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If You Won the Lottery, Would You Tell Anyone? It’s required that you you do announce your winning in public, I believe. Even if it weren’t, there’d be a few people I would tell. I guess any readers would find out by the time my next net worth update rolls around.

Pay Phones on Their Way Out. How will Clark Kent change into his Superman outfit?

Is it Better to Rent and Invest Rather Than Buy a House? By the numbers, yes. But life isn’t always about the numbers, I suppose. See my recent posts on this topic: 3 Reasons Not to Buy a Home, Renting Makes You Richer, New York Times Says It’s Better to Rent Than to Buy, The Cost of Buying a Home: Projected Improvements, and The Cost of Buying a Home Over 30 Years.

Borrowing One’s Way to Prosperity Doesn’t Work.

When Should You Start Taking Social Security Benefits?

Name Discrimination: How it Affects [Your Life]. Your parents’ decision for your name can have a profound effect on the way you are judged (or prejudged) by other people, which in turn affects career choices, life status, and overall success. Your career might even benefit from taking a pseudonym like Penelope Trunk.

Overspending on Children and How to Fight It. Trent shares his experiences and philosophy on parenting. His children may be too young to experience the type of social pressure more prevalent in the teenage years, but he seems to be tacitly instilling good attitudes early enough that his kids have a good chance of not being caught up with superficial desired once they reach high school.

Published or updated July 6, 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, 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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