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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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Today’s Reading

by Luke Landes

Here are some news stories I read today. * Jon Markman’s 17 stocks that always go up * Personal bankruptcies hit record high [focus] * Mortgage applications up 9.9 percent * Even rich folks have bag-lady syndrome [focus] * Keeping new year’s resolutions * Thousands of customers had problems with TIAA-Cref [focus] * Too much, too ... Continue reading this article…

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Close The Books On 2006

by Luke Landes

Analysts are saying that after the first few days of the year, the stock market has climbed as much as was predicted for the end of 2006. Is it time to get out now and wait for a buying opportunity in the third quarter? I’m not changing my plans. I’ll continue my systematic investments in ... Continue reading this article…

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Articles In The News

by Luke Landes

There are some interesting items in the news today, but not much that is inspiring me to write about the stories in detail. Here is what I’ve been reading. * How to Sell a Car When You Owe More Than It’s Worth. This is a dangerous position to be in. * Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best ... Continue reading this article…

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Stocks Are For Suckers?

by Luke Landes

The book I recently reviewed focuses on investing in index funds and letting the portfolio sit for decades — “buy and hold.” It’s a strategy that has been popular since the market took a downward spin when the tech bubble gave out. Not everyone agrees that it’s the best strategy. Mark Cuban, outspoken owner of ... Continue reading this article…

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