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Tips For Picking Out a Suit

by Luke Landes

Fortune Magazine presents tips for picking out a suit. It’s not exactly advice for those of us on a budget, but I’ve heard that everyone should have at least one great suit. I’ve also heard that one should dress for how your see yourself in the future, not how you see yourself now. Personally, I’m ... Continue reading this article…

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Sort Out Your Finances

by Luke Landes

David Bach’s latest column on Yahoo Finance serves as a checklist for getting your personal finances in order. I went through this process several years ago but it would have been nice to have some guidance. Simply getting your information together in one location is the essential first step in organizing your financial life. Here’s ... Continue reading this article…

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Lose Your Money In Three Easy Generations

by Luke Landes

Here’s an interesting statistic: Nine out of 10 affluent families will lose their wealth within three generations. The article describes some steps you can take if you happen to be in one of those wealthy families to help your money last for centuries. It seems to come down to passing along values in addition to ... Continue reading this article…

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Some Reading for Wednesday

by Luke Landes

Here are some articles I’ve found interesting today: * You want a piece of me? Pay me. Your tax return may be sold to third parties including marketers, if you give consent. Don’t give consent. * Good habits are hard to break. It’s a new Millionaire in the Making with a couple making a significant ... Continue reading this article…

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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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