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

Three Years Ago This Month

This article was written by in Administration. 6 comments.

Consumerism Commentary is reaching its third anniversary this month, which apparently makes the blog a dinosaur in the personal finance blogosphere. On July 16, 2003, I introduced myself and offered my first net worth report, with a total of $14,464 (not including home inventory, which I don’t consider in my latest personal balance sheets).

The rest of the month included commentaries on interesting news items. At the end of the month, ING Direct was offering only 1.8% APY on their savings accounts, starting that bank’s tradition of remaining at the bottom of the list.

I also mentioned some favorable reviews of Microsoft Money 2004. I was using Money 2003 at the time, but since then, I have switched to Quicken 2006.

I have a few readers that have been with Consumerism Commentary since the beginning. Thanks! Now it seems like the blogosphere in fairly saturated in the personal finance niche. I haven’t decided whether or not I care.

Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published July 6, 2006. 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.

Email Email Print Print
About the author

Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

avatar mapgirl

Hooray for turning 3 this month!

Reply to this comment

avatar J.D. @ Get Rich Slowly

Happy blogday, Flexo. I read you by RSS every day. Keep up the good work!

Reply to this comment

Leave a Comment

Note: Use your name or a unique handle, not the name of a website or business. No deep links or business URLs are allowed. Spam, including promotional linking to a company website, will be deleted. By submitting your comment you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.