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by Luke Landes

TIAA-CREF has finally come through! You may have been following the saga. If not, here’s the short version: In order to reduce my tax liability from self-employment income, I wanted to open a SEP IRA. The SEP IRA lets you contribute tax-free beyond the Traditional/Roth IRA limit, but only as an employer. I employ myself ... Continue reading this article…

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Reminder: Carnival of Personal Finance Will Be Here

by Luke Landes

On Monday morning, I’ll be hosting the Carnival of Personal Finance. If you’re a blogger planning on participating, please submit your article as soon as possible! The Carnival’s a great way for new bloggers (and older ones as well) to showcase some of their best entries in the last week or so. Everyone loves a ... Continue reading this article…

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More Clarification on the Carnival

by Luke Landes

Yesterday I posted about the removal of some future Carnival of Personal Finance hosts from the schedule. I don’t want to stir up a debate about whether it’s “better” to post small blog entries several times per day, like two sentences about receiving a tax refund, or long blog entries only when the mood strikes ... Continue reading this article…

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Some Carnival Hosts Will Be Removed

by Luke Landes

Some time ago, I added a requirement for all bloggers who wish to host the Carnival of Personal Finance. All new hosts are required to consistently post at least twice per week to their individual blogs. It’s not too much to ask; those who host the Carnival should be active bloggers. Although the traveling nature ... 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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Around The Blogosphere

by Luke Landes

Here’s what was talked about on the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond this week: Nickel from Five Cent Nickel introduced us to piggyback mortgages. A lively discussion ensued. Jim from Blueprint for Financial Prosperity wonders if gas prices are affecting people’s behavior. The short answer is “not really.” While we’re on the topic of gas, the Mighty ... Continue reading this article…

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Invasion of the Capitalists

by Luke Landes

You know it’s Monday morning when the Carnivals come to town. Free Money Finance is hosting the Carnival of the Capitalists, where you can find some great posts like When Money Is Not An Option. I had an article included about the idea of being a financial advisor. Good news from South Lake Tahoe — ... Continue reading this article…

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