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Popular Day

by Luke Landes

There were many interesting articles on CNN/Money today. Here are a few summaries. The majority of Americans claim they would continue working if they were to suddenly come into lottery winnings of $10,000,000. 59 percent of people under the age of 50 said they would continue along their career path. If this statistic is ever ... Continue reading this article…

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Financial Update – July

by Luke Landes

I’ve been through many changes in the past few months. As you might have read below, I stopped working at my former corporate job and began working as a high school teacher, hence the pause in my 401(k) increases. During the summer, I am working part time at my old job and considering whether I ... Continue reading this article…

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Think Our Generation Has It Better Than Our Parents?

by Luke Landes

Are you worse off than Mom and Dad? This article upsets me. Salaries do not increase enough to keep up with costs of housing and education, which increase leaps and bounds over inflation. Even if you compare today’s two-income houseold with a one-income household from thirty years ago, today’s family can afford less. It upsets ... Continue reading this article…

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Six Figures Is Better Than Five

by Luke Landes

Who gets paid six figures? – Sep. 9, 2003 The answers will shock and awe you, or maybe just mildly interest you. Included in CNN’s list are general merchandise manager, FedEx cargo pilot, and hotel manager. The article references 6figurejobs.com which appears to be a job board, but at the moment, it is not online.

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Millionaires Falling on Hard Times

by Luke Landes

While everyone knows an MBA who has been laid off, there are no hard numbers capturing the national picture. This article comes just as I’ve set the wheels in motion to begin my MBA. I’ve enrolled in the University of Phoenix online program, so I can continue working and get my degree at the same ... Continue reading this article…

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Rising to the Top

by Luke Landes

Here’s a quick article about a woman who was determined to succeed. It’s unfortunate that they stressed sales. I don’t enjoy sales.

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A Fattening Career

by Luke Landes

CNN/Money asks, Is your job making you fat? This article stresses the importance of proper eating and exercise specifically for sedentary worker bees. Today for the first time in a long time, I had breakfast (bagel with cream cheese and orange juice) before heading to the office. Not only that, but being overweight takes a ... Continue reading this article…

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Stay-At-Home Husband

by Luke Landes

When parents decide to have children, one of the issues they must consider is the option of one parent staying home to watch the kids until they are school age or continuing to work and pay for day care. Sometimes the cost of day care can be more than what the second salary brings in. ... Continue reading this article…

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