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Win Ben Stein’s Advice

by Luke Landes

The Secret to Ben Stein’s Money is saving, saving, saving. Take his advice.

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Millionaires Falling on Hard Times

by Luke Landes

While everyone knows an MBA who has been laid off, there are no hard numbers capturing the national picture. This article comes just as I’ve set the wheels in motion to begin my MBA. I’ve enrolled in the University of Phoenix online program, so I can continue working and get my degree at the same ... Continue reading this article…

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Rising to the Top

by Luke Landes

Here’s a quick article about a woman who was determined to succeed. It’s unfortunate that they stressed sales. I don’t enjoy sales.

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The Coming Crash in the Housing Markets

by Luke Landes

“It’s 1929 all over again,” said Talbott, a former Goldman Sachs vice president. “This is big Depression-type stuff.” This article visits a worst-case scenario that some people think the market may realize. Once again, the point is made that while the housing market has never declined as a national average, prices have certainly declined locally. ... Continue reading this article…

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Longer Auto Loans

by Luke Landes

Lenders are giving huge incentives for customers to take on longer auto loans—six or seven years. At the same time, the average age of a car when traded in is less than 5.5 years. This means that people generally trade in their cars while still owing money. Another result of these longer loans is that ... Continue reading this article…

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Home Buyers

by Luke Landes

Buying a house isn’t right for everyone. If it seems like everyone else around you is jumping on the real estate bargain, but you aren’t, don’t sweat it. How can we buy a house? Once again, the possibility of real estate prices not continuing to go up as much as they have been is brought ... Continue reading this article…

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Investing as a Couple

by Luke Landes

If I had a dime for every article on personal financial issues for couples (married or otherwise), I would be rich. This article shows an example of a newlywed couple determining how to invest $20,000 previously not in a diversified portfolio. The article cites MSN’s previous articles on finance for couples. Romance can wait; first, ... Continue reading this article…

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The Millionnaires You Didn’t Know

by Luke Landes

Have you ever found yourself in the position of receiving money from a deceased person who you didn’t know had that much? Neither have I. However, it’s a fairly common occurance according to this article, Surprisingly Rich, from CNN/Money.

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Good Rate for Savings

by Luke Landes

Their ruthless tactics are starting to pay off for savings-minded customers. Capital One is the type of company that offers credit cards to people with poor credit history. People who are happy to qualify for a credit card are willing to pay high interest rates (upwards of 20 percent APY) and yearly fees (upwards of $50) ... Continue reading this article…

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Managing Your Money, Dilbert Style

by Luke Landes

Scott Adams, creator of the comic strip Dilbert and holder of an MBA from Berkeley, wrote a “book” on personal finance, and is summarized today on The Motley Fool. Adams boils personal finance down to nine points, which you will see if you read the article.

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