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Recent News and Feature Articles

by Luke Landes

As I haven’t had time lately for much writing or reading, here is a list of items I’d like to read sometime relatively soon. * Who loses most in a break-up?, Christian Science Monitor * How to profit from a cooling real estate market, Robert Kiyosaki * Don’t bet the ranch on a rebound, Jim ... Continue reading this article…

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This Week in Blogs

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Here are some interesting posts from the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond: Blueprint for Financial Prosperity looks at using a Roth IRA as an emergency fund. Note that if you withdraw any part of your contribution, you can re-contribute that portion later on in the year. Mighty Bargain Hunter opened a savings account at ING Direct. Five ... Continue reading this article…

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News and Feature Articles, June 8, 2006

by Luke Landes

* Man arrested for $1M phone scam, Reuters * A Roth deal and a college savings dud, Suze Orman on Yahoo Finance * The zero tolerance job search, US News & World Report * Where to stash cash, Marshall Loeb, MarketWatch * Superstitions in the work-place, Amy Joyce, Washington Post * Art’s marginal cost: The ... Continue reading this article…

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Recent News and Feature Articles

by Luke Landes

Here’s a list of some of the more interesting articles from mainstream media I’ve read lately or I’d like to read this week: * 9 Money Rules to Live By, Liz Pulliam Weston at MSN Money * 7 Reasons Not to Retire, US News & World Report * Top Executivess (CEOs and CFOs) are Worried ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Round-Up

by Luke Landes

Here’s a look at what has been written on the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond this week. Mighty Bargain Hunter compares real assets like gold against MSFT. Free Money Finance looks at splitting up money as a married couple. JLP from AllFinancialMatters adds the life insurance needs calculator to his growing list of financial calculators. Five Cent ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup

by Luke Landes

I hope you’re having a great weekend! The weather here has been quite hot and muggy. Here’s what was happening around the pfblogosphere this week, including the MoneyBlogNetwork members: * Mighty Bargain Hunter has some thoughts about raising the minimum wage. * Five Cent Nickel has some advice for declaring a home office tax deduction. ... Continue reading this article…

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From Other Blogs

by Luke Landes

Here is what others in the MoneyBlogNetwork (and beyond) have been writing about this week. Free Money Finance says stop talking and start listening to do well in job interviews. JLP at AllFinancialMatters wonders if anyone has heard of this scam involving letters and stocks. Jim from Blueprint for Financial Prosperity points out that appliances ... Continue reading this article…

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Items In The News

by Luke Landes

Here are some news items that struck my interest today. Profit Motive to Cost Credit Counselors Tax-Exempt Status from the Washington Post. They won’t release the names of the companies losing their non-profit status yet, so beware of all companies that promise they exist to help you. Five months of networking, still no new job ... Continue reading this article…

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The Week In Review

by Luke Landes

Here are some items from the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond: Mighty Bargain Hunter talks about the hit television show, Deal or No Deal. Five Cent Nickel notes that bankruptcies are on the rise. JLP from AllFinancialMatters Reviews The Big Money, a book by Fred Kobrick. Jim from Blueprint for Financial Prosperity writes about 50-year mortgages, of ... Continue reading this article…

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In the News

by Luke Landes

* Job growth slows to a gain of only 138,000 jobs. * Burger King beefs up IPO and MasterCard is expecting a nice public offering. Let’s go have a huge fast food dinner and put it on a credit card. Maybe not. * Mortgage rates are the highest since June 2002. * The Dow hit ... Continue reading this article…

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What’s Hot This Week

by Luke Landes

It’s a new month, and that means more posts from around the blogosphere. Here’s some of the ones I found interesting from the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond. Perhaps you will, too. Nickel inspired discussion on withdrawing contributions from Roth IRA accounts. JLP from AllFinancialMatters questioned his dentist’s bill and saved some money. He’s still not as ... Continue reading this article…

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Odd Blog Happenings

by Luke Landes

For some reason, some time this weekend Consumerism Commentary reverted to the default WordPress display style. To anyone who viewed the site and was slightly confused, I apologize. It took me by surprise as well. Here’s what was happening this past week across the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond: Free Money Finance began a series highlighting 20 ... Continue reading this article…

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Around The Blogosphere

by Luke Landes

Here’s what was talked about on the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond this week: Nickel from Five Cent Nickel introduced us to piggyback mortgages. A lively discussion ensued. Jim from Blueprint for Financial Prosperity wonders if gas prices are affecting people’s behavior. The short answer is “not really.” While we’re on the topic of gas, the Mighty ... Continue reading this article…

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Update From The West Coast

by Luke Landes

When I’m in California, I expect the weather to be warm and dry. Well, this trip has been a little different — lots of traveling through mountains. We’re in South Lake Tahoe, staying in a condominium for a few days, and the temperature will be in the 30s and 40s. We’re expecting nine inches of ... Continue reading this article…

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This Week in the Pfblogosphere

by Luke Landes

Here’s what’s been going on with some of my friends in the personal finance blog world. Nickel supplied a template for a mortgage gift letter. Mighty Bargain Hunter has some tips for working with your spouse or significant other on your investments to make sure everyone is on the “same side.” Free Money Finance interviews ... Continue reading this article…

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Personal Finance Friday

by Luke Landes

Here are some quickies from around the pfblogosphere. AllFinancialMatters offers nine questions to ask before you get married. Free Money Finance writes about the importance of managing your career. FMF has averaged an annual 10 percent increase in his income from when he entered the workforce, many, many years ago. Five Cent Nickel shares thoughts about ... Continue reading this article…

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This Week In The Blogosphere

by Luke Landes

Here’s a round up of what’s been going on with the members of the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond. If you haven’t yet checked out the network’s forum for pfbloggers, make sure you take a look. There are some interesting conversations. The MightyBargainHunter points out a a pregnant teen waitress who received a $1,000 tip from a ... Continue reading this article…

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Some Reading for Wednesday

by Luke Landes

Here are some articles I’ve found interesting today: * You want a piece of me? Pay me. Your tax return may be sold to third parties including marketers, if you give consent. Don’t give consent. * Good habits are hard to break. It’s a new Millionaire in the Making with a couple making a significant ... Continue reading this article…

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Around The Horn

by Luke Landes

Here are some articles from around the blogosphere I enjoyed this week. Don’t Do Drug Tests for Money. While it’s great to find unique ways to earn extra income, Jim suggests you stay away from drug tests, following the recent news report of a test backfiring in the U.K. What $300,000 Buys You In… Depending ... Continue reading this article…

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Round ‘Em Up

by Luke Landes

It was a busy week in the blogosphere and a busy week for me in my office. There’s nothing I enjoy less than being in the office working overtime on Friday nights. Anyhow, here are some items I’ve found interesting from the members of the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond. Mighty Bargain Hunter evaluates why being debt-free ... Continue reading this article…

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