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For Smokers

by Luke Landes

Aside from the obvious health risks, the financial impact of smoking regularly has some pretty rough implications if you do the numbers, according to Hilary Smith and MSN Money.

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Top 30 ZIPs With Six-Figure Salaries

by Luke Landes

According to CNN Money the chart below shows the top 30 ZIP codes based on the percentage of residents earning $100,000 per year or more. If you’re wondering why regions like Beverly Hills and other rich locations around Los Angeles, or regions in Manhattan like the Upper East Side, didn’t make the list, it’s because ... Continue reading this article…

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More Millionaires This Year

by Luke Landes

There are more millionaire households in 2004 than ever, and they have increased in number at a record rate year-over-year. The latest research shows that the number of millionaires has increased 33 percent this past year to a total of 8.2 million U.S. households. Most of the people surveyed said that it was not real estate ... Continue reading this article…

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Debt Help

by Luke Landes

From MSN Money and Bankrate.com, 15 signs you need help with your debt. Seek help from a credit counselor if you do: Any trip to a credit counselor should be preceded by a thorough analysis of your family’s personal finances: how much money you have saved, how much you owe, how much you have coming ... Continue reading this article…

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Fix Up Your Home to Increase Value?

by Luke Landes

An article at The Motley Fool points out the ineffectiveness of making improvements around your home to “increase its value.” It may be worthwhile in some instances, but it’s rare for the value of your home to increase in value the same amount it costs to make the improvement. So if you find yourself with ... Continue reading this article…

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Losing a Job?

by Luke Landes

If you find yourself laid off, Here are some tips from The Motley Fool that can help you in your preparations and in your negotiations at your next corporate job.

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Fed Moves Up

by Luke Landes

You may have heard that the Federal Reserve Bank (aka. The Fed) has raised its interest rate by one quarter percentage point to 2 percent. (Another way of saying one quarter percentage point is 25 basis points—a “basis point” is a hundredth of a percentage point.) Digressing for a second, I should clear up any confusion ... Continue reading this article…

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Above Average

by Luke Landes

It doesn’t always feel good to know you’re above—way above—average. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, who just released the results of their National Compensation Survey, the average annual health insurance premium for singles is $810.84. I enrolled in my 2005 medical and dental plans last night. For medical I chose the least expensive ... Continue reading this article…

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Win Ben Stein’s Advice

by Luke Landes

I am going to make this really simple. It is fine to have no money when you’re young. It is not fine to have no money when you’re old. It is even fun to be poor when you’re in college or right out of it. But to be retired and in your 70′s and not ... Continue reading this article…

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Better Than The Bare Minimum

by Luke Landes

The Lazy Man’s Guide to Retirement (from CNN Money) lists five easy steps for those who don’t want to expend energy and still be able to retire. Here are the five steps: Think about how you want to live when you retire Take advantage of your 401(k) or a similar investment account Use automatic contributions ... Continue reading this article…

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