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4 (Plus 1) Great Credit Cards Offering 0% on Purchases

by Luke Landes

Editor’s Note: Thank you for your interest, these offers have expired and are no longer available. For people who are responsible with managing money, sometimes it makes sense to pay for large purchases with a 0 percent APR loan or credit card. The reasoning is fairly simple. If you have a card that is offering an ... Continue reading this article…

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Five Couples Living on $46k, Number 5: Susan Slingland

by Luke Landes

The final “couple” in CNN Money’s series on the spending habits of households living on about $46,000 isn’t a couple at all. Susan Slingland is a full-time piano accompanist at Appalachian State University. Susan seems to have her expenses under control. At $675 a month, her rent is her biggest expense, and she keeps that ... Continue reading this article…

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Five Couples Living on $46k, Number 4: The Wheats

by Luke Landes

I’m following the CNN Money series focusing on five couples earning about the U.S. median income, $46,000 a year (couple one, two, and three). The fourth couple in the series lives in Ruidoso, New Mexico, a noisy town. Brent Wheat is a self-employed contractor and Shawna Wheat is an office coordinator. Together, they earn the ... Continue reading this article…

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This Week in the Archives: MBA Degrees, Fancy Weddings and Student Loans

by Luke Landes

In case you haven’t been visiting Consumerism Commentary for a year or two, here are some of the articles you may have missed. These are from April 23-30, 2006: * Apr. 24: The Penny Costs More Than One Cent (5 comments) * Apr. 24: Good News: Get Your Degree in Two Weeks (5 comments) * ... Continue reading this article…

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Five Couples Living on $46k, Number 3: The Leones

by Luke Landes

In CNN Money’s series about five couples living on (about) $46k (couple one, couple two), the third couple, Andrew and Ozgul Leone from Fort Lauderdale, clock in at $54,400. Here’s their profile. They’ve been juggling debt around. Their property doubled in value, so the couple took advantage of a home equity loan to pay off ... Continue reading this article…

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USB Flash Drive With TaxCut Giveaway Winner #3

by Luke Landes

Congratulations to Laurie from Debt Free for Life, commenter number 19, the third winner of a 256MB flash drive with TaxCut software, provided to Consumerism Commentary by H&R Block. They arrived a little late in the tax season, but I still appreciate free stuff to give away. If you’ve already done your 2006 taxes, you ... Continue reading this article…

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Consumerist Roundup

by Luke Landes

* 3 Confessions From a Former Used Car Salesman * Things Debt Collectors Can’t Do * Arizona Bans Zillow * Credit Reports: How Long Different Items Stay

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Why Do I Share My Finances Every Month?

by Luke Landes

I’ve been asked this question several times over the past few years, by strangers and friends, most who don’t approve of my openness for one reason or another. Each month, I write with excruciating detail about my expenses and income, assets and liabilities, and my net worth. For example, here is my latest net worth ... Continue reading this article…

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