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Young Real Estate Tycoon

by Luke Landes

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

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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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Evaluate Your Net Worth

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Calculating your personal balance sheet – Oct. 3, 2003 This article stresses the importance of looking at your net worth at least once a year. It also presents statistics to which you can compare yourself, based on your age range and income range. I’m doing pretty well for my age range, but a bit far ... Continue reading this article…

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Six Tips For Investing Beginners

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Fool.com: 6 Investing Lessons Learned [Commentary] September 29, 2003 User ID: flexo[at]fiveandtwenty.com Password: flexoweb Matt Richey leaves us with some advice he has learned over the years. This is beneficial for anyone who wants to enter the stock market. Most people go in blindly, buying stocks they don’t really know much about. Matt emphasizes the ... Continue reading this article…

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Are You On Track?

by Luke Landes

MSN Money – Are you on track to retire rich? According to their charts, you could say I’m on track. The issue I have with this, however, is they use $1,000,000 at retirement as a goal. However, by the time I retire, due to inflation and to increasing life expectancies, $1,000,000 is not going to ... Continue reading this article…

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Rich… With Children

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Building wealth, even with kids – Sep. 23, 2003 Some people say that it’s impossible to build wealth and have children. Others, like the author of this article, believe it is possible, but it requires some lifestyle adjustments. “The way you get rich is moderation, moderation, moderation.”

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Housing Bubble? Housing Investment?

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Fool.com: Buying the Bubble? [Commentary] September 18, 2003 The author tackles with the question of whether there is a (national) housing bubble. He feels that there isn’t, but also notes that housing is not an investment. People should avoid thinking of it as one. It doesn’t provide income and any thoughts about future movement are ... Continue reading this article…

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Which Degrees Are Worth It

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MSN Money – Is your degree worth $1 million — or worthless? – Saving for college Find out which degrees and fields pay off, based on average amount spent obtaining the degree and average increase of lifetime salary. You’ll probably be happiest, though, if you don’t dig yourself deeply in debt for a field that ... Continue reading this article…

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