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Hands Off The 401(k)

by Luke Landes

Hewitt Associates, the same company that processes my company’s accounts payable, has performed a survey regarding 401(k)s. They discovered that almost half of workers leaving their jobs convert their 401(k)s to cash. This is despite the fact that in addition to income tax, there is a steep penalty (10 percent) for cashing out the tax-deferred retirement ... Continue reading this article…

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August Vacation to Williamsburg

by Luke Landes

My girlfriend and are are planning a four-day vacation to Williamsburg, Virginia in a couple of weeks. We’re trying to limit our expenses as much as possible, while still having a good time visiting Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens, and other random touristy locations. We’ll be cutting expenses with discounts where possible (such as those offered ... Continue reading this article…

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Carnival #6

by Luke Landes

The Carnival of Personal Finance #6 is up at Free Money Finance. The full Carnival schedule is here, along with an introduction. I was hoping to write an article for the Carnival yesterday, but I was sidetracked by classowrk for my masters degree and a corneal abrasion that sent me to the hospital. (I’ll be ... Continue reading this article…

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Current Checking and Savings Rates

by Luke Landes

The table containing the latest checking and savings account rates has moved. Please update your links.

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Emigrant Direct, Moving On Up

by Luke Landes

Hot on the heels of ING Direct’s rate increase announcement, Emigrant Direct has raised the interest offered on their web-based savings account to 3.50 percent APY. I’ll update the table of the highest national Internet savings accounts over the weekend.

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Shopping Addiction

by Luke Landes

CNN Money is featuring the story of a compulsive shopper with an addiction to the activity. She’s 36 years old (which, as I get older, seems increasingly younger) and her shopping spree began when her fourth child was born and she stopped working to live off her husband’s $140,000 annual income. This provided her with ... Continue reading this article…

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Good ING Direct News

by Luke Landes

Good news for all ING Direct account holders. The bank has finally increased the rate on its savings account from 3.0 percent to 3.15 percent APY. Unfortunately, they’re still behind Emigrant Direct (3.25 percent), UFB Direct (3.40 percent), Presidental Bank (3.75 percent), and some others. Read on for some of the text of the announcement.

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Does the Merchandise Have Large Talons?

by Luke Landes

Let the merchandising begin. If you like action figures and strange movies, you’ll probably love the new Napoleon Dynamite action figures. Watch out for them in your local toy store or local Internet.

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Overpriced Cities

by Luke Landes

According to Forbes, here are the top ten overpriced cities in the United States. The ranking takes cost of living, job growth, income growth, and housing prices into account. Here’s the list: 1. Seattle, Washington 2. New York, New York 3. Portland, Oregon 4. Chicago, Illinois 5. San Jose, California 6. Bergen and Passaic Counties, ... Continue reading this article…

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Career Advice

by Luke Landes

Here’s some good career advice that has netted millions of dollars for some lucky individuals: If you want to get ahead quickly, leak to the public a sex video of yourself. It’s worked for the likes of Paris Hilton and Rob Lowe.

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