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Should High Schools Require Money Management Classes?

by Luke Landes

USA Today reported earlier this year that teens are not getting a decent financial education. High school students failed a 2006 quiz from the JumpStart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, correctly answering an average of only 52.4 percent of questions about credit cards, insurance, retirement and savings. This is well below high school students’ average 57.3 percent ... Continue reading this article…

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Workers Adapting Slowly to Changing Retirement

by Luke Landes

The Employee Benefit Research Institute recently published their results from their 2007 Retirement Confidence Survey [pdf]. It casts a dark cloud over the state of retirement savings. Here’s a summary of some of the findings. Half of workers less confident about pension benefits. While half of all workers have less confidence in pension, they do ... Continue reading this article…

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Start Your Morning With the Top

by Luke Landes

As of 10:00pm last night, two of my posts, ING Direct Threatened to Close My Account and Why Do I Share My Finances Every Month?, were in the top five on the pfblogs.org popular page. Here are some others. * Preparing for Life Without a Credit Card. I’ve considered trying this for a month to ... Continue reading this article…

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Men: Do You Like Electric Razors?

by Luke Landes

I enjoyed Matthew’s guest post last week, Cutting Down on the Cost of Razor Blades. Several commenters, including MillionDollarJourney and Dimes, pointed out the cost advantage of opting to use a decent quality electric razor. Here’s what (a different?) Matthew had to say: I’d agree with the above comments about electric razors. I’ve had two ... Continue reading this article…

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Why Do I Share My Finances Every Month?

by Luke Landes

I’ve been asked this question several times over the past few years, by strangers and friends, most who don’t approve of my openness for one reason or another. Each month, I write with excruciating detail about my expenses and income, assets and liabilities, and my net worth. For example, here is my latest net worth ... Continue reading this article…

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Start Your Morning With The Top From pfblogs.org and More

by Luke Landes

* Should Married Couples Combine Finances? Simple answer: yes and no. * 8 Secrets of the Naturally Slim (Wealthy), part 1 of 2. Great analogies. * How to Use Leverage to Make Money on eBay. It’s all about the credit card. * Over 300 Miles – Rent a Car. It depends. Not going to sell ... Continue reading this article…

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This Week in the Archives: Verizon FiOS, Classes for Teens, and Auto Maintenance

by Luke Landes

I didn’t get a chance to do this while on vacation, so I’m catching up now. This is just a retrospective, looking back at some posts from the past you may have missed. Today, we’re focusing on articles posted April 1-7, starting with 2006: * Apr. 2: Tuition Reimbursement: Save, Spend or Repay? (3 comments) ... Continue reading this article…

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Personal Finance Blog RSS Feeds

by Luke Landes

If you like getting your personal finance blog fix in your own newsreader like BlogLines or Google Reader, you should check out some of these options. * Today’s Popular Personal Finance Posts at pfblogs.org. Ranked by how often someone clicks to read an article from the ad-free aggregator, pfblogs.org. There are feeds for Real Estate ... Continue reading this article…

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