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Weekly Blog Roundup, One Week to Flight Edition

by Luke Landes

Here are several interesting articles from the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond over the past week. Five Cent Nickel: Funding an IRA When You’re Not Sure You Can Afford It Mighty Bargain Hunter: Twelve Bargains That Aren’t Bargains Blueprint for Financial Prosperity: You are a Business, Act Like One! Get Rich Slowly: What to do When Money ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup II, Heroes (Season One) Edition

by Luke Landes

I’ve been a fan of the television show, Heroes, from the beginning of the first season, but my girlfriend is only a recent convert. We started viewing the first season in order with marathon sessions this past weekend, in between putting together report cards for her students. Here are some more recent articles from the ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup I, Report Cards Edition

by Luke Landes

My girlfriend is an elementary school teacher in the New York City public school system. Other than this meaning she earns more money for her day job than I do from mine, it also means that time this weekend is set aside for creating report cards for her students. Here are several recent articles from ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup II: Middle Class, Investing in Yourself, and Jai Rodriguez

by Luke Landes

In case you missed them, I’ve picked out a few excellent articles from the MoneyBlogNetwork that were published last week, as well as a few from other blogs. I’ve now split my weekly roundup into two posts, spaced within a few days of each other, because there are many articles I’d like to highlight. Please ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup I, New Bank Account Edition

by Luke Landes

Here are some articles I’ve enjoyed from the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond in the past week. I’m splitting my round-ups into two weekly posts, separated by a few days, as the network has grown and I’d like to highlight more posts without presenting an overwhelming post that begins to look more like the Carnival of Personal ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Roundup, Pumpkin Picking Edition

by Luke Landes

The weather today was nothing short of fantastic. I spent some time with my friends at Hacklebarney Farm and Cider Mill for my fill of Cider Baked Beans, Cider Hot Dogs, Cider Donuts, and Cider. I picked out a few mini-pumpkins and gourds for decoration, too. Here are some articles from the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond. ... Continue reading this article…

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Roundup for the Week Ending October 13

by Luke Landes

Here are some interesting articles from the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond. If you missed these articles over the last week, take a look now. Separate Checking Accounts or Keep Them Joint? “Separate checking accounts might keep a spendthrift husband from ruining his joint finances with his frugal wife (or vice versa) for a while, but this ... Continue reading this article…

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Roundup for the Week Ending October 6

by Luke Landes

Here are a few articles from the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond worth checking out if you haven’t already. Ten Steps for Dealing With a Lost Wallet. FiveCentNickel suggests jogging your memory, calling around, offering a reward, and more. I’m reminded of one time I lost my wallet many years ago. It turned up on top of ... Continue reading this article…

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Midweek Roundup: Roth IRA Limits, Baby Bonds, and Beer

by Luke Landes

Here are some articles I’ve enjoyed recently from around the blogosphere. Dear Politicians: Please Adjust Roth IRA Limits for Areas of High Cost Living. Lazy Man and Money: “We obviously make a lot of money, but, living here, we pay a lot of it too.” Strategies for Survival on an Entry-Level Salary. Penelope Trunk: “If ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Roundup, Redesign Edition

by Luke Landes

As you may have noticed, we’ve been undertaking a redesign at Consumerism Commentary, with the intent of reducing clutter. Feel free to leave any comments, particularly if there is any features that no longer work for you. Here are a few articles I’ve read from the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond this past week: Index Funds Plus ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Roundup, Jogging Edition

by Luke Landes

The first spin-off from my original personal blog was a blog in which my roommate and I chronicled our adventures in physical exercise through jogging, about 7 years ago. I’ve finally gotten up off my butt again. Each day this week, I’ve been taking laps around my apartment complex after work. Actually, I missed Wednesday ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup, Fall Season Edition

by Luke Landes

I am not a television junkie, but I appreciate good entertainment. Hence, I’m looking forward to the upcoming series of Heroes, House, and The Office. While I’m preparing by setting my digital video recorder to record all the new shows in glorious high definition, I’ll be reviewing some of the recent articles from the MoneyBlogNetwork. ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup, Dr. Zoidberg Edition

by Luke Landes

Dr. Zoidberg on investing: “Once again, the conservative, sandwich-heavy portfolio pays off for the hungry investor.” Here are some articles from around the blogosphere I enjoyed this past week. Dylan Ross, a guest at Five Cent Nickel, writes about the importance of risk in investing. Free Money Finance warns us not to quit our day ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Round-Up, High Definition Edition

by Luke Landes

If you’re bored on this long Labor Day weekend, why not read some interesting money-related articles? Here are some items of interest from the past week around the blogosphere, including the members of the MoneyBlogNetwork. Mighty Bargain Hunter hosted the Carnival of Debt Reduction, highlighting another collection of recent articles. Free Money Finance looks for ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Round-Up, Business Checking Account Edition

by Luke Landes

This weekend, I finally got around to opening a business checking account at a brick-and-mortar bank. I’ll write more about that this week. In the mean time, here are some articles from around the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond. Five Cent Nickel reports that the University of Minnesota has dropped TIAA-CREF from their retirement savings options, citing ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup, Housewarming Edition

by Luke Landes

Here are several interesting articles from the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond this week. Cathy from AllFinancialMatters and Chief Family Officer evaluated the current stock market. What do you do now? She sticks with index funds and dollar cost averaging. When the market was at the top a little while ago, I changed my 401(k) contributions to ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup, Catching Up Edition

by Luke Landes

While I was able to check email and even post a few articles while away on vacation, I’ll be spending all of this coming week trying to catch up with the news, comments, and emails that have been left over the past few days. I’m afraid to open Quicken and start recording my expenses for ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup, Newport and Boston Edition

by Luke Landes

Thanks again to everyone who suggested fun things to do in Boston and Newport. I’m taking a good number of the suggestions and will report back when possible. While I’m away, I’ll be blogging, but in the chance you’d like to read some articles by some of the bloggers I enjoy, check out these. Free ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Roundup, First Guests Edition

by Luke Landes

Here are some of the articles I enjoyed from the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond this past weekend. Before I get to that, don’t forget I’m giving away one copy of the Complete Real Estate Investing Guidebook. As of last night, there were only 30 people interested, so chances to win are still pretty good. Mighty Bargain ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup, Sacred Heart Hospital Edition

by Luke Landes

If you like reading financial blogs, take a look at the personal finance blogs RSS feed, which combines the blogs of the MoneyBlogNetwork with a few others like a MyMoneyBlog, The Simple Dollar, Fat Pitch Financials, and Get Rich Slowly. Here are a few good posts from the blogosphere from the past week. All Financial ... Continue reading this article…

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