As featured in The Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, and more!

avatar You are viewing an archive of articles by Luke Landes. 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 's Google Profile.

Luke Landes

Tax Time

by Luke Landes

I’ve started working on my tax forms with TurboTax Online through taxfreedom.com, a site that offers free federal and reduced-price state filing. I have almost all the information I need, so I went through to see where I was heading. Thankfully, I took classes last year towards my MBA. If I hadn’t, I would have ... Continue reading this article…

Read the full article →

ING Direct Not Keeping Pace

by Luke Landes

Sorry for not writing much lately, I’ve been a little under the weather. The savings interest rate at ING Direct has not moved up since December 28. Since then, others like Emigrant Direct (at 3 percent APY) and VirtualBank at 2.6 percent APY (for the first $10,000). I’m sure ING Direct has noticed the competition and will ... Continue reading this article…

Read the full article →

My 401(k) Contributions

by Luke Landes

Currently, I am contributing 12 percent of my gross salary to my 401(k). In thinking about my finances for the upcoming year, I’d like to reduce that to 6 percent or 8 percent. There is a strain on the amount of available cash at any moment. Unfortuantely, I am a designated person in my company, according to government ... Continue reading this article…

Read the full article →

Delayed Deposits Cost Account Holders

by Luke Landes

Jonathan Burton of CBS MarketWatch has pointed out that millions of dollars are lost by employees when their employer holds onto 401(k) funds after they are deducted from the paycheck. It works like this. On Friday, January 1, you receive your paycheck. 12 percent of your paycheck has been deducted before taxes and put aside. According ... Continue reading this article…

Read the full article →

Nine Millionaires

by Luke Landes

I believe that this article from MSN Money is better than most of CNN Money‘s “Millionaire in the Making” stories. This article profiles nine individuals and the stories behind their first million dollars. Only one of them has anything to do with real estate; they are mostly stories of taking a chance with an idea ... Continue reading this article…

Read the full article →

401(k) Exploitation

by Luke Landes

Robert Powell has written an article entitled, Seven ways to fully exploit your 401(k), and it appears on CBS MarketWatch. In it, he does what the title suggests and gives the reader seven important things to remember when planning for retirement. Here they are, with infamous Flexo commentary. Enroll now. I have a friend of ... Continue reading this article…

2 comments Read the full article →

Join the Army, Get Rich

by Luke Landes

Finally CNN Money has listened to my ranting and posted a Millionaire in the Making article about a single person rather than a couple. I don’t have any commentary other than that.

6 comments Read the full article →

Fear of a Housing Bubble?

by Luke Landes

I always like articles about the housing bubble. Some people believe a crash is inevitable and some people think the economy can stave it off. This article and similar ones prove that no one really knows anything and people are just guessing. Everyone has an opinion and everyone’s sure they’re correctly predicting the future, but ... Continue reading this article…

6 comments Read the full article →

Gmail Invitations

by Luke Landes

I have eight invitations for Gmail to give away. Gmail is the free email service offered by Google that sorts your conversations, searches through a large amount of email quickly, serves you unobtrusive related ads, and supplies POP service so you can also access the email through your favorite program such as Thunderbird. Leave a ... Continue reading this article…

7 comments Read the full article →

Living Frugally

by Luke Landes

CNN Money rounded up three experts in frugal living and collected some tips for cutting back basic living expenses. Some sites to peruse: Frugal Fun, Servas for traveling, About.com’s frugal living section, and the Cheapskate Monthly. I should start doing some things to cut away at my expenses this year.

2 comments Read the full article →
Page 470 of 486« First···50100150···468469470471472···Last »