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Link Updates

by Luke Landes

I’ve made some updates to the links in my sidebar here, getting rid of some blogs that have been inactive for months and adding some others I’ve discovered recently. If I’m missing yours, leave a comment! The personal finance blogging community has certainly grown in the last year.

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Underpaid or Overtitled?

by Luke Landes

Here’s a corrollary to yesterday’s thoughts on underearning income. Anne Fischer from Fortune Magazine urges people who feel they are underpaid to consider whether they are actually overtitled. Here’s the letter to the editor: I was among the top five salespeople at my software company last year, and I’m pretty sure I’m drastically underpaid. I ... Continue reading this article…

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Festival is Up!

by Luke Landes

The Festival of Frugality #8 is up at Frugal Underground. Lots of great articles there.

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My Money Blogger Podcast Interview

by Luke Landes

I was fortunate to be interviewed by Scott for his Money Blogger Podcast. My episode is up, and you can listen by subscribing to this RSS feed or downloading (or streaming) this MP3. It’s very strange to hear myself talk, especially when I have a tendency of rambling. Regardless, I hope you enjoy it. Perhaps ... Continue reading this article…

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A Look at Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

by Luke Landes

Last week, I finished reading Blink by Malcolm Gladwell. It’s not really about personal finance; it’s about the accuracy of certain snap decisions. I read the book with the intent of relating its message to the topics I focus on here. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking describes how some people have the ability ... Continue reading this article…

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PayPal Lowers Money Market Fund Rate

by Luke Landes

There is a lot of talk on the internets about online savings accounts raising their interest rates for customers; here’s something a little different. PayPal has been offering for a while a pretty high interest rate — over 4.25 percent — on money held in their money market fund. Unlike money market accounts and savings accounts, ... Continue reading this article…

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Overspending vs. Underearning

by Luke Landes

Are you an underearner? The general consensus for increasings savings in financial advice circles is to rein in your spending, since the expense side of the equation is easier to manage than the income side. You can cut back your spending on cable television by 50 percent, but getting an equivalent 50 percent increase in pay is ... Continue reading this article…

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The Carnival is Up!

by Luke Landes

Good morning! The Carnival of Personal Finance is up at Fat Pitch Financials! There are so many articles to choose from. When you’re done reading, don’t forget to check out the latest Carnival of Debt Reduction which I posted earlier this morning. More Carnivals should be published later this morning, but I’ll be taking care ... Continue reading this article…

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My Crafty Friends

by Luke Landes

One of my closest friends has started a business designing accessories with funky fabrics. She joined together with her boyfriend who specializes in oils and acrylics. They love doing this work and the items they produce are great. Take a look at Serajay Designs if you want to see what they mean by “retro-modern accessories ... Continue reading this article…

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Some Hedge Funds Must Register

by Luke Landes

The Securities and Exchange Commission has ruled that most hedge funds must register with the organization, due to fraud and other drama in the industry. Some funds will be able to escape regulation with a designation as a “private fund.” From the New York Times article: “The new rule applies only to those funds that ... Continue reading this article…

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