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Accepting Guest Posts for Thanksgiving

by Luke Landes

I’ll be traveling and “vacationing” from November 17 through November 23, and during that time, I plan to write on Consumerism Commentary as I normally do. However, I’m looking for a few guest posts, probably three at the most, to spread throughout that week. If you’re interested, contact me.

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Alternative Retirement: A Lighthouse?

by Luke Landes

One of my dilemmas is the difficulty I’ve had with determining where I’d like to live when I retire some day. In fact, I’m having enough trouble deciding where to live next year. While I should probably solve the more immediate issue first, I still think about how I’d want to live in the future. ... Continue reading this article…

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Pop Star Follies Part 2: Michael Jackson’s Foreclosure

by Luke Landes

We’ve been discussing Britney Spears’ reported poor financial management strategy lately. A recent court report described her overspending and lack of investment, although this may have been a part of her spousal support strategy. She must have financial advisers on her payroll, right? There must be more to the story. Nevertheless, I’m not stepping up ... Continue reading this article…

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The Decline and Fall of the U.S. Dollar

by Sasha

The U.S. dollar hit record lows today due to concerns that China might shift its foreign exchange holdings elsewhere. I’d been concerned before when I first heard that the Canadian dollar was ahead of our own, but today, The Guardian reported that the American dollar had reached a 26-year low against the British pound: By ... Continue reading this article…

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Stopping at a Gas Station for Directions Just Got Cooler

by Luke Landes

There’s a new kind of gasoline pump being shipped to gas stations, and it’s the kind of thing guys will like. If you need directions, just check the pump. These new devices are equipped with a stripped-down version of Google Maps, pre-loaded with locations hand-picked by the station owner. Once you find your destination on ... Continue reading this article…

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8 Secret Credit Scores You Don’t Know About

by Luke Landes

I’ve mentioned before that your income (or reported income) comes into play when you are offered credit. But wait! Your income isn’t considered when Fair Isaac Corporation calculates your credit score. We were discussing qualifying for mortgages at the time, but recent article from Liz Pulliam Weston confirms that credit card companies use some scoring ... Continue reading this article…

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Edit Your Comments

by Luke Landes

I’ve installed a feature on Consumerism Commentary that allows you to edit your comments for up to ten minutes after entering them. Just click in the text area after your comment is posted to edit your comments or click on your name (byline) to edit your personal information. Thanks to Get Rich Slowly and FiveCentNickel ... Continue reading this article…

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Britney Spears: Doing Nothing With a Six-Figure Monthly Income

by Luke Landes

Here’s a hypothetical situation. Let’s say you’re a single mother with two children to support. Let’s also say, for the sake of argument, that thanks to royalties and such you earn $737,000. That is $737,000 a month. Even if you’re a big spender, surely close to $9,000,000 a year, and the income generated from investments ... Continue reading this article…

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Do You Get Vaccinated Against Influenza?

by Luke Landes

My company was offering vaccinations today for any employees wanting to gain protection from the flu this season. By the early afternoon, they ran out of vaccine and added another date a week from now to the schedule for those who did not get a chance. I’ve never opted for the flu vaccine. It has ... Continue reading this article…

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This Month in the Archives: Wal-Mart Sales, Algebra, and Extravagance

by Luke Landes

If you’re new to Consumerism Commentary or just nostalgic, here are some articles from the first half of November in prior years. From November 2006: * Is a Wal-Mart Sale CNN-Newsworthy? * Secrets and Myths About Salary Your Employer Doesn’t Want You to Know * Solved an Algebra Equation at Work * Bond Issued to ... Continue reading this article…

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