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Most Popular on Consumerism Commentary, March 2009

by Luke Landes

First, if you haven’t yet this week, check out the latest Carnival of Personal Finance, hosted by Wide Open Wallet. There are some excellent articles this week including the host’s “Editor’s Picks,” Why Lending Club Isn’t for Most People, and Is Buying a Repossession Capitalizing on Someone Else’s Misfortune? Now to the monthly administrative businesses. ... Continue reading this article…

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Reader Survey: Who are Consumerism Commentary Readers?

by Luke Landes

Earlier this year, I conducted a short survey of Consumerism Commentary readers. I do this once in a while to try to develop a picture of who you are. A few people have expressed interest in seeing the results of this survey, so here are some of the statistics. 58 percent of Consumerism Commentary readers are ... Continue reading this article…

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Most Popular on Consumerism Commentary, February 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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Most Popular on Consumerism Commentary: January 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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Consumerism Commentary Readers Have Earned $9,000

by Luke Landes

I’ve posted a new batch of $25 bonus links for new ING Direct customers. When you open a new account with one of these links, the Consumerism Commentary reader who provided the link will also receive a $10 bonus. So far, Consumerism Commentary readers and visitors have earned about $9,000 from these links. Keep in ... Continue reading this article…

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Take This Reader Survey, Win a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card

by Luke Landes

I’ve designed a short survey to help me understand more about Consumerism Commentary readers. No matter how often you read this website, I would like to hear from you. The survey asks a few questions about demographics, reading habits, and preferences. There are about 20 questions, and it should take no longer than 3 minutes. ... Continue reading this article…

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Most Popular on Consumerism Commentary: December 2008

by Luke Landes

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 you prefer to ... Continue reading this article…

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Most Popular on Consumerism Commentary: November 2008

by Luke Landes

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 you prefer to ... Continue reading this article…

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Thanks to This Week’s Guest Authors

by Luke Landes

While I visited with family on the opposite side of the country this past week for Thanksgiving, I offered the opportunity to feature a few guest authors at Consumerism Commentary. The guests provided a number of excellent articles to keep this website going strong while I was away, and I thank them for doing so. ... Continue reading this article…

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Guest Posts Coming, Monthly Prize for Best Comments

by Luke Landes

Guest article schedule Here’s a quick administrative note. While I am visiting family in California this week, Consumerism Commentary will be featuring a number of guest authors. The “Take Control of Your Finances” series will be on hold until I return, but I will be around for occasional posts. The guest authors will be on ... Continue reading this article…

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November News for Consumerism Commentary

by Luke Landes

Consumerism Commentary Community Over the weekend, I created the Consumerism Commentary Community, or C3, a forum or message board for discussions with other Consumerism Commentary readers. This blog has a large number of regular readers, and the new Community website is an oft-requested feature. Please stop by and add to the discussion. In order to ... Continue reading this article…

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Subscribe to Consumerism Commentary

by Luke Landes

If you’re interested in getting on the waiting list for the ING Direct referrals, pay attention here. By subscribing to our 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 you prefer to have daily updates emailed directly to you, ... Continue reading this article…

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Got Tips for Consumerism Commentary?

by Luke Landes

If you come across an interesting, article, study, or video, and you’d like to see it discussed on Consumerism Commentary, feel free to send an email to tips at this email address. While I can’t write about everyone’s suggestion, I try to pick a few to focus on. I also receive a fair amount of ... Continue reading this article…

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Get Instant Updates: Subscribe to Consumerism Commentary

by Luke Landes

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 you prefer to have daily updates emailed directly to you, simply enter your address below.   Your email address will be used for nothing other ... Continue reading this article…

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Subscribe to Consumerism Commentary

by Luke Landes

If you’re interested in getting on the waiting list for the ING Direct referrals, pay attention here. By subscribing to our 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 you prefer to have daily updates emailed directly to you, ... Continue reading this article…

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Apologies to Internet Explorer Users: SiteMeter Broke Consumerism Commentary

by Luke Landes

I apologize to any users of Internet Explorer who were unable to access Consumerism Commentary for several hours on Friday. Apparently, something was wrong with some of the web statistics software I (and millions of other webmasters) was using. The service provider, SiteMeter, changed their code and caused presumably thousands of websites to be inaccessible ... Continue reading this article…

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Where Did You Come From, Where Did You Go (July 2008)

by Luke Landes

Here are the most popular articles on Consumerism Commentary during the month of July 2008. The Correct Way to Pay Off Personal Debt: The Debt Avalanche 2007 New Jersey Homestead Rebate: Receive Up to $2,000 Just Like Apple’s MobileMe, But Free (by Smithee) Net Worth Competition: Don’t Compare Yourself With Others Four Day Work Week: ... Continue reading this article…

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5 Years of Consumerism Commentary: What Would You Like to See Here?

by Luke Landes

Five years ago today, on July 16, 2003, I began Consumerism Commentary, writing a short post about myself, the purpose of this website, and my first “public” financial update. By that time, I was about a year and a half into a corporate job, a change from my previous non-profit, arts-related life. I had already ... Continue reading this article…

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Where Did You Come From, Where Did You Go (June 2008)

by Luke Landes

As June comes to a close, I’d like to thank visitors, readers, and commenters who enjoyed or contributed to Consumerism Commentary over the past month. I particularly like to mention the blogs and related websites that helped sustain Consumerism Commentary by linking here and providing paths for visitors to arrive. Here are the websites, not ... Continue reading this article…

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Subscribe to Consumerism Commentary: Your Life Depends on It

by Luke Landes

Perhaps not. But if you do like getting notified whenever there’s a new blog post here, I suggest subscribing to the Consumerism Commentary RSS feed. This way you’ll be able to read entire articles here in the format and method you like. For example, try adding Consumerism Commentary to Google Reader or My Yahoo. If ... Continue reading this article…

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