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Chicago Tribune Mentions Personal Finance Blogs

by Luke Landes

Carolyn Bigda with the Chicago Tribune‘s Your Money feature, mentioned a few personal finance blogs in an article yesterday. Blog writers, many of whom shield their identity, say it’s easier to discuss their finances online than with friends… Readers, in turn, benefit from seeing how peers with similar financial goals go about managing their money. ... Continue reading this article…

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From Other Blogs

by Luke Landes

Here is what others in the MoneyBlogNetwork (and beyond) have been writing about this week. Free Money Finance says stop talking and start listening to do well in job interviews. JLP at AllFinancialMatters wonders if anyone has heard of this scam involving letters and stocks. Jim from Blueprint for Financial Prosperity points out that appliances ... Continue reading this article…

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Items In The News

by Luke Landes

Here are some news items that struck my interest today. Profit Motive to Cost Credit Counselors Tax-Exempt Status from the Washington Post. They won’t release the names of the companies losing their non-profit status yet, so beware of all companies that promise they exist to help you. Five months of networking, still no new job ... Continue reading this article…

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Americans Are NOT In Bad Shape With Credit, Sort Of

by Luke Landes

I like Liz Pulliam Weston’s latest article, The Truth About Credit Card Debt because she cites some statistics that fly in the face of conventional thought regarding credit behavior of Americans. We’ve all heard this before: Americans are in an unparalleled level of revolving credit card debt. The average American household carries more than $9,000 ... Continue reading this article…

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Ten Free Ways To Improve Sleep, Part 2

by Luke Landes

This is the second and last part of a short series on suggestions for improving sleep without spending a ton of cash. I published part 1 yesterday. We’re continuing with the second half of suggestions provided by Melinda Fulmer from MSN Money. Here are the remaining tips. 6. Set your thermostat between 60 to 68 ... Continue reading this article…

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Ten Free Ways To Improve Sleep, Part 1

by Luke Landes

I’ve never been a good sleeper. Even as far back as high school, I remember lying in bed for hours before finally drifting off and having trouble getting out of bed in the morning. This continued for a long time. College wasn’t much better, and after college it was more of the same. I’ve used ... Continue reading this article…

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Carnival of Personal Finance #46

by Luke Landes

Welcome to the latest Carnival of Personal Finance, edition number 46. For those coming to Consumerism Commentary for the first time, you can learn a little bit about me, Flexo, and this blog. You can also peruse through what I’ve arbitrarily decided were my “best” blog entries of 2005. Thanks to everyone who submitted an ... Continue reading this article…

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Fancy Weddings on a Budget

by Luke Landes

If you watch those celebrity-stalking shows (I don’t, but maybe someone does), you hear about extravagant weddings (to be followed by highly public divorces). Imitating that lifestyle could be a little cost-prohibitive for some, but thankfully Bankrate.com and MSN Money are here to tell you how to have a fancy wedding without breaking the bank ... Continue reading this article…

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