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7 Things Auto Body Shops Won’t Tell You

by Luke Landes

Thanks to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance via MSN Money, here are 7 things your auto-body shop won’t tell you. In fact, I could have used this article a few month ago when my car was in for repairs after an accident. 1. That fender bender will be a major expense. If the accident is your fault ... Continue reading this article…

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Monthly Reminder: Susbscribe to Consumerism Commentary

by Luke Landes

Happy First of May! 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 ... Continue reading this article…

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Is Your County a Millionaire County?

by Luke Landes

CNN Money has a slide show featuring the top ten counties with the highest number of household millionaires. Do you live amongst them? Perhaps you are one. Los Angeles, California with 268,138 households, home of Donna Martin Cook County (Chicago), Illinois with 171,118 households, home of the Oprah Winfrey Show Orange County, California with 116,157 ... Continue reading this article…

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The Festival is Up!

by Luke Landes

Consumerism Commentary is participating in the latest Festival of Frugality, hosted this week by Dawn at Frugal for Life. Dawn was kind enough to include a link to a recent post of mine about brand name vs. store/generic brand products. Here are some other good articles included this week: * Are These Silly Mistakes Taking ... Continue reading this article…

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4 Ways to Simplify Finances Where Possible

by Luke Landes

As I write this I am in the process of looking at apartments for my next move. Meanwhile, I’m also considering moving into a condominium or single family house. This is a tough decision as I have too many unanswered questions about my immediate future. I can’t waste time; my lease is up at the ... Continue reading this article…

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Giveaway: Excuse Me, Your Job is Waiting by Laura George

by Luke Landes

Earlier this morning, I reviewed Excuse Me, Your Job is Waiting (Amazon link) by Laura George and found it to be a good job-hunting book with advice based on the “law of attraction.” I’m happy to be able to give away the three copies sent to me by the publisher. Read the review, if you ... Continue reading this article…

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The Carnival is Up!

by Luke Landes

Thanks to We’re In Debt for hosting the 98th edition of the Carnival of Personal Finance. Here’s a taste of some of the great articles that were submitted this past week: My Current Bank Account Setup To Maximize Interest Jonathan from My Money Blog simplified his savings to make the most out of high savings ... Continue reading this article…

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Review: Excuse Me, Your Job is Waiting by Laura George

by Luke Landes

Excuse Me, Your Job Is Waiting: Attract the Work You Want Laura George (7/10) A few days ago, I finished reading Excuse Me, Your Job Is Waiting, by Laura George. This book follows in the footsteps of another, Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting. The premise of both books is the “law of attraction,” which ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup

by Luke Landes

Here are some interesting articles from the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond. MBAs Don’t Prepare Managers for Real-Life Challenges The process of getting an MBA is more about the connections you make than learning how to deal with real-life management problems, apparently. This is true about most degrees. In school you learn fundamental concepts and theories, but ... Continue reading this article…

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Transferring My IRAs From TIAA-Cref to Vanguard

by Luke Landes

Yesterday, Vanguard announced they have simplified their account fees. Effective on Thursday, here is the new fee structure. * All fund accounts with a balance of less than $10,000 will be assessed a yearly fee of $20. Now that’s straightforward. In the old configuration, my recently-opened 2006 SEP IRA would have been charged $20 anyway. ... Continue reading this article…

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