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Giveaway: $150 in Amazon Gift Cards

by Luke Landes

Today begins the third week of giveaways as part of Giveaway May at Consumerism Commentary. To start this week, I’ve partnered with Adaptu, an online financial planning service. You can find out more about Adaptu by listening to episode 98 of the Consumerism Commentary Podcast. If selected as today’s winner, you will receive a $100 ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 108: Extreme Couponing

by Luke Landes

On today’s Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Donna Freedman returns to the show. Donna Freedman is a columnist for MSN Money and staff writer for Get Rich Slowly. Donna also writes for her own blog, Surviving and Thriving. Today, Bryan, Donna, and Flexo discuss extreme couponing. Consumerism Commentary Podcast #108 Extreme Couponing: S05E04 / 132 Download – ... Continue reading this article…

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ING Direct Kids Savings Account

by Luke Landes

ING Direct unveiled a new savings product designed to help encourage kids to learn the benefits of better financial habits early on. The Kids Savings Account isn’t much different from ING Direct’s standard Orange Savings Account for adults. Even today, Orange Savings Accounts be jointly owned by a minor if the joint owner is over ... Continue reading this article…

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Citi Platinum Select / AAdvantage World MasterCard Review

by Luke Landes

The offer you are interested in has expired. Read our review of the Citi® Platinum Select / AAdvantage Visa Signature Card.

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May 13 Giveaway: Roku HD Streaming Player, $50 Gift Card

by Luke Landes

Today, Giveaway May at Consumerism Commentary continues. In addition to a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card from Consumerism Commentary, today’s winner will also receive a Roku HD Streaming Player from Money Cone. Money Cone is a personal finance and investing “howto” blog, and the blog’s owner has graciously offered to sponsor today’s giveaway. Here is what ... Continue reading this article…

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Mother’s Day Fiasco With FTD: A Review

by Luke Landes
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In my attempt to be a good son to my mother who lives about as far away from me as possible in the contiguous United States, I decided to send a bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day. Sending flowers may be cliché, but I know she appreciates it, so I’m happy to send them. I’ve ... Continue reading this article…

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May 12: $50 Gift Card and Free Morningstar Subscription

by Luke Landes

To continue Giveaway May at Consumerism Commentary, I have a great deal for all you investing junkies out there. In fact, today’s giveaway is sponsored by Investor Junkie. I’m excited to be working with Investor Junkie for today’s giveaway. Thanks to his connections, Investor Junkie is able to provide today’s giveaway winner one year’s free ... Continue reading this article…

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To Diversify Or Not To Diversify

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That is the question. For most small-time investors, diversification is necessary. Index funds offer diversification across a type of investment, and with a strategy like this, you can be sure you’re avoiding investment management who, on a whole, perform worse than the indexes. Diversification through index funds allows investors to spread small amounts of money ... Continue reading this article…

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TrueEarnings Card from Costco and American Express Review

by Luke Landes

In 2009, Congress passed enacted laws that require credit card issuers to be more direct with their terms and conditions. Companies can no longer get away with double-cycle billing and hidden fees, which were costing customers millions of dollars every year. There are still a few items found in the fine print that customers often ... Continue reading this article…

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May 11 Giveaway: $100 and Pay Off Debt App

by Luke Landes

Giveaway May has been wildly successful so far. Every weekday during this month, I’ve been giving away gift cards and other prizes, and this is going to continue until the end of May. Yesterday’s Kindle was a popular item, but I’ll continue offering valuable prizes every day, including some surprises to come. Today’s giveaway is ... Continue reading this article…

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