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Nikkei – Yikes!

by Luke Landes

I was just about to go to sleep when I noticed the Nikkei crashed 4 percent and trading was suspended. All of the Asian markets seem to be affected. Tomorrow will be an interesting day for stocks.

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Motivation for Generation X

by Luke Landes

Along the same lines of work/life balance, Anne Fischer from Fortune Magazine has written an article that looks at what Generation Xers want. It turns out that recognition, status, power, and cash are low on this generation’s list of desires, but a lattice structure (rather than a hierarchical ladder structure) and life outside of work ... Continue reading this article…

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Zawodny on Work/Life Balance

by Luke Landes

Jeremy Zawodny works for Yahoo and has noticed many of his coworkers and colleagues are taking extended leaves from their full-time tech jobs to strive for work/life balance. I used to work for a huge tiny non-profit. By “huge” I am referring to the sense that our projects affected hundreds of thousands of people each ... Continue reading this article…

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Tuesday Reading [redirected]

by Luke Landes

Here are some of the stories I’ve read or skimmed today, and there aren’t many: * Suze Orman says honesty is the key to riches * Three rules for a happy retirement [focus] * A great 401(k) can make up for a lost pension * Scam alert! Ticketmaster and Entertainment Rewards * SEC unanimously approves ... Continue reading this article…

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Changes in CEO Pay Reporting

by Luke Landes

The Securities and Exchange Commission is taking a look at CEO compensation again, and this time they’ve proposing new disclosure rules. Companies would be required to fully disclose all forms of compensation in a way that is understandable. I think it’s safe to say that corporations will always find a way to bend the rules ... Continue reading this article…

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Five Signs You Have Too Much Money

by Luke Landes

Here’s some fun commentary from Jeanne Sahadi, who shares tell-tale signs that you have too much money: So you buy four homes, a plane to fly between them, and four sets of the same clothes so you never have to pack. If you’ve got the means, it seems … weirdly practical. Collecting exotic cars? Besides ... Continue reading this article…

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Have A Happy Retirement

by Luke Landes

According to a study from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, each additional $10,000 added to your net worth in retirement increases the chance that an individual will rate his or herself among the most satisfied by 1 percent. This study has been cited by a number of journalists: John Clements of the Wall Street Journal, Walter Updegrave ... Continue reading this article…

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Getting In (Physical) Shape

by Luke Landes

One of my personal goals this year — the year I’ll be reaching the big Three-Oh — is to get into better physical shape. It’s been a goal of mine for a while, but working, driving, working more, sleeping, and seeing my girlfriend always seem to take precedence and leave me with precious little time. ... Continue reading this article…

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Carnivals Today

by Luke Landes

Good morning! I’m home from work today for the holiday, so there’s a lot I’ll be trying to accomplish today. In the mean time, take a look at the latest Carnival of Personal Finance, hosted by Savvy Saver! There are many great articles to keep you busy. If you’re interested in participating or hosting the ... Continue reading this article…

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Realism Is Refreshing

by Luke Landes

Chuck Jaffe reports at Marketwatch something he read in a fund’s annual statement recently: If we don’t deliver consistent performance over the long run, I’d recommend you take your money elsewhere. Really. This statement appeared in the annual report for Wasatch Funds. It’s rare you see such honesty, but the problem is that funds that ... Continue reading this article…

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