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Two Reminders

by Luke Landes

If you’re a blogger and you’ve written about personal finance lately, don’t forget to submit your blog entry to the Carnival of Personal Finance which will be hosted here at Consumerism Commentary on Monday. If you want to be included, send an email to carnival [at] consumerismcommentary [dot] com containing a link to your entry. ... Continue reading this article…

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Something About a Beaver

by Luke Landes

I’ve been quite busy over the last month or so, but I wouldn’t let a Monday go by without welcoming the latest edition of the Carnival of Personal Finance, this week hosted by Jonathan over at the great MyMoneyBlog. The low-down on the Carnival of Personal Finance can always be found here. Next Monday’s Carnival ... Continue reading this article…

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For Procrastinators Only

by Luke Landes

Marty Nemko has an interesting article on procrastination on Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. He must have been speaking directly to me; I am an offender, but probably not one of the worst. Whatever the cause, my clients find the following approach helpful in overcoming procrastination. Ask yourself, “Is it in my interest to start on this ... Continue reading this article…

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Carnival Monday

by Luke Landes

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I made a pretty large purchase this weekend, and I’ll talk about that in a future post. It’s Monday, and that means it’s time for the Carnival. Hello, Dollar! posted the latest Carnival of Personal Finance and my thoughts on spoiled kids was included. Speaking of children, make ... Continue reading this article…

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Kids Want The Darnedest Things

by Luke Landes

Is your kid a spoiled brat? When I was young, I generally got what I wanted from my parents. They were lucky that the things I wanted weren’t much. (Though they were upset when I’d rack up lots of long distance phone charges with the modem while calling BBSs.) Many parents struggle with not buying ... Continue reading this article…

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End Traffic By Raising Prices

by Luke Landes

Charles Wheelan, a new columnist at Yahoo! Finance, suggests raising the price of driving (through the costs of gas and tolls) in order to eliminate traffic congestion. The future of transportation will look a lot like the I-15 FastTrak in San Diego. This expressway has free lanes and HOT (High-Occupancy/Toll) lanes that run parallel. Here’s ... Continue reading this article…

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Ben Stein’s Assumptions

by Luke Landes

Ben Stein is one of Yahoo! Finance’s new featured columnists. I’ve always liked his opinions on investing (but I’ve stayed away from his opinions in politics). In his latest column, Ben Stein takes some conservative assumptions for stock market performance and illustrates how the sooner you start saving for retirement, the better — much better. ... Continue reading this article…

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It’s Monday

by Luke Landes

Although I haven’t submitted any articles to the Carnivals, you might want to check out the Carnival of Personal Finance #16 and the Carnival of Debt Reduction #3. If you are interested in hosting or participating in the Carnival of Personal Finance, you can get more info here. CNN asked this morning why more people ... Continue reading this article…

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