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September 2011

Earn More Money: Online Surveys

by Luke Landes
Pen and Paper: Online Surveys

This is the fourth article in a series about finding methods of earning incremental income. Some people have a desire to earn more money without the available time to learn a new skill or start a new business. I’ve written about becoming a mystery shopper, selling items on eBay, and teaching and tutoring. The key […]

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Do Millionaires Pay Less Tax Than Their Secretaries?

by Luke Landes

Warren Buffett has frequently claimed that he pays less tax as a percentage of his income that his secretary. President Obama has jumped on this as a basis for the Buffett Rule, a new proposed tax code that ensures that millionaires pay their fair share of income tax. According to Buffett, his effective tax rate […]

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Slate from Chase MasterCard Review

by Luke Landes

The offer you are interested in has expired. Read our review of the Slate From Chase.

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Google Wallet Not Ready for Prime Time

by Luke Landes

Simplification is usually a good choice for finances whenever it is available, and the bulky wallet is due for a technological upgrade, simplifying back pockets of men’s jeans everywhere. I’ve received the occasional comment about my “George Costanza” wallet; as I collect receipts from my day-to-day transactions, the leather becomes increasingly distended. Google’s first in […]

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Surprise: Citi Dividend American Express Card

by Luke Landes

The offer you are interested in has expired. Read our review of other Citi cards.

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The Buffett Rule: Tax for Millionaires

by Luke Landes
Warren Buffett

As a continuation of President Obama’s jobs proposal (economic stimulus) for curbing spending and increasing federal government revenue, the administration is taking a cue from famous investor, Warren Buffett. On many occasions, Buffett has claimed that wealthy Americans do not pay a fair share of the tax burden relative to their means to do so. […]

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Save Money By Not Having Children

by Luke Landes

I don’t have children; perhaps I will at some point, but I don’t see kids in my immediate future. It’s not due to the cost of raising children, though for many years, I believed I wasn’t in a financial position to provide all that I would want to provide to a child growing up. A […]

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Podcast 126: Wealth: Is It Worth It?

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Bryan talks with Truett Cathy, the founder and CEO of Chick-fil-A, about his book Wealth: Is It Worth It?. Truett lived through the Great Depression and worked behind a counter until he started Chick-fil-A when he was 46. Never comfortable borrowing money, he now believes in giving generously to […]

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When People Get Rich Quickly: Lessons from Michael Vick’s Bankruptcy

by Luke Landes

A typical professional athlete may be a prime example of the situation in which an individual might find himself suddenly wealthy. The idea that a person could consider himself middle class or lower one day and wealthy the next is a recipe for financial disaster. It’s easy to look at athletes because their trials and […]

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UPS Premium Service

by Luke Landes
UPS Truck

Delivery company — or logistics company, depending on how you look at it — UPS is taking a page from Amazon.com’s Prime service and offering better delivery options for customers willing to pay a fee. When I didn’t work out of my home, I’d often come back after work to be greeted by the familiar […]

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