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Podcast 9: Penelope Trunk from Brazen Careerist and Leo Babauta from Zen Habits

Penelope Trunk and Leo Babauta are today’s guests on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast. Penelope Trunk is the author of Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success and founder of the career advancement website Brazen Careerist. […]

Extending the $8,000 First-Time Home Buyer Credit to $15,000

The Senate is considering a number of changes to the $8,000 first-time home buyers credit. Spurred on by Sen. Johnny Isakson from Georgia, the adjustments being considered seek to expand the credit to spur the real estate industry. Here are the changes some Senators would like to make to the original law. Expand the maximum credit from $8,000 to $15,000. […]

Flexo’s Investment Portfolio, May 2009

Although I post my financial reports each month to keep myself accountable for my financial decisions, I have moved to summarizing my investments rather than listing all the details. […]

New Consumer Financial Regulation

The White House is proposing a realignment of the financial regulation that failed to prevent the latest recession, but will the proposals help protect consumers? […]

British Airways Wants Staff to Work for Free

Would you work for free? I used to work for a non-profit organization whose business model was not exactly built around the concept of making money. […]

American Companies May Want to Trade on Shanghai Stock Exchange

There is some speculation that Coca-Cola, General Electric, and Wal-Mart are seeking to raise capital by offering stock… in China. […]

Quicken Courting Microsoft Money Users With New Old Discounts

On the heels of Microsoft’s announcement that the company’s desktop financial management software, Microsoft Money (Plus) will be discontinued, Intuit is jumping on the chance to win customers by offering decent discounts on its Quicken products. These discounts are similar to those offered earlier this year. […]

New ING Direct $25 Bonus Links Available

It has been awhile, but I now have a new set of $25 bonus referral links available for new customers of the ING Direct online savings account. ING Direct is currently, as of June 16, 2009, offering an interest rate yielding 1.5% APY on this savings account. Here is how this works. […]

Study: iPhone Users Are Younger, Richer and More Productive

According to a new study, employees who use iPhones are statistically wealthier, younger, and more productive at work that their counterparts who use other smartphones. […]