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Future Spending, Two Big Items, Part 1: New Computer

by Luke Landes

I own a Fujitsu C-6631 Lifebook notebook computer, which I purchased in 2001. At that time, my living situation was in a state of flux and I was working at a non-profit organization, spending more money on my commute than I was making. It was bad news all around. To bring in extra money, I […]

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Some New Tips for Saving on Gasoline

by Luke Landes

I was reading through my monthly statement and related materials from ING Direct and came across some tips for saving money at the pump. Three of the tips are old hat, but two are new to me. * Plan trips efficiently. (Old hat.) I take this to mean that it’s best to do as much […]

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Warren Buffett Gives Most of His Money to Bill Gates

by Luke Landes

It seems that Warren Buffett is domainating the news lately. According to Fortune Magazine, he’s planning to give away 85 percent of his wealth, mostly to Bill Gates through his foundation. Buffett has pledged to gradually give 85 percent of his Berkshire stock to five foundations. A dominant five-sixths of the shares will go to the world’s […]

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Don’t Make These Mistakes, Part 2

by Luke Landes

Yesterday, I wrote about three mistakes in retirement planning an AARP financial professional made in his own life. Today, I’ll continuee with the next three points from the original Yahoo Finance feature. These are three additional actions or attitudes you should not emulate:

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New Money Blogger Podcast

by Luke Landes

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had some posts prepared ahead of time to keep content fresh during the day. This week, I’m winging it. Instead, here’s something you can do. If you have a few minutes, listen to thatedeguy’s podcast interview.

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Looking for Apartments, Update 4

by Luke Landes

Last time, I mentioned my girlfriend and I had our eyes set on The River Club in Edgewater, NJ. We saw that apartment this weekend, and this is what we learned.

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Was Your Credit Card Number Stolen in February?

by Luke Landes

If you have ever been a customer of Hotels.com, this might affect you. Credit card numbers and names of 243,000 of the company’s customers were on a laptop computer stolen from an Ernst & Young employee in February. They only began notifying customers last week as until recently, the companies didn’t know what was contained […]

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Strong Hurricane Season Approaching

by Luke Landes

The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a very active hurricane season (June 1 through November 30) this year. The organization is encouraging people living in the affected areas to begin preparations. For the 2006 north Atlantic hurricane season, NOAA is predicting 13 to 16 named storms, with eight to 10 becoming hurricanes, […]

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Flexo on Mulholland Drive, Overlooking the Valley

by Luke Landes

To satisfy curious minds, here is what I looked like last month while in California on vacation. Behind me is a view of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, and the photograph is taken from a viewpoint along the famous Mulholland Drive.

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Baby On The Way? Get Ready To Be Shocked!

by Luke Landes

Yesterday I wrote about the expenses of raising a teenager, but the fun doesn’t start at age thirteen. Let’s flash back to birth. Sources for the previous post determined the cost of raising a teen to be $190,980, but here’s an article that says the cost of raising a baby to age seventeen is $250,000. […]

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