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Financial Sharing Within Couples

by Luke Landes

Marshall Loeb sent his readers an early Valentine with his article about financial information that couples should share. By couples, he’s referring to those who are married or sharing ownership of financial accounts. Number One: “Married couples and those with joint investments or accounts should know the names, addresses and contact information of each other’s ... Continue reading this article…

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Local Kids Take On Rupert Murdoch

by Luke Landes

A brother-and-sister pair in Montgomery, New Jersey, not far from me, secured some start-up capital from their millionaire older brother, a 27 year old who made his first fortune from his dorm at Harvard. Their plan is to take on Rupert Murdoch’s MySpace — a horribly coded and organized (but popular) website now accused of ... Continue reading this article…

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What To Do When Your Bank Is Merging

by Luke Landes

Marketwatch has published an interesting article with advice for customers whose banks are going through a merger. I’m no stranger to this phenomenon. When I was 16, I had my first bank account with New Jersey National Bank. It was sooner or later bought by or merged with CoreStates (Dec. 6, 1996), then First Union ... Continue reading this article…

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Money Transferred to Debt

by Luke Landes

Over the weekend, I decided to use $2,000 of the money I made from freelance web consulting last year to speed up paying off my car loan. Even though my car loan has a lower interest rate (2 percent) than my some of student loans (~4 percent), it’s more important for me to reduce the car loan. ... Continue reading this article…

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Blogger Podcast

by Luke Landes

Scott has been putting together interview podcasts featuring personal finance bloggers. So far, he has published his interviews with MyMoneyBlog and Frugal for Life. Scott asks some great questions and it’s very interesting to hear what my colleagues in the blogging world have to say. Over the weekend, I was also interviewed for the podcast. ... Continue reading this article…

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Home Prices More Overvalued

by Luke Landes

Local Market Monitor is a research firm in the real-estate sector, and they’ve produced a report about the overvaluation trend. According to the firm, overvaluation is getting worse, and houses are priced above what the firm believes is the “fair value.” According to an article by Les Christie at CNN, home prices are accelerating even ... Continue reading this article…

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Introducing the MoneyBlogNetwork

by Luke Landes

Next month, I will have been “blogging” for six years. (Before that, I frequently updated websites with updates in reverse chronological order manually, so I guess that’s not considered blogging as I didn’t use specialized software for it.) In any case, the best part of blogging is being involved in communities. Some of my friends ... Continue reading this article…

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Carnival is Up!

by Luke Landes

The latest Carnival of Personal Finance has been posted on Be Capitalism, a blog by the original author of Capitalist Blogger. Check it out. Included in this week’s edition are my thoughts on a happy retirement as well as a plethora of fine finance features.

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Best Of The Week

by Luke Landes

If you missed these great stories on other blogs this week, now is the time to catch up: * Free Money Finance takes a look at advice from David Bach, author of The Automatic Millionaire, in An Early Start on the Road to Riches. * JLP from AllThingsFinancial discusses the Five Step Strategy for Getting ... Continue reading this article…

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New Emigrant Direct Credit Card

by Luke Landes

There have been rumors if this for a long time, but Emigrant Direct has finally announced their new credit card. This is a “platinum” MasterCard that offers up to 1.25 percent cash back on all purchases with no yearly limit. The rewards are deposited directly into your Emigrant Direct account twice a year. If you ... Continue reading this article…

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