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April 2006

Taking A “Sick Day”

by Luke Landes

I haven’t been feeling well the past few days and I’m not getting better as fast as I’d like. In fact, after going into the office today, I seem to have been feeling worse — but without the fever I had over the weekend. In any case, blogging might slow down as I relax and ... Continue reading this article…

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Yet More Hedge Fund Fraud

by Luke Landes

The bad news for the hedge fund industry just keeps coming. [Kirk] Wright is on the lam after federal officials charged him with fraud, claiming he sent statements saying that his funds, managed by Atlanta-based International Management Associates, had over $150 million invested when the accounts in question held only $150,000 — about the only ... Continue reading this article…

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One Carnival So Far

by Luke Landes

While we’re waiting for the Carnival of Personal Finance to be published by this week’s host, okdork.com, please visit today’s Carnival of Investing, hosted by Free Money Finance.

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How Liz Pulliam Weston Became a Millionaire

by Luke Landes

Let’s face it: if she (and her husband) can, you can, too! While acknowledging that a million bucks ain’t what it used to be, Liz, a columnist for MSN Money, shared her secrets about how her family’s net worth climbed to $1,000,000. There were no game shows or “reality” TV appearances. According to Liz, here ... Continue reading this article…

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This Just In – Scores

by Luke Landes

Exxon 340 Wal-Mart 316 In overtime, Exxon came through to topple Wal-Mart and coach Tillerson is ecstatic. Exxon was the leader of the Petroleum Refining Division, a segment that hasn’t won the national title in many years. In other news, here is the 2006 Fortune 500.

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Tuition Reimbursement – Save, Spend, or Repay?

by Luke Landes

I received my latest tuition reimbursement check in the mail. Actually, I received the check some time in the past two weeks, and somehow I missed it. While my girlfriend and I were tidying up my apartment, she stumbled across the envelope in a pile of pre-approved credit card offers — all junk-mail — that ... Continue reading this article…

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Personal Income Statement, March 2006

by Luke Landes

Like I mentioned earlier, March was a good month for income. Here’s my income statement, which also provides a sense of how my cash flows.

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Personal Balance Sheet, March 2006

by Luke Landes

March was a good month to me. I officially became a thirtysomething (well, a thirtynothing) and celebrated with many friends, including some who came from a distance. As I hardly see my friends these days, it was great to get together. Also this month, I traveled to Florida to celebrate my grandmother’s birthday — she ... Continue reading this article…

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Will Other’s People’s Spending Affect My Retirement?

by Luke Landes

A new Ask the Expert from Money Magazine tackles the topics of the United States’ federal budget deficit, national debt, and personal debt, and presents some thoughts about the only relevant question: What does it mean for my future? Walter Updegrave, the resident Expert, says we should not fear the chicken littles who cry we’re ... Continue reading this article…

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