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A Look At The Number, Part 5: Your Passion

by Luke Landes

This is Part 5 in a series about The Number by Lee Eisenberg. Part 1 is here, Part 2 is here, Part 3 is here, and Part 4 is here. The third and final section of The Number is about discovering your Number, the net worth or yearly income required to live independently of working. ... Continue reading this article…

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Taking a Break From Writing Papers

by Luke Landes

This is turning out to be one of the busiest and most expensive Decembers I have yet experienced in my short lifetime. I’m almost done with holiday gift shopping although I still need some items for my close relatives. Luckilly, although tiringly, I’ve been working some overtime which will hopefully fill in some gaps in ... Continue reading this article…

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Carnival Monday

by Luke Landes

Ready to begin the week? The latest Carnival of Personal Finance is up at Frugal Underground. Check it out, and stand in awe of Sarah’s sorting method. The Carnival of the Capitalists has also been posted. Between the two, there is a lot of great reading to ensure you don’t get any work done today.

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A Look At The Number, Part 4: Advisors

by Luke Landes

This is Part 4 in a series about The Number by Lee Eisenberg. Part 1 is here, Part 2 is here, and Part 3 is here. Chapter 11 of Lee Eisenger’s book, The Number, focuses on the topic of financial advisors. The author’s opinions of the financial advice industry is neatly summarized by the second ... Continue reading this article…

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A Look At The Number, Part 3

by Luke Landes

This is Part 3 in a series about The Number by Lee Eisenberg. Part 1 is here and Part 2 is here. The great thing about science is people are now living older and in better health in the past. From a certain point of view, a long lifespan may be a curse rather than ... Continue reading this article…

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Completing the Media Feedback Loop

by Luke Landes

An article in the Wall Stree Journal Online mentions the buzz surrounding a book I’ve been sharing, The Number, by Lee Eisenberg. As part of a carefully planned marketing campaign, thousands of advance copies were distributed to select people in the book industry. It didn’t hurt that the author is a media-savvy former editor-in-chief of ... Continue reading this article…

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A Look At The Number, Part 2

by Luke Landes

This is Part 2 in a series about The Number by Lee Eisenberg. Part 1 is here. Lee Eisenberg is not a fan of rules of thumb. In his new book, The Number, he takes a look at a few of these rules and effectively thumbs his nose at them. The author says: [M]any financial ... Continue reading this article…

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Bite-Sized Nuggets of Advice

by Luke Landes

Business 2.0 has rounded up catchphrases, rules of thumb, and otherwise compressed thoughts by 49 of the most popular leaders in the business world. Regular readers are probably aware of my love for taking a philosophy and expressing its entire scope in ten words or less, if by “love” I mean “disdain.” Thankfully, the feature ... Continue reading this article…

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