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Green Zapped

by Luke Landes

A while back, I opened an account with GreenZap, a supposed alternative to PayPal. At the time, they were offering a nice referral deal: spread the word and get $25 or something. Some were quick to refer others, but I didn’t want to recommend a service that had yet to be proven. JP at MyMoneyBlog ... Continue reading this article…

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Money Magazine’s 50 Smartest Things

by Luke Landes

There’s a new feature on CNN Money from Money Magazine: 50 Smartest Things to Do With Your Money. I’d like to have a look through and evaluate their advice, but that’s going to take a little more time than I can spare while I’m in the office.

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Monday’s Links

by Luke Landes

These will be updated throughout the day if I find anything interesting online: * What’s the Worst Ad Song Ever? A Slate article takes suggestions from the audience for most cognitively dissonant commercial. * Citigroup loses 3.9 million customers’ information while in transit. Free Wall Street Journal article here. * Jacquelyn Tran had an idea ... Continue reading this article…

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How To Feel Rich

by Luke Landes

Ben Stein has another good article in the New York Times. He tells a story of how his father taught him to feel rich rather than be rich. It’s a nice article with which to begin the work week. I’ll quote: I was on my way to another job. I got to the next stop ... Continue reading this article…

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Account Balances, May 2005

by Luke Landes

Below are my account balances for the end of May, 2005. The balances are displayed next to the two previous months as well as May, 2004 for comparison. I’m slowly making my way, despite May’s net worth being a little lower than April’s. Some notes: * There is a value listed for my 2004 Honda ... Continue reading this article…

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Tangential Rant

by Luke Landes

One small piece of business-speak grates my ears everytime I hear it. The word is processes. For some reason, supposedly intelligent business people are often reduced to pronouncing this word as if its root was an imaginary Greek word, processis. That is, they pronounce the last syllable of the plural as “EEZ.” Unfortunately, like aks, ... Continue reading this article…

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Good Time to Be an MBA

by Luke Landes

A few weeks ago, we had a good conversation about the merits of an MBA degree. Today, Anne Fischer from Fortune Magazine says it’s a good time to be an MBA. She claims there’s been a change in hiring patterns. Instead of companies hiring MBAs in advance, companies are picking up new graduates “just in ... Continue reading this article…

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Microsoft Millionaires

by Luke Landes

Microsoft‘s [MSFT] amazing climb from its humble beginnings is well-known. Thanks to stock options and other benefits, many early Microsoft employees are millionaires. They’re showing up as successful business owners and philanthropists. The New York Times article profiles: * Rich Tong, cofounder of Ignition Parters, a venture capital group. * John Sage, owner of Pura ... Continue reading this article…

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