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Whining About the Lack of Interest in Their House?

by Luke Landes

The Jantzens are trying to sell their house, located in the woods of Kentucky. This house is an hour outside of Louisville, inconvenient for the owners, so they want to unload the property, downsize to fit their lifestyle, and move closer to town. For some reason, their house isn’t attracting any local interest among potential ... Continue reading this article…

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Money Magazine: 8 Smart Year-End Moves, Part 2

by Luke Landes

Here are four more smart year-end money moves, according to Money Magazine. I only conditionally agreed with the first four, so let’s see how the magazine did with the remaining tips. 5. Set your sights clearly. They suggest deciding well in advance the destiny of any year-end bonuses. This will prevent splurging to some extent. ... Continue reading this article…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

by Luke Landes

From all of us here at Consumerism Commentary (that is, me) to all who celebrate Thanksgiving today, have a happy holiday! I’ve been in California with my family for the last few days, and I’m thankful I have the means to travel to see them twice a year. Regular posting will return next week after ... Continue reading this article…

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U.S. Mint Will Try Dollar Coins Again

by Luke Landes

The U.S. Mint has unveiled the first designs for the new Presidential Dollar Coin program. The new coins will feel identitcal to the Sacagawea coins that begun production a few years ago. For some reasons, the American public just doesn’t like dollar coins. Most vending machines won’t take them, and companies don’t want to retool ... Continue reading this article…

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Money Gifts Better Than Cash, Better Than Things

by Luke Landes

These gifts may be a good choice for younger people who are just starting to get interested in taking care of their financial lives, from Chuck Jaffe and MarketWatch. 1. Shares. Buying a newborn baby shares — or even just one share — of a certain company is a nice way to start off a ... Continue reading this article…

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Welcome Readers from Lifehack.org and Get Rich Slowly

by Luke Landes

It’s getting close to Thanksgiving here in the United States, so I must thank J.D. from Get Rich Slowly again for posting my story about how I treat my finances as a business. Welcome to my new readers coming from his blog as well as from Lifehack.org. Please feel free to roam around Consumerism Commentary, ... Continue reading this article…

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Rockin’ the Suburbs: Y’all Don’t Know What It’s Like

by Luke Landes

Early tomorrow morning, I’ll be boarding a plane to head out to California for Thanksgiving. I’ll still be posting, but perhaps not as frequently. To hold you over, here are some lyrics from one of my favorite musucians, Ben Folds. It’s about life in suburbia, something which many of us can relate to.

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U.S. News & World Report: Blogging Your Way to Retirement Goals

by Luke Landes

By Emily Brandon November 16, 2006 Eager writers are blogging about every aspect of life imaginable, so why not retirement planning? Baby boomers and generation X-ers–many of them still decades away from retiring–are finding that blogging can often help them meet their own retirement goals. U.S. News talked to several retirement-planning bloggers. While a little ... Continue reading this article…

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