dcsimg
As featured in The Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, and more!

Search: value

The Fall of the American Empire

by Luke Landes

David Walker, the Comptroller General of the United States, had some harsh words for his country last month. I’m surprised that I didn’t hear of this earlier; I’ve also been thinking about some of the issues Walker raised, but until now, I haven’t heard them echoed by anyone actually involved with governmental policy. His words ... Continue reading this article…

6 comments Read the full article →

Accidental Landlords

by Sasha

As you might have noticed from my rental articles to date, I believe that landlording is a serious responsibility, not to be undertaken lightly. You can realize serious benefits from a rental property, but also serious repercussions. Because of this, I read today’s CNN Money article on so-called “accidental landlords” with great interest. In the ... Continue reading this article…

6 comments Read the full article →

When to Sell Your Car

by Luke Landes

Yesterday, I mentioned you can save $31,000 over 10 years by keeping your car rather than selling it with your eyes on the “new hotness.” But there are certain times you just shouldn’t hang on to “old and busted.” Consumer Reports has some suggestions for when you should say goodbye. It needs repairs costing more ... Continue reading this article…

2 comments Read the full article →

Personal Balance Sheet, August 2007 ($107,488, +6.3%)

by Luke Landes

As regular readers know, at the beginning of every month, I check in with some financial reporting. This helps keep me focused on making better decisions throughout the month concerning use and abuse of my money. Keeping track of my finances was what originally started me on the path not necessarily to getting “rich,” but ... Continue reading this article…

4 comments Read the full article →

Monthly Reminder: Susbscribe to Consumerism Commentary

by Luke Landes

By subscribing to our RSS feed, you’ll always be aware of new content here. If you use Google Reader for reading news and blogs like I do, you can easily subscribe using this special link. Another option is to get the latest blog entries in your email inbox. It’s all about convenience. The RSS feeds ... Continue reading this article…

0 comments Read the full article →

Upgrading My Living Room Entertainment, Part 3: High-Definition DVD

by Luke Landes

To complete — at least for now — my living room upgrade, I purchased a Toshiba HD-DVD (HD-A20) from Circuit City. Just looking at the listing now, I see the price has increased since Tuesday from $359.99 to $399.99. In fact, in the store, the advertised price was $399.99, but after showing the listing on ... Continue reading this article…

12 comments Read the full article →

10 Tips for Buying a Residential Rental Property, Part 2: Find the Right Neighborhood

by Sasha

As I mentioned in my last entry on this topic, rental property ownership can reward or punish you for decisions made during the buying process, so it’s crucial to make the right ones. It’s about much more than just getting the right price. Here’s my next tip in the series. 2. Find the right neighborhood. ... Continue reading this article…

14 comments Read the full article →

Seven Home Equity Tips, Part 5: Get the Tax Deduction

by Luke Landes

The interest on a home equity loan or line of credit can be tax deductible, which many people find to be a strong positive point to taking advantage of these products. Tax deduction on interest doesn’t beat paying no interest at all, but if that’s not a possibility, this is a good alternative. There are ... Continue reading this article…

2 comments Read the full article →
Page 100 of 127« First···50···9899100101102···Last »