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Paying Off a 30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage in 15 Years

by Laura

This is a guest article by Laura, a twenty-something woman working to improve her finances and reduce debt. She writes about personal finance for college students and grads at Green Panda Treehouse. We’re buying a town house and it has a been a huge learning process. We have been running the numbers and making sure ... Continue reading this article…

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Help a Reader: Move Forward With Mortgage Refinance?

by Luke Landes

Yesterday I received an email from a Consumerism Commentary reader who has a question about her mortgage refinancing options and is looking for advice. I tend not to offer too much personal advice, but I responded with some thoughts and offered to open up the discussion to other readers. Please read through and see if ... Continue reading this article…

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Interview for Today’s Personal Finance Hour Radio Show

by Luke Landes

Tune into the Personal Finance Hour radio show, tonight at 6:00 PM ET (3:00 PM PT) for a chance to hear me speak with Jim Wang from Bargaineering and J.D. Roth from Get Rich Slowly. We plan to discuss the trials and tribulations of shifting from an employee to an entrepreneur. Please listen in, and ... Continue reading this article…

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Measuring Financial Progress: Net Worth vs. Net Investable Assets

by Ray

This is a guest article by Ray, the owner and primary author of Financial Highway, where he discusses investing, saving and practical money management concepts. You can check subscribe to his RSS feed or follow him on Twitter. I strongly believe that tracking your financial progress is crucial to reaching your financial goals. If you ... Continue reading this article…

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MyIDScore.com: What’s an ID Score?

by Jeff

If you’re a frequent reader of this (or any other personal finance blog) you’re familiar with credit scores and credit reports, and the advice to check them often. These resources detail your financial history and provide a measure of your supposed financial risk. They’re also useful tools to determine the safety of your identity. However, ... Continue reading this article…

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Men Paying for Dinner: Is It More Romantic?

by Well-Heeled

This is a guest article by Well-Heeled, creator of the blog Well-Heeled, With a Mission. If you enjoy this article, subscribe to her blog using her RSS feed. Last week, boyfriend picked me up at my apartment. I dressed up in a red dress and put on sparkly earrings. We went to one of my ... Continue reading this article…

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Interview for Today’s Wealth Pilgrim Radio Show

by Luke Landes

At 6:00 PM ET (3:00 PM PT) today, Tuesday, September 1, I will be talking with Neal Frankle from Wealth Pilgrim and the Wealth Pilgrim Radio Show. We’ll be talking about the experiences that led me to discover personal finance and the motivation behind Consumerism Commentary. It will be a live discussion, and I’d like ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 19: Giving Yourself a Raise

by Luke Landes

Our guest today is Matt Jabs, blogger and founder of Debt Free Adventure, a blog designed to help the author stay accountable for getting out of debt. Debt Free Adventure is one of my favorites among new personal finance blogs. Today’s discussion focuses on the concept of giving yourself a raise, an important way to ... Continue reading this article…

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