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Wall Street Journal Offers Some Free Content

by Luke Landes

Many years ago, as a reader of The Motley Fool, I came across a community of people who repeatedly jump from one 0 percent APR credit card offer to another 0 percent offer. It sounds like a good way to maintain a credit card balance without paying interest, if you don’t slip up and miss a payment. ... Continue reading this article…

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Mapping Gas Station Locations and Prices

by Luke Landes

Cheap Gas is a marriage between Google Maps and Gasbuddy, the database of gas prices by city. If you select a city from the list available on Cheap Gas, you will be provided with a map with the station locations highlighted. The city choices should be sufficient for most people, but many stations aren’t listed. ... Continue reading this article…

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Introduction to Hedge Funds

by Luke Landes

Hedge funds have received a bit of negative press lately. Here are just some examples from MSN Money (“Billions of dollars in hedge-fund money disappeared into thin air amid the GM mess”), Marketwatch (“Treasurys rise on hedge fund woes”), and The Herald (“Complex hedge funds criticised”). I’ve heard the term over the past several years, ... Continue reading this article…

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Presidential Bank Offers 3.5% APY

by Luke Landes

I have updated the savings and checking interest rates table to include Presidental Bank‘s savings account offering 3.50 percent APY. Is a rate competition between internet banks heating up? Relatedly, Marketwatch published an article about the tiered interest rate system that some of these banks use, favoring customers with more money. The tiers that I’ve seen ... Continue reading this article…

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Bring In Da Noise, Bring In Da Lunch

by Luke Landes

For as long as I’ve been working here — nay, as long as I’ve been working — I’ve taken the easy, lazy way out by buying my lunch every day. Usually it’s from the cafeteria, but a filling and sometimes creative company lunch, even though subsidized, still costs more than six dollars. Eating at the ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcasting the Newspapers

by Luke Landes

Thanks for the comments on my previous post on whether MBA degrees are worthwhile. I enjoy hearing the varied opinions. Keep it coming! An article in today’s Wall Street Journal Online reports on how some newspapers have begun providing podcasts of their headlines. Perhaps since the print media was so far behind the blogging wave, ... Continue reading this article…

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Is The MBA Worthwhile?

by Luke Landes

Loyal readers may recall that I’ve been working on my MBA (master of business administration) degree through the University of Phoenix Online. Other MBA students from more traditional graduate schools are often surprised when I describe the amount of work required for the degree. I have a little less than a year left if I ... Continue reading this article…

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Working Class Millionaires

by Luke Landes

I’ve decided to make a slight change in my savings habits, and coincidentally, there’s an article on CNN Money that mentions the same technique. It’s the latest feature in CNN Money’s “Millionaires in the Making” series: Mark and Lori Gorney. The article notes that their story isn’t the typical money-making-via-real-estate tale, which is a good ... Continue reading this article…

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More Free Email Accounts

by Luke Landes

The news today is that America Online [TWX] will begin offering free email accounts to the world, with 2GB of storage for each account. Like Google’s Gmail, the service will be supported by ads rather than customer subscriptions. There are already major alternatives to AOL’s proposed service, such as Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, and the aforementioned ... Continue reading this article…

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New RSS Feed Available

by Luke Landes

You can now subscribe to a syndication feed for comments only. This feed contains the latest reader comments with a link back to the original entry on Consumerism Commentary. This way you won’t miss any interesting discussions taking place on earlier entries.

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