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Does the Merchandise Have Large Talons?

by Luke Landes

Let the merchandising begin. If you like action figures and strange movies, you’ll probably love the new Napoleon Dynamite action figures. Watch out for them in your local toy store or local Internet.

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Overpriced Cities

by Luke Landes

According to Forbes, here are the top ten overpriced cities in the United States. The ranking takes cost of living, job growth, income growth, and housing prices into account. Here’s the list: 1. Seattle, Washington 2. New York, New York 3. Portland, Oregon 4. Chicago, Illinois 5. San Jose, California 6. Bergen and Passaic Counties, ... Continue reading this article…

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Career Advice

by Luke Landes

Here’s some good career advice that has netted millions of dollars for some lucky individuals: If you want to get ahead quickly, leak to the public a sex video of yourself. It’s worked for the likes of Paris Hilton and Rob Lowe.

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Concerts in Central Park

by Luke Landes

The New York Philharmonic is one of the many great things about New York City. Unfortunately, their concerts tend to be a bit pricey for those of us looking to cut back expenses and increase savings. Luckilly for us, you can enjoy the Philharmonic for free with their Concerts in the Parks series. How can ... Continue reading this article…

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Accounting is Sexy Now

by Luke Landes

Apparently accounting is sexy. That’s good news [AccountingWeb] for a large number of nerds. Accountants are in high demand due to the many scandals that have emerged in the last few years. Kids entering college have tuned into the need and now accounting is the most popular major for freshmen. We can all give thanks ... Continue reading this article…

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Wallet of Plastic

by Luke Landes

It’s widely believed that the more credit cards you have, the better your credit rating. MSN Money, with the help of some experts, debunks that common misconception and recommenhds having two to six credit cards, and using them wisely: Keep your debt ratio low. Don’t carry a balance higher than 30 percent of the credit limit. ... Continue reading this article…

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News Corp Buys The Internet

by Luke Landes

Actually, News Corporation is buying one website, but it’s the “fifth most widely viewed domain.” The corporation is purchasing MySpace for $580 million. Out of all of the social and business networking websites, MySpace is probably the ugliest and worst programmed. It’s easy to hack and the templates kids choose for their profiles are horrendous. ... Continue reading this article…

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Carnival of Personal Finance #5

by Luke Landes

The Carnival of Personal Finance #5 is up. Free Money Finance will be hosting next Monday’s Carnival, so submit your articles for consideration early and often! I have a hunch that this will be the biggest Carnival of Personal Finance to date.

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Spend Less In Retirement?

by Luke Landes

Here’s an interesting contrarian point of view, and one with which financial planners will surely disagree: You may be saving too much for retirement. According to the Department of Labor [survey results here], as age increases, spending decreases in all categories other than health care. However, the facts won’t get in the way of financial ... Continue reading this article…

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Welcome

by Luke Landes

Welcome to all new readers coming from the Wall Street Journal Sunday Edition. [Alternative link to article.] You may be interested in an introduction to this website or a list of what may be the best of Consumerism Commentary. My latest balance sheet and expense report is here and you can browse entries by category ... Continue reading this article…

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