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May 2006

Ten Tips For Cutting Car Expenses

by Luke Landes

Car costs got you down? Between maintenance, gas, and insurance coverage, having a personal vehicle is no small expense. Well, the inimitable Suze Orman offers up ten tips for keeping car insurance costs down. These are especially helpful in a world where gas prices and maintenance expenses continue to climb. Here’s the short version: Boost […]

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Americans Are NOT In Bad Shape With Credit, Sort Of

by Luke Landes

I like Liz Pulliam Weston’s latest article, The Truth About Credit Card Debt because she cites some statistics that fly in the face of conventional thought regarding credit behavior of Americans. We’ve all heard this before: Americans are in an unparalleled level of revolving credit card debt. The average American household carries more than $9,000 […]

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Looking for Apartments, Update 1

by Luke Landes

As I mentioned on Friday, my girlfriend and I are looking for an apartment somewhat halfway between where we both work (Queens and central New Jersey). The island of Manhattan tends to cause problems drawing straight lines on a map, so we’re looking in two places:

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Online Savings Accounts in the New York Times

by Luke Landes

The New York Times catches on to what bloggers have been talking about for years: online savings accounts earn more interest and are overall much better than the paltry traditional savings account. ING Direct led the newest initiatives in the United States in 2000, when it introduced the Orange account, and until recently it had […]

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What’s Hot This Week

by Luke Landes

It’s a new month, and that means more posts from around the blogosphere. Here’s some of the ones I found interesting from the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond. Perhaps you will, too. Nickel inspired discussion on withdrawing contributions from Roth IRA accounts. JLP from AllFinancialMatters questioned his dentist’s bill and saved some money. He’s still not as […]

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Ten Free Ways To Improve Sleep, Part 2

by Luke Landes

This is the second and last part of a short series on suggestions for improving sleep without spending a ton of cash. I published part 1 yesterday. We’re continuing with the second half of suggestions provided by Melinda Fulmer from MSN Money. Here are the remaining tips. 6. Set your thermostat between 60 to 68 […]

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Ten Free Ways To Improve Sleep, Part 1

by Luke Landes

I’ve never been a good sleeper. Even as far back as high school, I remember lying in bed for hours before finally drifting off and having trouble getting out of bed in the morning. This continued for a long time. College wasn’t much better, and after college it was more of the same. I’ve used […]

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Personal Balance Sheet, April 2006 ($49,835, +6.79%)

by Luke Landes

My net worth as of April 30, 2006 is $49,835. I’m so close to $50,000, I can smell it. Here are the details.

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Sell Your Life Insurance Policy

by Luke Landes

Let’s say you have a life insurance policy that will pay $1,000,000 to your family in the event of your death. You’ve had the policy for several years, but you’ve decided that it is no longer needed. You don’t want to pay the monthly premium and there’s no one to receive the funds when you […]

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Podcast Interview With Caitlin From Clutter2Cash

by Luke Landes

Scott produced another great Money Blogger Podcast in which he interviews Caitlin from Clutter2Cash. It’s an excellent interview that touches on all the usual concerns, and I enjoyed hearing Caitlin’s point of view.

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