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Status: Free Money Invested, Transaction Fee Recovered

by Luke Landes

Click here for the latest Sharebuilder promotion, a $25 bonus. Way back in August, I took advantage of a ShareBuilder promotion that gave me $50 for investing. With the free money, I bought $46 worth of IYZ, the iShares Telecommunications ETF. The other $4 was ripped from my clenches as a transaction fee. I’m happy ... Continue reading this article…

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Some Changes Afoot at Consumerism Commentary

by Luke Landes

I’ve finally transported this blog to WordPress. Once I finish improving the design, we should be running ahead at full steam (or full speed). Most importantly, all the old links still work. It will be some time until I have all the links to other blogs added back in. In the meantime, check out the ... Continue reading this article…

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Advertise on Consumerism Commentary

by Luke Landes

Get the updated Media Kit here. By advertising on Consumerism Commentary, you will reach hundreds of thousands of unique visitors each month. Visitors are actively interested in financial products and services. Consumerism Commentary has been mentioned in and linked by the media including The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo Finance. Advertising for visibility Consumerism Commentary ... Continue reading this article…

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Carnival of Personal Finance

by Luke Landes

The Carnival of Personal Finance has a new home at carnivalofpersonalfinance.com. Please visit the website for further information.

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This Week In The Blogosphere

by Luke Landes

Here’s a round up of what’s been going on with the members of the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond. If you haven’t yet checked out the network’s forum for pfbloggers, make sure you take a look. There are some interesting conversations. The MightyBargainHunter points out a a pregnant teen waitress who received a $1,000 tip from a ... Continue reading this article…

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Lose Your Money In Three Easy Generations

by Luke Landes

Here’s an interesting statistic: Nine out of 10 affluent families will lose their wealth within three generations. The article describes some steps you can take if you happen to be in one of those wealthy families to help your money last for centuries. It seems to come down to passing along values in addition to ... Continue reading this article…

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Some Reading for Wednesday

by Luke Landes

Here are some articles I’ve found interesting today: * You want a piece of me? Pay me. Your tax return may be sold to third parties including marketers, if you give consent. Don’t give consent. * Good habits are hard to break. It’s a new Millionaire in the Making with a couple making a significant ... Continue reading this article…

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Google Finance, Including Blogs

by Luke Landes

This is interesting. Google is launching a finance-related web site, seemingly to compete with the likes of Yahoo Finance. The site is described as a “financial news, stock quote and chat service,” and apparently financial blogs will be highlighted. I tried searching for Google on the new service, and you can see the results. I’m ... Continue reading this article…

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