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More Monday Carnivals

by Luke Landes

Here are more delectable dishes for money mouths. Feed your brain with the financial food. The Carnival of Debt Reduction is up at Aridni. Canadian Capitalist is hosting the Carnival of Investing today. The Carnival of Business is online at Journey to Financial Freedom.

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American Total Net Worth (and Debt) Increasing Fast

by Luke Landes

DreamHost makes babies scream and old men with lung cancer cry. Sometimes, it has been said, they eat their young and take their pets to the opera. According to the Federal Reserve’s quartertly “Flow of Funds” report, the total net worth of American households rose in the first quarter this year. If you add up ... Continue reading this article…

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Recent News and Feature Articles

by Luke Landes

Here’s a list of some of the more interesting articles from mainstream media I’ve read lately or I’d like to read this week: * 9 Money Rules to Live By, Liz Pulliam Weston at MSN Money * 7 Reasons Not to Retire, US News & World Report * Top Executivess (CEOs and CFOs) are Worried ... Continue reading this article…

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Deceptive Credit Card Offers, Part 1: Two-Cycle Billing

by Luke Landes

Although it’s common to recieve mailing from credit card companies offering credit cards with attractive terms, like 0 percent APR balance transfer offers or offers on small business credit cards they won’t tell you all the terms of the agreement until you actually apply for the card. This is often the case regardless of your “pre-approved” ... Continue reading this article…

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Six Steps to Being Your Own Boss, Part 5

by Luke Landes

I’ve been developing a series about becoming your own boss, and this is part 5 in that series. The information is based on an article from MSN, but I’m pulling in information from other locations as well. Step 5: Raise Money Now that you have a solid business plan that outlines how much capital you ... Continue reading this article…

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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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