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Welcome BusinessWeek and Yahoo Finance Readers!

by Luke Landes

(Note: This post will stay at the top of the index for a while. Scroll down for recent blog entries.) I’d like to welcome any new readers coming from Karyn McCormack’s nice article in BusinessWeek Online, Best Blogs for the Young and Broke (which has been republished on Yahoo Finance). Karyn does an excellent job ... Continue reading this article…

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Carnival of Personal Finance Archive

by Luke Landes

The following is an archive of the past Carnivals of Personal Finance. Date Host Link to Carnival Monday, June 20, 2005 Consumerism Commentary Carnival #1 Monday, June 27, 2005 Blueprint for Financial Prosperity Carnival #2 Tueday, July 5, 2005 AllThingsFinancial Carnival #3 Monday, July 11, 2005 Smart Money Daily Carnival #4 Monday, July 18, 2005 ... Continue reading this article…

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Best of 2006, January Through June

by Luke Landes

At the end of last year, I put together a list of the “Best of 2005,” just a collection of posts here at Consumerism Commentary that might stand out. There was no rhyme or reason to my selection. Needless to say, I’m very lenient with my definition of “best.” We’re more than halfway through 2006, ... Continue reading this article…

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The Last 401(k) Guide You’ll Ever Need, Five Tips, Part 1

by Luke Landes

Money Magazine is presenting a series of articles focusing on 401(k) accounts. The magazine’s five basic tips can easily be exapnded to cover all long-term investing. Here’s the first tip: Save Early and Often Suppose you started work in 1990 with a $40,000 salary. You saved just 2 percent of your pay but were such a ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Happenings

by Luke Landes

Here are some interesting posts from the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond. Mighty Bargain Hunter hosted the Carnival of Investing with 22 entries. Free Money Finance wants to help you answer the interview question, Why should we hire you? AllFinancialMatters asks how much readers spend on cable. On Blueprint for Financial Prosperity, find out how to buy ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blogosphere Mash-Up

by Luke Landes

Here’s what’s been happening on the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond in the past week. Five Cent Nickel was on vacation but he opened his blog to guest writers. “Frugal” wrote about leverage, the secret of making big money. Mighty Bargain Hunter laments the loss of a discount grocery store. AllFinancialMatters says men don’t know jack about ... Continue reading this article…

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Carnival of Personal Finance #53

by Luke Landes

Welcome to the anniversary edition of the Carnival of Personal Finance! What a year it has been. The first Carnival of Personal Finance was posted on June 20, 2005. To celebrate the Carnival’s first birthday, I asked participants to submit two articles: a recent favorite as usual and one of their favorites from the past ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Round-Up

by Luke Landes

Here’s a look at what has been written on the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond this week. Mighty Bargain Hunter compares real assets like gold against MSFT. Free Money Finance looks at splitting up money as a married couple. JLP from AllFinancialMatters adds the life insurance needs calculator to his growing list of financial calculators. Five Cent ... Continue reading this article…

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