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Holiday Season is Approaching and Kids Want Presents

by Luke Landes

If you have children in your life who are not isolated from society, then chances are they’re going to want one of the toys on this list. Even the most astute parents’ intentions to steer their kids towards more educational toys are stymied when the children go to school, watch television, and play with the ... Continue reading this article…

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Group Review: The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing

by Luke Landes

This month, I’ll be participating in JLP’s mass review of the book, The Boglehead’s Guide to Investing, by Larimore, Lindauer, and LeBoef. One blogger will review one chapter of the book throughout October. Look for my review of the Asset Allocation chapter next Wednesday. Here’s the entire schedule:

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Links for Monday

by Luke Landes

These are articles and sites that I’ve enjoyed or would like to read in the next few days. * Can Employees Be Friends With the Boss? [Gallup] * Free Money Finance is hosting 24 hours of free giveaways today, and there is still time left. * 50 Most Powerful Women [Fortune] * Bill Fleckenstein warns ... Continue reading this article…

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My MBA at the University of Phoenix Online, Part 3.5: The Stadium

by Luke Landes

As you may know, I’ve been writing a series about my experiences with the University of Phoenix Online. So far, I’ve written about my decision, the admissions process and course logistics. Before continuing with the rest of the series, I wanted to mention a recent development. The University has purchased naming rights to the stadium ... Continue reading this article…

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Personal Balance Sheet, September 2006 ($59,232, +9.70%)

by Luke Landes

When my net worth increases by almost 10 percent in one month, there isn’t much I can complain about. Such a feat gets more difficult as net worth gets higher, though I have seen little evidence of this in my life yet. Continue reading for the numbers.

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Screech’s Agent Pleased With Sex Video

by Luke Landes

Remember when Dustin Diamond (Screech from Saved by the Bell) was having problems making payments on his house? He went on Howard Stern’s radio show to try to sell t-shirts to fundraise for his cause. He failed miserably with that attempt, and many say it was a scam, but it looks like he’s turning things ... Continue reading this article…

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My MBA at the University of Phoenix Online, Part 3: Course Logistics

by Luke Landes

If you’ve been following Consumerism Commentary, you may know that I recently completed my Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at the University of Phoenix Online. I’ve been writing a series, which is basically a review of the University of Phoenix. The choice to take this nontraditional route was not a difficult decision for me ... Continue reading this article…

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My MBA at the University of Phoenix Online, Part 1: The Decision

by Luke Landes

In August, I completed my Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with the University of Phoenix Online. I’m putting together a series about the entire experience. When I started working for my current employer in 2002, I decided to take advantage of the practically free education they were offering, 90 percent reimbursement for any work-related classes ... Continue reading this article…

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