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Money Magazine: 25 Rules to Grow Rich By, Part 2

by Luke Landes

Here are more “rules” from Money Magazine. I wrote about the first five guidelines yesterday, and here are five more with some of my thoughts thrown in.

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Money Magazine: 25 Rules to Grow Rich By, Part 1

by Luke Landes

Money Magazine seems to be publishing some good content lately. First, it was 7 shortcuts for major money hassles, and today it’s a larger feature on 25 rules to help you grow rich. I’ve never been one to play by the rules, which in my opinion, are made to be broken. In fact, I hate ... Continue reading this article…

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Money Magazine: 7 Shortcuts for Major Money Hassles

by Luke Landes

Money Magazine is running an extended feature targeting 7 of the most annoying money problems, and proving some easy solutions. Here is a shortcut to the seven shortcuts: 1. Ace your retirement. Buy a target-retirement fund in your 401(k). If you believe you’ll be retiring in 2030, you can buy a fund that targets that ... Continue reading this article…

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Automate Your Emergency Savings

by Luke Landes

David Bach, author of The Automatic Millionaire, offers suggestions for making your emergency savings automatic. Before we get to the tips, most people agree that building an emergency stash of cash that can last long enough to cover three to six months should be one of the first financial priorities, even for those in debt. ... Continue reading this article…

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Five Tips for Starting a Career or New Position

by Luke Landes

Jeanne Sahadi has a few tips for getting ahead in the first few years of your career. It’s also appropriate for starting a new position anywhere, new career or not. Here are the take-aways. Ask for help, then take charge. Ask for questions when necessary, but not much more. Show initiative and independence in solving ... Continue reading this article…

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Spending Philosophies: Five Tips for a Better Relationship

by Luke Landes

Money Magazine is profiling Michael and Brittany Abbate. Here is their situation. The couple used to have a total annual income of $135,000 to support them as well as their daughter, but thanks to a move from Chicago to Phoenix and a pregnancy, they now make less than half that amount. Due to the pay ... Continue reading this article…

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The Last 401(k) Guide You’ll Ever Need, Five Tips, Part 5

by Luke Landes

I know speed is not my strength. I’m concluding this series over a week after it was started, but that’s the way things are. Last week, I found an informative series by Money Magazine providing tips for managing your 401(k). The articles reminded readers to save early and often, spread your money around, limit company ... Continue reading this article…

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Finding Extra Money

by Luke Landes

Money Magazine has a feature this month about finding extra money or “hidden assets” as they call it. I’m not going to do a whole series on these suggestions, but I will simply summarize and add a few thoughts. 1. Cash in old savings bonds. If they’ve matured, you have money that’s not earning any ... Continue reading this article…

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The Last 401(k) Guide You’ll Ever Need, Five Tips, Part 4

by Luke Landes

I’m still enjoying Money Magazine’s “Last 401(k) Guide You’ll Ever Need.” So far, I’ve addressed the first three tips offered by the magainze, save early and often, spread your money around, and limit company stock. Here’s the fourth tip for maintaining a strong retirement investinment portfolio. Check in Once a Year Take a date you’ll ... Continue reading this article…

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The Last 401(k) Guide You’ll Ever Need, Five Tips, Part 3

by Luke Landes

Money Magazine has done a good job of assembling five simple tips for starting and maintaining a great 401(k) retirement account. The first tip was to save early and often and the second was to spread your money around with a smart diversification strategy. Here’s the third tip. Limit Company Stock When you work for ... Continue reading this article…

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The Last 401(k) Guide You’ll Ever Need, Five Tips, Part 2

by Luke Landes

Money Magazine is presenting five tips for building a great 401(k) account. Their first suggestion was to save early and save often by diverting as much as possible directly from your salary to your retirement account. Here’s the next tip. Spread Your Money Around What you must do, though, is choose a suitable combination of ... Continue reading this article…

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The Last 401(k) Guide You’ll Ever Need, Five Tips, Part 1

by Luke Landes

Money Magazine is presenting a series of articles focusing on 401(k) accounts. The magazine’s five basic tips can easily be exapnded to cover all long-term investing. Here’s the first tip: Save Early and Often Suppose you started work in 1990 with a $40,000 salary. You saved just 2 percent of your pay but were such a ... Continue reading this article…

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The Top 25 Money Tips of All Time, Part 5

by Luke Landes

I’m finally delivering the last installment of MoneySense’s top 25 money tips of all time. This follows parts 1, 2, 3 and 4. Now, without further ado, are the final five money tips, as decided by Canadian financial experts.

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The Top 25 Money Tips of All Time, Part 4

by Luke Landes

Last week, I started looking at the top 25 money tips of all time, according to MoneySense, a Canadian finance magazine. I looked at tips 1 through 5, 5 through 10, and 11 through 15 so far, and there have been some interesting thoughts. Some are aligned with mainstream views while others might surprise you. ... Continue reading this article…

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The Top 25 Money Tips of All Time, Part 3

by Luke Landes

Everyone has their favorite money tips, and we’ve been looking at the favorites of some Canadian financial advisors. Here are the first 5 and here are the next. Keep reading this post for tips 11 through 15. Emphasize rewards. “Think of a budget as pre-spending and emphasize the objects or experiences that you want to ... Continue reading this article…

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The Top 25 Money Tips of All Time, Part 2

by Luke Landes

Those Canadians are at it again. They recently assembled, from experts in personal finance, the top 25 money tips. I wrote about the first 5 earlier, so now I’ll continue. Invest in your kids. The article talks about RESP accounts, which are savings accounts designed for parents to invest for their children, with a bonus ... Continue reading this article…

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The Top 25 Money Tips of All Time, Part 1

by Luke Landes

Perhaps Canada is just backwards, but I don’t think so. MoneySense asked some of the northern country’s top personal finance experts for their top money tips, and they gave some surprising answers. Do you think it’s all emergency funds and the “power of compound interest?” If so, you’re wrong. Here is what they had to ... Continue reading this article…

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