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Weekly Blog Roundup, Hot Water Heater Edition

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I’ve discovered that I haven’t really had hot water in my new apartment since moving in. I’ve been settling for barely warm showers thinking I was just a victim of poor timing. An adjustment to the hot water heater has fixed this problem as far as I can tell. Now that I can take warm showers, I can more enjoy these articles from MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond.

Before we get to the links, here’s a reminder that I’m giving away two copies of Cash, Cars & College by Janine Bolon. With only 11 comments so far, your chances are still pretty good. Now, on with the show.

AllFinancialMatters asks whether a share buyback or a dividend is “better.” FiveCentNickel has 5 reasons you should care about your FICO score. Free Money Finance says you should ask for more when offered a job.

Blueprint for Financial Prosperity notices that financial gurus insult people. Mighty Bargain Hunter wants to know if you’d get a joint savings account.

Mapgirl explains why you need a personal finance software program rather than just checking your balances online or using only “budgeting” software.

J.D. has seen the light and has come to the conclusion that having a credit card is a good move once one is responsible enough to hold one.

Golbguru wonders whether to shop at Wal-Mart.

Consumerist answers a reader’s question: are better credit card rewards worth a higher APR? They answer correctly as expected: cash back rewards are only for those who pay their balances in full every month.

Updated December 20, 2011 and originally published June 29, 2007. 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 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 .

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Thanks for the link!

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