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Selling a Car While Upside-Down

by Luke Landes

A few years ago, I woke up. It cost me more to go to work than I was making, thanks to commuting, living expenses, and a non-profit salary. I was the one not profiting. Life was great when I simply ignored the mounting debt. There was only so long that could last, though. There are ... Continue reading this article…

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Hello, More Debt (Temporarily)

by Luke Landes

The last portion of my final student loan was disbursed last week. That means that my debt level has increased again (although I have more funds in the tuition fund at my school to offset that debt). As reimbursements come in from my company, the debt should decreasing again — as long as I can ... Continue reading this article…

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Carnival of Personal Finance #53

by Luke Landes

Welcome to the anniversary edition of the Carnival of Personal Finance! What a year it has been. The first Carnival of Personal Finance was posted on June 20, 2005. To celebrate the Carnival’s first birthday, I asked participants to submit two articles: a recent favorite as usual and one of their favorites from the past ... Continue reading this article…

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You Won’t Be Rich, Maybe Just Solvent

by Luke Landes

Jeanne Sahadi has a tendency to bring people back to reality, and she does so nicely with her latest commentary, the Not-a-millionaire guide to financial security. She points out that getting rich is pretty difficult unless you’re an investment banker or venture capitalist. If you try to live like you’re rich before you are, you’ll ... Continue reading this article…

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Congratulations to My Friends Mentioned on

by Luke Landes ran an article by Vanessa Richardson today. She looked at the blog-about-money phenomenon and focuses on a fiew blog-friends of mine, AllFinancialMatters, Budgeting Babe, Boston Gal’s Open Wallet, and Make Love, Not Debt. There are a few interesting quotes as well as tips for those wishing to join the personal finance hemisphere of the ... Continue reading this article…

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Most Families Manage Money Well?

by Luke Landes

I saw this interesting tidbit on Everybody Loves Your Money. According to Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, most American households are doing just fine managing their finances. Here is some of what he said: On average, debt burdens appear to be at manageable levels and delinquency rates on consumer loans and home ... Continue reading this article…

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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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