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Special Website For The Under 30 Crowd

by Luke Landes

The Under 30 Honor Roll is a network of bloggers who are and write for twenty-somethings (and younger) with a focus on personal finance. They’re doing a great job of building a subcommunity, and have message boards as well. This is where all the “kids” will be hanging out… at least the “cool” ones. Check ... 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 Economics of Shea Stadium

by Luke Landes

I was a New York Mets fan in the 1980s, and my girlfriend’s family managed to get me back into the team. A. and I attended their game on Sunday against the Houston Astros, the only game of the series my team lost. It was an entertaining game, with a three-run home run in the ... 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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Emigrant Direct’s New Website is Up!

by Luke Landes

I arrived home a little earlier, and while writing my first paper for my last class before obtaining my master’s degree, I decided to check out Emigrant Direct’s new website. There has been a lot of talk over on an earlier entry about how many have not been able to access the website and have ... Continue reading this article…

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The Carnival is Up!

by Luke Landes

The Carnival of Personal Finance is up at Savvy Saver. There are lots of great entries this week, so take a look. Consumerism Commentary will return to a normal posting schedule tomorrow.

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Weekly Blog Round-Up

by Luke Landes

While I’ve been away from my computer most of this week, I’ve been out of the normal blogosphere loop. Here’s what’s been going on in the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond. Jim at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity was scammed out of some money by Carl Grossman. Free Money Finance hates rebate offers, as do I. Mighty Bargain ... Continue reading this article…

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The Real Estate Value of Backyard Improvements

by Luke Landes

Kiplinger has a short guide to backyard improvements. Do you expect the value of your house to increase due to your money, time, and hard work spent making improvements in the yard? Well, you probably won’t recover 100 percent of the value of that effort, but here are a few guidelines.

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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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Mail Check: Some “Goodies” Arrived for Me

by Luke Landes

I’ve been away from my apartment for almost a week, so I had a few goodies waiting for me upon my arrival home yesterday. I received a letter from Emigrant Direct with my activation code for their new website to be launched next Monday. Also, they included a notice that they will be raising their ... Continue reading this article…

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