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PayPal Alternative – Not GreenZap

by Luke Landes

There may be a new PayPal alternative on the horizon, I’m not talking about the pyramid marketing scheme, GreenZap. Google is rumored to have a program in the works, tentatively called Google Wallet. The program could be a convenient feature for AdSense advertisers and content providers, and if Google begins offering a fee-based Gmail, the ... Continue reading this article…

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Carnival of Personal Finance Host Schedule

by Luke Landes

The Carnival of Personal Finance Host Schedule has moved. Please update your links.

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Weekend Reading

by Luke Landes

I caught several interesting articles from Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. They’re good reads for the under-thirty set, like myself. Smartest Money Moves at Any Age offers advice about making the most out of your first job, what to do with finances when you get married, some tips for buying a first home, thoughts about having children, ... Continue reading this article…

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New Jersey is a Red State

by Luke Landes

Do you live in a red state? I’m not talking politically. Experian has compiled data from credit reports to determine which U.S. states represent the highest average debt (not including mortgages) per person. There’s a nifty color-coded chart, as well. The red states have the highest average debt. The New England states rank high… but ... Continue reading this article…

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Benefits

by Luke Landes

Carnival Update: We now have three submissions for the inaugural Carnival of Personal Finance. If you’re a blogger and you’ve written about personal finance recently, feel free to submit a link to an article you’re proud of! At work, we had a division meeting with our vice chairman today. Basically, the company is in good ... Continue reading this article…

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Thursday Reading

by Luke Landes

So far, I’ve received one submission for Carnival of Personal Finance. Remember to send your submissions in before Sunday night. Here are the articles I’m reading today: Kids get more expensive for their parents as they get older, and this article enumerates the costs of a teen-ager. Sports or music, food, orthodontia, and a plethora ... Continue reading this article…

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Carnival of Personal Finance

by Luke Landes

The latest information on the Carnival of Personal Finance is now located here. Please update your links.

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Best of Consumerism Commentary

by Luke Landes

This list contains some of the articles I’ve posted that I feel should be highlighted as the Best (or most popular) of Consumerism Commentary. What I intend on highlighting is not what I have written, but mainly the follow-up conversations that ensued in response the entry, driven by reader participation — I’m not pretending I’m ... Continue reading this article…

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Auto Insurance Refund

by Luke Landes

The good news is I’ll be getting a check in about three weeks. Since I cancelled my old auto insurance after paying most of the premium, I’ll be receiving $2,819 in the mail. I’ll put the remainder of the premium due on my new insurance into a savings account where it can earn some interest ... Continue reading this article…

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Quick Reminder to Other Bloggers

by Luke Landes

A while ago, the address (URL/URI) of this website changed to consumerismcommentary.com. Links to the old address might stop working, so if you maintain a website that includes a link to Consumerism Commentary (such as on a sidebar, blogroll, or a list of blogs), please change the address of the link to consumerismcommentary.com whenever you ... Continue reading this article…

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