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Enjoy Now

by Luke Landes

You’ll never be happy with what you acquire if you can’t enjoy what you already have. So along with working to climb higher, take plenty of time to appreciate and truly enjoy where you are. There was a time when you aspired to nothing more than where you are and what you have right now. ... Continue reading this article…

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Your House: Asset or Liability?

by Luke Landes

Gurus like David Bach and Robert Kiyosaki profess the best way to get rich is real estate (while their net worth continues to increase through the sale of books and seminars). But what good is increased equity in the house if the only way you can use that money is to sell the house (downsize) ... Continue reading this article…

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Time To Catch Up

by Luke Landes

I’m back in the northeast and I have tons of catching up to do with blogs, school work, work, and more. First, I’d like to mention today’s Carnival of Personal Finance, which was hosted by pfadvice.com. Some of the most interesting entries in my opinion are Funny Munny’s comments on Verizon and Career Intensity’s Your ... Continue reading this article…

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The Future Is Grim: Ben Stein

by Luke Landes

Here’s more for those concerned about costs in retirement: Baby Boomer Ben Stein is warning us that standards of living are set to take a huge dive not long from now. Here’s the health care example: Look at it this way: Think of the most crowded freeway you’re on every day. Imagine what it’ll be ... Continue reading this article…

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Prices for Healthcare in Retirement Up

by Luke Landes

If you and your significant other retire right now, and if you represent the “average” couple, the two of you will need $200,000 to cover health care for 20 years. This is based on research by Fidelity, a company offering, among other things, investment products for those thinking about retirement. This amount is up more ... Continue reading this article…

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Next Book: Career Intensity By David Lorenzo

by Luke Landes

Last night, I received a preview copy of Career Intensity: Business Strategy for Workplace Warriors and Entrepreneurs by David Lorenzo. If I find time during the week, I plan on reading and writing about the book. Although it doesn’t seem directly related to personal finance, per se, it appears that I should be able to ... Continue reading this article…

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Retire to the Road

by Luke Landes

When it comes to talking about retirement, there is often discussion about where in the country or the world to go to live out the rest of life after working responsibilities have ended. Where I live, it’s not uncommon for retirees to migrate to Florida. Lately, there have been more retirement communities being developed around ... Continue reading this article…

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Media Mentions

by Luke Landes

Congratulations to the ad-free personal financial blogs aggregator, pfblogs.org, which was mentioned both in Business Week (in an upcoming issue and online for subscribers) and in Barrons Online (for subscribers). A number of blogs were also mentioned between the two articles including MyMoneyBlog, My Open Wallet, Savvy Saver, Happy Capitalist, Frugal for Life, the MoneyBlogNetwork, ... Continue reading this article…

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