Consumerism Commentary

This informative group blog was honored by Kiplinger as a “must-read” blog and named as one of Yahoo!’s “Ten Money Blogs Everyone Should Read.”

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Measuring Financial Progress: Net Worth vs. Net Investable Assets

This is a guest article by Ray, the owner and primary author of Financial Highway, where he discusses investing, saving and practical money management concepts. You can check subscribe to his RSS feed or follow him on Twitter. I strongly believe that tracking your financial progress is crucial to reaching your financial goals. […]

MyIDScore.com: What’s an ID Score?

If you’re a frequent reader of this (or any other personal finance blog) you’re familiar with credit scores and credit reports, and the advice to check them often. These resources detail your financial history and provide a measure of your supposed financial risk. They’re also useful tools to determine the safety of your identity. […]

Southwest Air’s $10 Boarding Upgrade

Southwest Air, which is the airline I consider when I feel like saving upwards of 50% off the price of a ticket, today introduced a new option for boarding before other people. If you’ve never flown Southwest before, you may not know that they don’t assign seats like, well, every other airline I can think of. […]

Men Paying for Dinner: Is It More Romantic?

This is a guest article by Well-Heeled, creator of the blog Well-Heeled, With a Mission. If you enjoy this article, subscribe to her blog using her RSS feed. Last week, boyfriend picked me up at my apartment. I dressed up in a red dress and put on sparkly earrings. We went to one of my favorite restaurants and ate by candlelight. […]

5 Reasons to Take Another Look at DRIPs

This is a guest article written by Clare, the founder of MoneyEnergy, where she writes about international dividend investing, DRIPs, and increasing your cashflow. […]

Interview for Today’s Wealth Pilgrim Radio Show

At 6:00 PM ET (3:00 PM PT) today, Tuesday, September 1, I will be talking with Neal Frankle from Wealth Pilgrim and the Wealth Pilgrim Radio Show. We’ll be talking about the experiences that led me to discover personal finance and the motivation behind Consumerism Commentary. […]

Crowdsourcing My Ride Home

Until now, I never paid much attention to the different companies and providers, but I’ve learned that not all GPS devices are equal. I’ve recently been tempted by the TomTom app for the iPhone, especially in connection with the car kit. Turn-by-turn directions, as well as charging my phone, and playing music through the car’s speakers? […]

10 Tips for Avoiding Overdraft Fees

Bank of America is settling the overdraft fee class-action lawsuit that alleges the bank knowingly manipulated customers’ deposits and withdrawals in order to maximize the fees they would receive. Although the banks aren’t completely to blame for the proliferation of overdraft fees, policies were so much of a problem that the government and regulators needed to step in. […]

Zecco Trading Offering 20 Free Stock Trades

I do very little stock trading. In fact, the only individual stocks I hold are Microsoft (MSFT) and Akamai (AKAM), both of which I purchased with free money for opening a brokerage account. […]

Podcast 19: Giving Yourself a Raise

Our guest today is Matt Jabs, blogger and founder of Debt Free Adventure, a blog designed to help the author stay accountable for getting out of debt. […]