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DreamHost Back in the Game, Here’s $20 For You

by Luke Landes

I’ve been hosting my websites through DreamHost since December 1999. The last several months have been very rocky as the “little hosting company” with its humble beginnings as the New Dream Network has expanded exponentially. They’ve just performed a major upgrade on their infrastructure, and now all my websites seem to be running well. For ... Continue reading this article…

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36% Say They Use a Financial Advisor

by Luke Landes

In an incredibly unscientific web poll, Yahoo Finance discovered (as of 11:12 pm last night) only 36 percent of the 2,200+ respondents — Yahoo Finance readers probably already biased towards the financially savvy — use a financial advisor. Almost the same amount (35 percent) say they do not take advantage of the help from a professional. The ... Continue reading this article…

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Estimated 2007 Tax Brackets

by Luke Landes

Kiplinger has the estimated tax savings you’re likely to see for the 2007 tax year (when you file in April 2008). Here are the estimated tax brackets, take a look to see where you fall:

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FranklinCovey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

by Luke Landes

A visitor came to my organization yesterday to present a day-long seminar to about fifteen people based on the book by Steven Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I’m not a big fan of group-think pop-philosophy self-help seminars, but there were a few things I could take away from the session. Aside from ... Continue reading this article…

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Keeping Up With Consumerism Commentary

by Luke Landes

Today was a slo posting day as I was busy throughout the day and didn’t prepare any posts ahead of time. Tomorrow I should be a more active day. A good way to stay current with Consumerism Commentary is to subscribe to the RSS feed. You’ll be able to see the latest full posts in ... Continue reading this article…

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College Savings Plans Still Tax-Free, For Now

by Luke Landes

When I signed up for Upromise a few years ago, my intent was to start savings the rebates in a fund for higher education expenses for a hypothetical child I might have some time in the future. At the time, 529 accounts were new. They provide investments with tax-free earnings if the money if eventually ... Continue reading this article…

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In “Class” Today

by Luke Landes

I’m attending a “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” class today. I’ll have more to write about later, but have a great day meanwhile.

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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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