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June 2007

Personal Balance Sheet, May 2007 ($98,224, +8.65%)

by Luke Landes

Thanks to more cash on hand and some investment growth, in May I came precariously close to a personal milestone: a six-figure net worth. This may not be that significant to most people; in fact, I’m not quite sure there is any significance for me. The actual number isn’t as important as what I’m doing ... Continue reading this article…

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Monthly Reminder: Susbscribe to Consumerism Commentary

by Luke Landes

Now would be a great time to become a subscriber to Consumerism Commentary. After all, why wouldn’t you? It’s free. By subscribing to our RSS feed, you’ll always be aware of new content here. I’ve recently become a fan of Google Reader, and if you are too, you can easily subscribe using this special link. ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup: Minimum Wage, Life Insurance, and Milk

by Luke Landes

Here are some articles I’ve enjoyed this week from the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond. Commentary on What Minimum Wage Would Buy. Mighty Bargain Hunter approves of the minimum wage hike and hopes business can deal with the change. Save Money on Life Insurance by Paying Annually. Five Cent Nickel’s title to this article summarized the concept ... Continue reading this article…

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Should You Pay Your Mortgage With a Credit Card?

by Luke Landes

Whenever it has been allowed by my landlords, I’ve paid my rent with my credit card. For me, this type of arrangement makes sense. I have the money to pay the credit card bill right away, and I earn cash back for using my Citi Dividend Platinum Select. The cash back isn’t the only benefit. ... Continue reading this article…

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Buy a Condo or Rent an Apartment: My Decision

by Luke Landes

About a month ago I publicly ruminated on the yearly question of whether to rent again for another year or settle down and buy a house to call my own. I spent a good amount of time weighing the pros and cons of all my options, including putting all my cash into a down payment ... Continue reading this article…

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