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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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Tips for Dealing With Recruiters

by Luke Landes

They always seem to call at the wrong time, first of all. But recruiters and headhunters have worked well for many people. Fortune Magazine explains how to help them help you. First, the problem: After 12 years as a finance manager… I’d like to explore opportunities elsewhere. Yet the only calls I get from recruiters ... Continue reading this article…

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Monthly Review Preview

by Luke Landes

This is a preview of my monthly review, or a monthly review preview. I haven’t had a chance to put together all the supporting details, but basically, my numbers for April look pretty good. A portion of a new student loan was disbursed in March (although I didn’t find out until April), so I had ... Continue reading this article…

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Wall Street Journal Online Free

by Luke Landes

The entire Wall Street Journal Online will completely free for ten days. They plan to publish several special features to coincide with the website’s tenth anniversary. You can also get free print newspapers and meet some names known to personal finance bloggers: The Wall Street Journal Online will go live from Times Square in New ... 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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Odd Blog Happenings

by Luke Landes

For some reason, some time this weekend Consumerism Commentary reverted to the default WordPress display style. To anyone who viewed the site and was slightly confused, I apologize. It took me by surprise as well. Here’s what was happening this past week across the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond: Free Money Finance began a series highlighting 20 ... Continue reading this article…

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First Week On The Job

by Luke Landes

I started a new job this week. The location is much more convenient, the pay is better, the responsibilities are relatively similar, and the people are friendlier. In addition, it’s bound to be better for my career at the company in the short term and for my life in the long term. Things are progressing ... Continue reading this article…

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TIAA-CREF Funded My SEP IRA!

by Luke Landes

TIAA-CREF has finally come through! You may have been following the saga. If not, here’s the short version: In order to reduce my tax liability from self-employment income, I wanted to open a SEP IRA. The SEP IRA lets you contribute tax-free beyond the Traditional/Roth IRA limit, but only as an employer. I employ myself ... Continue reading this article…

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