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My MBA at the University of Phoenix Online, Part 5: The Team Experience

by Luke Landes

Last year, I began sharing the details about my experience with the University of Phoenix‘s online campus. I completed an MBA through this program, and experienced the best and the worst of what the school has to offer. Nowhere is the wide range of possible experienced more clear than in dealing with the university’s “learning ... Continue reading this article…

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This Week in the Archives: Humble Beginnings, Triumphant Return, and Large Talons

by Luke Landes

Here are some posts from years past at Consumerism Commentary. There wasn’t much from last year. From July 16-22, 2006: * The Top 25 Money Tips of All Time, Part 5 * The Real Estate Value of Backyard Improvements From July 16-22, 2005: * Spend Less in Retirement? * Accounting is Sexy Now * Concerts ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup, Sacred Heart Hospital Edition

by Luke Landes

If you like reading financial blogs, take a look at the personal finance blogs RSS feed, which combines the blogs of the MoneyBlogNetwork with a few others like a MyMoneyBlog, The Simple Dollar, Fat Pitch Financials, and Get Rich Slowly. Here are a few good posts from the blogosphere from the past week. All Financial ... Continue reading this article…

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Review: Complete Real-Estate Investing Guidebook by David Crook

by Luke Landes

Wall Street Journal Complete Real-Estate Investing Guidebook David Crook (9/10) Occasionally, publicity agents, publishers, or sometimes even authors, send me books with the request that I read and review what they send. That was not the case with this book. A few months ago, I wrote about the cost of owning a home over 30 ... Continue reading this article…

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My Car Gets 15 Miles Per Chicken

by Luke Landes

If you’re tired of complaining about gas prices, no matter who is doing the complaining, you may be happy to hear about a new alternative fuel. Chicken fat (tallow) is the latest product to be considered for biodiesel. Tyson is hoping that the technology works out; corn prices increased to follow its energy-related demand, and ... Continue reading this article…

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Financial Lessons from Television Fiction: The Office

by Luke Landes

Now that my new cable company is providing me with the works for less than $15 a month, including a digital video recorder, I find myself wasting more time watching television while doing other work. One of the shows I can’t get enough of is The Office. While the characters are a bit exaggerated, there ... Continue reading this article…

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A Parking Spot That Costs More Than Average House

by Luke Landes

The National Association of Realtors claims that the median price for sold homes in May was $223,700. Would you pay more than that for a parking spot? Perhaps this is an indication of how crazy the market is in Manhattan, where a parking spot at 246 West 17th Street is fetching $225,000 — and has ... Continue reading this article…

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Monthly Reminder: Susbscribe to Consumerism Commentary

by Luke Landes

Are you one of the thousands who subscribe to Consumerism Commentary? If not, you should be. By subscribing to our RSS feed, you’ll always be aware of new content here. Last month, I started using Google Reader. If you use that application too, you can easily subscribe using this special link. Another option is to ... Continue reading this article…

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