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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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Friday Articles

by Luke Landes

On Fridays, instead of just the regular personal finance links, perhaps I’ll put together a hodge-podge of everything I find interesting. A veritable cornucopia of delectable links. * Nothing quick about getting rich with real estate * Doctor Who to air on Sci-Fi channel in March — too bad I have only 30 TV stations, ... Continue reading this article…

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Best Of The Week [redirected]

by Luke Landes

Here are some posts from other bloggers that I have enjoyed this week: * JLP talks about new savings programs for the working poor. Many of the working poor are inelgible for welfare, so these programs encourage them to create savings. * Five Cent Nickel encourages registration of domain names — it’s cheap and easy ... Continue reading this article…

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Your Secret Bankruptcy Risk Score

by Luke Landes

Now that the methodology behind credit scores has been in the public for a long time, banks have found a new measurement which they’ve managed to keep somewhat private. While this calculation has been in use for twenty years, it has largely been kept off the public radar screen. Your bankruptcy risk score is used ... Continue reading this article…

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