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Once Again: Credit Cards at Fault? A Compelling Argument

by Luke Landes

Through some discussion about placing blame for poor money management, we managed to gather several differing opinions about the source of the problem. Kids with no skills and parents who don’t teach seemed to be the biggest culprits, followed by schools without money management classes (which, when attempted, do more harm than good), and finally ... Continue reading this article…

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Money Magazine: 25 Rules to Grow Rich By, Part 4

by Luke Landes

Money Magazine came up with 25 “rules of thumb” that will help your grow rich, albeit very slowly. Rules of thumb are often appropriate only for a fictional “average person,” but they can be good starting points for determining what is the right choice for any individual. I’ve looked at the first fifteen so far, ... Continue reading this article…

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I Am Apparently Not on the Path to a Comfortable Retirement (Win $50,000)

by Luke Landes

So one of Consumerism Commentary’s new sponsors, Nationwide, has an interactive tool that asks a few questions and determined if you are on the path to a decent retirement. It’s a Flash-based tool with an annoying talking character (who you can mute if he or she starts to annoy you, too). The questions are meant ... Continue reading this article…

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Money Magazine: 25 Rules to Grow Rich By, Part 3

by Luke Landes

Last week, I started a short series looking at Money Magazine’s 25 rules to grow rich by. I’m breaking down the advice within the article into five separate blog entries here; you can find part one here and part two here. Here are the next five tips, with a bit of my own commentary thrown ... Continue reading this article…

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Great Blog Articles From This Past Week

by Luke Landes

Here are what my friends in the personal finance blogosphere have written this past week, starting with the MoneyBlogNetwork bloggers: * Jim from Blueprint wrote about inflation’s role in the debt vs. save question. * FiveCentNickel wonders if ethanol is as beneficial as the Bush administration says. * Free Money Finance takes a look at ... Continue reading this article…

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Around the Personal Finance Blogs, Today’s Popular Posts

by Luke Landes

Here are the most popular posts from the last 24 hours, according to pfblogs.org: * What Do You Do When Someone Wants to Give You Money? from Blogging Away Debt * Three Mistakes That Can Cost You Thousands from Debt Blog * 25 Steps to a Wildly Successful Personal Finance Blog from Blueprint from Financial ... Continue reading this article…

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Money Magazine: 25 Rules to Grow Rich By, Part 1

by Luke Landes

Money Magazine seems to be publishing some good content lately. First, it was 7 shortcuts for major money hassles, and today it’s a larger feature on 25 rules to help you grow rich. I’ve never been one to play by the rules, which in my opinion, are made to be broken. In fact, I hate ... Continue reading this article…

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Happy Blog Anniversary to JLP and More

by Luke Landes

Not only is it AllFinancialMatters‘ second blog anniversary, but according to my calendar, it’s also JLP’s birthday today! (I hope my calendar is right.) Here is what the members of the MoneyBlogNetwork (and more) have been writing about this week: * JLP provides instructions for converting an interest rate to APY * Free Money Finance ... Continue reading this article…

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