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This Week in the Archives

by Luke Landes

New to Consumerism Commentary? Here’s a flashback of what you may have missed this week last year. From February 8-15, 2006, a particularly busy period: * Feb. 11: First Look: Ev’reward * Feb. 12: Stupid Investment of the Week: Teach Me to Trade (big discussion) * Feb. 12: Top Earning Musicians in 2005 * Feb. ... Continue reading this article…

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Get Away From BlogSpot Project, Version 2

by Luke Landes

Last July, I offered an invitation for personal finance bloggers who wanted to move away from Blogger and BlogSpot, which was highly unreliable at the time, to WordPress. At the time, I was only able to open the opportunity to five individuals. I have a new offer for free WordPress hosting that might interest new ... Continue reading this article…

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This Week in the Archives

by Luke Landes

A year goes by too quickly. Here are some articles from this time last year and two years ago. From February 1-7, 2006: * Feb. 1: Roth 401(k) Not for Everyone * Feb. 1: First Impression: The Automatic Millionaire Homeowner by David Bach * Feb. 2: Salaries Going Up? Moreso For Supermodels * Feb. 2: ... Continue reading this article…

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Welcome Readers of US News & World Report

by Luke Landes

My last interview with US News & World Report was incorporated into a new, extended piece about blogging about retirement, and the article has now been published on the magazine’s online edition. The article will also appear in the February 12 print edition. If you are visiting Consumerism Commentary from the article, welcome to the ... Continue reading this article…

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Best of Consumerism Commentary: January 2007

by Luke Landes

Here are a few selections from the first month of this year that I’d like mention. If you didn’t have a chance to read them the first time around, now is your chance. * Jan. 3: 10 Things Your Gym Won’t Tell You * Jan. 4: Beginning Employee Stock Purchase Plan * Jan. 4: Do ... Continue reading this article…

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Monthly Reminder: Susbscribe to Consumerism Commentary

by Luke Landes

Here’s a great way to ensure you won’t miss anything at Consumerism Commentary. It’s easy to subscribe to our RSS feed in your favorite feed reader, like Bloglines, or get newest blog entries in your email inbox. It’s all about convenience. And by the way, the RSS feeds contain full entries so you never even ... Continue reading this article…

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This Week in the Archives

by Luke Landes

Here are some more nuggets from the past of Consumerism Commentary. Click through for instant 2005-style gratification. From January 22-31, 2005: * My 401(k) Contributions * Olsen Twins Buy Out Their CEO * 2004 Investment Performance Here is one from this week in 2004: * The Power of Residual Value That’s it for now.

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This Week in the Archives

by Luke Landes

I’m continuing a retrospective this entire year, to benefit new readers who may have missed these articles the first time around. Here is a taste of what you may have missed this week over the past few years. From January 22-31, 2006, a particularly productive week: * Introducing the MoneyBlogNetwork — yes, today is the ... Continue reading this article…

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This Week in the Archives

by Luke Landes

I’m continuing a retrospective this entire year, to benefit new readers who may have missed these articles the first time around. Here is a taste of what you may have missed this week over the past few years. Some have active discussions you may find interesting. From January 15-21, 2006: * Getting in (Physical) Shape ... Continue reading this article…

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This Week in the Archives

by Luke Landes

I’m continuing a retrospective this entire year, to benefit new readers who may have missed these articles the first time around. Here is a taste of what you may have missed this week over the past few years. Some have active discussions you may find interesting. From January 8-14, 2006: * Recession Prediction * To ... Continue reading this article…

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This Week in the Archives

by Luke Landes

Many readers have come to this site sometime within the last year. The archives at Consumerism Commentary go back to 2003, so in case there’s something you’ve missed, I’ll post some links to older articles every so often. From January 1-7, 2006: * Rebate Scams * Review of Smart and Simple Financial Strategies for Busy ... Continue reading this article…

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Monthly Reminder: Susbscribe to Consumerism Commentary

by Luke Landes

Here’s a great way to ensure you won’t miss anything at Consumerism Commentary. It’s really easy to subscribe to our RSS feed in your favorite feed reader or get newest blog entries in your emailbox. It’s all about convenience. And by the way, the RSS feeds contain full entries so you never even have to ... Continue reading this article…

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Got Tips for Consumerism Commentary?

by Luke Landes

I have some exciting things planned for 2007, but I’m always looking for fresh things to write about. I’ve set up a new email address to take suggestions from readers. If you have something you’d like to share, or if you have a question you’d like to see answered — keep in mind I’m not ... Continue reading this article…

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Subscribing is Easy and All The Cool Kids Do It

by Luke Landes

I noticed a higher than average number of new readers at Consumerism Commentary over the last month. I just wanted to write a quick reminder that it’s really easy to subscribe to our RSS feed in your favorite feed reader or get newest blog entries in your emailbox. It’s all about convenience. And by the ... Continue reading this article…

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Welcome Readers from Lifehack.org and Get Rich Slowly

by Luke Landes

It’s getting close to Thanksgiving here in the United States, so I must thank J.D. from Get Rich Slowly again for posting my story about how I treat my finances as a business. Welcome to my new readers coming from his blog as well as from Lifehack.org. Please feel free to roam around Consumerism Commentary, ... Continue reading this article…

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Welcome Readers from U.S. News & World Report

by Luke Landes

I was interviewed for a piece about blogging about retirement the other day, and the article has now been published on U.S. News & World Report’s online edition. If you are visiting Consumerism Commentary from the article, welcome to the website! Check out my retirement posts or find out more about me and Consumerism Commentary. ... Continue reading this article…

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New Archives Page

by Luke Landes

I’m working on a new page for the Consumerism Commentary archives to make living in the past (or just browsing old entries) easier. It’s powered by JavaScript and the Super Archives plugin for WordPress. Subscribing to the RSS feed is one of the best ways to stay up-to-date with Consumerism Commentary. You can receive updates ... Continue reading this article…

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October’s First Half in Consumerism Commentary History

by Luke Landes

Here’s a look at a small selection of the stuff I posted here in the first half of October over the last few years. If they’re new to you, read and leave some comments. October 1-15, 2005 * Negotiating for Salary: Men vs. Women * Staying Away from Fund Fees * Kids Want the Darnedest ... Continue reading this article…

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Win Prizes at Consumerism Commentary During October!

by Luke Landes

I have some prizes to give away to faithful readers during the month of October. The first is a simple contest. I’ve said many times that I’ve gained so much by the insightful comments left by readers. Whenever I receive comments and feedback, I earn more knowledge. I may not always agree with everyone, but ... Continue reading this article…

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Kiplinger’s Article: Must-Read Bloggers

by Luke Landes

Earlier this month, I welcomed readers of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, as Consumerism Commentary was included in an article entitled “Must-Read Bloggers,” amongst a number of several very worthy blogs. I’ve scanned in the pages and included them at the bottom of this post. For some reason, Kiplinger’s editors in their infinite wisdom decided not ... Continue reading this article…

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