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Podcast 152: LearnVest

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Bryan J Busch talks with Ainslie Simmonds, Chief Marketing Officer of LearnVest. They discuss the free and paid features of LearnVest, how people are using the service and what sets it apart from other methods of financial planning. Consumerism Commentary Podcast LearnVest: S06E21 / 176 Download – RSS – ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 151: ValueMyStuff, Double the Difference

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Bryan J Busch talks with Patrick van der Voorst, founder of ValueMyStuff, and Tom Dziubek speaks with Ralph Pinto from Chase about their participation in the Drive to End Hunger campaign. Consumerism Commentary Podcast ValueMyStuff / Chase Double the Difference: S06E21 / 178 and 168 Download – RSS – ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 150: The Big Retirement Risk

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Bryan J Busch talks with Erin Botsford, author of The Big Retirement Risk. They discuss myths that Wall Street perpetuates about itself and Erin’s plan for a more sensible retirement portfolio. Consumerism Commentary Podcast The Big Retirement Risk: S06E20 / 150 Download – RSS – iTunes Table of contents ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 149: Trends in Financial Planning

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Bryan J Busch talks with Flexo and Michael Kitces, Director of Research for Pinnacle Advisory Group. They discuss how online money management tools compare to personalized financial planning and other trends in the changing field of financial advice. Consumerism Commentary Podcast Trends in Financial Planning: S06E19 / 149 Download ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 148: Capital One Merger With ING Direct

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Bryan J Busch talks to John Taylor, president and CEO of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition. They talk about the benefits and drawbacks of Capital One merging with ING Direct USA, and how the Federal Reserve Bank is treating this merger. Consumerism Commentary Podcast CapitalOne Merger With ING Direct: ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 147: Dollars and Uncommon Sense

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Bryan J Busch talks to Steve Repak, author of Dollars and Uncommon Sense. They discuss shifting your thinking so that you can develop the traits necessary to keep more of your money. Consumerism Commentary Podcast Dollars and Uncommon Sense: S06E17 / 171 Download – RSS – iTunes Table of ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 146: Buying a House In Your Early 20s

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek talks to MD, founder of the personal finance website Studenomics. MD talks with Tom about topics such as his inspiration for Studenomics, how he got through college without having to pay off student loans, and also about things that people in their early twenties need to consider ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 145: Protecting Individual Finances in a Marriage

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek talks to Jenny Kerr, founder of The Jenny Pincher. Jenny talks with Tom about how married women can better prepare themselves financially for a divorce. Some of the items she discusses are keeping individual checking accounts, knowing where the money is and being prepared to start a ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 144: Best Things to Buy During Winter

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Bryan J Busch talks to Andrea Woroch, consumer savings expert. They discuss when and why it can be smarter to shop for certain items during the winter. Consumerism Commentary Podcast Best Things to Buy During Winter: S06E17 / 170 Download – RSS – iTunes Table of contents [00:00] Introduction ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 143: Tax Law Changes in 2012

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Bryan J Busch talks to Kathy Pickering, Executive Director of H&R Block’s Tax Institute. They discuss the difference between smart investments vs. emotional decisions, the importance of financial planning, and how most people are better off just buying an index fund and ignoring investment gurus. Consumerism Commentary Podcast Tax ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 142: New Year’s Resolutions

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek talks to Consumerism Commentary founder Flexo about New Year’s resolutions. Flexo discusses several tips to addressing New Year’s resolutions including performing an honest self-assessment, setting goals that are meaningful to you and breaking them down into more manageable chunks. Consumerism Commentary Podcast New Year’s Resolutions: S06E12 / ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 141: The Behavior Gap

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Bryan J Busch and Flexo speak with Carl Richards, author of the book The Behavior Gap. They discuss the difference between smart investments vs. emotional decisions, the importance of financial planning, and how most people are better off just buying an index fund and ignoring investment gurus. Carl has ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 140: Kidworth

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek talks to Rudy DeFelice, founder of the financial management tool for children and parents, Kidworth. Rudy discusses several topics about Kidworth including what it does, what inspired him to found it, as well as how Kidworth can help children save towards different financial goals. Consumerism Commentary Podcast ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 139: Buying and Owning a Mac: Secrets Apple Doesn’t Want You to Know

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Bryan J Busch talks to Jonathan Zschau, author of the book Buying and Owning a Mac: Secrets Apple Doesn’t Want You to Know. They discuss the staggering frequency of commercials in daily life, how it’s easier to avoid than resist the temptation to shop, and the convincing argument that ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 138: Gen Y Capital Partners

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek talks to Scott Gerber, co-founder of the startup accelerator and investment company Gen Y Capital Partners. Scott talks about the mission of Gen Y Capital Partners, their relationship with the Young Entrepreneur Council and their recent partnership with the White House on their “Pay as You Earn” ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 137: Shiny Objects

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Bryan J Busch talks to Dr. James Roberts, author of the book Shiny Objects. They discuss the staggering frequency of commercials in daily life, how it’s easier to avoid than resist the temptation to shop, and the convincing argument that money and possessions don’t make people any happier. Consumerism ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 136: Becoming a Landlord

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek talks to Paula Pant, journalist, entrepreneur and founder of the personal finance website Afford Anything. Paula talks about several landlord-related topics, including what to look for when purchasing a property, how tenants see properties different than landlords and the kind of work a landlord should expect. Consumerism ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 135: Discardia

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Bryan speaks with Dinah Sanders, author of Discardia: More Life, Less Stuff. Discardia is a holiday, a philosophy, and now a book that explains why life is more stressful as a result of having too much stuff, or the wrong kind of stuff. The book is filled with advice ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 134: Budgetable

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek talks to Ryan Bales, founder and CEO of the personal finance website and software Budgetable. Ryan talks about how he founded Budgetable with his brother, how the software works and what he feels are the shortcomings of traditional budgeting methods. Consumerism Commentary Podcast Bank Transfer Day: S06E04 ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 133: Laughing at Wall Street

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Bryan talks to Chris Camillo, author of Laughing at Wall Street: How I Beat the Pros at Investing (by Reading Tabloids, Shopping at the Mall, and Connecting on Facebook) and How You Can, Too. Chris advises avoiding standard Wall Street advice and focusing on social networks, personal shopping research ... Continue reading this article…

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