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A Look at Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

by Luke Landes

Last week, I finished reading Blink by Malcolm Gladwell. It’s not really about personal finance; it’s about the accuracy of certain snap decisions. I read the book with the intent of relating its message to the topics I focus on here. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking describes how some people have the ability ... 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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Some Hedge Funds Must Register

by Luke Landes

The Securities and Exchange Commission has ruled that most hedge funds must register with the organization, due to fraud and other drama in the industry. Some funds will be able to escape regulation with a designation as a “private fund.” From the New York Times article: “The new rule applies only to those funds that ... Continue reading this article…

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Around The Blogs

by Luke Landes

Let’s see what’s been happening around the blogosphere this week. * JLP from AllThingsFinancial describes the TurboTax Gift Reward Program and is still amazed by his sons. * Nickel from Five Cent Nickel recommends Kill-a-Watt for lowering electricity bills. * Jim from Blueprint lists words to avoid on resumes and notes the increase of salaries ... Continue reading this article…

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Participation Requested

by Luke Landes

One thing we would like to accomplish with the MoneyBlogNetwork is to spotlight other wonderful blogs covering personal finance. AllThingsFinancial is spearheading the campaign, so if you’re a blogger and you’d like your website to be featured, visit AllThingsFinancial and send an email to JLP. Here’s another chance for bloggers to participate: Next Monday, I’ll ... Continue reading this article…

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Friday Articles

by Luke Landes

On Fridays, instead of just the regular personal finance links, perhaps I’ll put together a hodge-podge of everything I find interesting. A veritable cornucopia of delectable links. * Nothing quick about getting rich with real estate * Doctor Who to air on Sci-Fi channel in March — too bad I have only 30 TV stations, ... Continue reading this article…

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Taxes and Your First Job

by Luke Landes

Yesterday I mentioned earier, this Thursday will be National Tax Advice Day. Yes, it’s a fabricated holiday to sell software and services from H&R Block, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find some good information within their materials. H&R Block has advice for those people in their first job who might be filing their taxes ... Continue reading this article…

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Bag-Lady Syndrome

by Luke Landes

Many of us fear that our financial security, or what we have of it, could disappear in a moment. Even wealthy people share this fear. It might not be unfounded. Jay MacDonald from Bankrate writes about bag-lady syndrome, a curious feeling plaguing women. Women tend to be unprepared and overwhelmed when widowhood or divorce suddenly ... Continue reading this article…

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