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Best Of 2005

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As the year is coming to a close, and I will be less available over the next few days, the opportunity is perfect for taking a look at Consumerism Commentary and compiling a list of “best” (or most popular) entries from the year. This will be the 570th entry in 2005, but only a few of those I would consider worthy of being included on a “best of” list.

Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Here is the “Best of 2005,” sort of categorized:

Saving and Banking
Delayed Deposits Cost Account Holders
Affluent Shop at Discount Stores
Wachovia Fees Going Up Again
Bring in Da Noise, Bring In Da Lunch
Money Clubs
The Emergency Fund
Emergency Funds, Doing Okay?
It’s Not What You Make, It’s What You Spend. Whaa?
Saving With Low Income Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3
Bank Of America’s Keep The Change

Books
The Number By Lee Eisenberg Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5

Working
Stress Management
Negotiating for Salary – Men vs. Women
Are You Pursuing Your Passion?

Investing and Growing Money
401(k) Exploitation
Should You Borrow From Your 401(k)?
Investing Scams
Introduction to Hedge Funds
Letting Terror Affect Your Investment Strategy
Hands Off The 401(k)
The Golden Ratio and the Market
$50 Bonus From ShareBuilder
Derivatives, The Future of Investing?
ScotTrade Experience Thus Far
ShareBuilder $50 Promotion Updated
Staying Away From Fund Fees
Don’t Stress About Investing

Education
Student Loan Consolidation
Is The MBA Worthwhile?
Time To Consolidate

Consumerism
GM’s Employee Discount
No Tips, Service Charge Instead
Selling Used Books (And Other Items) on Amazon.com
Kids Want The Darnedest Things
Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Strategies

Credit Cards and Credit
0% Balance Transfers
Wallet of Plastic
Free Credit Reports Now Available!
Credit Card Grace Period
Raise Your FICO Credit Score
Your Credit Report Affects Your Cards
American Express One

Transportation
Car Insurance Depression
How Much Will I Spend On Gas This Year?
Save Money On Gas
End Taxes By Raising Prices

Housing and Real Estate
No Money? Buy A Home!
Getting House-Purchasing Help From Parents
Eminent Domain Rules Officially Changed
Property Taxes
McMansions and McBacklash
Commissions Still High

Gurus
Suze Orman: Young, Fabulous, and Decidedly Not Broke
Stupid Investment of the Week

Flexo Style
Category: Flexo’s Income Statements and Balance Sheets
My Investments
Purchased a Bed
HOWTO Purchase a Bed (Mattress and Box Spring)

Carnival of Personal Finance
Carnival of Personal Finance #1
Carnival of Personal Finance #8
Carnival of Personal Finance #19
Carnival of Personal Finance #22

Other
Can’t Buy Me Happiness
Extreme Frugal Living and Farming vs. Hunting-Gathering
HOWTO Let Google Blog Search Access Your Full RSS Feed

Updated January 8, 2018 and originally published December 23, 2005.

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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 .

avatar 1 Anonymous

You’ve been a credit ot the personal finance blogosphere buddy, especially with the creation of the Carnival of Personal Finance, that thing’s really blossomed. 570 entries!

avatar 2 Anonymous

Wow! Great stuff. Congrats on a great year. I hope 2006 is even better for you. ;-)

avatar 3 Anonymous

Happy Holidays!