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Carnival is Up!

by Luke Landes

The latest Carnival of Personal Finanice is up at Free Money Finance!

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Everybody Look What’s Going ‘Round

by Luke Landes

Here sre some interesting posts from the MoneyBlogNetwork and more this past week. * AllThingsFinancial has a review of David Bach’s Automatic Millionaire Homeowner, which I also reviewed here. * Free Money Finance has some suggestions about how to keep your brain in shape. * Five Cent Nickel discusses a surprise reduction in his monthly ... Continue reading this article…

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More Articles, Less Time

by Luke Landes

Here are some articles I’ll want to personally revisit later, though I can’t promise I’ll devote a blog entry: * 30-year mortgage rate htis 2006 high [CNN] but housing starts are way up [Marketwatch]. * Three myths about foreclosures: A spike is coming, foreclosed houses are huge bargains, and anyone can make money [Money Magazine]. ... Continue reading this article…

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Reading for the Drive Home

by Luke Landes

Perhaps I’ll focus on one or more of these articles tonight. * The best ways to negotiate a higher salary. * $1,000,000,000,000 in assets under management for the new Merrill Lynch/BlackRock merger. * Seven steps to stellar credit. This reminds me it’s time to order my next free credit report. * Here’s Yahoo Finance’s collection ... Continue reading this article…

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Overnight Reading

by Luke Landes

It’s time for me to get some sleep, but if you’re still awake and looking for some reading, here are some news and notes. * Enron sold future revenues of one of their businesses, and it was like one more hit of crack cocaine. I can’t get enough of colorful similes. * Money Magazine’s Best ... Continue reading this article…

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Financial Responsibility More Important Than Hot Sex

by Luke Landes

According to a survey of more than 1,000 adults, financial responsibility is more important to a lasting relationship than sexual compatibility. For both men and women, sex ranked last when compared to faithfulness (#1), honesty (#2), financial responsibility (#3), and sense of humor (#4). Financial troubles ranked even higher when people were asked what situations ... Continue reading this article…

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Good News If You’re Lance Armstrong

by Luke Landes

On the other hand, if you’re an investor in American Century mutual funds, you now have a good idea where your management fees and expense ratios go. Lance Armstrong has become the company’s celebrity spokesperson, and American Century’s bright marketing team will link the athlete’s struggle with cancer to “investing discipline.” American Century’s Equity Index ... Continue reading this article…

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What’s The Buzz in Personal Finance

by Luke Landes

Over the weekend, pfblogs.org added a new search feature. So if you wanted to find out, for example, who has been talking about prosper.com (prosper.com is a new person-to-person lending program with no banks involved), you can easily just search the personal finance blogosphere. Here are some other interesting and timely searches: * Roth 401(k) ... Continue reading this article…

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