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Podcast 12: Stupid Financial Advice and 5 Myths of Personal Finance

by Luke Landes

The twelfth episode of the Consumerism Commentary Podcast features an interview with Ramit Sethi, author of I Will Teach You to Be Rich, the book, and I Will Teach You to Be Rich, the blog. Ramit, Tom Dziubek, and I discuss some of the stupid financial advice we have found online as well as the ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 11: Jon Gaskell from SmartyPig and New Consumerism Commentary Contributor, Jeff

by Luke Landes

Today’s guests in the eleventh episode of the Consumerism Commentary Podcast are Jon Gaskell from SmartyPig and Consumerism Commentary’s newest contributor, Jeff. SmartyPig is a unique banking application that works closely with West Bank to offer surprisingly high interest rates but presents limitations to its customers. In this interview, Tom Dziubek and SmartyPig founder Jon ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 10: Jim Wang From Grill Maestro and Business Success Blogger Erica Douglass

by Luke Landes

In the tenth episode of the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek interviews Jim Wang and Erica Douglass. Jim Wang is the creator of Bargaineering and Grill Maestro, and in today’s interview, Tom and Jim discuss a variety of tips for creating a successful and frugal barbecue for July 4. Erica Douglass is a business success ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 9: Penelope Trunk from Brazen Careerist and Leo Babauta from Zen Habits

by Luke Landes

Penelope Trunk and Leo Babauta are today’s guests on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast. Penelope Trunk is the author of Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success and founder of the career advancement website Brazen Careerist. Tom Dziubek and I speak with Penelope about maintaining careers in today’s recession and she presents a number of tips ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 8: Greg Grunberg on iPhone App Yowza!! and TalkAboutIt

by Luke Landes

Today’s Consumerism Commentary Podcast features an interview with Greg Grunberg, star of the NBC television series Heroes and drummer in Band From TV, a celebrity band to benefit charities. Greg, Tom Dziubek, and I discuss Yowza!!, the new iPhone (and iPod Touch) app for saving money co-created by Greg. We also discuss Greg’s roles as ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 7: Quicken Online New Features and 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget

by Luke Landes

This episode of the Consumerism Commentary Podcast features interviews with Barron Ernst and Linsey Knerl. Barron Ernst is the product manager for Intuit’s Quicken Online and in the podcast, Barron and Tom Dziubek discuss the financial product’s features. Linsey Knerl is one of several authors of 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget. ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 6: Frugality and 397 Ways to Save Money

by Luke Landes

Kerry K. Taylor, author of 397 Ways to Save Money and creator of financial blog Squawkfox joins Tom Dziubek today to discuss her book, currently available from Amazon.ca. Kerry explains how she paid off $17,000 of debt in six months and how to make drastic life changes. She also shares some of her favorite tips ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 5: Pursuing Your Passion and a Dual-Income Budget

by Luke Landes

Today’s podcast features an interview with J.D. Roth from popular blog Get Rich Slowly. J.D. talks with Tom Dziubek and me about how he was inspired to begin writing about personal finance and his decision to leave the corporate world behind and take his passion to the next level. Tom also speaks with Bryan J ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 4: Financial Advisory Website Thrive

by Luke Landes

In today’s podcast, Tom Dziubek and I talk with Avi Karnani, founder, and Matt Wallaert, Lead Scientist, from Thrive about the services offered by this financial services website and about frugality. [podcast flashvars="titles: 'Consumerism Commentary Podcast 4: 2009-05-17'"]http://www.consumerismcommentary.com/audio/podcast-004-thrive-2009-05-17.mp3[/podcast] To listen, use the player above (Adobe Flash required), download the podcast here, subscribe to the podcast ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 3: Credit Scores and the Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights

by Luke Landes

In today’s podcast, Tom Dziubek talks with Ken Lin from Credit Karma about credit scores. Tom also talks about credit scores and the Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights Act with MSN Money’s Liz Weston. [podcast flashvars="titles: 'Consumerism Commentary Podcast 3: 2009-05-10'"]http://www.consumerismcommentary.com/audio/podcast-003-creditkarma-lizweston-2009-05-10.mp3[/podcast] To listen, use the player above (Adobe Flash required), download the podcast here, subscribe ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 2: Recession-Proof Your Relationship and Mint’s New Features

by Luke Landes

In today’s podcast, Tom Dziubek talks with Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil about ensuring your marriage or relationship survives the recession. Tom also talks with Aaron Patzer, CEO of Mint, about the new financial advisory features released to beta testers. [podcast flashvars="titles: 'Consumerism Commentary Podcast 2: 2009-05-03'"]http://www.consumerismcommentary.com/audio/podcast-002-relationships-mint-2009-05-03.mp3[/podcast] To listen, use the player above (Adobe Flash required), ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 1: Recession Tips and Shrinking Your Bills

by Luke Landes

It’s finally here! Welcome to the first edition of the Consumerism Commentary Podcast. Today Tom and I discuss tips for surviving financially through an economic and personal recession. The feature, however, is Tom’s interview with Peter Pham, the CEO of price fighting service BillShrink. [podcast flashvars="titles: 'Consumerism Commentary Podcast 1: 2009-04-26'"]http://www.consumerismcommentary.com/audio/podcast-001-recession-tips-billshrink-2009-04-26.mp3[/podcast] To listen, use the ... Continue reading this article…

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