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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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Podcast 132: Bank Transfer Day

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Bryan speaks with Kristen Christian of Bank Transfer Day about why she got tens of thousands of people to agree to move to a credit union. They discuss why banks keep adding fees after posting significant profits, clearing up misconceptions about who can join a credit union, how to ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 131: The $60K Project

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Bryan and Flexo talk with Sarah from The $60K Project about how she and her partner Mike paid off many thousands in debt in less than a year, what they learned along the way, and what they want to do now that they can afford to take some risks. ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 130: Richard and Linda Eyre, The Entitlement Trap

by Luke Landes

On today’s Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek speaks with Richard and Linda Eyre, authors of the book The Entitlement Trap: How to Rescue Your Child with a New Family System of Choosing, Earning, and Ownership. Richard and Linda discuss several concepts in the book including the definition of entitlement, the five family laws and reversing ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 129: Financial Blogger Conference, Betterment

by Luke Landes

Today’s Consumerism Commentary Podcast features two interviews. In the first segment, Tom Dziubek talks with Philip Taylor from PT Money: Personal Finance and Consumerism Commentary founder Flexo about this year’s Financial Blogger Conference. In the second segment, Tom speaks with Jon Stein, founder and CEO of the online investing service Betterment. Jon discusses recent survey ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 128: What to Ask the Person in the Mirror

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Bryan talks with Robert Steven Kaplan, the author of What to Ask the Person in the Mirror. Rob Kaplan has spent his life studying leadership and the qualities of a great leader. He and Bryan discuss the three questions any organization needs to ask itself before it can succeed, ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 127: Your Stronger Financial Future

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Bryan talks with Mike Egan, the author of Your Stronger Financial Future. In the book, Mike details several popular myths about social security, saving, and investments, and then explains the truth about each one, giving the reader solid knowledge and formulas about how much to save for retirement. Consumerism ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 126: Wealth: Is It Worth It?

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Bryan talks with Truett Cathy, the founder and CEO of Chick-fil-A, about his book Wealth: Is It Worth It?. Truett lived through the Great Depression and worked behind a counter until he started Chick-fil-A when he was 46. Never comfortable borrowing money, he now believes in giving generously to ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 125: Underwater Mortgages

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast Tom Dziubek speaks with Gerri Detweiler, personal finance expert at Credit.com, about her series of articles dealing with underwater mortgages. Gerri goes into detail about each of the six options including home loan refinances & modifications, doing a short sale and declaring bankruptcy. Consumerism Commentary Podcast #125 Underwater Mortgages: ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 124: First-Time Credit Defaulters

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast Tom Dziubek speaks with Deron Weston, Principal, U.S. Banking and Securities at Deloitte Consulting, about Deloitte’s recent survey on first-time credit defaulters. Deron explains what constitutes a “first-time defaulter” and discusses several topics relating to them such as major causes of defaulting, the bank’s overall response to the defaulters ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 123: Mint.com’s New Bill Reminder Feature

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek talks with Mint.com‘s Vice President of Product, Aaron Forth, about Mint’s new bill reminder feature. Aaron also discusses ways the smartphone app can help you acquire a more accurate bank account balance and also talks about what savings and spending trends they’ve seen. Consumerism Commentary Podcast #123 ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 122: Living Large in Lean Times

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Bryan talks with professional penny-pincher Clark Howard about some of the more than 250 ways to save money from his new book, Living Large in Lean Times. Bryan and Clark discuss car purchases and insurance, saving on printer ink, college loans, getting free medications and the many new ways ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 121: Adam Levin, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek speaks with Adam Levin, co-founder of Credit.com and former director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs about the new federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Adam discusses the goals of the bureau, how it’s an improvement over what was in place before, and some of the ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 120: Television of the Future

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Flexo turns the tables and interviews the podcast host Bryan J Busch about his so-called “Television of the Future.” Bryan developed a moral objection to paying for cable, because it also includes advertising, and you can’t pay for just the channels that you want, so a little over a ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 119: Leslie Dawson, IRS Innocent Spouse Relief

by Luke Landes

Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is Leslie Dawson, partner of the accounting firm Glenn & Dawson and member of the California Society of CPAs. Leslie talks to Tom Dziubek and discusses the IRS’s waiver of the two-year waiting period for people applying for a certain type of innocent spouse relief. Leslie and Tom ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 118: Consequences of Extreme Couponing

by Luke Landes

Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is consumer savings expert Andrea Woroch. Andrew frequently appears on television to speak about retail trends and provide advice for shoppers to break bad buying habits. Visit her website for more information. Andrea talks with Consumerism Commentary Podcast host and produce Bryan J Busch about the negative effects ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 117: Yaron Samid, BillGuard

by Luke Landes

Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is Yaron Samid, founder and CEO of the personal finance security service BillGuard. Yaron talks to Tom Dziubek and discusses how BillGuard works, fraudulent credit and debit card transactions, how BillGuard detects these potentially fraudulent transactions and how it notifies their customers. Consumerism Commentary Podcast #117 Yaron Samid, ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 116: Meet a Thousandaire

by Luke Landes

Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is Kevin McKee, a personal finance blogger who uses humor to educate young people at Thousandaire.com. Flexo and Bryan talk to Kevin about the costly mistakes that forced him to learn how to manage his money, whether student loans are good debt or bad debt, and why he ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 115: LaFoy Thomas, Generational Wealth

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek speaks with LaFoy Thomas, attorney, investor and author of the book Generational Wealth: Business & Investing Guide to Building an Empire. LaFoy discusses the concept of financial sophistication and many other topics such as economic indicators, REITs (real estate investment trusts) and how to understand financial statements. ... Continue reading this article…

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