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Did You Notice Today’s Date?

by Luke Landes

The blogosphere seems to be saturated with stories retelling what people were doing when they first heard (or felt) the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center five years ago, on September 11, 2001. Here’s my contribution to the meme.

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Can You Trust Your Financial Advisor? Or Anyone?

by Luke Landes

The truth is people are selfish. A person makes decisions on what actions to take based on what they believe will benefit him or her. Is there such a thing as true selflessness? Even when someone helps another individual “out of the kindness of his heart,” isn’t she really acting in order to get that ... Continue reading this article…

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Automate Your Emergency Savings

by Luke Landes

David Bach, author of The Automatic Millionaire, offers suggestions for making your emergency savings automatic. Before we get to the tips, most people agree that building an emergency stash of cash that can last long enough to cover three to six months should be one of the first financial priorities, even for those in debt. ... Continue reading this article…

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BusinessWeek Online: Best Blogs for the Young and Broke

by Luke Landes

By Karyn McCormack August 11, 2006 Should you be clipping coupons or should you just stop buying “crap?” Here are some blogs to help you get real about money. Figuring out whether clipping coupons is worth the time and money saved at the grocery store may not be your cup of tea. According to many ... Continue reading this article…

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Opus Dei and IESE, a Nontraditional MBA, and Ethics

by Luke Landes

As I’m now in the final two weeks of my graduate studies, I’ll be writing more in reflection about my time earning an MBA with the University of Phoenix Online. What caught my eye tonight was the description in Business 2.0 Magazine of a European business school that is bucking the worldwide trend set by ... Continue reading this article…

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Special Website For The Under 30 Crowd

by Luke Landes

The Under 30 Honor Roll is a network of bloggers who are and write for twenty-somethings (and younger) with a focus on personal finance. They’re doing a great job of building a subcommunity, and have message boards as well. This is where all the “kids” will be hanging out… at least the “cool” ones. Check ... Continue reading this article…

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The Last 401(k) Guide You’ll Ever Need, Five Tips, Part 2

by Luke Landes

Money Magazine is presenting five tips for building a great 401(k) account. Their first suggestion was to save early and save often by diverting as much as possible directly from your salary to your retirement account. Here’s the next tip. Spread Your Money Around What you must do, though, is choose a suitable combination of ... Continue reading this article…

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Selling a Car While Upside-Down

by Luke Landes

A few years ago, I woke up. It cost me more to go to work than I was making, thanks to commuting, living expenses, and a non-profit salary. I was the one not profiting. Life was great when I simply ignored the mounting debt. There was only so long that could last, though. There are ... Continue reading this article…

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