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Find a Financial Advisor Online

by Luke Landes

Some readers of financial blogs keep coming back for the free “advice.” There are some better ways to get in touch with financial advisement online, and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has a few suggestions for finding a real advisor through the internet. * The Alliance of Cambridge Advisors is a network of 75 advisors in 25 ... Continue reading this article…

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The Carnival is Up!

by Luke Landes

The latest Carnival of Personal Finance was posted last night at Free Money Finance. Lots of good articles were included this week. Don’t forget to check out the latest Carnival of Investing, which I posted last night. Enjoy all the great blog articles!

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Carnival of Investing #40

by Luke Landes

Welcome to the 40th Carnival of Investing, hosted by Consumerism Commentary. If this is your first visit here, feel free to take some time to learn about me and this website. Thanks to Jonathan from MyMoneyBlog for the opportunity to host this traveling event. Now, on with the show, starting with my favorites, “Editor’s Choice.” ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Round-Up

by Luke Landes

Once again, it’s time to look at some of the articles I’ve liked from the past week from the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond. * Free Money Finance likes index funds. * Five Cent Nickel breaks down the 2006 federal tax rates. I’ll be in the 25 percent tax bracket. * AllFinancialMatters has a table of which home ... Continue reading this article…

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Capital One Credit Cards Hurt Your Credit Score

by Luke Landes

If you have a credit card with Capital One, chances are your credit score is lower than it would be with a different credit card. This is because Capital One (and possibly other companies) don’t report your true credit limit. Part of the calculation for your credit score is your ratio of used credit to ... Continue reading this article…

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If You Write About Investing, Read This

by Luke Landes

If you’re a blogger and you’ve written about investing in the past week, consider submitting your article to the Carnival of Investing, which I am hosting on Monday, September 18. You can use this form. Also, Free Money Finance is hosting the Carnival of Personal Finance, also on next Monday. If you have anything written ... Continue reading this article…

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Second ShareBuilder Bonus Received: I Love Free Money

by Luke Landes

Today, ShareBuilder gave me the $50 I earned simply by using the promotion code ENTERTAIN50 when I opened my second brokerage account there. However, I’m still waiting for ebates.com to credit me with the $20 for using their site to open my account, but I did receive the $5 for opening the ebates account. In ... Continue reading this article…

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Best Places to Retire

by Luke Landes

Money Magazine has named the best places to retire: * Walla Walla, Washington * St. Simons Island, Georgia * Prescott, Arizona * Holland, Michigan * Williamsburg, Virginia The study digs much deeper and further rates locations within the United States based on retirement amenities or necessities such as most tennis played and most hospitals, among ... Continue reading this article…

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Would You Travel Overseas for Cheap Surgery?

by Luke Landes

I had written a long post on this topic, but DreamHost went down before publishing it and I lost everything. Anyway, the Christian Science Monitor has an article describing how more people are traveling out of the country for healthcare, where service is less expensive. Some small companies are suggesting, requiring, or providing incentives for ... Continue reading this article…

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Inflation-Adjusted Gas Prices: Do They Really Matter?

by Luke Landes

Steve Hargreaves says Americans should quit griping about gas prices, but adjusted for inflation, a gallon of unleaded gasonline costs less than it did in the early 1980s. Here’s another statistic the CNN Money article cites: Moreover, in 1980, the average American had to work 105 minutes to buy enough gas to drive the average ... Continue reading this article…

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