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Goals and Resolutions for 2011

by Luke Landes

Every new year provides an opportunity for self-renewal. The relatively arbitrary custom of recycling the dates on the calendar is like having a second (or a third, or fourth, etc.) chance to change the world. Although its history is a bit murky, the tradition of new years’ resolutions probably stemmed from this feeling. It took ... Continue reading this article…

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Goldman Sachs Will Tie Bonuses to Long-Term Performance

by Luke Landes

A big criticism of Wall Street bonuses throughout and after the collapse of the financial industry has been the idea that executives were awarded over-sized bonuses while their companies fell apart. Wall Street fought back against this criticism, usually with the explanation that bonuses were paid in accordance to contracts that were signed before the ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 88: Leigh Mutert, H&R Block, The New Tax Laws

by Luke Landes

On today’s episode of the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Flexo speaks with Leigh Mutert, CPA and Community Manager at H&R Block. Flexo and Leigh discuss many aspects of the new tax laws including the extension of the Bush-era tax cuts, the payroll tax “holiday” and its impact on many self-employed people. Consumerism Commentary Podcast #88 Leigh ... Continue reading this article…

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How to Start a Coin Collection For You or Your Kids

by Luke Landes
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Out of all of my favorite interests or hobbies, coin collecting isn’t ranked first. It is something I’ve enjoyed throughout my whole life, however, even if it’s not something that’s been a primary goal or warranted much effort on my part. It is a great hobby for children for a number of reasons. It opens ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 87: Jane Honeck, The Problem With Money

by Luke Landes

On today’s Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek talks to Jane Honeck, author of the book The Problem With Money? It’s Not About the Money!: Mastering the Unexamined Beliefs that Drive Our Financial Lives. Jane discusses many topics from her book, including how money beliefs are formed & how they shape our attitudes towards money and ... Continue reading this article…

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Congress Passes Tax Hike Prevention Act

by Luke Landes
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There seems to be more than enough in the new tax cut bill, which will soon become a law, to keep every income level happy. The Tax Hike Prevention Act of 2010 extends the tax cuts first implemented during President Bush’s tenure and adds more benefits for everyone. For another two years, the marginal income ... Continue reading this article…

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50 Best Places to Work

by Luke Landes

Glassdoor is a good tool for researching a potential employer. The site compiles anonymous reviews, ratings, and salary information from employees and allows individuals to access that information. The more you share about your current or past employer, the more access to information is granted. In addition to the search and browse functionality, Glassdoor has ... Continue reading this article…

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Make More Money By Sleeping More

by Luke Landes

Although I’ve always been a proponent of the value of getting a full night’s sleep for health, this is something that I haven’t been able to do for myself for many years. The people I know who are most committed to their careers and those for whom anything other than success is unacceptable have had ... Continue reading this article…

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