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In the News

by Luke Landes

* Job growth slows to a gain of only 138,000 jobs. * Burger King beefs up IPO and MasterCard is expecting a nice public offering. Let’s go have a huge fast food dinner and put it on a credit card. Maybe not. * Mortgage rates are the highest since June 2002. * The Dow hit ... Continue reading this article…

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Personal Balance Sheet, April 2006 ($49,835, +6.79%)

by Luke Landes

My net worth as of April 30, 2006 is $49,835. I’m so close to $50,000, I can smell it. Here are the details.

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Carnival of Personal Finance #46

by Luke Landes

Welcome to the latest Carnival of Personal Finance, edition number 46. For those coming to Consumerism Commentary for the first time, you can learn a little bit about me, Flexo, and this blog. You can also peruse through what I’ve arbitrarily decided were my “best” blog entries of 2005. Thanks to everyone who submitted an ... Continue reading this article…

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Odd Blog Happenings

by Luke Landes

For some reason, some time this weekend Consumerism Commentary reverted to the default WordPress display style. To anyone who viewed the site and was slightly confused, I apologize. It took me by surprise as well. Here’s what was happening this past week across the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond: Free Money Finance began a series highlighting 20 ... Continue reading this article…

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Good News: Get Your Degree In Two Weeks

by Luke Landes

I can’t believe I’ve spending so much time working towards my second degree. I could have made the process much simpler. What I can only assume is a reader sent me the following advice: Subject: no more money problems, get a degree in 2 weeks Obtain a prosperous future, money-earning power and the prestige that ... Continue reading this article…

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Carnival of Debt Reduction #32

by Luke Landes

Welcome to the Carnival of Debt Reduction #32! In this Carnival, we highlight entries pertaining to getting out of debt, a lofty goal attempted only by some. When getting out of debt becomes a priority, everybody benefits… well, everyone other than shareholders of companies who make their money off of charging people to borrow. Perhaps ... Continue reading this article…

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I’ve Returned From California

by Luke Landes

Earlier today, I arrived back at my apartment. My vacation is complete, and I already miss being in California. There is still more my girlfriend and I would have liked to do on the west coast but we didn’t have time for. It’s back to the mundane for me: tonight I plan on finishing up ... Continue reading this article…

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Around The Blogosphere

by Luke Landes

Here’s what was talked about on the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond this week: Nickel from Five Cent Nickel introduced us to piggyback mortgages. A lively discussion ensued. Jim from Blueprint for Financial Prosperity wonders if gas prices are affecting people’s behavior. The short answer is “not really.” While we’re on the topic of gas, the Mighty ... Continue reading this article…

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