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Upcoming Downtime on Consumerism Commentary

by Luke Landes

Consumerism Commentary and a bunch of other sites I host like pfblogs.org, Carnival of Personal Finance, and Meta Best Blog Win will be down on Friday night (early Saturday morning) from 2:00 am for about 5 hours. The server is being moved to a larger facility in Los Angeles. Please bear with us. This move ... Continue reading this article…

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College Graduates: Starting Salaries Jumped This Year

by Luke Landes

Here are the latest figures for average starting salaries. * Chemical engineering: up 5.4 percent to $59,361 * Computer engineering: up 4.8 percent to $56,201 * Mechanical engineering: up 4.6 percent to $54,128 * Electrical engineering: up 3.2 percent to $55,292 * Civil engineering: up 5.4 percent to $48,509 * Computer science: up 4.1 percent to $53,396 * Information science: up ... Continue reading this article…

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Whole Foods CEO Internet Scam

by Luke Landes

The Chief Executive Officer of Whole Foods, John Mackey, has been posting on internet message boards, promoting his company’s stock (example) and pointing out the faults of others in the same category (example). I find it unlikely that a few messages affected the stock’s price to a significant degree, but that’s not the point.

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Be Grateful for Generation Y

by Luke Landes

Be grateful for Generation Y. They don’t settle for meaningless work, they don’t worry about being seen at their desks, they play well with others, and they don’t put up with jerks. [Penelope Trunk]

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Survey Results: Your Comments and My Responses

by Luke Landes

I’m very happy for the feedback I received as a result of a reader survey. I’ve shared the hard data, most recently with your favorite types of articles to read. The survey also included a section for respondents to write any comments they may have, protected by anonymity. Here are some of those comments. Warning: ... Continue reading this article…

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The Carnival is Up!

by Luke Landes

The latest Carnival of Personal Finance is online at Broke-Ass Student. As always, there are lots of great articles, and the host has done a good job of selecting her favorites. In addition to hers, here are some of my picks for the week. What is Considered an Emergency? Here are a few guidelines for ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup, Quick Edition

by Luke Landes

If You Won the Lottery, Would You Tell Anyone? It’s required that you you do announce your winning in public, I believe. Even if it weren’t, there’d be a few people I would tell. I guess any readers would find out by the time my next net worth update rolls around. Pay Phones on Their ... Continue reading this article…

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The Carnival is Up!

by Luke Landes

The latest edition of the Carnival of Personal Finance was posted on Blogging Away Debt earlier today. There are quite a few good articles this time around. Here are a few I enjoyed beyond the Editor’s Picks. Campaign Against Financial Myths: Part 1 – Financial Planning. Grad Money Matters disagrees with common preconceived notions about ... Continue reading this article…

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