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Carnival Monday

by Luke Landes

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I made a pretty large purchase this weekend, and I’ll talk about that in a future post. It’s Monday, and that means it’s time for the Carnival. Hello, Dollar! posted the latest Carnival of Personal Finance and my thoughts on spoiled kids was included. Speaking of children, make ... Continue reading this article…

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Kids Want The Darnedest Things

by Luke Landes

Is your kid a spoiled brat? When I was young, I generally got what I wanted from my parents. They were lucky that the things I wanted weren’t much. (Though they were upset when I’d rack up lots of long distance phone charges with the modem while calling BBSs.) Many parents struggle with not buying ... Continue reading this article…

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Implosion of the Blogosphere

by Luke Landes

While browsing the latest Carnival of the Capitalists, I found a great article on the topic of the blogosphere, very critical of the blog “networks” (Weblogs, Inc. and Gawker for example). The premise is that with any business idea with such a low barrier to entry will never be able to sustain profits (ie., from ... Continue reading this article…

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More Carnivals

by Luke Landes

Consumerism Commentary has also been featured this week in the Carnival of Capitalists and the Carnival of Debt Reduction, with the entries Raise Your Credit Score and Free Credit Reports.

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Carnival of Personal Finance is Up

by Luke Landes

The latest Carnival of Personal Finance is online at Free Money Finance. My blog entry on Medical Billing Errors is included. Check out the Carnival if you have a chance, and discover some new bloggers — and some great posts by familiar bloggers such as the spirited discussion on the black market of CDs.

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Fun With Google: Consumerism Is…

by Luke Landes

Here’s something to pass the time while we await the Fed’s announcement of a quarter-point rate hike. A few years ago, there was a meme that traveled from blog to blog whereby the author searched Google for the phrase “name is” (where name was the author’s name). The results were, of course, posted to his ... Continue reading this article…

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New York City Salaries

by Luke Landes

I heard this on the radio yesterday, but I couldn’t find it online as I was looking at the wrong magazine. (It appeared in New York Magazine, not The New Yorker.) If you’ve ever wanted a good idea of how much money various people in New York City make, New York Magazine has conducted an ... Continue reading this article…

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Monday is Carnival Day

by Luke Landes

The latest Carnival of Personal Finance has been posted at Optimized Living. Check it out! My included article is about Emergency Funds, a popular topic. Here are some other items of interest from the Carnival: No Credit Needed gets personal. The Dividend Guy has a dumb investment. Jim shares tips for selling on eBay. There’s ... Continue reading this article…

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