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Early Morning Roundup: Journeyman

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I’m disappointed that the NBC television show Journeyman has been canceled. Last night’s final episode seemed like the writers rushed to close the storyline. I’m probably just a sci-fi geek, but despite a first-impression resemblance to NBC’s Quantum Leap (and more resemblance to classic science fiction literature), I found the show to be quite unique and enjoyable. It’s another clever show that got lost in the network’s ratings chase.

On AllFinancialMatters, JLP echoes Jonathan Clements’ 12 suggestions for making your kids financially savvy. I particularly like the first point: children should learn the ability to delay gratification. Not only must the parents be able to say no, but the parents must exemplify this philosophy through modeling sound decisions.

Nickel writes about his thoughts on the new energy bill. I still see so much misunderstanding about this bill. The government is *not* banning incandescent bulbs, for instance. It does raise the interesting issue of how much government should be involved with regulation. See the article and commentary on Compact Fluorescent to Become Mainstream.

A few days ago, I watched the classic It’s a Wonderful Life with James Stewart. (If there’s any ambiguity in that sentence, I apologize.) It’s an interesting movie, often imitated, with an interesting social and financial commentary. On Get Rich Slowly, J.D. hit the nail on the head with his analysis of the value of social capital.

Finally, Lynnae from Being Frugal has some suggestions for building an emergency fund when money is tight. Her suggestions are to “pay yourself first,” a camera-ready way of saying, “Automatically deduct a small portion of your paycheck before you even have a chance to see it,” and use your growing savings as encouragement to continue. It takes only a small amount of dedication and discipline to build an emergency fund, and it’s possible using these techniques in almost any situation.

Updated April 10, 2008 and originally published December 20, 2007. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar Lynnae @ Being Frugal.net

Thanks for the mention!

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avatar The Saving Freak

One more show that I liked down the drain. When I really enjoy a new show I look over at my wife and tell her this one is never going to make it. I am right about 99.9% of the time.

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avatar ~dawn

Nooo!
I was likin’ that one soo much, I have yet to see the last show, but now it will be bittersweet.
At least I’m not the only one who is bummed.

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avatar rocx

http://savejourneyman.net/about/

Check this out! maybe we all can save journeyman !!!

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avatar RS

Wow, I had no idea about Journeyman…I love that show. I truly believe that there must be something wrong with the way that they count ratings because they end up canceling every show that I like, but crap reality shows stay on.

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