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Giveaway: Excuse Me, Your Job is Waiting by Laura George

by Luke Landes

Earlier this morning, I reviewed Excuse Me, Your Job is Waiting (Amazon link) by Laura George and found it to be a good job-hunting book with advice based on the “law of attraction.” I’m happy to be able to give away the three copies sent to me by the publisher. Read the review, if you ... Continue reading this article…

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The Carnival is Up!

by Luke Landes

Thanks to We’re In Debt for hosting the 98th edition of the Carnival of Personal Finance. Here’s a taste of some of the great articles that were submitted this past week: My Current Bank Account Setup To Maximize Interest Jonathan from My Money Blog simplified his savings to make the most out of high savings ... Continue reading this article…

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Review: Excuse Me, Your Job is Waiting by Laura George

by Luke Landes

Excuse Me, Your Job Is Waiting: Attract the Work You Want Laura George (7/10) A few days ago, I finished reading Excuse Me, Your Job Is Waiting, by Laura George. This book follows in the footsteps of another, Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting. The premise of both books is the “law of attraction,” which ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup

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Here are some interesting articles from the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond. MBAs Don’t Prepare Managers for Real-Life Challenges The process of getting an MBA is more about the connections you make than learning how to deal with real-life management problems, apparently. This is true about most degrees. In school you learn fundamental concepts and theories, but ... Continue reading this article…

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Transferring My IRAs From TIAA-Cref to Vanguard

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Yesterday, Vanguard announced they have simplified their account fees. Effective on Thursday, here is the new fee structure. * All fund accounts with a balance of less than $10,000 will be assessed a yearly fee of $20. Now that’s straightforward. In the old configuration, my recently-opened 2006 SEP IRA would have been charged $20 anyway. ... Continue reading this article…

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4 (Plus 1) Great Credit Cards Offering 0% on Purchases

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Editor’s Note: Thank you for your interest, these offers have expired and are no longer available. For people who are responsible with managing money, sometimes it makes sense to pay for large purchases with a 0 percent APR loan or credit card. The reasoning is fairly simple. If you have a card that is offering an ... Continue reading this article…

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My Next Step: Two Bedroom Condo or More Renting?

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Those who have been following my travails closely may have a feeling I might need to start contemplating my living situation. About a year ago, a chronicled my adventures looking for an apartment with my girlfriend (one, two, three, four, five, and six) which ended unsuccessfully and with a bit of a scuffle with the ... Continue reading this article…

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Consumerist Roundup

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Hey Bank of America! Your ATM Gave Me A Fake $20 Wealth Junkie (who has a blog) received a fake $20 on a routine ATM trip, and didn’t know it was fake until a Costco employee informed him. He brought it back to the bank and they apologized. What is a Secured Credit Card? People ... Continue reading this article…

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Five Couples Living on $46k, Number 5: Susan Slingland

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The final “couple” in CNN Money’s series on the spending habits of households living on about $46,000 isn’t a couple at all. Susan Slingland is a full-time piano accompanist at Appalachian State University. Susan seems to have her expenses under control. At $675 a month, her rent is her biggest expense, and she keeps that ... Continue reading this article…

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I Buy Generic Brands and Store Brands Sometimes

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When I was in college, some of my poorer friends (that is, unsubsidized by the government or their parents) would get their products as cheaply as possible. I have distinct memories of afternoons with certain friends and the beverage of choice for lunch being “No Frills Cola.” These days, I don’t go so far, but ... Continue reading this article…

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