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Personal Finance Classes Do More Harm Than Good For Teens

by Luke Landes

It’s widely agreed that people are not generally taught about money management as they grow up from children, to adolescents, and to adults. USA Today is looking at a new study from the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy which tests high school students on basic financial knowledge. Here’s the survey with answers [Microsoft Word ... Continue reading this article…

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More Reviews of Career Intensity by David Lorenzo

by Luke Landes

Since I posted my initial review of Career Intensity by David Lorenzo, some other bloggers have also praised the forthcoming book. Sarah Bosch from the Business Opportunities Weblog finds Career Intensity to be a valuable read and Free Money Finance gave the book 8 stars. FMF also just published an interview with the author. If ... Continue reading this article…

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One Carnival So Far

by Luke Landes

While we’re waiting for the Carnival of Personal Finance to be published by this week’s host, okdork.com, please visit today’s Carnival of Investing, hosted by Free Money Finance.

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Personal Finance Friday

by Luke Landes

Here are some quickies from around the pfblogosphere. AllFinancialMatters offers nine questions to ask before you get married. Free Money Finance writes about the importance of managing your career. FMF has averaged an annual 10 percent increase in his income from when he entered the workforce, many, many years ago. Five Cent Nickel shares thoughts about ... Continue reading this article…

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Two pfblogs.org Developments

by Luke Landes

I have to share two interesting developments with the Ad-Free Personal Finance Blogs Aggregator, pfblogs.org. They kind of let their announcements slip away silently, and perhaps they deserve more attention. I’ve started using the pfblogs.org Blogroll on Consumerism Commentary, and it’s really easy to implement. Check it out. If you like pfblogs.org, you may want ... Continue reading this article…

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Sort Out Your Finances

by Luke Landes

David Bach’s latest column on Yahoo Finance serves as a checklist for getting your personal finances in order. I went through this process several years ago but it would have been nice to have some guidance. Simply getting your information together in one location is the essential first step in organizing your financial life. Here’s ... Continue reading this article…

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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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