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Best of Consumerism Commentary, February 2010

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Best of Consumerism Commentary, February 2010

The Consumerism Commentary Podcast featured more excellent topics and guests including behavioral economics with Gary Belsky, tax tips for big life changes with Bob Meighan, Financial Samurai, and Toyota recalls with Jeff Bartlett from Consumer Reports.

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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 all articles by .

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avatar Brandon

Needs vs Wants is a good one. I NEED to get out of debt, I don’t necessarily WANT to. I can think of a thousand and one things I’d rather do with the money, but I got myself into the hole, I’ll get myself out.

I’m sure we all know the old phrase, “If you find yourself in a hole, first thing you do is stop digging.”

Good luck!

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