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Quicken: Schedule This Payment?

by Luke Landes

You know you’ve been ordering take-out too often when Quicken believes it’s a bill and wants to schedule a regular recurring transaction to Sultan Wok Chinese and Japanese Restaurant. By the way, I have a copy of a free copy of Quicken Basic 2007. Comment here with the strangest thing you’ve ever entered into Quicken ... Continue reading this article…

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Congratulations to Matt, Winner of The Maui Millionaires!

by Luke Landes

Last week I started a contest to give away my copy of The Maui Millionaires by David Finkel and Diane Kennedy. I didn’t exactly give the book a glowing review, but there might be some value for someone else. (Plus, it’s free!) There were 40 entries, and the only requirement was to name someone whose ... Continue reading this article…

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Final Reminder: Giving Away Copy of The Maui Millionaires

by Luke Landes

As of this evening, there are 34 readers interested in the free copy of The Maui Millionaires by David Finkel and Diane Kennedy. I’m getting ready to start featuring a new book, so I’m wrapping up this giveaway in the next twenty-four hours. If you’re interested in receiving a complimentary hardcover edition of The Maui ... Continue reading this article…

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FREE: The Maui Millionaires by David Finkel and Diane Kennedy

by Luke Landes

Last week, I reviewed The Maui Millionaires by David Finkel and Diane Kennedy. I pointed out the book’s shortcoming (sales pitch) as well as some of the advice hidden beneath this slick veneer. Here’s your chance to see for yourself without the risk of paying for the book. I have one copy (the copy that ... Continue reading this article…

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Interview Questions and Last Week’s Giveaway Winner

by Luke Landes

It was actually two weeks ago that I posed the question about the “biggest weakness” question that we’ve all experienced in some form in job interviews. Some great responses followed, and one was randomly selected to win my copy of The Smartest Investment Book You’ll Ever Read, which I reviewed earlier this month. Here’s a ... Continue reading this article…

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What is Your Biggest Weakness? With a Giveaway!

by Luke Landes

When I had the chance to interview a prospective supervisor I avoided asking this question, but every interview I’ve had in which I am the one auditioning for a position, I’ve been invariably asked about my weaknesses. Fortune Magazine is tackling this question. Dear Annie: After a detailed conversation about what I’ve been doing, the ... Continue reading this article…

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The Bogleheads’ October Project is Complete!

by Luke Landes

Yesterday marked the last day of October and the last day of JLP’s Bogleheads’ October Project, in which one chapter of the new book, The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing, was reviewed by a different blogger each weekday. On October 11, I participated by reviewing Chapter 8, Asset Allocation. Thanks, JLP, for setting up that opportunity. ... Continue reading this article…

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Congratulations to Giveaway Winner Mattc!

by Luke Landes

Mattc was chosen as the winner of last week’s giveaway. He’ll receive The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing, by Larimore, Lindauer, and LeBoeuf, and Elliott Wave Principle: Key to Market Behavior, by A.J. Frost. Keep watching Consumerism Commentary for the next giveaway, which will be announced today or tomorrow.

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Giveaway Reminder: Only a Few Hours Left

by Luke Landes

This afternoon, I’ll be selecting the winner of last week’s giveaway. There are a few hours left for readers to leave a comment on this book review and enter to win two books.

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Review and Giveaway: The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing: Asset Allocation

by Luke Landes

This is a look at the eighth chapter of The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing, by Taylor Larimore, Mel Lindauer, and Michael LeBoeuf. This chapter focuses on asset allocation, the “most important portfolio decision.” The authors start by reviewing empirical research from the 20th century, including the studies that resulted in the development of Efficient Market ... Continue reading this article…

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Winner of Giveaway Announced!

by Luke Landes

The selection of winners for giveaways on Consumerism Commentary is a supersecret process being kept confidential by the CIA. Therefore, I can only provide the results. The winner of last week’s giveaway is Jon K. The topic was the relationship between social drinking and career advancement, and here is part of Jon K’s comment: My ... Continue reading this article…

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Enhance Your Career By Consuming Alcohol (With a Giveaway!)

by Luke Landes

I linked to this article, but I wanted to focus on it when I had a chance. That chance is now. An article from Inc.com, a resource for entrepreneurs, says that drinking alcohol can help your career. Sounds too good to be true? Here’s how. Regular drinkers make 10 percent to 14 percent more money than those ... Continue reading this article…

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And The Winner Is…

by Luke Landes

Congratulations to Emily! She is the randomly-selected winner of a free hardcover copy of The Automatic Millionaire Homeowner: A Powerful Plan to Finish Rich in Real Estate by David Bach. Here’s her comment fron the entry: I am saving for a down payment because I am tired of being awakened at night by the guy ... Continue reading this article…

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Two Remiders: Carnival and Giveaway

by Luke Landes

The Carnival of Personal Finance will be hosted at the MoneyBlogNetwork next Monday. Get your submissions in early by filling out this form. I’m giving away a brand new copy of the book, The Automatic Millionaire Homeowner by David Bach. The book’s not out yet, but I’ll send the winner a copy next Monday. You ... Continue reading this article…

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Flexo’s First Giveaway

by Luke Landes

Last week, I reviewed David Bach’s The Automatic Millionaire Homeowner: A Powerful Plan to Finish Rich in Real Estate. The publishing company sent me a new hardcover copy of the book (the distribution version, not the prerelease copy I oriingally received) and I’d like to give it to a reader who is interesting in purchasing ... Continue reading this article…

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