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Podcast 94: The Ten Commandments of Money, Liz Weston

by Luke Landes

Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is Liz Weston, author of The 10 Commandments of Money: Survive and Thrive in the New Economy, and the most-read personal finance columnist on the Internet. Liz, Flexo and Bryan discuss each of the ten commandments in the book. The 10 Commandments of Money is available in the ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 93: Debt Free for Life, David Bach

by Luke Landes

Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is David Bach, author of Debt Free For Life: The Finish Rich Plan for Financial Freedom, the latest in the Finish Rich series of books and online tools. David, Flexo and Bryan discuss financial changes in the last year, the national trend toward paying down debt, the Done ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 92: The Real Cost of Living, Carmen Wong Ulrich

by Luke Landes

On today’s Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek speaks with Carmen Wong Ulrich, author of The Real Cost of Living: Making the Best Choices for You, Your Life, and Your Money. Carmen’s new book goes focuses on the “personal” aspect of personal finance, showing how the best decisions can be made by considering both the financial ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 91: Mint and Scholastic Financial Literacy Lesson Plans

by Luke Landes

Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is Aaron Patzer, Vice President and General Manager of the Personal Finance Group at Intuit, and founder of Mint.com. Aaron and Flexo discuss financial literacy and Intuit’s partnership with educational publisher Scholastic, bringing lesson plans and resources to middle school students, their teachers, and their parents. You can ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 90: Getting More, Stuart Diamond

by Luke Landes

On today’s episode of the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek speaks with Stuart Diamond, Wharton Professor, Pulitzer Prize-winning former journalist and author of the book Getting More: How to Negotiate to Achieve Your Goals in the Real World. Stuart and Tom discuss many topics including Stuart’s negotiation background, how to negotiate successfully with others as ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 89: Concerns and Challenges With Self-Employment

by Luke Landes

On today’s episode of the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek speaks with Consumerism Commentary founder Flexo about his recent decision to leave his day job and become fully self-employed. Flexo discusses his decision to quit as well as many of the challenges that face self-employed people, such as choosing the right retirement and health insurance ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 88: Leigh Mutert, H&R Block, The New Tax Laws

by Luke Landes

On today’s episode of the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Flexo speaks with Leigh Mutert, CPA and Community Manager at H&R Block. Flexo and Leigh discuss many aspects of the new tax laws including the extension of the Bush-era tax cuts, the payroll tax “holiday” and its impact on many self-employed people. Consumerism Commentary Podcast #88 Leigh ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 87: Jane Honeck, The Problem With Money

by Luke Landes

On today’s Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek talks to Jane Honeck, author of the book The Problem With Money? It’s Not About the Money!: Mastering the Unexamined Beliefs that Drive Our Financial Lives. Jane discusses many topics from her book, including how money beliefs are formed & how they shape our attitudes towards money and ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 86: Andrew Buckley and Jay Sheehan, The Costs of Making a Documentary

by Luke Landes

On today’s Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek speaks with Andrew Buckley and Jay Sheehan, members of the Hit and Run History documentary team. Andrew and Jay discuss the multiple costs involved in filming a documentary, including costs for purchasing equipment, creating videos, publishing and advertising as well as utilizing free or cheap resources to do ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 85: Nate St. Pierre and J. Money, Love Drop

by Luke Landes

On today’s Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek speaks with Nate St. Pierre, founder of the community building website ItStartsWith.Us, and Budgets Are Sexy founder J. Money. Tom talks with Nate and J. about their new micro-giving endeavor, Love Drop. They talk about what Love Drop is and what it hopes to accomplish, such as leveraging ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 84: Stew Langille, Mint Data

by Luke Landes

On today’s Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek speaks with Stew Langille, Director of Marketing for Intuit Personal Finance Group about Mint’s new real time consumer spending tracking website Mint Data. Stew talks about the features of Mint.com Data, including how it polls four million Mint users and tracks their spending habits, allowing them to identify ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 83: Money & Happiness, Laura Rowley

by Luke Landes

On today’s Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek speaks with Laura Rowley, columnist at Yahoo Finance and author of the book Money and Happiness: A Guide to Living the Good Life. Laura talks about money and its correlation to happiness including topics such as how much money it takes to feel satisfied, at what monetary point ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 82: Credit Sesame and Betterment

by Luke Landes

Today’s Consumerism Commentary Podcast, features two guests. In the first segment, Tom Dziubek talks to Adrian Nazari, founder and CEO of the online credit & loan analysis tool Credit Sesame. Adrian discusses how the website can help customers analyze their debt situation and assist them by presenting them with multiple loan options. In the second ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 81: Sell Your Crap, Adam Baker

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek talks to Adam Baker, founder of the Man Vs. Debt website and author of the Sell Your Crap series of guides. Adam and Tom talk about many topics tackled in the guides, such as admitting that you have crap in your house, finding the true value of ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 80: Psych Yourself Rich, Farnoosh Torabi

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek talks to Farnoosh Torabi, author of the book Psych Yourself Rich: Get the Mindset and Discipline You Need to Build Your Financial Life and Money Coach on the SOAPnet reality TV show Bank of Mom and Dad. Tom and Farnoosh discuss many of the topics in her ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 79: Potential Income Tax Changes, Bob Meighan

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek talks to Bob Meighan, CPA and Vice President of Consumer Advocacy TurboTax, Intuit about potential income tax changes for the new year. Bob and Tom talk about the potential sunsetting of the “Bush Tax Cuts” and how it will impact more than just those making $250,000 a ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 78: Generation Earn, Kimberly Palmer

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek and Flexo talk to Kimberly Palmer, senior editor at U.S. News & World Report and author of the newly released book, Generation Earn: The Young Professional’s Guide to Spending, Investing, and Giving Back. After first talking with Tom about Generation Y back in May, Kim joins the ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 77: Pam Lassiter, The New Job Security

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek talks to Pam Lassiter, founder of the career management consulting firm Lassiter Consulting and author of the book The New Job Security: The 5 Best Strategies for Taking Control of Your Career. Tom talks to Pam about what’s changed since the first edition of her book which ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 76: Trulia and House Price Reduction Trends, Tara-Nicholle Nelson

by Luke Landes

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek talks to Tara-Nicholle Nelson, Manager of Consumer PR and Marketing at the real estate website Trulia. Tara talks about Trulia, their study regarding price reductions on listed houses and also gives tips on how to sell your house without drastically slashing its price. Consumerism Commentary Podcast #76 ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 75: Fight Back Against Unfair Debt Collection Practices, Fred Williams

by Luke Landes

On today’s episode of the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek talks to Fred Williams, author of the book Fight Back Against Unfair Debt Collection Practices: Know Your Rights and Protect Yourself from Threats, Lies, and Intimidation. Fred talks about going from being a journalist at the Buffalo News to working at a leading debt collection ... Continue reading this article…

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