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Lack of Updates

by Luke Landes

Yes, it certainly has been a while since I’ve updated here. Since my last posting, I switched careers, albeit only for a few months. I started working as a teacher, which necessitated the purchase of a car. Over the summer, I’ve been working at the job I had prior to teaching, but only part-time. In ... Continue reading this article…

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Financial Update – February

by Luke Landes

Now it’s what you’ve all been waiting for. Here is my financial update for the month. I’ve been a bad spender, and I’m waiting for a tuition reimbursement check as well as my tax refund, a bonus, and a raise. Let’s see how we did. Remember, the credit card gets paid off every month. I ... Continue reading this article…

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Are You Saving?

by Luke Landes

MSN Money – 7 reasons Americans save so little This article makes us aware that Americans do not save enough money and throws us some statistics. Psychology, miseducation, and no consequences for being in debt seem to be the reasons offered. How much of your income (as a percentage) do you save?

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The Power of Residual Value

by Luke Landes

MSN Money – 10 cars that lose value fastest – Save on a Car Do you own a car that retains a good portion of its value over time or does your car depreciate fast? This article gives some insight and informs the reader about situations where depreciation doesn’t matter as much. An additional article ... Continue reading this article…

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Millionaires Revisited

by Luke Landes

An update on our Millionaires in the Making – Jan. 20, 2004 CNN/Money’s “Millionaire in the Making” feature is a favorite of mine. In this article, the columnist follows up with four previously-featured couples to see how they’ve progressed and to find out how many times they’ve been invited to be on Oprah.

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Financial Update – January

by Luke Landes

It has been a month of gift giving and trip taking, so I’m not expecting to see much progress. To the tape!   January 17 December 17 Cash Accounts: $ 13,760 $ 14,621 Taxable Investments: $ 3,189 $ 2,974 401k (Pre-Tax): $ 8,919 $ 8,250 Roth IRA: $ 1,763 $ 1,416 Credit Cards: ($ 1,821) ... Continue reading this article…

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If I Were Suddenly A Rich Man

by Luke Landes

Ask the Expert: Investing a windfall – Jan. 16, 2004 Here are some tips for a course of action when you receive a large sum at once, a problem most people would be interested in having. The author invokes Eminem while cautioning against financial advisors.

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Debt is Bad, Mmkay

by Luke Landes

MSN Money – 5 tales from debt hell – Manage Debt Five individual readers of MSN Money Central are singled out in this article for asking the tough questions. They’ve made mistakes, and the author gives them some of the sympathy they deserve. The stories “from debt hell” include co-signing a loan with a relative, ... Continue reading this article…

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Having a Good Plan

by Luke Landes

Save regularly and don’t forget to floss – Jan. 5, 2004 This family has a great plan in place. Sure, they’re in the red now, but with a dentist’s earning potential, that won’t stay the case for long. The family puts $200 aside each month for their car payment, even though their cars are paid ... Continue reading this article…

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Holiday Debt

by Luke Landes

A simple plan to banish holiday debt – Jan. 2, 2004 The holidays are over, but if you’re like most people, you’ll be paying for it for more than a year. CNN has a debt planner which can be a reality shock for some people.

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