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More Free Email Accounts

by Luke Landes

The news today is that America Online [TWX] will begin offering free email accounts to the world, with 2GB of storage for each account. Like Google’s Gmail, the service will be supported by ads rather than customer subscriptions. There are already major alternatives to AOL’s proposed service, such as Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, and the aforementioned ... Continue reading this article…

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New RSS Feed Available

by Luke Landes

You can now subscribe to a syndication feed for comments only. This feed contains the latest reader comments with a link back to the original entry on Consumerism Commentary. This way you won’t miss any interesting discussions taking place on earlier entries.

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Be Aware of ATM Card Skimming

by Luke Landes

In New York City, police have arrested two men accused of using card skimmers to steal account numbers and PINs from a Bank of America branch, taking $2,500 from ATMs. Many people wouldn’t spot a card skimmer attached to an ATM, so these photos can help people be more aware of what to look for. ... Continue reading this article…

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The Great (Class) Divide

by Luke Landes

Big Media CEOs get paid to stay at home. Media companies will pay their chief officers big bucks on top of their salaries to keep second homes for business. The numbers in that article are staggering, but not unexpected. This quote by Paul Hodgson from The Corporate Library mimics my sentiment exactly: “The very idea ... Continue reading this article…

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The Artistic Side and Today’s News

by Luke Landes

You may not know it from reading this website, but I’m more of an artistic individual than anything else. Throughout school (not including my MBA, that is), my studies centered around music, and my original plan was to be a high school instrumental music teacher. Every once in a while, I get to do something ... Continue reading this article…

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Current Savings and Checking Rates

by Luke Landes

The table containing the latest checking and savings account rates has moved. Please update your links.

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More From Around The Web

by Luke Landes

This is a weblog, so here is another log of some items from the web: If SAHMs (stay-at-home moms) received a salary for their work, they’d earn $131,471 according to Salary.com. That figure was determined by using average salaries for the jobs that SAHMs do, such as cook, day care, and CEO, including overtime. For ... Continue reading this article…

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Today’s Interesting Items

by Luke Landes

The Federal Reserve Bank raised rates to 3.0 percent. Will ING Direct, Emigrant Direct, and other high-yield internet savings banks follow? Seven rules for negotiation. Here is some good advice for negotiating anything, such as raises, car prices, and hostages. I wish I had read this when I first accepted my current position at this company. ... Continue reading this article…

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Car Insurance Depression

by Luke Landes

Last night, I wrote another check for my car insurance premium. So far this year, I’ve paid about $1,650 for car insurance to New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company. Over the last several years, I haven’t been able to choose my insurer because with many points on my license, I’m considered “high risk.” The good news ... Continue reading this article…

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Income and Expenses, April 2005

by Luke Landes

This entry goes hand-in-hand with my April account balances. Three paychecks came my way this month, in addition to some money for a job I did for a friend and my first Google Adsense check. Continue reading this entry to see the chart.

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