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On Saturday, I woke up before dawn to help out as a volunteer for a fundraising event to support the search for a cure for polycystic kidney disease, which affects 1 in 500 people. A friend of mine, whose father has this disease and who has a 50% chance on inheriting it herself, organized the event and I was happy to help out and donate to the cause.

Here are a few interesting articles from the Money Blog Network.

The Never-Ending War Against Advertising. “Mute television commercials, ignore magazine ads, throw away junk mail… When you make a purchase, ask yourself why you’re doing so…”

The Sky is Falling: Reacting to Recent Stock Market Turmoil. “Unless you’ve had your head buried in the sand, you’re aware that United States financial system is in the midst of an ever-worsening crisis, and that the stock market has gone a bit haywire.”

Why Use Donor-Advised Funds? Free Money Finance doesn’t see the point in charitable giving of this type. I wrote about this when I decided to route my giving through Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, a donor-advised fund.

Earning Power Trumps Return on Investment. “The market might take away some of what you’ve already earned, but losing your income might take away the rest of what you own. Protect your income streams.”

If you are a blogger with articles you’d like to be considered to weekly listings like these, please feel free to contact me.

Updated December 29, 2010 and originally published September 21, 2008. 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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