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Podcast 114: Summer Cooling Tips, Steve Rosenstock, EEI

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek speaks with Steve Rosenstock of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) about tips to cool your house in the summer. Steve discusses many ways to cool your house down, including giving your air conditioning unit a checkup, using a programmable thermostat and several cheap and easy methods which ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 113: The Money Couple, Scott & Bethany Palmer

by Luke Landes

Today’s guests on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast are Scott and Bethany Palmer, also known as The Money Couple. The Money Couple talks about many topics in their book, First Comes Love, Then Comes Money: A Couple’s Guide to Financial Communication such as financial infidelity, money personalities and how couples can better understand each others’ money ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 112: Megan Wurm, Money Matters Ambassador

by Luke Landes

Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is Megan Wurm, the 2011 teen ambassador for the Money Matters: Make it Count program operated by the Schwab Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Flexo joins Bryan on this follow-up to Episode 100, when Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz introduced us to the program which Megan won, ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 111: The Money Coach, Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek talks to Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, also known as The Money Coach. Lynnette discusses many topics including how to set financial boundaries with friends and family, written and unwritten rules about credit and also tips on how to teach children the value of money. Consumerism Commentary Podcast #111 The ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 110: George Hobica, Airfarewatchdog

by Luke Landes

Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is George Hobica, president and founder of the travel comparison website Airfarewatchdog. George discusses Airfarewatchdog, how the site works in finding low air fares, several great deals many people don’t know about and offers many airline travel tips. Consumerism Commentary Podcast #110 George Hobica, Airfarewatchdog: S05E06 / 134 ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 109: Crazy About Money

by Luke Landes

Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is Dr. Maggie Baker, PhD, author of Crazy About Money: How Emotions Confuse Our Money Choices and What To Do About It. Dr. Baker has been a practicing psychologist for 30 years, focusing on financial therapy and ADD/ADHD. Consumerism Commentary Podcast #109 Crazy About Money: S05E05 / 133 ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 108: Extreme Couponing

by Luke Landes

On today’s Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Donna Freedman returns to the show. Donna Freedman is a columnist for MSN Money and staff writer for Get Rich Slowly. Donna also writes for her own blog, Surviving and Thriving. Today, Bryan, Donna, and Flexo discuss extreme couponing. Consumerism Commentary Podcast #108 Extreme Couponing: S05E04 / 132 Download – ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 107: Building a Better Budget

by Luke Landes

Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is J.D. Roth, author of Your Money: The Missing Manual and the personal finance blog Get Rich Slowly. A few weeks ago, J.D. gave a presentation at an Oregon public library about building and maintaining a budget that works. He adapted the presentation into an article. Today, J.D., ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 106: Emotional Currency, Kate Levinson

by Luke Landes

Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is Kate Levinson, author of Emotional Currency: A Woman’s Guide to Building a Healthy Relationship with Money. Among the topics discussed, Kate talks about the differences between masculine and feminine approaches to money as well as the importance of emotions in financial decisions. Consumerism Commentary Podcast #106 Financial ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 105: Investiphobia

by Luke Landes

Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is Paul Puckett, author of Investiphobia. Consumerism Commentary Podcast #105 Financial Literacy Month: S05E01 / 129 Download – RSS – iTunes Table of contents [00:00] Introduction from Bryan J Busch [00:34] Interview with Paul Puckett – [00:51] Should I keep up with the Jones’ investment decisions? – [04:02] ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 104: Financial Literacy Month

by Luke Landes

Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is Kim McGrigg, Manager of Community and Media Relations for Money Management International (MMI), which is sponsoring Financial Literacy Month. MMI is the largest nonprofit, full-service credit counseling agency in the United States. Consumerism Commentary Podcast #104 Financial Literacy Month: S04E26 / 128 Download – RSS – iTunes ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 103: Lost and Found, Geneen Roth

by Luke Landes

Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is Geneen Roth, author of Lost and Found: Unexpected Revelations About Food and Money. Geneen has appeared on national television shows including The Oprah Show, 20/20, and The NBC Nightly News. Geneen is the author of eight books, including The New York Times bestsellers When Food is Love ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 102: Tax Preparation, Tom Dziubek

by Luke Landes

Consumerism Commentary Podcast host and producer Tom Dziubek returns this week, in the role of a guest. Tom has spent the past few months working for a financial services firm focusing on preparing and filing tax returns for clients. Today, Tom is joining me to speak about common and uncommon issues households experience with their ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 101: The Squeaky Wheel, Guy Winch

by Luke Landes

Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is Dr. Guy Winch, author of The Squeaky Wheel: Complaining the Right Way to Get Results, Improve Your Relationships and Enhance Self-Esteem. Guy received his doctorate in clinical psychology from New York University in 1991 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in family and couples therapy at NYU Medical ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 100: National Financial Capability Challenge

by Luke Landes

Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, President of The Charles Schwab Foundation, which is sponsoring the National Financial Capability Challenge as well as the Make Change Count program. Consumerism Commentary Podcast #100 National Financial Capability Challenge: S04E22 / 124 Adobe Flash required Download – RSS – iTunes Table of contents [00:00] ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 99: Swipe Fees and the End of Free Checking?

by Luke Landes

Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is Preeti Vissa, community reinvestment director of The Greenlining Institute, an organization whose mission is to empower communities of color and other disadvantaged groups through multi-ethnic economic and leadership development, civil rights, and anti-redlining activities. Consumerism Commentary Podcast #99 Swipe Fees: S04E21 / 123 Adobe Flash required Download ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 98: Introducing Adaptu

by Luke Landes

Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is Mark Brundage, co-founder of Adaptu. Adaptu is an online financial life planning and management service. Consumerism Commentary Podcast #98 Introducing Adaptu: S04E20 / 122 Adobe Flash required Download – RSS – iTunes Table of contents [00:00] Introduction from Bryan J Busch [00:38] Interview with Mark Brundage – ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 97: 8 Ways to Great, Dr. Doug Hirschhorn

by Luke Landes

Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is Dr. Doug Hirschhorn, author of 8 Ways to Great: Peak Performance on the Job and In Your Life. Doug and podcast producer Bryan J Busch discuss goals, risks, and what it takes to be successful, based on Doug’s observances through his unique background. 8 Ways to Great ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 96: Product Downsizing and The Death of the American Investor

by Luke Landes

The first guest on today’s episode of the Consumerism Commentary Podcast are Tod Marks, senior project editor at Consumer Reports and author of the Tightwad Tod column. Host Bryan J Busch talks with Tod about consumer product downsizing and price increases in 2011. After the break, Bryan speaks with Nico Willis, author of Death of ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 95: Behind the Scenes at a Bank

by Luke Landes

Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is Tom Dziubek, frequent host of this podcast and a recent customer service representative at one of the U.S.’s ten largest savings banks. Tom, Flexo and Bryan discuss what it was like behind the scenes, dealing with customers and working in a call center. Consumerism Commentary Podcast #95 ... Continue reading this article…

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