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National Tax Advice Day 2007

by Luke Landes

Tomorrow, January 11, 2007, is H&R Block’s National Tax Advice Day. This “holiday” occurs right before the IRS begins accepting completed tax forms, to build awareness of of H&R Block’s products and services. The company has established a website for taxpayers to access free tools and generalized advice. There have been improvements since last year. ... Continue reading this article…

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This Week in the Archives

by Luke Landes

I’m continuing a retrospective this entire year, to benefit new readers who may have missed these articles the first time around. Here is a taste of what you may have missed this week over the past few years. Some have active discussions you may find interesting. From January 8-14, 2006: * Recession Prediction * To ... Continue reading this article…

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The Carnival is Up!

by Luke Landes

The creative juices at Get Rich Slowly were flowing this weekend as J.D. prepared the latest edition of the Carnival of Personal Finance. Even if you have already, take a look at the 82nd edition of the Carnival of Personal Finance, with a superhero theme. Here are some articles I’ve enjoyed so far. * ToddlerSpit: ... Continue reading this article…

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This Week in the Archives

by Luke Landes

Many readers have come to this site sometime within the last year. The archives at Consumerism Commentary go back to 2003, so in case there’s something you’ve missed, I’ll post some links to older articles every so often. From January 1-7, 2006: * Rebate Scams * Review of Smart and Simple Financial Strategies for Busy ... Continue reading this article…

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10 Things Your Gym Won’t Tell You

by Luke Landes

Just when I’m considering becoming a member at a gym to help myself stay in shape, SmartMoney publishes 10 Things Your Gym Won’t Tell You. If you’re looking for a demotivator to keep you from spending money for a membership that many find a waste of money, this article has what you’re looking for. Here ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup and New Year’s Eve Plans

by Luke Landes

Here are a few articles I’ve found interesting from the blogs of the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond over the past week. AllFinancialMatters provides an update on his retirement portfolio performance. Speaking of retirement portfolios, Blueprint for Financial Prosperity asks if yours is tax-efficient. Five Cent Nickel provides a calendar of important 2007 tax filing deadlines. Free ... Continue reading this article…

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Planning and Goal Setting Week: Flexo’s 2007 Goals

by Luke Landes

I promised I would determine and publish my goals for the upcoming year by the end of the week. Giving myself a deadline motivated me to think about it. Here are my regular and stretch goals for 2007. They are SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-based). I’ve tried not to include variables over which ... Continue reading this article…

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Planning and Goal Setting Week: Share Your Goals

by Luke Landes

I plan to use my time this week to review my financial progress in 2006 and set some concrete goals for 2007. I’ve never been a fan of concrete goals because so far, unexpected surprises have had effects on my progress every year for my adult life, sometimes positive, but sometimes negative. This unpredictability has ... Continue reading this article…

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