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Review of The Number by Lee Eisenberg, Part 1

by Luke Landes

Over the next week or so, I’ll be taking an in-depth look at a book to be released next year entitled The Number, written by Lee Eisenberg. Before I get to the book, let me explain how the book came into my possession. At the end of October, I blogged about Lee’s article in New ... Continue reading this article…

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Abortion and Crime – Freakonomics Disputed

by Luke Landes

I have not yet read Freakonomics, but I have heard good things about the book from friends. Apparently one chapter within the book discusses the effect of correlation between the legalization of abortion in the 1970s on and the amount of crime in the 1990s. An article in the Wall Street Journal [free] explains the ... Continue reading this article…

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Carnival Time

by Luke Landes

It’s the first day back at work for me, although I don’t feel like I had much of a vacation. This is despite spending almost an entire week in California spending time with family. Let’s get back into the swing of things with this week’s Carnival of Personal Finance, hosted by Financial Fruition, which includes ... Continue reading this article…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

by Luke Landes

I hope everyone has a happy holiday! There are many, many things I’m thankful for. Sure, it’s great to have a job and have money coming in. Most importantly, I’m thankful for the wonderful, supportive people I’ve met online through this blog as well as through my other blogs. I met my girlfriend through one ... Continue reading this article…

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Interview With Flexo

by Luke Landes

A few weeks ago, Paul from 10 Questions asked me to take part in an interview. That interview has now been published online, so if you want to learn a little more about me, take a look.

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Thank Your First Commenter Day

by Luke Landes

In honor of Thank Your First Customer Day, I’d like to thank Darren R. Sussman, who was the first commenter on Consumerism Commentary (out of 1,127 comments), and he commented on the entry entitled, Owning a Home, Owing Money. Here is what he wrote: Well, of course. Buying a house is an investment, and a ... Continue reading this article…

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Carnival

by Luke Landes

The Carnival of Personal Finance has been posted on Frugal for Life who has done a wonderful job as usual. Check it out. I’m currently on vacation in California, and I probably won’t have too many chances to get online, so this will probably be a light posting week for me.

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Downtime, Flight Time

by Luke Landes

Sorry for the downtime Consumerism Commentary readers experienced earlier today. My web service provider was having some router problems, but everything seems to be fixed… for the moment, anyway. We weren’t the only ones with computer issues; the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) had to suspend trading for some time earlier today because of a ... Continue reading this article…

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