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Fancy Weddings on a Budget

by Luke Landes

If you watch those celebrity-stalking shows (I don’t, but maybe someone does), you hear about extravagant weddings (to be followed by highly public divorces). Imitating that lifestyle could be a little cost-prohibitive for some, but thankfully Bankrate.com and MSN Money are here to tell you how to have a fancy wedding without breaking the bank ... Continue reading this article…

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Carnival of Debt Reduction #32

by Luke Landes

Welcome to the Carnival of Debt Reduction #32! In this Carnival, we highlight entries pertaining to getting out of debt, a lofty goal attempted only by some. When getting out of debt becomes a priority, everybody benefits… well, everyone other than shareholders of companies who make their money off of charging people to borrow. Perhaps ... Continue reading this article…

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The Carnival of Personal Finance is Up!

by Luke Landes

For those looking for the latest Carnival of Personal Finance, it is now up at Million Dollar Goal. The Carnival returns home next week. Bloggers, feel free to submit your articles early. Here’s more info on the Carnival of Personal Finance. Also, the Festival of Frugality is up at the MoneyBlogNetwork. The Carnival of Debt ... Continue reading this article…

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Hosting a Carnival

by Luke Landes

I’ll be hosting the Carnival of Debt Reduction, which is hosted this week at Canadian Capitalist, next Wednesday. You can submit an article using this form.

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Raising Interest Rates

by Luke Landes

Everyone is affected by raising interest rates, but different people are affected in different ways. CNN Money describes how a typical American (homeowner, spender, etc.) is affected by interest rates. Interest rates are simply the cost of borrowing money; the prices paid by institutions trickle down to the consumer. So if you’re in the market ... Continue reading this article…

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How Liz Pulliam Weston Became a Millionaire

by Luke Landes

Let’s face it: if she (and her husband) can, you can, too! While acknowledging that a million bucks ain’t what it used to be, Liz, a columnist for MSN Money, shared her secrets about how her family’s net worth climbed to $1,000,000. There were no game shows or “reality” TV appearances. According to Liz, here ... Continue reading this article…

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Tuition Reimbursement – Save, Spend, or Repay?

by Luke Landes

I received my latest tuition reimbursement check in the mail. Actually, I received the check some time in the past two weeks, and somehow I missed it. While my girlfriend and I were tidying up my apartment, she stumbled across the envelope in a pile of pre-approved credit card offers — all junk-mail — that ... Continue reading this article…

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Will Other’s People’s Spending Affect My Retirement?

by Luke Landes

A new Ask the Expert from Money Magazine tackles the topics of the United States’ federal budget deficit, national debt, and personal debt, and presents some thoughts about the only relevant question: What does it mean for my future? Walter Updegrave, the resident Expert, says we should not fear the chicken littles who cry we’re ... Continue reading this article…

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