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Live Cheap, Look Rich

by Luke Landes

MSN Money – 9 ways to look rich but live cheap This article offers some tips on how to live a rich lifestyle while not having to spend much money. I’ll revisit this later.

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Two New Nickels

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U.S. Mint to unveil nickel commemorating Lewis & Clark – Nov. 6, 2003 Hot on the heels of the ending of the State Quarters redesign program, the mint unveiled two new designs for reverse side of the Jefferson five-cent piece. The obverse will remain the same, according to the CNN article. The “Louisiana Purchase/Peace Medal” ... Continue reading this article…

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Shopaholics

by Luke Landes

Are you a shopaholic? – Oct. 31, 2003 I spoke with a small army of experts and self-admitted compulsive shoppers across the country. They soon dispelled any lingering notion that shopaholism is a make-believe disorder afflicting only bored housewives and “Sex and the City” types. The addicts I spoke with conformed to stereotype in one ... Continue reading this article…

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Time to Think About Gift-Giving

by Luke Landes

Fool.com: Couples and the Christmas Cash Crunch Have you budgetted for the holiday season? Planning on going into debt to pay for all the people in your life who deserve the kind of Christmas you used to have? There are some good tips in this article to help you get through the holiday season without ... Continue reading this article…

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Location, Location, Location

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Most expensive housing markets – Oct. 22, 2003 Here are twenty localities (ten at each end of the spectrum) in which I will most likely never live.

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Good News and Bad News

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Let’s start with the bad news. The bad news is public college costs jumped 9.8 percent and private college costs went up 5.7 percent. The good news is that colleges are giving out more money to students. The bad news is that this money is in the form of loans, not grants. The good news is colleges ... Continue reading this article…

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Young Real Estate Tycoon

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Millionaires in the Making: Budding real estate tycoon – Oct. 15, 2003 CNN posted a story about a young person (26 years old) who has been involved in real estate investing. I think this is a good way to go. I could see myself getting involved in this sort of thing, but I would need ... Continue reading this article…

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Financial Update

by Luke Landes

Here’s how I’ve been doing this past month in saving money. I’m not including my new student loan in this because I should be reimbursed for my classes from my company as I finish them. However, I plan on using the reimbursement to pay off my earlier student loan with a higher interest rate first, ... Continue reading this article…

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Time to Get Rich

by Luke Landes

MSN Money – Getting rich is simpler than you think – Start investing Now that we’ve determined that you’re happy, you can get rich. Blend three ingredients — a paycheck, discipline and time — and, you, too, can be a millionaire. It’s not always easy, but it’s simple. And you have no excuse not to ... Continue reading this article…

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Financial Happiness

by Luke Landes

The 10 commandments of financial happiness – Oct. 2, 2003 According to the tips within this article, I should be pretty happy at this point. How happy are you?

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