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Verizon Wireless Kills “New Every Two” Discount

by Luke Landes
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The year 2000 was not an easy one for me. I had hardly any money thanks to a low-paying non-profit job and student loan debt. Even when not spending much beyond the necessities, I wasn’t improving my financial condition. I was moving around from apartment to apartment; by 2004 I would had lived in seven ... Continue reading this article…

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50 Cent Plugs Stock to 3.8 Million Followers on Twitter, Stock Soars

by Luke Landes
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Here’s a fun experiment. You don’t need many materials, just a little bit of work. Here are the steps: Create a huge following on Twitter. Put your money into a little-known stock with low trading value. Write several messages on Twitter to almost 4 million followers about how good the investment is. Watch the valuation ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 90: Getting More, Stuart Diamond

by Luke Landes

On today’s episode of the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek speaks with Stuart Diamond, Wharton Professor, Pulitzer Prize-winning former journalist and author of the book Getting More: How to Negotiate to Achieve Your Goals in the Real World. Stuart and Tom discuss many topics including Stuart’s negotiation background, how to negotiate successfully with others as ... Continue reading this article…

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How to Buy Facebook Shares Now

by Luke Landes
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Update: As of May 2012, Facebook is trading publicly. You can purchase Facebook shares like any other stock trading on NASDAQ, using a discount brokerage or a full-service broker. I mentioned recently that although Goldman Sachs appears to be trying to come up with a plan to skirt the regulations set forth by the Securities ... Continue reading this article…

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Year-End Personal Balance Sheet, December 2010

by Luke Landes

I’ve been tracking my personal finances for about ten years now, and I’ve been making the information public but anonymous on Consumerism Commentary since 2003. This, in addition to learning about money, was my primary purpose for creating this website and it still is a major part of what I do. I don’t pay as ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 89: Concerns and Challenges With Self-Employment

by Luke Landes

On today’s episode of the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek speaks with Consumerism Commentary founder Flexo about his recent decision to leave his day job and become fully self-employed. Flexo discusses his decision to quit as well as many of the challenges that face self-employed people, such as choosing the right retirement and health insurance ... Continue reading this article…

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Sell Your Unwanted Gift Cards at Plastic Jungle

by Luke Landes

Whether you’re giving or receiving gift cards, it’s usually a pretty positive experience. Both the giver and receiver are often satisfied because most gift cards allow the receiver to spend money in the way they want, as long as the giver has taken the receiver’s interests into account. Sometimes a gift card can miss the ... Continue reading this article…

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Gas Prices: Are You Ready for $5.00 per Gallon at the Pump?

by Luke Landes
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One of the benefits of no longer having a daily commute is I’ll be spending much less for fuel in my car. When I traveled to an office five days a week, and even when my travel schedule was changed to four days a week to allow one day for remote access, I filled up ... Continue reading this article…

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