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Best of 2006, January Through June

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At the end of last year, I put together a list of the “Best of 2005,” just a collection of posts here at Consumerism Commentary that might stand out. There was no rhyme or reason to my selection. Needless to say, I’m very lenient with my definition of “best.”

We’re more than halfway through 2006, so I’ve compiled a similar list for January through June. Continue reading for a look back at 2006 so far.

Saving, Budgeting, and Frugality
What to Do When Your Bank is Merging
Financial Sharing Within Couples
Overspending vs. Underearning
HOWTO Deal With Winning the Lottery
Ten Tips for Cutting Car Expenses
Baby on the Way? Get Ready to Be Shocked!
Maybe Lend Money to Your Friends
Getting Paid for Changing Your Flights

Debt, Credit and Credit Cards
New Emigrant Direct Credit Card
Raising Interest Rates
American are NOT in Bad Shape With Credit, Sort Of
Student Loan Consolidation: The Countdown Begins
Deceptive Credit Card Offers: Two-Cycle Billing, Universal Default, Over-Limit Fees, Due Times
Dustin Diamond (Screech)’s Strage Land Contract

Investing, Insurance and Growing Money
Quick Guide to Asset Allocation
Stupid Investment of the Week: Teach Me to Trade
How Liz Pulliam Weston Become a Millionaire
Sell Your Life Insurance Policy
Does This Number Impress You

Taxes
Walking Away From Your Money
Tax Bill Passed By House and Senate

Working
Employment Trends in 2006
Ben Stein Protects America
Move Where Cost of Living is Low
Be a Financial Advisor
Even Lousy CEOs Get Great Pay
How to Succeed: Be A Jerk
Six Steps to Being Your Own Boss
After Graduations: Choices, Plans and Risks, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Books
Review of Smart and Simple Financial Strategies for Busy People by Jane Bryant Quinn
A Look at Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
A Look at The Automatic Millionaire Homeowner by David Bach
Review: Career Intensity by David Lorenzo

Consumerism
Comcast Neglected to Mention
Tips for Picking Out a Suit
Verizon FiOS Driving Down Comcast Prices
Selling a Car While Upside Down

Carnivals
Carnival of Personal Finance #46
Carnival of Personal Finance #53
Carnival of Investing #3
Carnival of Debt Reduction #20
Carnival of Debt Reduction #32
Carnival of Investing #25

Flexo’s Finances
My Money Mistake #1: Not Knowing My Net Worth
TIAA-Cref Didn’t Fund My SEP IRA

Health
Ten Free Ways to Improve Sleep, Part 1, Part 2

Other
Rebate Scams
Ten Websites I Couldn’t Live Without
You Will Go to the Moon

Updated January 9, 2018 and originally published July 30, 2006.

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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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