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Bat-Mitzvah For The Rich And Not Really Famous

by Luke Landes

If you have ten million dollars lying around and your daughter happens to be preparing for her Bat Mitzvah, why not drop the cash on a fancy party for her and her friends? While you’re at it, go ahead, invite some popular entertainters, such as Aerosmith, Tom Petty, and 50 Cent. Well, this is pricely ... Continue reading this article…

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Taking a Pay Cut Sometimes Pays Off

by Luke Landes

At the moment I’m writing this entry, 85 percent of respondents to an informal CNN Money survey say they’d be willing to take a pay cut if the situation was right, while the other 15 percent would not consider such a move. According to Jeanne Sahadi, who speaks from personal experience, there are situations where taking a ... Continue reading this article…

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Review of The Number by Lee Eisenberg, Part 1

by Luke Landes

Over the next week or so, I’ll be taking an in-depth look at a book to be released next year entitled The Number, written by Lee Eisenberg. Before I get to the book, let me explain how the book came into my possession. At the end of October, I blogged about Lee’s article in New ... Continue reading this article…

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Carnival Time

by Luke Landes

It’s the first day back at work for me, although I don’t feel like I had much of a vacation. This is despite spending almost an entire week in California spending time with family. Let’s get back into the swing of things with this week’s Carnival of Personal Finance, hosted by Financial Fruition, which includes ... Continue reading this article…

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Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Strategies

by Luke Landes

Just like for the older Xbox, the new Xbox 360 costs more to manufacture than Microsoft charges for the system. The retail price is $399 (which will eventually be cut down, which is the pattern for video game consoles) but the cost for all of the components is $552.27. Microsoft must believe that people who ... Continue reading this article…

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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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Regular Rundown

by Luke Landes

* Hedge funds risky to economy. * Fed may be ending rate hikes. * Honda Civic wins Car of the Year. * Out-of-state 529 plans are not tax-deductible. Here’s another reason to reconsider investing in these plans unless you know without a doubt where you’ll be sending your child to college.

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For Carnival Hosts

by Luke Landes

The badge for the Carnival of Personal Finance is now available, and the hosting guidelines have been updated to include the badge suggestion. Here is the code to use on your website if you’d like to link to the Carnival schedule and information page: <a href=”http://carnivalofpersonalfinance.com/”><img alt=”Carnival of Personal Finance” title=”Carnival of Personal Finance” src=”http://www.consumerismcommentary.com/wp-content/uploads/2005/11/cpf_badge.jpg” ... Continue reading this article…

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