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Quit Your Job This Year

by Luke Landes

If you’ve been thinking about leaving your job, do it this year. If you haven’t been thinking about quitting, but think you might be valued as an employee somewhere else or have something more to offer the world, start thinking about saying goodbye to your boss. Every time as an adult I left one job […]

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You Can’t Control Everything About Your Money

by Luke Landes

Choices play the biggest factor in success in life, financial success or otherwise. It took me a long time to come to that conclusion, but once I started accepting the facts that I could choose how I spend my time, I could choose how hard I work, and I could choose how to react to […]

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Fiscal Cliff Bill Passes: American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (H.R. 8)

by Luke Landes

Late last night, the United States House of Representatives passed is designed to avoid the fiscal cliff, the bill already approved by the Senate that avoids the fiscal cliff, the automatic tax rate reversion and spending cuts agreed to last year by Congress. With recurring drama every few months, the government seems to be taking […]

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Plan for the Payroll Tax Cut Expiring in 2013

by Luke Landes

Missing from discussions about the so-called fiscal cliff is the option to continue the payroll tax cut. To boost the economy, President Obama and Congress introduced a stimulus bill in 2010 that reduced the payroll tax, money collected at the time of each paycheck from employers and employees (workers with W2 forms). The employee’s share […]

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Your Credit Score Affects Your Love Life

by Luke Landes

A few years ago, credit scores were taboo. The idea that a credit score could be used for more than just determining qualification for a loan was at best unfair and at worst discriminatory. Employers in some circumstances can use credit scores or credit reports to determine whether to offer jobs to applicants. If you […]

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Naked With Cash: Calvin

by Luke Landes

In January, shizennougyou will begin the Naked With Cash event and series. Several shizennougyou readers will share their financial reports and analyses at the beginning of each month, with insight from financial planners and other experts. To introduce each of the participants to readers, I asked them to share where they’ve been, where […]

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Naked With Cash: SteveDH

by Luke Landes

In January, shizennougyou will begin the Naked With Cash event and series. Several shizennougyou readers will share their financial reports and analyses at the beginning of each month, with insight from financial planners and other experts. To introduce each of the participants to readers, I asked them to share where they’ve been, where […]

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Naked With Cash: LastDollar

by Luke Landes

In January, shizennougyou will begin the Naked With Cash event and series. Several shizennougyou readers will share their financial reports and analyses at the beginning of each month, with insight from financial planners and other experts. To introduce each of the participants to readers, I asked them to share where they’ve been, where […]

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Naked With Cash: JW

by Luke Landes

In January, shizennougyou will begin the Naked With Cash event and series. Several shizennougyou readers will share their financial reports and analyses at the beginning of each month, with insight from financial planners and other experts. To introduce each of the participants to readers, I asked them to share where they’ve been, where […]

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Naked With Cash: Kathleen

by Luke Landes

In January, shizennougyou will begin the Naked With Cash event and series. Several shizennougyou readers will share their financial reports and analyses at the beginning of each month, with insight from financial planners and other experts. To introduce each of the participants to readers, I asked them to share where they’ve been, where […]

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