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Stupid Investment of the Week: Teach Me To Trade

by Luke Landes

The snow keeps piling up on the ground, and I’m going to have to face the music and dig my car out at some point. In the mean time, Chuck Jaffe presents his stupid investment of the week: The Teach Me To Trade seminar. I like when Chuck takes on these seminars in the “Stupid ... Continue reading this article…

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New Free $25 ShareBuilder Bonus

by Luke Landes

Updated June 24, 2010. ShareBuilder is offering a $25 bonus to new customers by using the promotional code “25WO10.” You get $25 to use to purchase whatever stock or ETF you like. I’ve had good experiences with a $50 bonus from ShareBuilder earlier, here and updated here. Here’s the deal on ShareBuilder for those who ... Continue reading this article…

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Roth 401(k) Not For Everyone

by Luke Landes

There’s a new retirement investing option being rolled out across the United States, the Roth 401(k). The new option allows you to take your after-tax income, invest in mutual funds or stocks, defer taxes on earnings, and begin untaxed withdrawals upon retirement. Since the limit in all 401(k) accounts per individual doesn’t change, if your ... Continue reading this article…

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The Number is Anti-American

by Luke Landes

I talked about The Number by Lee Eisenberg on a number of different occasions, including an in-deplth look at the book in a five-part review. Here’s a fresh look at the “memoir,” written by Paul Farrell from MarketWatch: Eisenberg’s book is an extremely entertaining read. I loved it… But in the end, the book is… ... Continue reading this article…

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Articles for Wednesday [redirected]

by Luke Landes

Here’s what I would have been reading today if I hadn’t been so busy in the office: * The contratian view on Yahoo! * Why Yahoo’s dive may be goos news * Married individuals have almost double the net worth of those who are divorced or single. (Two can live cheaper than one? More later.) ... Continue reading this article…

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Nikkei – Yikes!

by Luke Landes

I was just about to go to sleep when I noticed the Nikkei crashed 4 percent and trading was suspended. All of the Asian markets seem to be affected. Tomorrow will be an interesting day for stocks.

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Buying a House vs. Renting a House

by Luke Landes

Liz Pulliam Weston published a column explaining why it’s smarter to buy rather than rent a home. She cited some statistics that show that the average net worth of home owners in any income range are much higher than that of renters in the same range. Liz warns the readers to stay away from “buy ... Continue reading this article…

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Quick Guide to Asset Allocation

by Luke Landes

Rex Moore from The Motley Fool has posted Four Rules for Asset Allocation. It’s a quick general overview of where you should keep or invest money based on when the funds will eventually be needed. Rule No. 1: If you need the money in the next year, it should be in an interest-bearing savings or ... Continue reading this article…

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