonders for your wealth building and giving yourself more time to grow your retirement portfolio."

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Deron Wagner presents How Top Stock Traders Mentally Deal With Sudden Market Reversals posted at Morpheus Trading Group blog | Swing trading strategies for stocks and ETFs.

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Matt Becker presents Beware the Source of Your Financial Advice posted at Mom and Dad Money, saying, "When it comes to financial advice, there's so much BS out there and it makes me sick. When it comes down to it, you’re the only one who truly has your best interests at heart. There are people who can help you make your goals a reality, but you have to understand that there are likely even more who are much more interested in simply taking your money and running. And the financial services industry is one of the worst in this respect. Educate yourself and thoroughly evaluate any prospective advisor before entrusting them with something as important as your financial future. After all, if they’re worried that you could do their job for them, they’re probably right."

Gary
presents How Much Life Insurance Do I Need? posted at MyLifeInsuranceQuotes123.com, saying, "Term life insurance is cheap, but why overpay for more coverage than you need? Or worse, accidentally under-insure yourself and put your family’s financial future in jeopardy? In this guide, we discuss the factors to consider when calculating how much life insurance you need."

Bill Smith
presents 700 IRS Workers Owe Millions In Back Taxes posted at 2008 Taxes, saying, "A report released Wednesday has revealed that nearly seven hundred IRS employees (about five percent of the ninety-thousand Internal Revenue Service contracted workers) owe a combined $5.4 million in back taxes."

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of stock carnival ecstasy using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Stock Carnival Ecstasy - October 15, 2013

Cover of "Beating The Stock Market"
Cover of Beating The Stock Market
Welcome to the October 15, 2013 edition of Stock Carnival Ecstasy. We start this edition with an article from Matt Becker who looks at beating the stock market. Ward Carson has the Top 10 Things you need to know about your employer’s 401(k) plan. John Schmoll has a nice review of OptionsXpress. And finally Bill Smith previews the new program from the IRS called Fresh Start Program.

Matt Becker
presents Why Do You Have to Beat the Market? posted at Mom and Dad Money, saying, "When we step back and look at the bigger picture, it becomes pretty clear that beating the stock market is a fairly irrelevant goal for most of us. We have actual financial goals that truly matter to us, and these goals are most effectively achieved if we completely ignore the desire to beat the market. So feel free to let go of the marketing hype and spend your time and money in a way that truly benefits you."

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Bill Smith presents TurboTax Is Integrating With EHealth posted at 2013 Taxes, saying, "eHealth, the United States’ predominant private Internet health insurance exchange, has announced that it will enter into a partnership with Intuit Inc.."

Ward Carson cfp
presents Top 10 Things to know about your employer’s 401(k) plan posted at The Happy 401k, saying, "Valuable insight for corporate retirement plan sponsors and participants"

Bill Smith
presents Make Your Individual Financial Troubles A Thing Of the Past With This Useful Info posted at 2011 Tax, saying, "Numerous individuals discover their finances have become one of the most stressful and confusing elements of their adult lives."

Bill Smith
presents Tech Startup Funding Options - Captured Technology posted at Captured Technology, saying, "Getting tech startup funding is always a challenge and many techpreneurs often find themselves shutting down their businesses before they even get a chance to commercialize their ideas."

John Schmoll
presents OptionsXpress Review: An Online Brokerage Worth Looking At posted at Frugal Rules, saying, "Investing in the stock market is vital to building wealth and with the variety of options available of where to invest it can be confusing. Choosing a good brokerage that has good offering and low fees can be a great way to help grow your retirement portfolio and get your investing on the right foot."

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John Schmoll presents Has an Uncertain Stock Market Derailed Your Investing Plan? posted at Frugal Rules, saying, "If you’ve been following the news the past few weeks it has made it difficult to know what to do with your investment portfolio. The fact is there is always something going on in the news and the best thing is to focus on your investing goals and continue to work on building wealth and growing your retirement portfolio."

Bill Smith
presents Rating Royal Bank Of Scotland Today posted at FastSwings, saying, "Royal Bank of Scotland Group operates in both the United Kingdom and the United States. Its operations in other countries are minimal in comparison."

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Bill Smith presents IRS Fresh Start Program posted at 2012 Taxes - Free Tax Filing Options, saying, "There is a new system called the IRS Fresh Start Program which aims to make it easier for people to pay back taxes and avoid a lien coming against them. There are three major parts to the IRS program."

Bryan Chau
presents Don’t Shun From Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) posted at Success Pen Pal, saying, "exchange-traded funds, ETFs, investing, business, wealth, retirement, success, market indexes, etc."

Justin @ Root of Good
presents Simplest Way to Manage Investments, Spending, And Income: Personal Capital posted at Root of Good, saying, "Justin at Root of Good explains how Personal Capital, an online personal finance and wealth management tool makes tracking expenses and income easier, and managing asset allocation and risk much simpler. All your finances in one screen!"

Gary
presents Is Life Insurance Tax Deductible? posted at MyLifeInsuranceQuotes123.com, saying, "Is life Insurance tax deductible? Is life insurance taxed at all? How about estate taxes, death benefit payouts, and premiums – how are all these aspects of life insurance treated under the tax code? Check out our guide to answer the most important questions you’ll have about life insurance and taxes."

simon elstad
presents Investment Options for Beginners posted at Modest Money, saying, "For most people, life revolves around living from one paycheck to the next. Only a handful of folks have mastered the art of saving and investing effectively. As you delve deeper into the markets, so you will learn to ascertain which investments are more likely to yield profits than others."

Gary
presents Return of Premium Term Life Insurance posted at MyLifeInsuranceQuotes123.com, saying, "Ever heard of free life insurance? Thought it was a myth? Check out our guide on return of premium life insurance and the pros and cons of a policy that refunds all your premiums if you outlive the term period. Should you buy ROP term life insurance?"

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