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Links for Friday, September 8

by Luke Landes

Here are some interesting articles I’d like to read further when I get a chance. * How Cheapskates Do Dinner [MSN Money]. I need to get back to focusing on reducing my expenses. * Hottest College Degrees for Getting Hired [Fortune]. Engineering, accounting, and physical therapy. Music education didn’t seem to make the list this ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Round-Up

by Luke Landes

Here’s what’s the members of the MoneyBlogNetwork (and beyond) have been writing about this week. JLP from AllThingsFinancial warns readers against leaving money on the table by not taking advantage of your company’s matching 401(k) contribution, if it has one. Five Cent Nickel sneaks his outside candy past the ushers when he goes to the ... Continue reading this article…

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Drowning in Debt? 6 Tips for College Students and Recent Grads

by Luke Landes

One of the books I’m working on is The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions, by Anna Ivey. I write a bit about decisions regarding graduate education, thanks to decisions I make in my own life, so I agreed to mention the book on Consumerism Commentary. One of the many things I learned while pursuing ... Continue reading this article…

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Gas Price Update: $2.55 at a Local Station in Central New Jersey

by Luke Landes

Last night I filled up my tank in preparation for the weekend at my local station, which was offering regular unleaded at $2.55. I was excited about this price, but only for about ten seconds. Thankfully, my 2004 Honda Civic LX, now past 55,000 miles, still gets excellent mileage.

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Can You Trust Your Financial Advisor? Or Anyone?

by Luke Landes

The truth is people are selfish. A person makes decisions on what actions to take based on what they believe will benefit him or her. Is there such a thing as true selflessness? Even when someone helps another individual “out of the kindness of his heart,” isn’t she really acting in order to get that ... Continue reading this article…

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Capital One 360 Subaccounts: Here’s How

by Luke Landes

Today, I received this question from Lindsey, a reader: Hello! I have been reading through the archives that you have on your blog, and I see that when you had your ING Direct savings account you were able to set up subaccounts so that you personally could keep your money organized. I was wondering how ... Continue reading this article…

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New Nest Egg Index: How Well Are We Saving?

by Luke Landes

Last year, A.G. Edwards developed the 2005 Nest Egg Index, measuring how well people in the United States are saving money. They have updated the survey for 2006 and released the results today. Here are more details:

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Free Software to Make Your Computer Run Better, Stronger, Faster

by Luke Landes

These tools are indispensible. When I coach people through buying and setting up computers, I always suggest they forego the software pack that comes with computers purchased at Circuit City, Best Buy, and any number of manufacturer-direct shops, and install the following free software instead. AVG Free Anti-Virus. This anti-virus scanner is as good as ... Continue reading this article…

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Is Robert Kiyosaki a Liar?

by Luke Landes

Wonderful. After reading Ben Stein’s column, which I mentioned earlier today, I came across Robert Kiyosaki’s latest on Yahoo Finance, Lying is Easy, Wealth Takes Work. Let’s just start right at the top: Being politically correct means saying what’s polite rather than what’s accurate. I like to be accurate. Actually, being politically correct is saying ... Continue reading this article…

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Why Can Ben Stein Retire at 61?

by Luke Landes

I like Ben Stein. He’s been an actor, game show host, advisor to a presidential administration, author, and traveling guru. In his latest column on Yahoo Finance, he writes about the tendency to live in fear about retirement but not adequately plan (save). He started getting to the point by offering how he would be ... Continue reading this article…

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