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Resume Dos and Don’ts (Plus Resume Makeovers)

This is a guest article by Ginger from Girls Just Wanna Have Funds. Ginger teaches women how to break financial ceilings one stiletto at a time! Join the social network, Girls Just Wanna Have Funds on Ning to connect with other financially savvy women. This week I’ve been helping out my company’s HR department by reviewing resumes and conducting interviews. […]

The Greatest Loss of This Recession

About the author: This is a guest article by The Weakonomist, an anonymous blogger responsible for everything at As a banking insider he’s witnessed the economic implosion from inside the bubble. […]

Knowing Your Financial History is Crucial to Your Future

About the author: This is a guest article by Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil. Dr. Bonnie was named by New York Magazine as one of the city’s top therapists. […]

Helping Your Parents With Their Finances

About the author: Jeff Rose is a Certified Financial Planner™ and co-founder of Alliance Investment Planning Group. He is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, having served in the National Guard. His blog, Good Financial Cents, covers financial planning and investment related topics. As a kid, there’s no greater comfort in having your parents there to pick you up when you fall. […]

A Home of My Own: Why We Buy

About the author: This is a guest article by Matt Wallaert, a behavioral psychologist and the Lead Scientist at Thrive, a free financial advisory website that helps people organize their finances and plan for the future with personalized feedback from its behavioral advisory engine. I’m an owner. […]

Guest Authors Will Be Featured This Week

While I am on vacation this upcoming week, several guest authors will appear on Consumerism Commentary. Smithee and I will be joined by Matt Wallaert from Thrive, Jeff Rose from Good Financial Cents, Dr. […]

Basics of 2009 Energy Efficient Tax Credits

As a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (see our roundup of ways to take advantage), 2009 and 2010 are good years to make some of the “green” home improvements you may’ve been considering. […]

Why Be Wealthy? Focus on Real Goals, Not Net Worth

Even though I share my financial reports every month, I don’t see increasing my financial wealth as a goal. The accumulation of money is not a destination. I am not aiming for any particular measure of financial worth, such as ten million dollars of net worth or one million dollars of passive income each year. […]

GM’s Pendulum Swings the Other Way With the PUMA

After a few years of not catching onto consumers’ shifting tastes towards more environmentally friendly vehicles, General Motors has teamed up with Segway to develop the PUMA, or Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility, a tiny self-balancing, two-wheeled vehicle powered by electricity. […]

Tax Tips for Procrastinators, Lazy People, and Late Filers

According to TurboTax, New York City is the third worst city in terms of procrastination. I can identify with this; I am one of the world’s worst procrastinators, a level I’ve accomplished through lots of practice. This year, I filed my taxes in the middle of March, the earliest I have ever completed the process. […]