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Americans Aren’t Saving, Little Splurges Add Up

by Luke Landes

Here are some interesting survey results from the Pew Research Center. 77 percent of Americans describe themselves as “always looking for more ways to save money,” while 18 percent don’t even try to save. 63 percent believe they should save more, while 32 percent believe they are saving enough. How about spending more than one can afford? Today, a ... Continue reading this article…

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Bad Job-Hunting Tips You Must Avoid, Part 1

by Luke Landes

I’m starting to like some of Yahoo Finance‘s new personal finance content. In a new article, Penelope Trunk warns readers of common but poor advice one often hears from friends and colleagues when hunting for jobs. Trunk’s point of view is interesting, and I’ll have to keep these ideas in mind when (if?) I ever ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Round-Up

by Luke Landes

Have you been following the MoneyBlogNetwork this past week? Here are a few interesting items from the member blogs and beyond. * AllFinancialMatters illustrated the effect of a couple of bad years in the market. * Blueprint for Financial Prosperity looks at historical federal tax brackets. * Five Cent Nickel shares how to get an ... Continue reading this article…

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Investing: Real Estate vs. Stock Market

by Luke Landes

Reminder: This week I am giving away a copy of The Maui Millionaires. There is still time left to enter the random drawing. It’s easy. The gurus tout real estate, real estate, real estate as the way to get rich. It’s perpetuated in the media, penetrating a number of people I know who generally speak ... Continue reading this article…

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Review: The Maui Millionaires by David Finkel and Diane Kennedy

by Luke Landes

The introduction of The Maui Millionaires by David Finkel and Diane Kennedy, CPA read like a sales pitch. This turned me off immediately. I felt like I was sitting in one of those free seminars with one of those energetic, motivational speakers, whose goal was nothing more than to sell me some abstract concepts and ... Continue reading this article…

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Best Credit Cards for 0% Balance Transfers

by Luke Landes

If you’re going to play in the credit card arbitrage game, first, make sure you’re a Type B credit card user. This means you avoid fees and interest, and use credit cards as a tool without letting the issuers use you to make money for the corporations. Next, you have to find cards with no ... Continue reading this article…

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US News Annual Investing Guide, Part 5: Real Estate

by Luke Landes

Where is real estate heading in 2007? It depends on who you ask. Alex Markels has submitted his thoughts to U.S. News & World Report for their annual investing guide, and the outlook is grim. Here are some points to take away from the article. * According to the UCLA Anderson Forecast, median new home ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup

by Luke Landes

Here are not-to-be-missed articles from the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond from the past week. AllFinancialMatters flexes his financial advisor muscles and fields a reader’s question about 401(k)s. Blueprint for Financial Prosperity will tell you how much income is needed to buy a median-priced house. Five Cent Nickel shares reader-contributed advice for correcting Roth IRA over-contributions. Free ... Continue reading this article…

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