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November 2007

Personal Balance Sheet, October 2007 ($119,970, +6.4%)

by Luke Landes

For those of you new to Consumerism Commentary, one unique feature — in fact it was the original purpose for starting this blog — is the fact that I publish my financial reports at the end of each month. This post is my balance sheet, which measures my “modified net worth.” It’s a calculation of ... Continue reading this article…

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Grabbing the Last of the 5.65 APY CDs

by Sasha

Now that the Federal Reserve Board lowered the interest rate, it looks like we’re seeing the last of the 5.3 percent APY savings accounts, which appear to be a dying breed. I personally expect even these to disappear shortly; after all, why offer rates in the 5s when other banks are touting rates in the 4s ... Continue reading this article…

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Savings and Checking Account Interest Yields Updated

by Luke Landes

I’ve updated the list of high-yield savings and checking accounts to reflect the latest rates. The latest decrease was not limited to ING Direct. Have you moved your savings around lately?

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Proposal to Raise NYC Transportation Costs

by Luke Landes

If you travel in New York, get ready to spend more money. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is putting forth a new proposal to raise toll rates and rail fares. The toll and fare increases will help pay for a complete replacement of the PATH system and rebuilding the World Trade ... Continue reading this article…

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