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January 2007

Attention Bloggers: Carnival Submissions Due Soon

by Luke Landes

Get Rich Slowly will be hosting the Carnival of Personal Finance on Monday, January 8. If you have one, please submit a well-written, recent article on personal finance, by Sunday evening. Here’s what J.D. says when asking for submissions: Please share only your best work, and only articles about personal finance. Writers often submit stuff […]

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Do I Need to Report This Income? Part 2

by Luke Landes

One of the biggest questions when tax time rolls around has to do with income. Not everything comes neatly reported on W-2s and 1099s. What else needs to be reported to the IRS? As I’ve been finding out, just about everything else should be reported. Yesterday, I shared a few types of income that should […]

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Do I Need to Report This Income? Part 1

by Luke Landes

In general, if you have to ask whether you need to report certain income to the IRS, the most likely answer is, “Yes.” Here are some examples, courtesy of MSN Money. Q. I hosted a party to sell products to my friends (and use my social circle for multilevel marketing from some corporation), and my […]

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10 Things Your Gym Won’t Tell You

by Luke Landes

Just when I’m considering becoming a member at a gym to help myself stay in shape, SmartMoney publishes 10 Things Your Gym Won’t Tell You. If you’re looking for a demotivator to keep you from spending money for a membership that many find a waste of money, this article has what you’re looking for. Here […]

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The Carnival is Up!

by Luke Landes

Mighty Bargain Hunter was the first host of the Carnival of Personal Finance for the new year! Start your week off right by reading a bit of what the blogosphere offers in recent personal finance articles. Here are some consumer-related to start with: * My Two Dollars writes about The Art of the Complaint and […]

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Personal Income Statement, December 2006 (Net Income: $2,866)

by Luke Landes

The following table describes my income and expenses for the month of December 2006. It follows my balance sheet, so if you’re interested in peeking into my finances, take a look there first. Otherwise, read on to find out how I ended up with $2,866 after all my expenses were paid this month.

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Personal Balance Sheet, December 2006 ($70,108, +4.19%)

by Luke Landes

Thanks to dividends paid to me in my 401(k), I broke past $70,000 to close out the year at $70,108! I know that among 30-year-old financial bloggers like myself, that may not be an impressive number. Considering most of my adult life I was making less than the cost of working, I’m satisfied so far. […]

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