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Personal Finance Blog Roundup, Philadelphia Edition

by Luke Landes

This weekend, I will be visiting King Tutankhamon in Philadelphia. I’ve wanted to see this exhibit for a long time, and it’s closing at the end of September. The exhibition is sold out later on, so now is the time to go. Here are some articles from other blogs that caught my attention this week, ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup, Quick Edition

by Luke Landes

If You Won the Lottery, Would You Tell Anyone? It’s required that you you do announce your winning in public, I believe. Even if it weren’t, there’d be a few people I would tell. I guess any readers would find out by the time my next net worth update rolls around. Pay Phones on Their ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup, Hot Water Heater Edition

by Luke Landes

I’ve discovered that I haven’t really had hot water in my new apartment since moving in. I’ve been settling for barely warm showers thinking I was just a victim of poor timing. An adjustment to the hot water heater has fixed this problem as far as I can tell. Now that I can take warm ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup, Still Moving Edition

by Luke Landes

Over the past few days, I’ve been bringing boxes from my old apartment to my new, and last night, during both trips, I got caught in a downpour. I should be almost completely moved by Munday, after the movers I’ve hired take care of the larger furniture. Here are some interesting articles from other bloggers ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup, Cleaning and Packing Edition

by Luke Landes

For your reading enjoyment while I clean and pack this weekend, here are some interesting articles from my colleagues in the MoneyBlogNetwork as well as from other personal finance blogs. Would You Drive a Car That Cost Only $2,500 New? Mighty Bargain Hunter wonders if this price point is too low to cover quality engineering, ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup, 90 Degrees Edition

by Luke Landes

First of all, thank you to all Consumerism Commentary readers who have taken the few short minutes to fill out this survey. I’m starting to get a good picture of who is visiting this site (and why), and this is going to be a great help to me in the future. Here are some of ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup: Minimum Wage, Life Insurance, and Milk

by Luke Landes

Here are some articles I’ve enjoyed this week from the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond. Commentary on What Minimum Wage Would Buy. Mighty Bargain Hunter approves of the minimum wage hike and hopes business can deal with the change. Save Money on Life Insurance by Paying Annually. Five Cent Nickel’s title to this article summarized the concept ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup, Long Weekend Edition

by Luke Landes

I, for one, am looking forward to the good weather over this “long” weekend. Here are some personal finance nuggets from around the blogosphere to keep you busy over the weekend. There are Almost 1 Million Accidental Millionaires. FMF points out an article describing the mass of individuals who have high net worth — mostly ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Round-Up, Subway Series Edition

by Luke Landes

I spent some time on Saturday at Shea Stadium to watch an exciting Subway Series game. As I write this, tonight’s game isn’t looking as good for my team. Here are my picks for interesting posts from the Money Blog Network and beyond this past week. * How Much Does it Cost to Drive One ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup, Mother’s Day Edition

by Luke Landes

Here are some of the more interesting articles I’ve encountered from the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond over the past week or so. It was difficult to pick out articles that are not some sort of top five list this week. If you’re a blogger with something you’d like included next week in a similar roundup, send ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup, Sealant Edition

by Luke Landes

Here are some interesting articles from the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond this past week. Replacing a Lost Social Security Card. I’ve done this once in my lifetime so far, and according to Jim, I have nine more allowed replacement requests until I die. This isn’t really personal-finance related, but Nickel is celebrating his two year anniversary ... Continue reading this article…

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Consumerist Roundup

by Luke Landes

Dude Busted For Running An Illegal Bank For Tax Evaders From His Suburban Home Today’s lesson: don’t give your money to someone you don’t know who runs a “bank” out of his house. Oh, and you’ll get caught if you try evading taxes. Shop Around for Student Loans Summarizes a New York Times article: start ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup

by Luke Landes

Here are some interesting articles from the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond. MBAs Don’t Prepare Managers for Real-Life Challenges The process of getting an MBA is more about the connections you make than learning how to deal with real-life management problems, apparently. This is true about most degrees. In school you learn fundamental concepts and theories, but ... Continue reading this article…

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Consumerist Roundup

by Luke Landes

Hey Bank of America! Your ATM Gave Me A Fake $20 Wealth Junkie (who has a blog) received a fake $20 on a routine ATM trip, and didn’t know it was fake until a Costco employee informed him. He brought it back to the bank and they apologized. What is a Secured Credit Card? People ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup, Warm Weather Edition

by Luke Landes

I hope everyone is getting outside and enjoying the weather this weekend, especially those of us in the New York metropolitan area. If you’ve found yourself locked in a room with only an internet connection to keep you entertained, try some of these fine personal-finance related articles from the MoneyBlogNetwork as well as other blogging ... Continue reading this article…

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Consumerist Roundup

by Luke Landes

* 3 Confessions From a Former Used Car Salesman * Things Debt Collectors Can’t Do * Arizona Bans Zillow * Credit Reports: How Long Different Items Stay

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Start Your Morning With The Top From pfblogs.org

by Luke Landes

Here are some of yesterday’s most frequently viewed blog articles from pfblogs.org. * Think Dual Incomes is a Great Thing? Think Again. Some decisions aren’t meant to be purely financial. Actually, my statement is incorrect. Not many decisions are meant to be purely financial. The decision to stay home to care for children while your ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup, Rupert Edition

by Luke Landes

Here are some articles I’ve enjoyed this past week. The links are below this picture of a certain feline. Consumerism Commentary wouldn’t qualify as a blog without an obligatory cat photograph. I’d like to dedicate this cat photo to the newly unemployed Don Imus. Free Money Finance is looking for suggestions from readers on how ... Continue reading this article…

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Consumerist Roundup

by Luke Landes

* Avoid Big Name Tax Places * How Banks Flag Ordinary Customers as Terrorists * It’s Science: Diets Don’t Work * 19 Banking Dos and Don’ts Hanging around Consumerism Commentary? Why not put your name in the hat for a 256MB Flash Drive with Tax Cut?

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Start Your Morning With the Top

by Luke Landes

As of 10:00pm last night, two of my posts, ING Direct Threatened to Close My Account and Why Do I Share My Finances Every Month?, were in the top five on the pfblogs.org popular page. Here are some others. * Preparing for Life Without a Credit Card. I’ve considered trying this for a month to ... Continue reading this article…

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