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I haven’t had time to write lately, but here are some news articles that caught my eye in the last few days.

Hedge your portfolio against inflation, which is trucking along at 3.5%.

Here are the 100 fastest growing tech companies. I like Red Hat and SanDisk in the top five.

How about a living wage at $9 an hour rather than a minimum wage? Obvisouly companies, especially retailers, wouldn’t be happy with the proposed change. It could encourage more hiring of undocumented workers.

Outward appearance and style play important roles in getting a job. Here’s an article I’ll expand upon at some point. There are a few great suggestions.

On the topic of working, here are the top ten job myths from Forbes. Think you need an MBA to get rich? (I don’t believe most people actually think that.) Think again.

That’s it for now, from your very busy host, Flexo.

Published or updated May 24, 2006. 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 mapgirl

Thanks for reposting that outward appearance article. It’s why I code alone in a cube. I’m all about the wrinkly, non-dry-clean clothes. I must look a fright as Frumperella. ;-)

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