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NetWorthIQ

by Luke Landes

There’s a new web tool in beta called NetWorthIQ. Its purpose is to allow people (anonymously, if they wish) to share their net worth and track their finances month after month, similar to the way I do at Consumerism Commentary. NetWorthIQ has potential. I signed up and entered my net worth in less than two ... Continue reading this article…

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Quick Carnival Reminder

by Luke Landes

Here’s a quick reminder: send a recent personal finance blog entry (or article, or essay, or post) to Carnival of Personal Finance #5 at the blog I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Monday.

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Money Clubs?

by Luke Landes

Marshall Loeb mentions the popularity of money clubs, akin to the investment clubs of the 1990s. Much like other sorts of support groups, money clubs offer the unique opportunity of belonging to a group of people with similar desires, who can encourage, inform and brow-beat you as needed. (This sounds very much like the community ... Continue reading this article…

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Property Taxes

by Luke Landes

I am not a homeowner right now for many reasons. Here’s another reason to add to the list: sky-high property tax. Yes, I pay some property tax now, hidden within my rent bill. Landlords pass the cost of taxes onto tenants. Because of the high cost of buying and owning a home, finding money for ... Continue reading this article…

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These Rules Don’t Work

by Luke Landes

I like this article from MarketWatch that presents five investing rules that don’t work. You may have heard these investing clichés before, but clichés come a dime a dozen: Subtract your age from 100 to determine the percentage of your investment that should be in stocks. This would present an overly conservative portfolio for most ... Continue reading this article…

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Paying Himself First

by Luke Landes

Mike Rogalski is featured as one of CNN’s Millionaires in the Making. He’s a civil engineer working for the U.S. Department of Defense in Florida, making $84,500 a year. He chooses not to take advantage of an IRA for retirement savings, instead investing $33,000 in stocks and mutual funds. With $105,000 already put away in ... Continue reading this article…

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The Etiquette of Money Talk

by Luke Landes

Peggy Post, who has taken over the Etiquette legacy from the mannerific Emily Post, was interviewed by Bankrate.com. She tackled the problem of the appropriateness of talking about money; that is, when and how not to do it. Her tips were standard. People don’t like to talk about money because they feel they are being ... Continue reading this article…

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Wasting Time

by Luke Landes

Although employers expect workers to waste some time on the job, they don’t expect the actuality: employees waste more than two hours each day. That is what Salary.com discovered through a survey. The top item on the time-wasting list is, of course, use of the Internet, including email, web browsing, and surely blogging for many. ... Continue reading this article…

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Presidential Bank Raises APY

by Luke Landes

Presidential Bank has raised the interest paid (yield) on its savings and checking accounts to 3.75 percent and 3.5 percent respectively. I’ve updated the rate table.

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Best Place to Live is 45 Minutes From Me

by Luke Landes

According to Money Magazine and CNN Money, Moorestown, New Jersey is the Best Place to Live. The article describes Moorestown as a small, affordable town with a quaint feel. Beware: the town was founded by Quakers and you can’t buy alcohol. Have no fear, Philadelphia is only 15 miles away. (Is that always a good ... Continue reading this article…

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