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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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The Blame Game: Poor Money Management, Part 2

by Luke Landes

Before reading on, if you haven’t participated in this week’s giveaway, open up this article in a new window or tab and add your comments about asset allocation. You can win two interesting books just by leaving a comment. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the discussion about who is to blame for poor money ... Continue reading this article…

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The Blame Game: Poor Money Management, Part 1

by Luke Landes

There’s a discussion at StopBuyingCrap about credit card companies’ evil tacticts. In fact, Cap comes clean with this humble admission: No body forced me to buy the mountains of Japanese comic books, computer hardware, and automotive parts. Sure, the credit card made it easier for me to spend money I didn’t have — but the ... Continue reading this article…

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Not Everyone is Perfect, Including Financial Columnists

by Luke Landes

MP Dunleavey, a columnist for MSN Money, recently came to the realization that her family’s finances were not in order. Wait a minute! Dunleavey has been writing about personal finance for years, and has covered the very issues she is facing. This cognitive disconnect is common in the world, so I can excuse her. Her ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Round-Up

by Luke Landes

Here’s what I’ve been reading within the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond this week. * Free Money Finance admits there are good reasons to use credit cards. * MightyBargainHunter just received his 2005 tax refund. * Blueprint for Financial Prosperity warns student loans should be used for school only. * FiveCentNickel is beginning a series on saving ... Continue reading this article…

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Kiplinger’s 50 Best Values in Public Colleges

by Luke Landes

While we’re on the topic of education, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has conducted a survey to determine this year’s best values in public colleges for undergraduates. In order to rank the schools, Kiplinger’s used SAT/ACT scores, admission rates, freshmen retention rates, student-faculty ratios, graduation rates, tuition costs and other fees, financial aid, and accumulated student debt, ... Continue reading this article…

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Review: The Money Coach’s Guide to Your First Million by Lynnette Khalfani

by Luke Landes

Last month, I received The Money Coach’s Guide to Your First Million by Lynnette Khalfani in the mail from the publisher. Here’s a look at the book from my point of view. First of all, Khalfani (who calls herself the “Money Coach”) has devised an acrostic to outline the path to your first million dollars. ... Continue reading this article…

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