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April 2007

Guest Post: Eight Ways to Support Yourself While Starting as an Entrepreneur

by Luke Landes

This is a guest post from Bri M. Bri is a recent college graduate and aspiring web entrepreneur. He writes about online innovation at Trailblogging. Here he presents eight ways beginning entrepreneurs like himself can save money while working on their endeavors. 1. Moonlight as an Entrepreneur. This is the one that many people think […]

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Guest Post: Ditch the Car and Save a Bundle

by Luke Landes

Ryan Waggoner is an Associate Product Manager with CNET Networks, working primarily on GameSpot. He writes about entrepreneurship, real estate investment, and technology at ryanwaggoner.com. In this guest post, Ryan talks about his experience without a car in San Francisco. My wife and I moved to San Francisco from Colorado about 10 months ago. We […]

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Personal Income Statement, March 2007 (Net Income: $13,529)

by Luke Landes

As I mentioned in my latest net worth report, in March I fared much better than February, thanks to a confluence of a few events. I’ll get to that shortly. To summarize, my income totaled over $18,000 this past month thanks to a three-paycheck month, a bonus, higher than average income from my side business, […]

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Guest Post: 10 Questions With a Professional Real Estate Investor

by Luke Landes

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a professional real estate investor, Jon’s blog will be helpful. Jon runs 4 real estate companies, managing a total of $50 million in real estate. He does this all while living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a degenerative neuromuscular disease. In this guest post, Jon shares answers […]

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Guest Post: Thoughts on Raising Money-Smart Kids

by Luke Landes

All this week, Consumerism Commentary is featuring articles written by others. This guest post comes from Golbguru, author of Money, Matter and More Musings. Recently, I have been reading excellent articles on the subject of kids and money. The most noteworthy among them being Allowances for Kids: Teaching Children the Value of Money by JD […]

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Guest Post: Cutting Down the Cost of Razor Blades

by Luke Landes

This is a guest post from Matthew Paulson. Matthew writes about money on his blog, Getting Green. While I save money on shaving by using water rather than shaving cream or gel, Matthew has another idea. I noticed that my razor was getting dull the other day, so I did what everyone does and went […]

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Guest Post: Quality Clothes for Less than a Buck

by Luke Landes

Sharon Harvey Rosenberg is a columnist for the Miami Herald. She writes about about saving money and the art of being frugal in her column as well as on her blog, The Frugal Duchess. In this guest post, Sharon writes about making the best choices in clothing through the concept of cost-per-wear. It’s a cute […]

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Guest Post: How Not to Buy a Car

by Luke Landes

All this week, Consumerism Commentary is featuring guest bloggers. In this post, KMC from Advanced Personal Finance shares a personal adventure with the local car dealership and the lesson learned. About six months ago, my wife’s car was rear-ended by a delivery truck while she was on her way to work. Fortunately, she was not […]

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Guest Post: The Case Against Gold

by Luke Landes

Lazy Man is a lazy man from California on a quest to retire early. He believes a penny saved is a penny earned, and a penny available for investing. He writes regularly on his blog, Lazy Man and Money My fiancee (Energi Gal) and I were watching Saturday Night Live a couple of weeks ago […]

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Guest Post: The Real Estate Bust Around the Block

by Luke Landes

This is a guest post by SVB, the Silicon Valley Blogger. She is a software engineer juggling a family, an IT job, and running her household. At The Digerati Life, SVB discusses finance and business with how-to articles as well as personal stories. I decided to take a nice stroll down our street after months […]

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