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Congress Will Attempt to Fix Abusive Bank Policies

by Luke Landes

Earlier this month, I wrote about how overdraft fees are becoming more popular with banks finding ways to assess the fees more often, in tandem with raising what the customer owes each time — sometimes several within a day — an account is overdrawn. Laura Rowley’s latest column mentioned that a few congressmen are interested ... Continue reading this article…

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Where Did You Come From, Where Did You Go

by Luke Landes

Thanks to the following blogs or websites (not including RSS readers or search engines) who sent the most visitors to Consumerism Commentary during the month of July. # Consumerist # The Simple Dollar # MoneyBlogNetwork Home # AllFinancialMatters # pfblogs.org # FiveCentNickel # Free Money Finance # Blueprint for Financial Prosperity # Get Rich Slowly ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Roundup, First Guests Edition

by Luke Landes

Here are some of the articles I enjoyed from the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond this past weekend. Before I get to that, don’t forget I’m giving away one copy of the Complete Real Estate Investing Guidebook. As of last night, there were only 30 people interested, so chances to win are still pretty good. Mighty Bargain ... Continue reading this article…

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Penelope Trunk’s Career Tips Don’t Always Apply

by Luke Landes

Penelope Trunk is an outspoken supporter of everything Generation Y has to offer. Most of the time, I agree with her. I do believe the workplace is changing to make the most out of the skills and behaviors of younger people — it’s “adapt or die.” But not all sectors of the working world are ... Continue reading this article…

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The Carnival is Up!

by Luke Landes

The Carnival of Personal Finance is posted at Fat Pitch Financials. I liked This is Your Life on Consumer Debt, 10 Credit Card Practices That I Disapprove, Budget Changes Expected, and Is Adoption for You?.

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Weekly Blog Roundup, Sacred Heart Hospital Edition

by Luke Landes

If you like reading financial blogs, take a look at the personal finance blogs RSS feed, which combines the blogs of the MoneyBlogNetwork with a few others like a MyMoneyBlog, The Simple Dollar, Fat Pitch Financials, and Get Rich Slowly. Here are a few good posts from the blogosphere from the past week. All Financial ... Continue reading this article…

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The Selling of the American Wedding

by Luke Landes

Laura Rowley writes about a new book, One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding, by Rebecca Mead, which exposes the “wedding industry” and the myths of historical precedent the industry invented.

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10 Money Tips for Baby Preparation

by Luke Landes

Looking forward to that new baby smell? It’ll cost you… for years. USA Today has ten tips for “baby-proofing” your finances — the way you might baby-proof a kitchen — so you’ll be in a better position to part with $1 million over the next 18 years. 1. Review health coverage. Some new parents I’ve ... Continue reading this article…

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