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Here are some articles from around the blogosphere I enjoyed this week.

Don’t Do Drug Tests for Money. While it’s great to find unique ways to earn extra income, Jim suggests you stay away from drug tests, following the recent news report of a test backfiring in the U.K.

What $300,000 Buys You In… Depending on where you live, $300,000 can get you anything from a shack to a mansion. JLP has collected a number of contributors’ research into their local real estate market. Here’s what $300,000 will buy you in my town.

IRA Contribution Limit Workaround. Now that I have significant extra income, I have to pay significant taxes. If I can move some of that income into an SEP IRA like Nickel suggests, I may be able to reduce my tax liability.

No 401(k)? No Problem. MBH summarizes an article explaining how to save for retirement if a 401(k) is not an option.

Money Saving Tip: Get to Know the Staff. FMF presents a tip for saving money when shopping at stores. Even when the local staff isn’t authorized to give discounts (which may be the case in a national chain), they can point you in the direction of good deals or warn you in advance of a sale.

Be Careful About Living in Suburbs of Suburbs from Boston Gal’s Open Wallet.

Image is Everything: Obey Your Thirst from Your Money 2 Keep.

Pfblogs.org now has its own blog for announcements and such.

Updated June 17, 2014 and originally published March 17, 2006. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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Luke Landes, also known as Flexo, is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about him and follow Luke Landes on Twitter. View all articles by .

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