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Weekly Blog Roundup I, Blogging From the Airport Edition

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I arrived early to the airport for my flight to California today. When checking into my full flight, I was able to switch seats and select the exit row. I’ll have a few more inches of leg room than I would have had, had I not been able to switch. There is WiFi here at Newark Liberty International Airport, but in order to access it, I’ll have to pay $7.95 per day or $9.95 per month. I chose the per day option; I should have chosen per month and canceled after one month. Anyway, despite my quick unfrugal decision, now I’m able to catch up with my growing email inbox and write a few posts for Consumerism Commentary, including this one.

Here are a few interesting articles from the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond.

Turing $1,000 into $1,000,000. JLP explains how this feat of mathematics can be accomplished. Pay attention to his closing thoughts in this article.

Save a Bundle on Your Energy Bills, Part 1. This advice comes from Money Magazine via Free Money Finance. This first tip: upgrade your equipment.

Just heard over the loudspeaker, the flight to Aruba is now boarding. I wonder if I can make a quick flight change…

Mint: A Fresh New On-Line Personal Finance Tool. SC, a reader of Get Rich Slowly, provides an in-depth look at the new online money management software. For Consumerism Commentary’s take, read Sasha’s review.

To Gift or Not To Gift. FiveCentNickel looks at five frugal gift-giving strategies. One such tip, the anti-tip: “Just suck it up and give gifts like there’s no tomorrow.”

Cars Are Getting Safer, 34 Vehicles Are “Top Safety Picks.” From Consumerist: The Insurance Institute for Highway Safeway published its latest list of safe cars.

I’ll have some more recent posts from around the web in a day or two.

Updated December 26, 2017 and originally published November 17, 2007.

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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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