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Reminder: Carnival of Investing

by Luke Landes

I will be hosting the first Carnival of Investing in 2006 next week. Please feel free to submit articles to me at this address or use this form. Let’s build a collection of the best investing-related blog entries of the week.

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Reading Company Income Statements

by Luke Landes

Every month, I post my personal income statement (here’s November’s). I break down my income and expenses in each category and show how they’ve increased or decreased over the last few months. This helps me (and any readers) get a good sense of my financial well-being. The Motley Fool offers an introduction to company income ... 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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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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Carnival Monday

by Luke Landes

Good morning! I had a generally relaxing weekend, and I hope you did as well. I posted this weekend about NutriSystem’s stock and my holiday shopping. Monday is Carnival Day (for the most part) and Political Calculations is hosting the Carnival of Personal Finance. My entry on Flexible Spending Accounts is included. Also, You Need ... Continue reading this article…

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Ben Stein Wears A Small Cap

by Luke Landes

In Ben Stein’s column this week, he offers ideas for smartly investing in small caps, which have outperformed the broader market. The article makes me want to buy $1,500 of iShares S&P Smallcap 600 Value [IJS] right now through ShareBuilder and hold onto the investment as long as possible. In the article Ben talks about ... Continue reading this article…

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Getting Rich Is Simple

by Luke Landes

Harry Domash presents an overview of attaining $1,000,000. (I wouldn’t exactly call $1,000,000 in assets or net worth rich, but perhaps that has more to do with location.) Breaking it down, discipline is the most important aspect of getting there. Invest $500 each month and you’ll be on your way, thanks to compounding interest. The ... Continue reading this article…

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Diversification is for Amateurs

by Luke Landes

Kiyosaki’s rich dad told him not to diversify — rather, seek out “the best” investments. The author attempts to use anecdotal evidence (“I knew a guy who… therefore everyone…”) to villify the financial planning industry. Suddenly, people without much financial education became “professional financial advisors.” School teachers, used car salesmen, housewives, and insurance agents found ... Continue reading this article…

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