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10 Money Tips for Baby Preparation

by Luke Landes

Looking forward to that new baby smell? It’ll cost you… for years. USA Today has ten tips for “baby-proofing” your finances — the way you might baby-proof a kitchen — so you’ll be in a better position to part with $1 million over the next 18 years. 1. Review health coverage. Some new parents I’ve ... Continue reading this article…

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10 Inexpensive Things You Could Do This Summer

by Luke Landes

If you happen to live in the United States, enjoy your Independence Day! I’ll be searching for a concert and fireworks display to my liking this evening to attend with my girlfriend. For the remainder of the summer, here are some suggestions for having a good time without spending too much money outside of travel. ... Continue reading this article…

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I Is Needin New Ownrz: My Cat Looking For a New Home

by Luke Landes

A few years ago, I adopted my friend’s cat. This friend and his wife had just had a baby, and that baby had quickly become allergic to the cat, among many other things. The couple couldn’t find a willing home among other friends, so I decided to give in and adopt him. Rupert and I ... Continue reading this article…

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More Than $50 Wasted

by Luke Landes

No matter how hard one tries to save money, unexpected things happen. The other day, I was driving to work and I was lucky enough to receive a traffic ticket. I was at an intersection making a left turn, and the left arrow had just disappeared. There was still a green light, but according to ... Continue reading this article…

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The Cost of Raising a Teenager

by Luke Landes

USA Today’s reporter, Kathy Chu, talked to some typical parents to get a feel for how much they spend indulging their children. Here’s a statistic from the U.S. Department of Agriculture of all places, quoted in the article: Last year, a middle-income family spent an average of $190,980 to feed, house, clothe and entertain a ... Continue reading this article…

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Enjoy Now

by Luke Landes

You’ll never be happy with what you acquire if you can’t enjoy what you already have. So along with working to climb higher, take plenty of time to appreciate and truly enjoy where you are. There was a time when you aspired to nothing more than where you are and what you have right now. ... Continue reading this article…

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Rich… With Children

by Luke Landes

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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