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There’s Ten Inches Of It

by Luke Landes

The title refers to snow accumulation in South Lake Tahoe, which is still increasing. While I’m snowed in, I checked out the latest Carnival of Personal Finance, hosted at Five Cent Nickel. I didn’t submit an article this week, but you can find interesting entries about student loan interest rates, saving for retirement, preferred shares, ... Continue reading this article…

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Update From The West Coast

by Luke Landes

When I’m in California, I expect the weather to be warm and dry. Well, this trip has been a little different — lots of traveling through mountains. We’re in South Lake Tahoe, staying in a condominium for a few days, and the temperature will be in the 30s and 40s. We’re expecting nine inches of ... Continue reading this article…

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Carnival of Personal Finance Thoughts

by Luke Landes

The Carnival of Personal Finance is up at MyMoneyBlog. If you’re interested in participating or hosting, more information is here and next week’s host is Five Cent Nickel. There’s a lot of discussion surrounding the Carnival these days. Much of it stems from the fact that the universe (specifically, the personal finance blogging universe) is ... Continue reading this article…

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This Week in the Pfblogosphere

by Luke Landes

Here’s what’s been going on with some of my friends in the personal finance blog world. Nickel supplied a template for a mortgage gift letter. Mighty Bargain Hunter has some tips for working with your spouse or significant other on your investments to make sure everyone is on the “same side.” Free Money Finance interviews ... Continue reading this article…

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Seven Tips When Starting a New Job

by Luke Landes

Next Thursday, I’m leaving for a family (and girlfriend) vacation to California (Orange County, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Disneyland, etc.). When I return, I’ll be starting a new job with the same company at a location closer to where I live and nicer than Newark. This article came to me just in time, and thanks ... Continue reading this article…

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Free Seminars about Kids and Money

by Luke Landes

ING Direct is sponsoring two free seminars to help attendees prepare their children for a “sound financial future.” The seminars will be conducted by Janet Bodnar from Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine (and author of Dollars & Sense for Kids and will take place at ING Direct’s cafes in Philadelphia (April 12) and New York City ... Continue reading this article…

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Carnival of Personal Finance Needs Future Hosts

by Luke Landes

A lot of my regular readers here have blogs of their own, so this is for them. We’re looking for more hosts for the Carnival of Personal Finance, and the only real requirement is you have to participate in the Carnival occasionally. The slots are full until October, so if you have a blog that ... Continue reading this article…

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Personal Finance Classes Do More Harm Than Good For Teens

by Luke Landes

It’s widely agreed that people are not generally taught about money management as they grow up from children, to adolescents, and to adults. USA Today is looking at a new study from the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy which tests high school students on basic financial knowledge. Here’s the survey with answers [Microsoft Word ... Continue reading this article…

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