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Happy Thanksgiving!

by Luke Landes

I hope everyone has a happy holiday! There are many, many things I’m thankful for. Sure, it’s great to have a job and have money coming in. Most importantly, I’m thankful for the wonderful, supportive people I’ve met online through this blog as well as through my other blogs. I met my girlfriend through one ... Continue reading this article…

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Carnival of Personal Finance #22

by Luke Landes

Welcome to the Carnival of Personal Finance, 22nd Edition! I’m not quite sure what happened to this week’s actual host, so I’m filling in. I may have missed your submission — please send me a quick note and I’ll add yours in if I did. Here are this week’s submissions, in reverse order of arrival. ... Continue reading this article…

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Out of Commission

by Luke Landes

I’ll be out of commission today and probably for the next few days while I’m recovering from surgery. In the mean time, feel free to browse some recent posts or start from the beginning? I found myself upon an advance copy of Lee Eisenberg’s new book, The Number, (blog here) which will be released on ... Continue reading this article…

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Fall Has Ended For Me

by Luke Landes

This has been the final weekend scheduled for me to volunteer with a certain organization. Since the end of September, one day a weekend — sometimes two days — was spent running marching band competitions for various high schools throughout New Jersey and New York. Normally I get a lot of personal satisfaction from organizing ... Continue reading this article…

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Monday Morning News: Spending and Income Up

by Luke Landes

Hurricane repairs and insurance payments lift both personal spending and income; prices in check. This sounds like temporary relief to me. In fact, it’s not all good news. The saving rate is still negative at -0.4 percent. So while the move was in a good direction, we’re still spending more than we’re saving. I’ve tried ... Continue reading this article…

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Personal Finance Bloggers, Please Read

by Luke Landes

This is a post just for personal finance bloggers, so others may not be too interested. I’m building a new service and I’d like to do it in partnership (think “group ownership” with everyone having an equal role) with several other people. I’ve already assumed the risk (purchased the domain name) but I’d like to ... Continue reading this article…

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Greenspan Influenced Rock and Roll

by Luke Landes

Marketplace is a program on National Public Radio, usually broadcast out of California. This week, they’ve been doing their shows from New York City and there was an interesting segment on last night’s edition. It caught my attention mainly because of my interest in music. The commentator, Ian Svenonius, described how trends in rock music ... Continue reading this article…

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Teaching Kids About Money, Part 2

by Luke Landes

Previously, I mentioned Yahoo Finance’s latest feature on teaching children about money. This post continues with that feature. Lynne Ticknor acknowledges that schools often don’t have the resources to teach classes beyond core curriculum. Personal finance classes are therefore difficult to find in public schools. Thus, the responsibility falls on the parents, who as many ... Continue reading this article…

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