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Rich… With Children

by Luke Landes

Building wealth, even with kids – Sep. 23, 2003 Some people say that it’s impossible to build wealth and have children. Others, like the author of this article, believe it is possible, but it requires some lifestyle adjustments. “The way you get rich is moderation, moderation, moderation.”

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Housing Bubble? Housing Investment?

by Luke Landes

Fool.com: Buying the Bubble? [Commentary] September 18, 2003 The author tackles with the question of whether there is a (national) housing bubble. He feels that there isn’t, but also notes that housing is not an investment. People should avoid thinking of it as one. It doesn’t provide income and any thoughts about future movement are ... Continue reading this article…

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Which Degrees Are Worth It

by Luke Landes

MSN Money – Is your degree worth $1 million — or worthless? – Saving for college Find out which degrees and fields pay off, based on average amount spent obtaining the degree and average increase of lifetime salary. You’ll probably be happiest, though, if you don’t dig yourself deeply in debt for a field that ... Continue reading this article…

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How to Feel a Little Richer

by Luke Landes

How rich are you compared to the richest people in the world? Find out here where you fall on the scale. Here’s a little diagram found deep within the website to give you an idea of how this is calculated.

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The Average Family

by Luke Landes

Fool.com: Is Your Cash Flow Normal? The average family (statistically speaking, that is) in the United States earned $38,106 in 2001 after taxes were paid. The same average family spent $39,518, so if this trend continues, people will just grow deeper into debt. The article breaks down that spending into several categories. See how you ... Continue reading this article…

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The Cost of the Good Life

by Luke Landes

Inflation of expectations – Sep. 12, 2003 This article looks at consumption trends in home electronics, real estate, travel, cars and events, using the early 1960s as a reference for the current day. The author mentions an anti-consumerism movement and refers to the book, Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic by John De Graaf and the accompanying ... Continue reading this article…

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Financial Update

by Luke Landes

It’s been a while since my last update. I’m afraid I haven’t been able to save much with my move.   July 16 September 12 Cash Accounts: $ 9,825 $ 11,417 Taxable Investments: $ 2,722 $ 2,795 401k (Pre-Tax): $ 6,127 $ 6,846 Roth IRA: $ 150 $ 485 Credit Cards: ($ 447) ($ 2,816) ... Continue reading this article…

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Think Our Generation Has It Better Than Our Parents?

by Luke Landes

Are you worse off than Mom and Dad? This article upsets me. Salaries do not increase enough to keep up with costs of housing and education, which increase leaps and bounds over inflation. Even if you compare today’s two-income houseold with a one-income household from thirty years ago, today’s family can afford less. It upsets ... Continue reading this article…

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Six Figures Is Better Than Five

by Luke Landes

Who gets paid six figures? – Sep. 9, 2003 The answers will shock and awe you, or maybe just mildly interest you. Included in CNN’s list are general merchandise manager, FedEx cargo pilot, and hotel manager. The article references 6figurejobs.com which appears to be a job board, but at the moment, it is not online.

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Psychedelic Money

by Luke Landes

New $20 to launch – Sep. 9, 2003 The new $20 bill is set to be distributed in October, and I, for one, welcome our new multicolored overlords. More info on the new money is here.

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