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Spending and Income Increased

by Luke Landes

It’s time for some numbers from the government. In February, consumer spending rose 0.1 percent and personal income grew 0.3 percent. Even though the income gain was higher than the spending gain as a percentage, we are on average spending more than we have available. Living above our means in the American way, and I don’t see ... Continue reading this article…

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Tips For Picking Out a Suit

by Luke Landes

Fortune Magazine presents tips for picking out a suit. It’s not exactly advice for those of us on a budget, but I’ve heard that everyone should have at least one great suit. I’ve also heard that one should dress for how your see yourself in the future, not how you see yourself now. Personally, I’m ... Continue reading this article…

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Sort Out Your Finances

by Luke Landes

David Bach’s latest column on Yahoo Finance serves as a checklist for getting your personal finances in order. I went through this process several years ago but it would have been nice to have some guidance. Simply getting your information together in one location is the essential first step in organizing your financial life. Here’s ... Continue reading this article…

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Some Changes Afoot at Consumerism Commentary

by Luke Landes

I’ve finally transported this blog to WordPress. Once I finish improving the design, we should be running ahead at full steam (or full speed). Most importantly, all the old links still work. It will be some time until I have all the links to other blogs added back in. In the meantime, check out the ... Continue reading this article…

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Carnival of Personal Finance

by Luke Landes

The Carnival of Personal Finance has a new home at carnivalofpersonalfinance.com. Please visit the website for further information.

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This Week In The Blogosphere

by Luke Landes

Here’s a round up of what’s been going on with the members of the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond. If you haven’t yet checked out the network’s forum for pfbloggers, make sure you take a look. There are some interesting conversations. The MightyBargainHunter points out a a pregnant teen waitress who received a $1,000 tip from a ... Continue reading this article…

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Lose Your Money In Three Easy Generations

by Luke Landes

Here’s an interesting statistic: Nine out of 10 affluent families will lose their wealth within three generations. The article describes some steps you can take if you happen to be in one of those wealthy families to help your money last for centuries. It seems to come down to passing along values in addition to ... Continue reading this article…

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Reminder: Carnival of Personal Finance

by Luke Landes

To my blogging friends, don’t forget to submit an article to the Carnival of Personal Finance. The next Carnival will be hosted by AllThingsFinancial on Monday, so send JLP a link to your favorite post nice and early.

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