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Today is National Get Out of Debt Day

by Luke Landes

Did you know that today, Tuesday, September 12, 2006 is “National Get Out of Debt Day?” Neither did I. Today, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling is taking questions online and over the phone… and answering those questions, free of charge. So, who are these people answering questions, and will they be trying to sell ... Continue reading this article…

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Links for Friday, September 8

by Luke Landes

Here are some interesting articles I’d like to read further when I get a chance. * How Cheapskates Do Dinner [MSN Money]. I need to get back to focusing on reducing my expenses. * Hottest College Degrees for Getting Hired [Fortune]. Engineering, accounting, and physical therapy. Music education didn’t seem to make the list this ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Round-Up

by Luke Landes

Here’s what’s the members of the MoneyBlogNetwork (and beyond) have been writing about this week. JLP from AllThingsFinancial warns readers against leaving money on the table by not taking advantage of your company’s matching 401(k) contribution, if it has one. Five Cent Nickel sneaks his outside candy past the ushers when he goes to the ... Continue reading this article…

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Drowning in Debt? 6 Tips for College Students and Recent Grads

by Luke Landes

One of the books I’m working on is The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions, by Anna Ivey. I write a bit about decisions regarding graduate education, thanks to decisions I make in my own life, so I agreed to mention the book on Consumerism Commentary. One of the many things I learned while pursuing ... Continue reading this article…

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Books on My Night Stand

by Luke Landes

Now that the time I spend reading can be used for endeavors other than school work, there are a few books I’m working on. Here are the books that are sitting next to my bed, waiting for me to finish them. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, by Steven Levitt and ... Continue reading this article…

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Automate Your Emergency Savings

by Luke Landes

David Bach, author of The Automatic Millionaire, offers suggestions for making your emergency savings automatic. Before we get to the tips, most people agree that building an emergency stash of cash that can last long enough to cover three to six months should be one of the first financial priorities, even for those in debt. ... Continue reading this article…

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BusinessWeek Online: Best Blogs for the Young and Broke

by Luke Landes

By Karyn McCormack August 11, 2006 Should you be clipping coupons or should you just stop buying “crap?” Here are some blogs to help you get real about money. Figuring out whether clipping coupons is worth the time and money saved at the grocery store may not be your cup of tea. According to many ... Continue reading this article…

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Consumerism Commentary in the Press

by Luke Landes

Occasionally, Consumerism Commentary is featured or mentioned in the mainstream press. Below is a list of many of my media appearances. Media: Please contact me if you are interested in speaking to me about any topic and I will respond as soon as possible. 2011 KRLD-CBS Dallas/Fort Worth, AM 1080. Appeared on the news to ... Continue reading this article…

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