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May 2006

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 ... Continue reading this article…

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Personal Income Statement, April 2006 (Net Income: $1,815)

by Luke Landes

If nothing else, I can say that I’ve been spending less than I earn for some time now, even if in some cases that’s only due to luck or extra side income. I saved $1,815 from being spent this month. Here are the details.

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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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Tips for Dealing With Recruiters

by Luke Landes

They always seem to call at the wrong time, first of all. But recruiters and headhunters have worked well for many people. Fortune Magazine explains how to help them help you. First, the problem: After 12 years as a finance manager… I’d like to explore opportunities elsewhere. Yet the only calls I get from recruiters ... Continue reading this article…

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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 ... Continue reading this article…

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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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Monthly Review Preview

by Luke Landes

This is a preview of my monthly review, or a monthly review preview. I haven’t had a chance to put together all the supporting details, but basically, my numbers for April look pretty good. A portion of a new student loan was disbursed in March (although I didn’t find out until April), so I had ... Continue reading this article…

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Changes Come In Threes

by Luke Landes

Yesterday, I made it official: I gave notice to my “community manager” to inform her that I will be moving out of my apartment by June 30. The sixty-day notice is required by my lease, as I was reminded this morning when the manager called me to inform me I would be responsible for an ... Continue reading this article…

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If Ya (Ain’t) Got It, (Don’t) Flaunt It

by Luke Landes

Yahoo is preparing to launch a new site I don’t need, Yahoo Tech. It will be another website flaunting all the tech gadgets I would like to have but can’t justify buying. Yahoo Tech will provide information on gadgetry in 18 categories, including cellphones, laptop computers and digital-music players. In each category, Yahoo will highlight ... Continue reading this article…

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Wall Street Journal Online Free

by Luke Landes

The entire Wall Street Journal Online will completely free for ten days. They plan to publish several special features to coincide with the website’s tenth anniversary. You can also get free print newspapers and meet some names known to personal finance bloggers: The Wall Street Journal Online will go live from Times Square in New ... Continue reading this article…

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