Michael on May 9th, 2008
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You: So you’re using the “R” word now?
You: Does this mean that you think we’re in a recession?
I don’t know.
You: Shouldn’t you?
You: Why not?
A recession isn’t a personal finance concept. I know what I know and I’m happy to admit what I don’t. For example, I predicted Ryan Leaf would be a [...]

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Michael on May 7th, 2008
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I’ve found that blogging can be difficult.
You: Finding enough time?
That’s part of it.
You: What else?
Coming up with topics.
You: Writer’s block?
I don’t think of it as writer’s block, just as trouble getting started.
You: I believe that’s called writer’s block. You, my friend, are in denial.
Ugh. So what should I do about it?
You: I’m [...]

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This week’s carnival of personal finance, hosted by Alpha Consumer (US News) featured dozens of great articles including my most popular post from last week: Does graduate school get you a pension?
There’s no way to read ‘em all, so if you’ve got time for just one, I suggest Reader’s Choice: The Best Online Brokers, particularly [...]

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Michael on May 2nd, 2008
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It’s Friday, so it’s time for this week’s reader-submitted Q & A. If you’d like to submit a question, click here for more information or simply email a question.
My employer does not provide a 401(k) plan. Therefore I have been looking into putting away money into an IRA. However, I’m having a [...]

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