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It was a busy week in the blogosphere and a busy week for me in my office. There’s nothing I enjoy less than being in the office working overtime on Friday nights. Anyhow, here are some items I’ve found interesting from the members of the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond.

Mighty Bargain Hunter evaluates why being debt-free is unpopular and doesn’t have an answer. If you’re trying to reduce your debt or making a conscious decision not to do so, let him know why.

Free Money Finance offers some tips for negotiating a higher salary.

AllThingsFinancial writes about Deal or No Deal, a television show I partially saw last night for the first time. It’s fascinating the risk people take with a small chance of a large payoff. Being egged on by the audience probably factors highly in the contestant’s decision to take the risky option.

Five Cent Nickel warns us not to change our cars’ oil too frequently. People have written in their oil-changing habits in the comments.

Blueprint for Financial Prosperity is taking a look at budgets for a number of films. Popular actors get a pretty hefty portion of a movie’s total budget.

Savvy Saver is enjoying earned interest from 0% balance transfer offers.

MillionDollarGoal takes a look at capital gains tax rates and offers a primer for the uninitiated.

The MoneyBlogNetwork is sponsoring its second giveaway: Smart and Simple Financial Strategies for Busy People by Jane Bryant Quinn. I reviewed the book here. To enter the giveaway, sign up for the MoneyBlogNetwork newsletter. If you’re already a recipient, you’re already enrolled in the giveaway.

Have a great weekend!

Updated February 7, 2012 and originally published March 4, 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, also known as Flexo, 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 him and follow Luke Landes on Twitter. View all articles by .

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