Luke Landes, chief editor and founder
Luke Landes has been building online communities since 1990, and he has been writing for the web since 1994. In 2003, Luke founded Consumerism Commentary to learn more about personal finance, hold himself accountable for his financial decisions, and help others take control of their lives. Consumerism Commentary, the first “personal finance blog,” has become a premiere source for great discussions about money management, consumer issues, and achieving financial independence.
Outside of Consumerism Commentary, Luke enjoys photography, and spends any left over time not committed to writing pursuing improvement of photography skills. He is also interested in genealogical research. With a bachelor’s degree in music education, a master’s degree in business, a passion for personal finance, and an interest in photography, he’s always seeking ways to combine his skills and interests. Luke has also been a fan of the long-running British television program Doctor Who since the 1980s.
Luke has contributed original articles to PC World Magazine, US News, Currency from American Express, and other publications. He resides in central New Jersey.
Updated November 21, 2013 and originally published January 5, 2011. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.