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October 2006

Links for Tuesday

by Luke Landes

* Tips of Hosting Great Carnivals [Carnival of Personal Finance] * Dow barely crosses all-time high at close [CNBC] * Ouch! Your Home Payment Just Doubled! [MSN Money] * S&P says 2007 will be a great year for stocks [Kiplinger] * More neat gadgets being added to standard cars [MarketWatch]

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Group Review: The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing

by Luke Landes

This month, I’ll be participating in JLP’s mass review of the book, The Boglehead’s Guide to Investing, by Larimore, Lindauer, and LeBoef. One blogger will review one chapter of the book throughout October. Look for my review of the Asset Allocation chapter next Wednesday. Here’s the entire schedule:

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Links for Monday

by Luke Landes

These are articles and sites that I’ve enjoyed or would like to read in the next few days. * Can Employees Be Friends With the Boss? [Gallup] * Free Money Finance is hosting 24 hours of free giveaways today, and there is still time left. * 50 Most Powerful Women [Fortune] * Bill Fleckenstein warns ... Continue reading this article…

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My MBA at the University of Phoenix Online, Part 3.5: The Stadium

by Luke Landes

As you may know, I’ve been writing a series about my experiences with the University of Phoenix Online. So far, I’ve written about my decision, the admissions process and course logistics. Before continuing with the rest of the series, I wanted to mention a recent development. The University has purchased naming rights to the stadium ... Continue reading this article…

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Credit Score Question From a Reader

by Luke Landes

Hi, faithful readers. I received a question through e-mail from Brian. He’s looking for some advice for managing his credit score. Here is what he asked: If I pay off my minimum balance due, and say my remaining outstanding balance to credit ratio is 0.75, is this very bad for my credit score? I don’t ... Continue reading this article…

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Check Out the Latest Carnival of Personal Finance!

by Luke Landes

Nick from Punny Money did a wonderful job hosting the Carnival of Personal Finance. If you’re a fan of old video games, you may like his theme. Here’s a graphical hint: The Carnival of Personal Finance is a weekly traveling showcase of blogger-nominated articles.

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Personal Income Statement, September 2006 (Net Income: $4,200)

by Luke Landes

There are several interesting notes about September’s income and expenses, but fiirst, here are the details.

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Personal Balance Sheet, September 2006 ($59,232, +9.70%)

by Luke Landes

When my net worth increases by almost 10 percent in one month, there isn’t much I can complain about. Such a feat gets more difficult as net worth gets higher, though I have seen little evidence of this in my life yet. Continue reading for the numbers.

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