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Stealth Inflation

by Luke Landes

MSN Money – How ‘stealth inflation’ sneaks up on your wallet Guess we’re in a period of no inflation? Guess again. Consumer prices are rising, but it doesn’t come through in statistics. Items cost more because of increased fees, necessary or not. So while base prices are only rising a little, while wages stay the ... Continue reading this article…

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Financial Update – December

by Luke Landes

December is always the worst month for saving. In the last thirty days, I’ve gone on vacation and bought presents. Don’t worry, the card will of course be paid off before any interest is charged. So, on with it already.   December 17 November 17 October 12 Cash Accounts: $ 14,621 $ 14,242 $ 10,920 ... Continue reading this article…

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Without The Home Video

by Luke Landes

Admit It: You, Too, Are Paris Hilton If average Americans of even 30 to 40 years ago could see us today, they’d think we were all spoiled just as rotten as any young Trump, Newhouse, or Bloomberg. There’s a good point here. The expectations for living of the general population just keep getting higher. Is ... Continue reading this article…

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Do You Want to Earn More Money?

by Luke Landes

Sure, we all do. Here are some surprising jobs (that is, besides the typical doctor and lawyer type professions) that can earn you 6-figures if you’re good and experienced at what you do.

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Financial Update – November

by Luke Landes

Some interesting developments in the last month. First of all, now I’m including my new student loan, since I’ve started getting reimbursed for my MBA. However, I haven’t applied any of the reimbursement to the loans yet. I was holding on to the cash because of the possibility of buying a car. I’ve decided to ... Continue reading this article…

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Buy and Hold Cold Cuts

by Luke Landes

MSN Money – Why buy and hold is baloney Well, I’ve been operating under a “buy and hold” strategy for my investments over the last year. It seems the easiest to do without a major time commitment, with a stable return which has historically proven to be good. Yes, I know that “past performance does ... Continue reading this article…

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Live Cheap, Look Rich

by Luke Landes

MSN Money – 9 ways to look rich but live cheap This article offers some tips on how to live a rich lifestyle while not having to spend much money. I’ll revisit this later.

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Two New Nickels

by Luke Landes

U.S. Mint to unveil nickel commemorating Lewis & Clark – Nov. 6, 2003 Hot on the heels of the ending of the State Quarters redesign program, the mint unveiled two new designs for reverse side of the Jefferson five-cent piece. The obverse will remain the same, according to the CNN article. The “Louisiana Purchase/Peace Medal” ... Continue reading this article…

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Shopaholics

by Luke Landes

Are you a shopaholic? – Oct. 31, 2003 I spoke with a small army of experts and self-admitted compulsive shoppers across the country. They soon dispelled any lingering notion that shopaholism is a make-believe disorder afflicting only bored housewives and “Sex and the City” types. The addicts I spoke with conformed to stereotype in one ... Continue reading this article…

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Time to Think About Gift-Giving

by Luke Landes

Fool.com: Couples and the Christmas Cash Crunch Have you budgetted for the holiday season? Planning on going into debt to pay for all the people in your life who deserve the kind of Christmas you used to have? There are some good tips in this article to help you get through the holiday season without ... Continue reading this article…

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