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Weekly Blog Roundup

by Luke Landes

I hope you’re having a great weekend! The weather here has been quite hot and muggy. Here’s what was happening around the pfblogosphere this week, including the MoneyBlogNetwork members: * Mighty Bargain Hunter has some thoughts about raising the minimum wage. * Five Cent Nickel has some advice for declaring a home office tax deduction. ... Continue reading this article…

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Money Stats for Twentysomethings

by Luke Landes

A feature on MSN Money looks at finances of people in their twenties. The feature includes statistics such as median net worth, median income, percentage owning homes, etc. with which you can compare yourself if you happen to be in this particular demographic. At age 29, I was doing well compared to these averages, but ... Continue reading this article…

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Carnival is Up!

by Luke Landes

The Carnival of Personal Finance #49 is up at Frugal for Life. Dawn did a nice job of presenting the Carnival in a newspaper-like format. I liked Beware of Mortgage “Rescue” Firms, Your Money or Your Wife, and Here Comes Medical Quicken. Next week’s Carnival of Personal Finance will be hosted by Madame X at ... Continue reading this article…

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Chicago Tribune Mentions Personal Finance Blogs

by Luke Landes

Carolyn Bigda with the Chicago Tribune‘s Your Money feature, mentioned a few personal finance blogs in an article yesterday. Blog writers, many of whom shield their identity, say it’s easier to discuss their finances online than with friends… Readers, in turn, benefit from seeing how peers with similar financial goals go about managing their money. ... Continue reading this article…

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From Other Blogs

by Luke Landes

Here is what others in the MoneyBlogNetwork (and beyond) have been writing about this week. Free Money Finance says stop talking and start listening to do well in job interviews. JLP at AllFinancialMatters wonders if anyone has heard of this scam involving letters and stocks. Jim from Blueprint for Financial Prosperity points out that appliances ... Continue reading this article…

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Items In The News

by Luke Landes

Here are some news items that struck my interest today. Profit Motive to Cost Credit Counselors Tax-Exempt Status from the Washington Post. They won’t release the names of the companies losing their non-profit status yet, so beware of all companies that promise they exist to help you. Five months of networking, still no new job ... Continue reading this article…

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Americans Are NOT In Bad Shape With Credit, Sort Of

by Luke Landes

I like Liz Pulliam Weston’s latest article, The Truth About Credit Card Debt because she cites some statistics that fly in the face of conventional thought regarding credit behavior of Americans. We’ve all heard this before: Americans are in an unparalleled level of revolving credit card debt. The average American household carries more than $9,000 ... Continue reading this article…

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Ten Free Ways To Improve Sleep, Part 2

by Luke Landes

This is the second and last part of a short series on suggestions for improving sleep without spending a ton of cash. I published part 1 yesterday. We’re continuing with the second half of suggestions provided by Melinda Fulmer from MSN Money. Here are the remaining tips. 6. Set your thermostat between 60 to 68 ... Continue reading this article…

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