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Kiplinger’s Article: Must-Read Bloggers

by Luke Landes

Earlier this month, I welcomed readers of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, as Consumerism Commentary was included in an article entitled “Must-Read Bloggers,” amongst a number of several very worthy blogs. I’ve scanned in the pages and included them at the bottom of this post. For some reason, Kiplinger’s editors in their infinite wisdom decided not ... Continue reading this article…

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THIRD ShareBuilder Bonus Received, the Free Money Rolls In

by Luke Landes

I received $50 yesterday for opening my third account at ShareBuilder. Add that together with the $25 I received from ebates, that’s another free $75. Here are those ShareBuilder promotion codes again, and here’s how to turn a quick $75 just for opening an account. ShareBuilder’s trades are kind of expensive. You can buy for ... Continue reading this article…

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The 400 Richest Americans

by Luke Landes

According to CNN, if you add up the net worth of the 400 wealthiest Americans, you come up with a combined net worth of $1,250,000,000,000. That’s $1.25 trillion. That’s an increase of $120 billion from last year. The article then goes on to describe who is in the list (only billionaires, no lowly millionaires). Warren ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Round-Up

by Luke Landes

If you haven’t been paying attention, you may have missed these items from the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond this week: * Nickel from FiveCentNickel has a problem with SimplyBunkBeds. * Mighty Bargain Hunter has some eBay tips. * Free Money Finance wants to know what you would do with $1,000,000. * AllFinancialMatters has 5 things he ... Continue reading this article…

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News Flash: Wall Street Journal Online Free (With Conditions)

by Luke Landes

I just got word from my Wall Street Journal insider that for the next six weeks, the newspaper will be running a special deal for those who wish to view the paper online. Normally, only subscribers can access the Wall Street Journal’s articles through the internet, but starting tomorrow, and on every Friday for the ... Continue reading this article…

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My MBA at the University of Phoenix Online, Part 1: The Decision

by Luke Landes

In August, I completed my Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with the University of Phoenix Online. I’m putting together a series about the entire experience. When I started working for my current employer in 2002, I decided to take advantage of the practically free education they were offering, 90 percent reimbursement for any work-related classes ... Continue reading this article…

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DreamHost Back in the Game, Here’s $20 For You

by Luke Landes

I’ve been hosting my websites through DreamHost since December 1999. The last several months have been very rocky as the “little hosting company” with its humble beginnings as the New Dream Network has expanded exponentially. They’ve just performed a major upgrade on their infrastructure, and now all my websites seem to be running well. For ... Continue reading this article…

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36% Say They Use a Financial Advisor

by Luke Landes

In an incredibly unscientific web poll, Yahoo Finance discovered (as of 11:12 pm last night) only 36 percent of the 2,200+ respondents — Yahoo Finance readers probably already biased towards the financially savvy — use a financial advisor. Almost the same amount (35 percent) say they do not take advantage of the help from a professional. The ... Continue reading this article…

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Estimated 2007 Tax Brackets

by Luke Landes

Kiplinger has the estimated tax savings you’re likely to see for the 2007 tax year (when you file in April 2008). Here are the estimated tax brackets, take a look to see where you fall:

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FranklinCovey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

by Luke Landes

A visitor came to my organization yesterday to present a day-long seminar to about fifteen people based on the book by Steven Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I’m not a big fan of group-think pop-philosophy self-help seminars, but there were a few things I could take away from the session. Aside from ... Continue reading this article…

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