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This Week’s Guest Posts: What We Have So Far

by Luke Landes

While I’m on vacation and visiting family in Santa Barbara, and traveling to southern California tomorrow through Saturday, Consumerism Commentary has been featuring guest bloggers this week. It’s been interesting to have a variety of viewpoints and some new voices here. In fact, there’s more coming for the remainder of the week. Here’s a rundown ... Continue reading this article…

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Guest Post: The Real Estate Bust Around the Block

by Luke Landes

This is a guest post by SVB, the Silicon Valley Blogger. She is a software engineer juggling a family, an IT job, and running her household. At The Digerati Life, SVB discusses finance and business with how-to articles as well as personal stories. I decided to take a nice stroll down our street after months ... Continue reading this article…

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Guest Post: Stop, Drop, Roll

by Luke Landes

All this week, Consumerism Commentary will be featuring guest bloggers. In this post, NCN from No Credit Needed hearkens back to elementary school fire safety seminars and applies the familiar mantra towards debt. In addition to his main blog, NCN manages the No Credit Needed Network and the No Credit Needed Podcast. Many of you ... Continue reading this article…

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10 Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund for Fun

by Luke Landes

Most people will be receiving a tax refund this year, and many people I know have received theirs already. There are two reasons people would receive a tax refund: either they’re not minimizing their withholding throughout the year and missing out on interest or investment returns they could earn, or they deliberately overpay for the ... Continue reading this article…

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links for 2007-03-29

by Luke Landes

Subprime Foreclosures Will Hit 2.4 Million Subprime loans and foreclosures are everywhere in the media these days. What is the contratian’s position? Now that everyone realizes what we all knew — that these loans are dangerous — is it the right time? [CNN] (tags: loans mortgage realestate foreclosures subprime lending) What Debit Card Companies Don’t ... Continue reading this article…

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The Carnival is Up!

by Luke Landes

Rather than reading a ton of personal finance blog entries today, I was running around the office trying to get work done. Now that I’m home, I can relax and read through the contributions to the latest Carnival of Personal Finance, hosted at Tired but happy. Here are some choice selections at first glance. * ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup

by Luke Landes

Here are a few good articles from the folks of the MoneyBlogNetwork. Nickel takes a look at his decision to refinance his mortgage. Jim from Blueprint for Financial Prosperity writes about calculating and paying quarterly estimated tax payments, which I will start doing this year. Free Money Finance says Suze Orman knows nothing about investing. ... Continue reading this article…

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ING Direct’s Electric Orange Checking Account

by Luke Landes

As it was finally offered to me recently, I signed up for the new paperless checking account at ING Direct. Since I am a current customer of this particular bank, the account opening process was quick and straightforward. Right now, the account offers 0.20 percent APY interest on the first $50,000, which is great for a ... Continue reading this article…

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