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Major Problem With Google Blog Search

by Luke Landes

Google has released a “beta version” of its Blog Search (info here, here, and here) to compete with the likes of Technorati. I’ve found what I’d consider to be a major problem, but easily fixed. Some blog authors use their email address in their RSS feeds to denote their identity as “creator.” Google’s Blog Search ... Continue reading this article…

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Lucky Number 13

by Luke Landes

The Carnival of Personal Finance #13 is now available at Smart Money Daily. My post about the credit card grace period is included. Many good articles from other bloggers are included as well.

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ING Direct Adds Account Linking Feature

by Luke Landes

This may be old news, as I don’t know when this feature was added, but it is definitely appreciated. I was reading the seven simple solutions for managing your money from Kiplinger, and it inspired me to automatically deposit my paycheck (through Direct Deposit) into an savings account rather than my checking account. I found ... Continue reading this article…

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What More Could Be Said

by Luke Landes

The country is obivously still reeling from Katrina. While talking about anything else makes little sense, with every blogger already writing about the event, evaluating governmental response, placing blame, and/or declaring on how they will give money to support those seeking refuge, I feel like the topic has been talked out. The logical conclusion of ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekend Accomplishments

by Luke Landes

I hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend. It’s been a difficult time for thousands of people with regard to the Katrina catastrophe. I hope every reader and their families are safe. Sometimes, we have to remember that there are more important things in life than reading and writing blogs. Before I left for the weekend, ... Continue reading this article…

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Sweep Account Interest Rates

by Luke Landes

Any investment account at a brokerage usually has an associated cash account in which proceeds from sales and dividends are deposited, usually in the form of a money market fund. According to this free Wall Street Journal article, investment banks are purposely moving investors’ cash funds into accounts that earn less than typical money market ... Continue reading this article…

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Free Credit Reports Now Available!

by Luke Landes

The rest of the country was given this benefit at varying times earlier this year, but it finally has come to the east coast. I was going to wait until September 1, the official “release date,” but as MyMoneyBlog noted, the floodgates have opened a few days early. I’m talking of course about free credit ... Continue reading this article…

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Weblogs, Inc.’s Blogger Contract

by Luke Landes

Yesterday I mentioned that Weblogs, Inc. is rumored to be preparing a personal finance blog. Here’s a look at the contract that the corporation uses when hiring bloggers (as independent contractors). Here are some highlights: * Bloggers are paid $4 per post, with a maximum of $500 per month. * All published writing is property ... Continue reading this article…

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