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Nominate Your Favorite Personal Finance Products and Websites

by Luke Landes

Starting today, the 2009 Plutus Awards are accepting nominations. The Plutus Awards are designed to celebrate the best in personal finance. In this event, like the Oscars of personal finance, feature categories like Best Savings Account, Best Credit Card, and Best Mobile Personal Finance Application. Additionally, a large portion of the awards put focus on ... Continue reading this article…

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New Staff Writer, Facebook Giveaway, and Best of November

by Luke Landes

Thanks to all the Consumerism Commentary readers who commented or emailed me about the auditions for staff writer. I’d like to welcome Kelly Whalen, a writer whose primary website is The Centsible Life, to the Consumerism Commentary team! Kelly will be providing one article a week starting this Thursday. Tom Dziubek and I will speak ... Continue reading this article…

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Consumerism Commentary’s Prospective Staff Writers

by Luke Landes

Announcement: We have decided to extend the period for matching your charitable contributions through the end of this week. Contribute to your favorite charity this week and forward your contribution receipt to us. We will donate a matching amount to the World Food Programme. Here are the complete details. Over the past few weeks, Consumerism ... Continue reading this article…

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New Staff Writer, Quicken 2010 Winners, and Best of October

by Luke Landes

Several weeks ago, I mentioned I would be seeking a staff writer to add to the Consumerism Commentary team, to add one additional article each week. After a good number of applications, I narrowed the field to six finalists. Over the next two weeks, each of these finalists will be presenting two guest articles for ... Continue reading this article…

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Seeking Staff Writer for Consumerism Commentary

by Luke Landes

Last Thursday, Jeff offered his final article for Consumerism Commentary, Learning and Saving. Jeff was a solid contributor, and I’m sorry to report that Jeff won’t be contributing regularly due to his other obligations. I am now looking to add an additional author to the Consumerism Commentary team which currently includes myself, Smithee, and Tom. ... Continue reading this article…

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Best of Consumerism Commentary, September 2009

by Luke Landes

Thank you for reading Consumerism Commentary. This website continues to be a success, thanks to visitors who participate in discussions, ask questions, and share stories. Join the community Subscribe to the RSS feed Add Consumerism Commentary to Google’s home page or Google Reader Free daily digest of new Consumerism Commentary articles via email Free somewhat-weekly ... Continue reading this article…

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Money With Your Honey, Tips for Freshmen, and the Frugal Life

by Luke Landes

As I find time, I write articles for websites other than Consumerism Commentary. This will always be my home for writing about money, but I’ll take whatever opportunity I can to share my thoughts online with more readers. Here are a few of the recent articles I’ve published around the internet. Please read these and ... Continue reading this article…

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Best of Consumerism Commentary, August 2009

by Luke Landes

Join the community All content on Consumerism Commentary is free. One of the best methods of reading this free content and staying up-to-date with the latest articles and posts is through RSS subscription. By subscribing to the Consumerism Commentary RSS feed with feed-reading software such as Google Reader or aggregators such as My Yahoo, you’ll ... Continue reading this article…

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Interview for Today’s Personal Finance Hour Radio Show

by Luke Landes

Tune into the Personal Finance Hour radio show, tonight at 6:00 PM ET (3:00 PM PT) for a chance to hear me speak with Jim Wang from Bargaineering and J.D. Roth from Get Rich Slowly. We plan to discuss the trials and tribulations of shifting from an employee to an entrepreneur. Please listen in, and ... Continue reading this article…

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Interview for Today’s Wealth Pilgrim Radio Show

by Luke Landes

At 6:00 PM ET (3:00 PM PT) today, Tuesday, September 1, I will be talking with Neal Frankle from Wealth Pilgrim and the Wealth Pilgrim Radio Show. We’ll be talking about the experiences that led me to discover personal finance and the motivation behind Consumerism Commentary. It will be a live discussion, and I’d like ... Continue reading this article…

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Sixth Anniversary iPod Giveaway: Winners Announced!

by Luke Landes

Congratulations to Consumerism Commentary readers Aliotsy A. and Scott O.! Aliotsy and Scott were selected randomly among those who responded correctly to the scavenger hunt held last month to celebrate Consumerism Commentary’s sixth anniversary. Both winners chose to receive the Apple iPod Touch. The iPods are now on the way! More giveaways will be offered ... Continue reading this article…

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Join Me for a Live Online Chat Thursday Night

by Luke Landes

This coming Thursday, August 27, I will be hosting an online chat session. Please feel free to join me on Money Quantum, a social network for people whose lives involve money, to chat about personal finance, investing, blogging or anything else we feeling like chatting about. I will share more information about Money Quantum later. ... Continue reading this article…

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Best of Consumerism Commentary, July 2009

by Luke Landes

Monthly subscription reminder One of the best methods of reading Consumerism Commentary and staying up-to-date with the latest articles and posts is through RSS subscription. By subscribing to the Consumerism Commentary RSS feed with feed-reading software such as Google Reader or aggregators such as My Yahoo, you’ll always be aware of new content here. If ... Continue reading this article…

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Anniversary Giveaway: Enter to Win Free iPod If You Find All Four Clues

by Luke Landes

Today is the sixth anniversary of Consumerism Commentary! Long-time readers know that this blog was one of the first of its kind to focus on personal finance and money-related topics. Thanks to the readers, we are still going strong. I have learned much about money, especially from visitors and commenters, throughout the past few years. ... Continue reading this article…

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Best of Consumerism Commentary, June 2009

by Luke Landes

Monthly subscription reminder One of the best methods of reading Consumerism Commentary and staying up-to-date with the latest articles and posts is through RSS subscription. By subscribing to the Consumerism Commentary RSS feed with feed-reading software such as Google Reader or aggregators such as My Yahoo, you’ll always be aware of new content here. If ... Continue reading this article…

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Best of Consumerism Commentary, May 2009

by Luke Landes

Consumerism Commentary Podcast At the end of April, I began working with Tom Dziubek to create the Consumerism Commentary Podcast. During the month of May, we produced five episodes of the podcast, including interviews with Dr. Bonnie Eaker-Weil, Liz Pulliam Weston, Matt Wallaert, J.D. Roth, Kerry Taylor, and several others. The Consumerism Commentary Podcast is ... Continue reading this article…

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The Money Tips Network

by Luke Landes

I’m happy to announce the formation of the new Money Tips Network, a conglomeration of a number of the best blogs focusing on personal finance and money. Consumerism Commentary has joined forces with these great blogs, and this group’s mission is to provide readers (and listeners) with with honest and helpful money tips. Why did ... Continue reading this article…

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Best of Consumerism Commentary, April 2009

by Luke Landes

Consumerism Commentary Podcast. During April, with the help of Tom Dziubek, a former podcaster from the Wall Street Journal, we launched the Consumerism Commentary Podcast. Tom and I will work to bring listeners interesting stories and interviews with people who matter in the world of personal finance. Last week, the first edition of the podcast ... Continue reading this article…

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Guest Authors Will Be Featured This Week

by Luke Landes

While I am on vacation this upcoming week, several guest authors will appear on Consumerism Commentary. Smithee and I will be joined by Matt Wallaert from Thrive, Jeff Rose from Good Financial Cents, Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil, the author of Financial Fidelity, The Weakonomist from Weakonomics.com, and Ginger from Girls Just Wanna Have Funds. Please ... Continue reading this article…

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Several Changes Coming to Consumerism Commentary

by Luke Landes

In a few weeks, I will be bringing a number of enhancements to Consumerism Commentary. I am not sure yet whether to roll out all new features at once or to gradually introduce the changes; I plan to see how inspiration strikes over the next week or two. As I have previously announced, I have ... Continue reading this article…

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