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HOWTO Excessively Spoil Your Kids, Part 2

by Luke Landes

Last year, I wrote about pricey gifts available for children of those with money to burn. Now that we’re back in the holiday season, I noticed a new article from CNN Money with the latest updates for the upscale gift shopper. While last year’s article mentioned the most expensive toys, this year’s list seems comparatively ... Continue reading this article…

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by Luke Landes

The Carnival of Personal Finance has been posted on Frugal for Life who has done a wonderful job as usual. Check it out. I’m currently on vacation in California, and I probably won’t have too many chances to get online, so this will probably be a light posting week for me.

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The Cat Is Out Of The Bag

by Luke Landes

Jungle Magazine, a publication focusing on business education and the eminent Master of Business Administration degree, has done a good job writing up Consumerism Commentary for one of the magazine’s past issues. I believe the article was published earlier this year but only recently did it become available online. They let the cat out of ... Continue reading this article…

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Carnival Monday

by Luke Landes

Now that we have a Carnival of Personal Finance today, don’t forget to check out the latest Carnival of Debt Reduction at Frugal For Life. Speaking of Frugal for Life, they will be the host of next week’s Carnival of Personal Finance. If you are submitting an article, always please use this email address for ... Continue reading this article…

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Carnival of Personal Finance #22

by Luke Landes

Welcome to the Carnival of Personal Finance, 22nd Edition! I’m not quite sure what happened to this week’s actual host, so I’m filling in. I may have missed your submission — please send me a quick note and I’ll add yours in if I did. Here are this week’s submissions, in reverse order of arrival. ... Continue reading this article…

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Shopping For Experiences

by Luke Landes

According to CNN, the new luxury gift this year is an experience. Rather than treating loved ones to clothing or electronics, the new trend is supposedly providing them with an experience and the memories associated with it. If you ask the people who sell these gifts, they will tell you it’s an escalating trend. I ... Continue reading this article…

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Bernanke’s Portfolio

by Luke Landes

Ben Bernanke is the guy who, if confirmed, will be the most visible individual and listened-to voice in regards to the United States economy. So his portfolio should tell us a little about his market philosophies. Here’s his financial disclosure form from 2003. Henry Blodget analyzed his portfolio and discovered: * He’s rich, but not ... Continue reading this article…

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Included In Carnival of Debt Reduction

by Luke Landes

Dawn was nice enough to include my post, Financial Urban Myths, in the Carnival of Debt Reduction #6. Please visit Dawn’s website, Frugal for Life, if you’re interested in saving money and living simply. Her blog is one of the few I’ve “highlighted” in the list I keep in my sidebar on Consumerism Commentary.

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