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Why Socrates and Plato Are the Only Financial Gurus You Need

by Luke Landes

Forget today’s best-selling financial gurus and authors. Socrates and Plato covered all that you need to know about wealth and life.

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Does Getting Married Increase Wealth and Income?

by Luke Landes

The Urban Institute has issued a report stating the Millennial generation will have the lowest rates of marriage by age 40 than any previous generation. The report contemplates a variety of reasons for this shift, including a reduced role of marriage in a family household and the effects of the latest recession. But what does […]

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What I Learned on Father’s Day

by Luke Landes

I met my dad for dinner on Father’s Day earlier this month, and we had a deep and somewhat difficult discussion.

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Can You Sue Your Parents for College Tuition?

by Luke Landes

This story has all the makings of something viral. It fits right in with our fascination with people doing things that normal Americans wouldn’t even consider doing. We gawk at reality television shows and follow the stories about their stars, like the recent news about the couple from the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” show […]

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Choosing to Stay Home With Children

by Luke Landes

Since before the recession, an increasing number of mothers say they’d like to work full-time. The Pew Research Center analyzed new data from the U.S. Census Bureau and conducted a survey to discover this and other family financial dynamic trends. In 2007, 20 percent of mothers called full-time employment their ideal situation, while by 2012, that […]

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6 Milestones for Entering the Middle Class

by Luke Landes

If you’re wondering about the chance your child has to breaking into the middle class by adulthood, a new study by the Brookings Institution provides some clues. The study breaks down the financial development of a person from childhood through adulthood into a number of milestones. With the achievement of each milestone, success for the […]

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Pay Your College Tuition By Selling Companionship

by Luke Landes

When I was an undergraduate in college fifteen years ago or so, I convinced my girlfriend at the time to stay enrolled. She was interested in moving back to her home state and pursuing her degree at a less expensive school, but for some reason, I encouraged her to stay at the university with me, […]

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Betterment Gifts: A Better Gift Registry

by Luke Landes

I introduced Betterment to readers last year as an alternative method of maintaining a brokerage account. For an annual fee of 0.15 percent to 0.35 percent of your assets invested with Betterment, the company provides a goal-focused way of investing for retirement and saving for future financial goals. The service handles asset allocation automatically based on goals, […]

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Moving to Another Town to Find Singles (Rich or Otherwise)

by Luke Landes

There are many reasons to move from one city or town to another. I would expect moving for a job is one of the most popular reasons. If you have a great job working for a company, but they decide, with or without your agreement, that you would benefit the company more working for a […]

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It’s More Expensive to Raise Kids Today

by Luke Landes
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Despite low or stagnant measures of inflation, at least as those numbers are reported by the government, families are faced with expenses that continue to rise. It’s been a while since I last wrote about the Department of Agriculture’s calculation of the cost of raising a child. The last time I wrote about this was […]

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