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4 Ways to Simplify Finances Where Possible

by Luke Landes

As I write this I am in the process of looking at apartments for my next move. Meanwhile, I’m also considering moving into a condominium or single family house. This is a tough decision as I have too many unanswered questions about my immediate future. I can’t waste time; my lease is up at the ... Continue reading this article…

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The Carnival is Up!

by Luke Landes

Thanks to We’re In Debt for hosting the 98th edition of the Carnival of Personal Finance. Here’s a taste of some of the great articles that were submitted this past week: My Current Bank Account Setup To Maximize Interest Jonathan from My Money Blog simplified his savings to make the most out of high savings ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup

by Luke Landes

Here are some interesting articles from the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond. MBAs Don’t Prepare Managers for Real-Life Challenges The process of getting an MBA is more about the connections you make than learning how to deal with real-life management problems, apparently. This is true about most degrees. In school you learn fundamental concepts and theories, but ... Continue reading this article…

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Consumerist Roundup

by Luke Landes

Hey Bank of America! Your ATM Gave Me A Fake $20 Wealth Junkie (who has a blog) received a fake $20 on a routine ATM trip, and didn’t know it was fake until a Costco employee informed him. He brought it back to the bank and they apologized. What is a Secured Credit Card? People ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup, Warm Weather Edition

by Luke Landes

I hope everyone is getting outside and enjoying the weather this weekend, especially those of us in the New York metropolitan area. If you’ve found yourself locked in a room with only an internet connection to keep you entertained, try some of these fine personal-finance related articles from the MoneyBlogNetwork as well as other blogging ... Continue reading this article…

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Start Your Morning With The Top From pfblogs.org

by Luke Landes

Here are some of yesterday’s most frequently viewed blog articles from pfblogs.org. * Think Dual Incomes is a Great Thing? Think Again. Some decisions aren’t meant to be purely financial. Actually, my statement is incorrect. Not many decisions are meant to be purely financial. The decision to stay home to care for children while your ... Continue reading this article…

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The Carnival is Up!

by Luke Landes

The latest edition of the Carnival of Personal Finance is now online at AllFinancialMatters. All the articles are good, but here are some of the more personal stories. I prefer these to the “instructional” posts, generic information that can be found elsewhere. * Feeling Slightly Better About Not Saving Enough * Spring Cleaning in My ... Continue reading this article…

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Welcome Visitors From the Hartford Courant and Others

by Luke Landes

If you’ve found Consumerism Commentary through Gregory Karp’s Morning Call article on savings-related RSS feeds, which has been syndicated on a number of news websites including The Hartford Courant, perhaps you’d be interested in subscribing to our feed. There’s more information on subscribing to Consumerism Commentary here. Best of all, it’s free, and you get ... Continue reading this article…

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