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How To Feel Rich

by Luke Landes

Ben Stein has another good article in the New York Times. He tells a story of how his father taught him to feel rich rather than be rich. It’s a nice article with which to begin the work week. I’ll quote: I was on my way to another job. I got to the next stop ... Continue reading this article…

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New Auto Insurance Follow-Up

by Luke Landes

On Saturday, I made a visit to my local AAA branch to finalize my new auto insurance. The company providing my insurance will be Libery Mutual for about $1,500. Geico came back to my with a price several hundred dollars higher, and that might be a blessing considering some of the company’s negative reviews. If ... Continue reading this article…

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News and Links

by Luke Landes

Here’s what’s going on in the media today: * CNN’s Gerri Willis talks about prenuptual agreements in her “5 Tips” column. This might be an issue that people in love don’t want to talk about, but it is important to discuss, especially if there are or will be children in the picture. * My checking ... Continue reading this article…

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If The Gecko Did The Robot

by Luke Landes

Yo. I think your website would be da bomb if you had the gecko do the Robot. Last month, the nine points on my New Jersey Driver’s License fell into obsolescence. It has now been three years since the points were “awarded” to me for various stupid indiscretions. This is good news for my wallet. ... Continue reading this article…

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Account Balances, May 2005

by Luke Landes

Below are my account balances for the end of May, 2005. The balances are displayed next to the two previous months as well as May, 2004 for comparison. I’m slowly making my way, despite May’s net worth being a little lower than April’s. Some notes: * There is a value listed for my 2004 Honda ... Continue reading this article…

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Income and Expenses, May 2005

by Luke Landes

There’s nothing special to report in regards to my income and expenses for May. I still need to curb my spending. I’ve been receiving some income from website design projects and from the Google Adsense ads on this and a few other sites. Keep reading this article to see this month’s income and expenses compared ... Continue reading this article…

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Getting Paid $100,000 to Watch TV and Blog

by Luke Landes

One lucky guy is getting paid $100,000 for one year to be the Vice President of the “Dukes of Hazzard Institute.” This position was created as a contest by Country Music Television to hype The Dukes of Hazzard television show on the Internet. Here’s the original “job posting.” Basically, the job’s responsibilities include watching reruns ... Continue reading this article…

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How To Teach Your Kids About Money

by Luke Landes

Jonathan Clements from the Wall Street Journal offers some advice, or his experiences as an example, for teaching children about money management. (By the way, this article can be accessed for free, unlike most of the Wall Street Journal Online.) The first rule of writing these types of articles is “Know your audience.” And Jonathan ... Continue reading this article…

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Tangential Rant

by Luke Landes

One small piece of business-speak grates my ears everytime I hear it. The word is processes. For some reason, supposedly intelligent business people are often reduced to pronouncing this word as if its root was an imaginary Greek word, processis. That is, they pronounce the last syllable of the plural as “EEZ.” Unfortunately, like aks, ... Continue reading this article…

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Links and News

by Luke Landes

* Tips for blogging productively. Here are some good tips, many of which I should consider. Most regular readers of this site are fellow bloggers. Check it. [Seen on All Things Financial] * Some like it hot, and some don’t. Home prices increased in Florida, California, and the north east, while Canton and Syracuse showed ... Continue reading this article…

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