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Carnival of Debt Reduction

by Luke Landes

Welcome to Consumerism Commentary for the 20th edition of the Carnival of Debt Reduction! If you are new to this blog, take a look around. You may want to find out more about me or browse through a categorical “Best of 2005.” The Carnival of Debt Reduction is a living document that travels from week ... Continue reading this article…

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Friday Reading

by Luke Landes

* Don’t forget to submit your entries for the Carnival of Debt Reduction to me. * Glücklich Geburtstag, Herr Mozart! Sie sind nur zweihundert und fünfzig heute. Danke für alle Ihre Musik! * Sprint Nextel sues those companies selling phone records online. * Four ways to save on college costs. * Ford plant bans competitors’ ... Continue reading this article…

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Income Disparity by State

by Luke Landes

Incomes are going up somewhat, but they’re going up much faster for high-income families. A report by the Economic Policy Institute provides state-by-state details to show you just how much those in the executive suite are sweeping the floor with the underlings. CNN helpfully compiled the data into tables which allow you to drill through ... Continue reading this article…

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Participation Requested

by Luke Landes

One thing we would like to accomplish with the MoneyBlogNetwork is to spotlight other wonderful blogs covering personal finance. AllThingsFinancial is spearheading the campaign, so if you’re a blogger and you’d like your website to be featured, visit AllThingsFinancial and send an email to JLP. Here’s another chance for bloggers to participate: Next Monday, I’ll ... Continue reading this article…

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Saving is Anti-American

by Luke Landes

A survey released by ACNielsen today has determined again that Americans are the world’s worst savers (among developed countries). Nearly a quarter (22 percent) of Americans have no money left once they’ve paid for their essential living expenses and spent their discretionary dollars. That puts the United States at the top of a list of ... Continue reading this article…

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Money Transferred to Debt

by Luke Landes

Over the weekend, I decided to use $2,000 of the money I made from freelance web consulting last year to speed up paying off my car loan. Even though my car loan has a lower interest rate (2 percent) than my some of student loans (~4 percent), it’s more important for me to reduce the car loan. ... Continue reading this article…

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Best Of The Week

by Luke Landes

If you missed these great stories on other blogs this week, now is the time to catch up: * Free Money Finance takes a look at advice from David Bach, author of The Automatic Millionaire, in An Early Start on the Road to Riches. * JLP from AllThingsFinancial discusses the Five Step Strategy for Getting ... Continue reading this article…

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Carnivals Today

by Luke Landes

Good morning! I’m home from work today for the holiday, so there’s a lot I’ll be trying to accomplish today. In the mean time, take a look at the latest Carnival of Personal Finance, hosted by Savvy Saver! There are many great articles to keep you busy. If you’re interested in participating or hosting the ... Continue reading this article…

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