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Collect on Interest

by Luke Landes

The Federal Reserve (“the Fed”) raised interest rates yesterday. That usually means that banks follow suit, raising interest rates in the loans they offer and some investment products, like CDs. I’m going to use this opportunity to change some of my cash investments into CDs at ING Direct. This bank already raised its interest rates ... Continue reading this article…

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Are You Saving?

by Luke Landes

MSN Money – 7 reasons Americans save so little This article makes us aware that Americans do not save enough money and throws us some statistics. Psychology, miseducation, and no consequences for being in debt seem to be the reasons offered. How much of your income (as a percentage) do you save?

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Having a Good Plan

by Luke Landes

Save regularly and don’t forget to floss – Jan. 5, 2004 This family has a great plan in place. Sure, they’re in the red now, but with a dentist’s earning potential, that won’t stay the case for long. The family puts $200 aside each month for their car payment, even though their cars are paid ... Continue reading this article…

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Tips for the New Year

by Luke Landes

Keep more in 2004: 8 resolutions – Dec. 24, 2003 CNN presents five tips as we head into the new year. And here they are, summarized for your quick acceptance or rejection: Pay yourself first by saving for your retirement directly from your paycheck. If you’ve procrastinated this year, get over it. Quit smoking. Get ... Continue reading this article…

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Live Cheap, Look Rich

by Luke Landes

MSN Money – 9 ways to look rich but live cheap This article offers some tips on how to live a rich lifestyle while not having to spend much money. I’ll revisit this later.

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Financial Happiness

by Luke Landes

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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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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Good Rate for Savings

by Luke Landes

Their ruthless tactics are starting to pay off for savings-minded customers. Capital One is the type of company that offers credit cards to people with poor credit history. People who are happy to qualify for a credit card are willing to pay high interest rates (upwards of 20 percent APY) and yearly fees (upwards of $50) ... Continue reading this article…

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Basic Advice For Future Millionaires

by Luke Landes

We’ve compiled a list of some rules of thumb that you might hold up against your budget, debt, savings, life insurance and net worth. This article paraphrases most books on personal finance, and manages to do so in just a few short paragraphs. I can do one step better: I’ll now paraphrase the article into ... Continue reading this article…

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Saving Early And Often For Retirement

by Luke Landes

In real estate investing, the mantra is location, location, location. In retirement planning, it’s save, save, save! People are getting older and older before they die. That seems like an obvious statement if you read it one way, but also, the average human life span keeps increasing. The more you live, the more money you’ll ... Continue reading this article…

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Monk-Like Discipline

by Luke Landes

Many aspiring millionaires apply monk-like discipline to their campaign to attain wealth, relentlessly depriving themselves of normal creature comforts. It never ceases to amaze me the amount of money young people are able to scrape together. Of course, it helps greatly to have a job with a dynamite salary. The midwesterners in this article have ... Continue reading this article…

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