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Think Our Generation Has It Better Than Our Parents?

by Luke Landes

Are you worse off than Mom and Dad? This article upsets me. Salaries do not increase enough to keep up with costs of housing and education, which increase leaps and bounds over inflation. Even if you compare today’s two-income houseold with a one-income household from thirty years ago, today’s family can afford less. It upsets ... Continue reading this article…

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Six Figures Is Better Than Five

by Luke Landes

Who gets paid six figures? – Sep. 9, 2003 The answers will shock and awe you, or maybe just mildly interest you. Included in CNN’s list are general merchandise manager, FedEx cargo pilot, and hotel manager. The article references 6figurejobs.com which appears to be a job board, but at the moment, it is not online.

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Psychedelic Money

by Luke Landes

New $20 to launch – Sep. 9, 2003 The new $20 bill is set to be distributed in October, and I, for one, welcome our new multicolored overlords. More info on the new money is here.

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Free $50 For Signing Up

by Luke Landes

Thank you for all the comments and questions you have been sending in. A reader from Portland wrote to ask: Can you recommend any high-yield savings accounts? I can. I’ve been very happy with ING Direct. They constantly offer some of the highest interest rates for savings accounts and have no minimum balance or other ... Continue reading this article…

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Don’t Haggle If You Don’t Want

by Luke Landes

Hate haggling with auto salesmen? Don’t – Save on a Car If haggling with a car dealer makes you nervous or uncomfortable, you can still get a good price on cars if you do your research. The above article contains some tips that might come in handy.

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The Lesser of All Evils: Mutual Funds

by Luke Landes

The Bottom Line: Why I’m sticking with funds – Sep. 8, 2003 There have been stories in the news lately of mutual fund managers taking part in some unfair practices. In one case, some traders were allowed to purchase or sell shares of a fund after closing time at the day’s price instead of at ... Continue reading this article…

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Getting the Best Buys

by Luke Landes

Money Magazine posted an in-depth smart spending guide. The detailed article gives many, many tips for getting deals on cars, electronics, the internet, travel, and lots more, without suggesting you compromise your desires. I plan on coming back to this every once in a while to make sure I’m not forgetting anything before making big ... Continue reading this article…

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Is The Financial Degree Woth It?

by Luke Landes

Do graduates of economics and similar courses have an edge over the layman? When it comes to investing, the results aren’t clear whether one is more successful with or without a financial-related degree. That’s probably true in most facets of life. However, the degree can help the initial success come a lot sooner. The author ... Continue reading this article…

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Pay For Dinner – Split The Check?

by Luke Landes

The fine art of splitting a check. Here’s a timely article, considering how many of my friends have birthdays around this time. It’s not easy to bring up the topic when you think others at the table aren’t contributing their fair share, while you’re concerned you’re might be paying more than you’re share, at the ... Continue reading this article…

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Win Ben Stein’s Advice

by Luke Landes

The Secret to Ben Stein’s Money is saving, saving, saving. Take his advice.

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