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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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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Credit Cards, Part 3: The Ugly

by Luke Landes

This is the third and final part in a short series about credit cards and the people who use them. If you haven’t yed, read Part 1: The Good and Part 2: The Bad. Keep reading for something ugly. Part 3: The Ugly Credit cards are in business to make money. The fact of the ... Continue reading this article…

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Rule for Building Wealth: Ditch Credit Card Debt

by Luke Landes

Isn’t it ironic that while I’m in the middle of writing a series about good credit card use vs. bad credit card use, to be concluded later today, I came across the ninth rule for building wealth from Fortune Magazine: ditch credit card debt. Fortune is talking about the Type A credit card user, who ... Continue reading this article…

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Frugal Answer: Make Your Own Holiday Gifts?

by Luke Landes

I made this half-pony half-monkey monster to please you But I get the feeling that you don’t like it What’s with all the screaming? You like monkeys, you like ponies Maybe you don’t like monsters so much Maybe I used too many monkeys Isn’t it enough to know that I ruined a pony making a ... Continue reading this article…

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