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Three Years Ago This Month

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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.

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Luke Landes, also known as Flexo, 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 him and follow Luke Landes on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar mapgirl

Hooray for turning 3 this month!

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avatar J.D. @ Get Rich Slowly

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

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