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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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Reminder: Carnival of Personal Finance Will Be Here

by Luke Landes

On Monday morning, I’ll be hosting the Carnival of Personal Finance. If you’re a blogger planning on participating, please submit your article as soon as possible! The Carnival’s a great way for new bloggers (and older ones as well) to showcase some of their best entries in the last week or so. Everyone loves a ... Continue reading this article…

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More Clarification on the Carnival

by Luke Landes

Yesterday I posted about the removal of some future Carnival of Personal Finance hosts from the schedule. I don’t want to stir up a debate about whether it’s “better” to post small blog entries several times per day, like two sentences about receiving a tax refund, or long blog entries only when the mood strikes ... Continue reading this article…

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Some Carnival Hosts Will Be Removed

by Luke Landes

Some time ago, I added a requirement for all bloggers who wish to host the Carnival of Personal Finance. All new hosts are required to consistently post at least twice per week to their individual blogs. It’s not too much to ask; those who host the Carnival should be active bloggers. Although the traveling nature ... Continue reading this article…

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Carnival of Debt Reduction #32

by Luke Landes

Welcome to the Carnival of Debt Reduction #32! In this Carnival, we highlight entries pertaining to getting out of debt, a lofty goal attempted only by some. When getting out of debt becomes a priority, everybody benefits… well, everyone other than shareholders of companies who make their money off of charging people to borrow. Perhaps ... Continue reading this article…

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