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Pontiac Silverdome Sold for Less Than a House

A year ago, a group of investors offered $20 million to buy the Pontiac Silverdome, the seldom-used, dome stadium that used to be the home for the Detroit Pistons and Michigan Panthers. The deal eventually fell through. […]

2010 Roth Conversion: Good Idea?

Over the next couple of weeks, six finalists will be auditioning for the opening of “staff writer” at Consumerism Commentary. Each will be providing two guest articles to share with readers. […]

Federal Reserve Wants Your Opinion About Gift Card Fees

The Credit CARD Act of 2009 instructed the Federal Reserve to enact new regulations for gift cards. I have a love/hate relationship with gift cards; they’re convenient gifts to give when you know the recipient is a fan of a certain store. Unfortunately, the past few years have seen restrictions added to gift cards which make them unappealing. […]

Two Down, $2,000 to Go

When I was a new college graduate in 1997, I got my father to co-sign on a credit account so I could buy a computer. […]

The Economy Triggers a Rebirth of the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Over the next couple of weeks, six finalists will be auditioning for the opening of “staff writer” at Consumerism Commentary. Each will be providing two guest articles to share with readers. […]

The Madoff Name Premium

On Saturday, an auction in New York featured items once owned by Bernard Madoff. The auction raised over $900,000, beating expectations. Once combined with proceeds from another auction later this week, it’s likely that this money will go to investors who were burned by Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. […]

Podcast 30: Nick Corcodilos, Ask the Headhunter

The guest on today’s Consumerism Commentary Podcast is Nick Corcodilos, author of Ask the Headhunter: Reinventing the Interview to Win the Job and How to Work With Heahunters. […]

How to Spend Smarter This Holiday Season

Over the next couple of weeks, six finalists will be auditioning for the opening of “staff writer” at Consumerism Commentary. Each will be providing two guest articles to share with readers. […]

Ally Bank Increases Interest Rate to 1.64% APY

While most banks are still lowering their interest rates, Ally Bank increased its rate today, November 13, 2009, to 1.64% APY. […]

Federal Reserve Issues New Rules for Overdraft Fees

With Congress threatening to create new consumer protection agencies to protect the public from customer-unfriendly banking practices, the Federal Reserve stepped in today to prove it is still relevant and involved with banking regulation. […]