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The Latest Buzz, Part 1: pfblogs.org

by Luke Landes

It’s been a crazy week and I still haven’t finished everything I need to do for the day. Since I’ve been running around, I haven’t been on top of personal finance stories as much as usual, but the personal finance blogosphere is getting deeper, so I’m sure there has been more than enough to keep ... Continue reading this article…

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ETFs For Commodities

by Luke Landes

So there’s a new Exchange-Traded Fund that tracks commodities. In this case, oil, aluminum, gold, corn and wheat. It seems like a good way for ordinary investors to get into commodities without dealing with futures contracts and such. So, should I invest? Oil prices are near record levels, while precious metals such as gold and ... Continue reading this article…

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This Week In MoneyBlogNetwork

by Luke Landes

I know it’s a little late, but here are some great posts from my fellow MoneyBlogNetwork bloggers (and some others) from the past week. * JLP from AllThingsFinancials shares why he hates infomercials. Also, I have to apologize to JLP for having a brain freeze and not mentioning him in the MoneyBloggerPodcast interview I did ... Continue reading this article…

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Carnival #34 is Up!

by Luke Landes

The Carnival of Personal Finance #34 is up at Financial Reference. My recent post about the Roth 401(k) was included, and as the Carnival summary states, make sure you take a look at the comments. Next week’s Carnival of Personal Finance will be hosted by The Dividend Guy. You can get more info on the ... Continue reading this article…

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Jay Leno’s “Funny”

by Luke Landes

According to Jay Leno last night (or maybe it’s a rerun, I have no idea), Allstate has announced the two most difficult things for people to do: quit smoking and save for retirement. Jay’s solution: don’t quit smoking and you won’t have to worry about making it to retirement. Seriously, quitting smoking will save lots ... Continue reading this article…

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Don’t Forget To Join The Carnival

by Luke Landes

The Carnival of Personal Finance will be hosted by Financial Reference this coming Monday. If you’re a blogger, and you’ve written an article about personal finance lately, don’t let the Carnival pass you by! Submit your favorite recent article and be a part of the fun!

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Is It Time To Leave Your Job?

by Luke Landes

Listen up, Suze has something to say. Suze Orman has a pretty good column up at Yahoo Finance, and that means a lot coming from me. I’m often critical of Suze’s attitude, voice, and sometimes her advice. But this time, her thoughts ring true. In her latest column, Suze offers five signs it’s time to ... Continue reading this article…

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Link Updates

by Luke Landes

I’ve made some updates to the links in my sidebar here, getting rid of some blogs that have been inactive for months and adding some others I’ve discovered recently. If I’m missing yours, leave a comment! The personal finance blogging community has certainly grown in the last year.

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