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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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Taxes Down To The Wire, File An Extension

by Luke Landes

Today’s the deadline for paying taxes if anything is owed to the government. If you’re still working on your paperwork, you’ll need to file an extension by the end of the day today. Here is what H&R Block says you need to consider when contemplating filing an extension: * Notify the IRS. It’s Form 4868. ... Continue reading this article…

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Raising Interest Rates

by Luke Landes

Everyone is affected by raising interest rates, but different people are affected in different ways. CNN Money describes how a typical American (homeowner, spender, etc.) is affected by interest rates. Interest rates are simply the cost of borrowing money; the prices paid by institutions trickle down to the consumer. So if you’re in the market ... Continue reading this article…

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Those Tricksy Publishers

by Luke Landes

Last year, I subscribed to Money Magazine for what I thought was a decent price, $10 for 12 issues. The intent was to use the magazine to find more material to write about. Apparently, I missed a mailing in which I was informed of an impending renewal. The only reason I discovered this is I ... Continue reading this article…

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