I’ve had many new returning visitors to Consumerism Commentary over the past couple of months, so I think it is only fair to formally introduce myself. I’ve updated this introduction in December 2013, although it was originally published in 2005.
On this site and in this context, I originally called myself Flexo. I appropriated the name from a popular cartoon, but that is besides the point. I used a pseudonym because this site contains a large amount of very personal information, but now I use the name Luke Landes. If someone searches on Google (or any other search engine, for that matter) for my real name, I would rather not have this site be displayed.
I studied music education while an undergraduate in college. I can play a number of musical instruments, but I have’t devoted a lot of time to music over the past few years. My jobs have included teaching music to middle and high school kids, running a department of a non-profit organization, and working as an accounting associate with no previous experience in accounting. A few years ago, I completed a Master of Business Administration degree.
In addition, I’ve been designing and maintaining websites for almost twenty years, and managing online communities since 1990.
My interests other than personal finance and online community building include photography, languages, linguistics, photography, science, and theater.
Updated December 10, 2013 and originally published March 27, 2005. 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.