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Don’t Buy Stuff You Cannot Afford

by Luke Landes

That’s the advice of the decade, isn’t it? Well, it’s also a pretty funny Saturday Night Live skit with Steve Martin. The skit’s a parody of those book infomercials for financial products we see all the time. Looking a little deeper, it’s also a slight commentary on the marketing of common sense. Well, I saw ... Continue reading this article…

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The Carnival is Up!

by Luke Landes

Thanks to pfblogs.org, I realized the Dividend Guy compiled all the submissions and posted the latest Carnival of Personal Finance today! Here are some interesting articles from the Carnival. * Sound Money Tips offers suggestions for online file back-up. I need to rethink (well… develop) a back-up strategy for my documents. * Financial Revolution has ... Continue reading this article…

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Around The Horn

by Luke Landes

Here’s what we had going on in the MoneyBlogNetwork (and more) this week. It was a light posting week for me as I’ve been quite busy with life, but everyone else has been blogging like mad: * JLP snagged an interview with Jonathan Clements from the Wall Street Journal (Part 1 and Part 2). * ... Continue reading this article…

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Carnival #34 is Up!

by Luke Landes

The Carnival of Personal Finance #34 is up at Financial Reference. My recent post about the Roth 401(k) was included, and as the Carnival summary states, make sure you take a look at the comments. Next week’s Carnival of Personal Finance will be hosted by The Dividend Guy. You can get more info on the ... Continue reading this article…

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Balance Sheet, January 2006

by Luke Landes

We’re already one month into the new year. Time does fly by quickly. If you continue reading this entry, you’ll see my latest account balances followed by some explanations.

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Overspending vs. Underearning

by Luke Landes

Are you an underearner? The general consensus for increasings savings in financial advice circles is to rein in your spending, since the expense side of the equation is easier to manage than the income side. You can cut back your spending on cable television by 50 percent, but getting an equivalent 50 percent increase in pay is ... Continue reading this article…

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The Carnival is Up!

by Luke Landes

Good morning! The Carnival of Personal Finance is up at Fat Pitch Financials! There are so many articles to choose from. When you’re done reading, don’t forget to check out the latest Carnival of Debt Reduction which I posted earlier this morning. More Carnivals should be published later this morning, but I’ll be taking care ... Continue reading this article…

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Carnival of Debt Reduction

by Luke Landes

Welcome to Consumerism Commentary for the 20th edition of the Carnival of Debt Reduction! If you are new to this blog, take a look around. You may want to find out more about me or browse through a categorical “Best of 2005.” The Carnival of Debt Reduction is a living document that travels from week ... Continue reading this article…

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