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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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Reminder: Carnival of Personal Finance

by Luke Landes

To my blogging friends, don’t forget to submit an article to the Carnival of Personal Finance. The next Carnival will be hosted by AllThingsFinancial on Monday, so send JLP a link to your favorite post nice and early.

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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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Introducing Ka-Blog

by Luke Landes

I love to see traditional media getting involved with blogging. The Star Tribune from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota is the latest to join the fray with “Pay Dirt” Kara McGuire’s Ka-Blog, a companion to her personal finance column, Ka-Ching. In her first entry, Kara writes about NetWorthIQ and includes a link to her family’s NetWorthIQ profile.

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Tracking Restricted Stock in Quicken

by Luke Landes

As I mentioned earlier today, employees in my company have been granted restricted stock, vesting in three years. I decided to do some research to try to determine how to track the value in Quicken, which I use for tracking my personal finances. From what I can tell through some Google research, you don’t track ... Continue reading this article…

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Review: Career Intensity by David Lorenzo

by Luke Landes

I’ve got another “advance reading copy” to mention. Career Intensity: Business Strategy for Workplace Warriors and Entrepreneurs by David Lorenzo is a guide to taking charge of your career, whether you’re an independent Entrepreneur or a “Workplace Warrior” looking for advancement. The book contains concrete suggestions for actions and philosophies that ensure an individual will ... 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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HOWTO Get Personalized Financial Advice

by Luke Landes

I get a number of emails from individuals looking for financial advice. Presumably, these people read this blog and are hoping I will have some insight into their own personal finances. Even more often, I receive emails with requests for a certain topic they’d like to see me cover. While I’m flattered, those seeking personal ... Continue reading this article…

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