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Six Steps to Being Your Own Boss, Part 4

by Luke Landes

I’ve been developing a series about becoming your own boss, and this is part 4 in that series. The information is based on an article from MSN, but I’m pulling in information from other locations as well. Step 4: Build a Bulletproof Business Plan A young entrepreneur should want People Who Matter to take his ... Continue reading this article…

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Six Steps to Being Your Own Boss, Part 3

by Luke Landes

I’ve been developing a series about becoming your own boss, and this is part 3 in that series. The information is based on an article from MSN, but I’m pulling in information from other locations as well. Step 3: Fight Inexperience With Advice Step one was to gain experience. It will still be difficult for ... Continue reading this article…

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Pay for Advertising

by Luke Landes

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The Cost of Raising a Teenager

by Luke Landes

USA Today’s reporter, Kathy Chu, talked to some typical parents to get a feel for how much they spend indulging their children. Here’s a statistic from the U.S. Department of Agriculture of all places, quoted in the article: Last year, a middle-income family spent an average of $190,980 to feed, house, clothe and entertain a ... Continue reading this article…

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Americans Are NOT In Bad Shape With Credit, Sort Of

by Luke Landes

I like Liz Pulliam Weston’s latest article, The Truth About Credit Card Debt because she cites some statistics that fly in the face of conventional thought regarding credit behavior of Americans. We’ve all heard this before: Americans are in an unparalleled level of revolving credit card debt. The average American household carries more than $9,000 ... Continue reading this article…

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Carnival of Personal Finance #46

by Luke Landes

Welcome to the latest Carnival of Personal Finance, edition number 46. For those coming to Consumerism Commentary for the first time, you can learn a little bit about me, Flexo, and this blog. You can also peruse through what I’ve arbitrarily decided were my “best” blog entries of 2005. Thanks to everyone who submitted an ... Continue reading this article…

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Even Lousy CEOs Get Great Pay

by Luke Landes

Here’s another article on the outrageous pay given to CEOs even when their performance is subpar. Last year, there were five specific offenders singled out. Today, there are five different companies, and drugs are on top: * The CEO of Pfizer, Henry McKinnell, made more than an average of $15.5 million a year while the ... Continue reading this article…

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Review: Career Intensity by David Lorenzo

by Luke Landes

I’ve got another “advance reading copy” to mention. Career Intensity: Business Strategy for Workplace Warriors and Entrepreneurs by David Lorenzo is a guide to taking charge of your career, whether you’re an independent Entrepreneur or a “Workplace Warrior” looking for advancement. The book contains concrete suggestions for actions and philosophies that ensure an individual will ... Continue reading this article…

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