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Do You Really Think Your Personal Information is Private?

by Luke Landes

As I mentioned yesterday, Consumer Reports seems to take a unique approach by having their employees go “under cover” to evaluate products and sometimes investigate companies. In their latest issue, Consumer Reports tackles data brokers, such as ChoicePoint, LexisNexis and Acxiom. Here’s what their three-month investigation revealed:

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Personal Balance Sheet, August 2006 ($54,014, +6.68%)

by Luke Landes

August was a good month, thanks mostly to side business income. Here is where my accounts stand as of the end of August 2006.

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Final Question of the Day

by Luke Landes

The final Question of the Day is being hosted at Get Rich Slowly, so take a minute to answer this question over there: What does money mean to you? The full schedule is contained below.

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Links for Tuesday, August 29

by Luke Landes

* Buying Into Crisis [Fortune]. Think you can find good opportunities after disasters? * Good Reasons to Use the Plastic [BankRate.com]. Credit cards can be a good idea for some. * Commuting Stress May Worsen Health Woes [Star-Ledger]. Long train rides create stress much like driven commutes.

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Verizon Wireless Thanking Customers, Offering 100 Free Minutes

by Luke Landes

Verizon Wireless is thanking all of its customers by giving out 100 free Anytime minutes. You can get them by filling out the required information at this apparently legitimate website. The form asks for your name, phone number, zip code, and last four digits of your social security number. But is the offer really legitimate? ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Round-Up

by Luke Landes

Here’s what I liked this past week from the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond. Mighty Bargain Hunter has been running a group writing project focusing on preparing for or dealing with job loss. AllFinancialMatters reviewed The Grangaard Strategy by Paul Grangaard. Five Cent Nickel talks about a jump in his electricity bill. Free Money Finance shows that ... Continue reading this article…

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BusinessWeek Online: Best Blogs for the Young and Broke

by Luke Landes

By Karyn McCormack August 11, 2006 Should you be clipping coupons or should you just stop buying “crap?” Here are some blogs to help you get real about money. Figuring out whether clipping coupons is worth the time and money saved at the grocery store may not be your cup of tea. According to many ... Continue reading this article…

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Personal Finance Blogs

by Luke Landes

Blueprint for Financial Prosperity Free Money Finance Mighty Bargain Hunter Accumulating Money Blogging Away Debt Dual Income No Kids Everybody Loves Your Money Experiments in Finance Inchoate Random Abstractions Make Love, Not Debt Making Our Way Mapgirl’s Fiscal Challenge Money Crashers My Open Wallet MyMoneyBlog No Credit Needed Our Money A Penny Saved Personal Finance ... Continue reading this article…

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