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

by Luke Landes

At the end of each month, I recognize other websites for sending traffic to Consumerism Commentary during the last thirty days. This was another record month for Consumerism Commentary in terms of visitors, and I hope many of you were convinced to subscribe and return. Here is a list of websites, excluding search engines, RSS ... Continue reading this article…

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Receive Consumerism Commentary Updates How You Like Them

by Luke Landes

There are no new posts for this morning other than this monthly reminder. 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, simply enter your address ... Continue reading this article…

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

by Luke Landes

It’s time to thank other websites that sent traffic to Consumerism Commentary during the month of April. It was a great month in terms of traffic, driven mainly by articles about the economic stimulus payment. Here is a list of websites, excluding search engines, RSS readers, and social media websites, that sent the most traffic ... Continue reading this article…

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Monthly Reminder: Subscribe to Consumerism Commentary

by Luke Landes

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. The feed contains full articles, so you only have to visit the website directly when you want to leave a comment or ask a question. Here is more ... Continue reading this article…

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

by Luke Landes

At the end of every month, I take a look at the source of visitors to Consumerism Commentary, and in March, there were a lot of readers. Don’t forget to stay up-to-date by subscribing to the RSS feed, which will inform everyone of new articles here. Consider, for example, adding Consumerism Commentary to My Yahoo. ... Continue reading this article…

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New Writer at Consumerism Commentary: Smithee

by Luke Landes

A new writer is joining me and Sasha on Consumerism Commentary. Like the two of us, Smithee is an “old-school” blogger who has been publishing on the web for 14 years. The following is from Smithee’s bio: I floated around from job to job, and from state to state, for most of my 20s, living ... Continue reading this article…

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Monthly Reminder: Subscribe to Consumerism Commentary

by Luke Landes

By subscribing to our RSS feed with feed-reading software such as Google Reader, you’ll always be aware of new content here. The feed contains full articles, so you only have to visit the website directly when you want to leave a comment or ask a question. Here is more information about subscribing to Consumerism Commentary. ... Continue reading this article…

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Intereviewed by MoneyCrashers (and Blog Round-Up)

by Luke Landes

Erik from MoneyCrashers contacted me recently and offered me the chance to share the story of Consumerism Commentary. We finished the interview this past week, and you can now read it online. I appreciate the chance, and it’s exciting to me that someone is interested in the motivation behind Consumerism Commentary. Here are some other ... Continue reading this article…

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

by Luke Landes

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that 100,000 unique visitors browsed Consumerism Commentary during the month of January, the highest monthly count in this website’s history, 106,492 to be exact. There’s a good chance that February’s count will double that. I hope some of this month’s new readers plan to stick around for a while. ... Continue reading this article…

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Profile Pictures (Avatars) in the Comments

by Luke Landes

If you’ve read comments on articles here at Consumerism Commentary, you may notice that some people have profile pictures or avatars — small representative images — next to the names at the top of the comments. If you’re a frequent commenter here and you want to represent yourself graphically, it’s easy and free. Sign up ... Continue reading this article…

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Monthly Reminder: Subscribe to Consumerism Commentary

by Luke Landes

By subscribing to our RSS feed with feed-reading software such as Google Reader, you’ll always be aware of new content here. The feed contains full articles, so you only have to visit the website directly when you want to leave a comment or ask a question. Here is more information about subscribing to Consumerism Commentary. ... Continue reading this article…

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

by Luke Landes

January 2008 is the first month in which Consumerism Commentary exceeded 100,000 monthly unique visitors. Thanks to all readers, particularly those who come back after their first visit! If this is your first visit, consider bookmarking Consumerism Commentary if you like what you see or subscribe to the RSS feed to read about updates as ... Continue reading this article…

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Monthly Reminder: Subscribe to Consumerism Commentary

by Luke Landes

By subscribing to our RSS feed, you’ll always be aware of new content here, whether from me or Sasha. The feed contains full articles, so you only have to visit the website directly when you want to leave a comment or ask a question. If you use Google Reader for reading news and blogs like ... Continue reading this article…

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Where Did You Come From, Where Did You Go (December 2007)

by Luke Landes

Each month, I take a look at the source of visitors to Consumerism Commentary. While an increasing number of readers use RSS (subscription options) to stay up-to-date and I can’t always see where everyone is coming from, I can thank other blogs or websites that have sent visitors our way. Not including search engines, RSS ... Continue reading this article…

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There Are Things I Will Not Write About

by Luke Landes

It’s no secret that I share a lot of personal information on Consumerism Commentary, including very detailed balance sheets and income/expense reports. Most of that publishing bravery is based on the fact very few of my readers know my real name. My biggest concern with this anonymity is the ability for people to research my ... Continue reading this article…

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Consumerism Commentary Honored in BESPy Awards

by Luke Landes

Andrew Horowitz is the author of The Disciplined Investor and creator of the podcast that accompanies the book. He has also created the annual “BESPy” awards, to celebrate blogs, education, sofware/sites, and podcasts focusing on personal finance and investing. Andrew’s latest podcast announces the winners of the first BESPy awards. Consumerism Commentary was presented with ... Continue reading this article…

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Welcome Readers of CNN Money

by Luke Landes

Consumerism Commentary was mentioned on CNN Money, along with Get Rich Slowly, as one of the best blogs for improving your financial picture. To those of you visiting from article or possible the print magainze, welcome! Consider subscribing to the RSS feed for updates or starting with some of these articles and pages: About Consumerism ... Continue reading this article…

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Wrapped Up Two Segments for WSJ Tech News Briefing

by Luke Landes

Earlier today, I wrapped up recording a couple of segments to appear on the Wall Street Journal Tech News Briefing podcast, to be broadcast sometime soon. The segments deal with shopping for the holidays, finding deals, and being a smart and secure online shopper. I hope they can work some production magic and make me ... Continue reading this article…

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Monthly Reminder: Subscribe to Consumerism Commentary

by Luke Landes

By subscribing to our RSS feed, you’ll always be aware of new content here, whether from me or Sasha. If you use Google Reader for reading news and blogs like I do, you can easily subscribe using this special link. If you use Yahoo, I strongly suggest adding Consumerism Commentary to My Yahoo. Other options ... Continue reading this article…

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Where Did You Come From, Where Did You Go (November 2007)

by Luke Landes

Each month, I take a look at the source of visitors to Consumerism Commentary. While an increasing number of readers use RSS to stay up-to-date and I can’t always see where everyone is coming from, I can thank other blogs or websites that have sent visitors our way. Not including search engines, RSS readers, and ... Continue reading this article…

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