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Men: Do You Like Electric Razors?

by Luke Landes

I enjoyed Matthew’s guest post last week, Cutting Down on the Cost of Razor Blades. Several commenters, including MillionDollarJourney and Dimes, pointed out the cost advantage of opting to use a decent quality electric razor. Here’s what (a different?) Matthew had to say: I’d agree with the above comments about electric razors. I’ve had two ... Continue reading this article…

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ING Direct Threatened to Close My Account

by Luke Landes

For the second time this year, I received a nasty letter from ING Direct. I haven’t been diligent enough with watching my withdrawals. FDIC, the government organization that ensures that I can’t lose money my leaving cash in a bank account up to $100,000, also limits savings accounts to six withdrawals per month. For ING ... Continue reading this article…

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Why Do I Share My Finances Every Month?

by Luke Landes

I’ve been asked this question several times over the past few years, by strangers and friends, most who don’t approve of my openness for one reason or another. Each month, I write with excruciating detail about my expenses and income, assets and liabilities, and my net worth. For example, here is my latest net worth ... Continue reading this article…

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Start Your Morning With The Top From pfblogs.org and More

by Luke Landes

* Should Married Couples Combine Finances? Simple answer: yes and no. * 8 Secrets of the Naturally Slim (Wealthy), part 1 of 2. Great analogies. * How to Use Leverage to Make Money on eBay. It’s all about the credit card. * Over 300 Miles – Rent a Car. It depends. Not going to sell ... Continue reading this article…

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This Week in the Archives: Verizon FiOS, Classes for Teens, and Auto Maintenance

by Luke Landes

I didn’t get a chance to do this while on vacation, so I’m catching up now. This is just a retrospective, looking back at some posts from the past you may have missed. Today, we’re focusing on articles posted April 1-7, starting with 2006: * Apr. 2: Tuition Reimbursement: Save, Spend or Repay? (3 comments) ... Continue reading this article…

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Personal Finance Blog RSS Feeds

by Luke Landes

If you like getting your personal finance blog fix in your own newsreader like BlogLines or Google Reader, you should check out some of these options. * Today’s Popular Personal Finance Posts at pfblogs.org. Ranked by how often someone clicks to read an article from the ad-free aggregator, pfblogs.org. There are feeds for Real Estate ... Continue reading this article…

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11 Best Deals for Spring Shopping

by Luke Landes

Spring is obviously not the best time to shop for shorts, swimwear, and sandals. Retailers know that they can sell these items for much more than they could other times of the year. Other items can be found at great prices, according to Smart Money Magazine. These products aren’t for everyone, and some seem to ... Continue reading this article…

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links for 2007-04-08

by Luke Landes

The Perfect Place: Retiring Overseas Retiring overseas may be a good idea right now, but in 30-35 years when I retire, even places like these may be too costly. (tags: retirement wsj) The Evader Next Door These real tax evaders make up the “tax gap,” and it’s not due to complicated tax shelters. Contractors, plumbers, ... Continue reading this article…

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Three Books for Perfect Negotiation Skills

by Luke Landes

If you’re looking to hone your negotiation skills, whether in business life or family life, you may want to considering starting with these three new books, recommended by the New York Times. The Power of a Positive No: How to Say No and Still Get to Yes, by William L. Ury. “Mr. Ury believes that ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup, Easter Edition

by Luke Landes

Today is the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox, known to many as Easter. For those who celebrate this holiday, I wish you have a great day. After arriving home last night, I’ve been catching up on posts from around the blogosphere. Here are a few that caught my eye. ... Continue reading this article…

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