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My Investment Holdings

by Luke Landes

I was wondering how my investments were doing this year, so I whipped up a table. It appears my managed funds have generally outperformed my index fund. Some notes: * My 401(k) was recently rebalanced (it’s automatic on a quarterly basis). * The YTD Return is annualized based on either the most recent information or ... Continue reading this article…

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Looking Ahead to 2006

by Luke Landes

Yahoo Finance is presenting a feature on the 2006 outlook. The intent of the numerous articles within the feature is thwarted by the first sentence in the first article: “Don’t believe anyone who claims to know.” We’ve reached a difficult and puzzling fork in the economic road. In one direction lies the ugly prospect of ... Continue reading this article…

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The Remainder Of The Year

by Luke Landes

The last few days have been quite crazy between traveling and visiting my girlfriend’s family for Christmas. Here is a list of items I need to accomplsh or work on between now and the end of the year, which happens to be very soon. I’ll update this list as I think of more items. * ... Continue reading this article…

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Festival of Frugality, Carnival of Investing

by Luke Landes

The Festival of Frugality has been posted at Free Money Finance. This week’s edition included mt thoughts on efficient and frugal food shopping, something I plan to put into action this week to plan for my next shopping trip. Next Monday, I’ll be hosting the Carnival of Investing (most recently hosted by AllThingsFinancial). Bloggers may ... Continue reading this article…

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More Stuff From Kiyosaki

by Luke Landes

I saw Yahoo Finance posted a new column from Robert Kiyosaki today. With an open mind, I decided to read it, thinking perhaps he has something positive to say. I wasn’t planning on commenting about the article until I read the third and fourth paragraphs. He’s trying so hard to sell his point of view ... Continue reading this article…

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Interesting Blog Articles

by Luke Landes

If you missed these articles in the last week, make sure you take a look. * Jim mentioned something on Blueprint for Financial Prosperity that I discussed with Amy yesterday. Just because a store is offering a deal, it doesn’t mean it’s worthwhile to make the purchase. If the deal is for something you don’t ... Continue reading this article…

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Carnival is Up!

by Luke Landes

The Carnival is Up! MightyBargainHunter is hosting the Carnival of Personal Finance #28. For more information on the Carnival of Personal Finance, take a look here. At the moment, I’m trying to deal with the spam comments that have found their way through my defenses over the last few days.

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Best Of 2005

by Luke Landes

As the year is coming to a close, and I will be less available over the next few days, the opportunity is perfect for taking a look at Consumerism Commentary and compiling a list of “best” (or most popular) entries from the year. This will be the 570th entry in 2005, but only a few ... Continue reading this article…

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