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April 2007

Endless Gratitude for My Guest Bloggers

by Luke Landes

While I was away on “vacation” this past week, a number of guest bloggers filled in for me and certainly kept this place busy. The articles were fantastic as well. Please help me thank everyone who volunteered to offer some of their best writing by reading the articles, participating in the discussions, and especially, visiting ... Continue reading this article…

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Parking at Newark Liberty International Airport

by Luke Landes

I arrived back to New Jersey last night to the least frugal part of my trip: paying for parking at Newark Liberty International Airport. Parking for eight days in the daily parking lot cost us $192 ($24 a day). In the past, I’ve parked at work in Newark and taken the NJ Transit train, but ... Continue reading this article…

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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 ... Continue reading this article…

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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 ... Continue reading this article…

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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, ... Continue reading this article…

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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 ... Continue reading this article…

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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 ... Continue reading this article…

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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 ... Continue reading this article…

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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 ... Continue reading this article…

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This Week’s Guest Posts: What We Have So Far

by Luke Landes

While I’m on vacation and visiting family in Santa Barbara, and traveling to southern California tomorrow through Saturday, Consumerism Commentary has been featuring guest bloggers this week. It’s been interesting to have a variety of viewpoints and some new voices here. In fact, there’s more coming for the remainder of the week. Here’s a rundown ... Continue reading this article…

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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 ... Continue reading this article…

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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 ... Continue reading this article…

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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 ... Continue reading this article…

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Personal Balance Sheet, March 2007 ($87,999, +13.81%)

by Luke Landes

In the same respect that February 2007 was not the best, March provided significant improvement for my bottom line. My liquid accounts are up more than 21 percent, and my investments (including contributions) are up 9.69 percent. Over the past few months, I started separating my business assets, but now that I’ve given it some thought, I’m ... Continue reading this article…

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Guest Post: Stop, Drop, Roll

by Luke Landes

All this week, Consumerism Commentary will be featuring guest bloggers. In this post, NCN from No Credit Needed hearkens back to elementary school fire safety seminars and applies the familiar mantra towards debt. In addition to his main blog, NCN manages the No Credit Needed Network and the No Credit Needed Podcast. Many of you ... Continue reading this article…

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Monthly Reminder: Susbscribe to Consumerism Commentary

by Luke Landes

Here’s a great way to ensure you won’t miss anything at Consumerism Commentary, particularly the week of excellent guest posts coming up. It’s easy to subscribe to our RSS feed in your favorite feed reader, like Bloglines, or get newest blog entries in your email inbox. It’s all about convenience. And by the way, the ... Continue reading this article…

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