Favorite Blog Wednesday – A Commentary on Consumerism


The fourth personal finance site in my series “Favorite Blog Wednesday” is Consumerism Commentary written by Flexo. Flexo says that he created the site in order to hold himself accountable for his finances by publishing account balances and spending info, and it has seemed to work as the site has a wealth of information that only someone whom has “found their way” could come up with. Also, Consumerism Commentary has been mentioned in many mainstream media outlets, which says a lot for the site as well. This site was another one of the “initial 10” sites or so that I discovered when I went looking for personal finance info, so it has been around for a very long time.

As for why I enjoy reading the site, it is because the information that Flexo writes about spreads itself across a broad spectrum of the finance world; meaning, you do not get bored reading about the same old same old. Too many blogs are only about ways to save money or get out of debt, and it is always refreshing to see a site have so many different subject matters. Consumerism Commentary is a very personal site, which is also something I look for in deciding what blogs I want to spend my time reading. There are so many of them out there that you have to use your time wisely!

Here are some interesting reads to familiarize yourself with Consumerism Commentary:

  • Forget about the latte factor talks about how people looking to save money should look beyond the so-called “latte factor” popularized by David Bach.
  • It might be time to dump Netflix…even though Netflix works for us, there are some valid points in there!
  • 10 Examples of How You Can Be Penny Wise, Pound Foolish – I especially like this one: “Parking and “just running in” without feeding the meter a quarter, but returning to find a parking ticket attached to your windshield.”
  • So if you like your personal finance blog to be personal and chock full of information, I would suggest you bookmark or get the RSS feed right away by heading on over to Consumerism Commentary, and be sure to stay tuned for blog #5 next Wednesday!

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    1. Flexo says:

      Thanks so much for your thoughts! It made my day. 🙂 Well, night, I guess, at this point.

    2. david says:

      You are very welcome, and thanks for the inspiration!

    3. mswal-mart says:

      Dawn if this is you, I am impressed