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Weekly PF Blogarific Roundup

Posted By Jim On 06/02/2006 @ 7:11 pm In Personal Finance | 2 Comments

If you’ve ever booked a room with Hotels.com, Flexo has some news… credit card numbers and names of 234,000 customers were stolen [3] from an Ernst & Young employee (they were on a password protected laptop) in February. I want to know why the E&Y employee even had credit card numbers on the PC in the first place, is it necessary? No.

MBH is the latest to talk about Prosper.com [4].

FMF discusses some energy saving tips [5] as well as how much the average person spends on what in terms of energy. I recently implemented his last tip – “Substitute compact fluorescent bulbs for incandescents” with positive results [6].

Nickel talks about the drop in fuel mileage [7] with the recent implementation of E85 ethanol blended gasoline. While a little is expected, 1-2%, some have experienced 20% drops!

JLP’s question of the day is “How Many Times Do You Eat Out Each Month? [8]

LAMoneyGuy reviews some stock market adages [9], I hadn’t heard some of these before.

JD starts an interesting discussion about organic produce [4] and how some people don’t have the option of choosing, based on their own belief system, what types of food they buy.

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[3] credit card numbers and names of 234,000 customers were stolen: http://www.consumerismcommentary.com/2006/06/02/was-your-credit-card-number-stolen-in-february/

[4] talk about Prosper.com: http://www.mightybargainhunter.com/2006/05/30/on-prospercom/

[5] some energy saving tips: http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2006/06/save_on_energy_.html

[6] with positive results: http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/money-saved-using-compact-flourescent-bulbs.html

[7] drop in fuel mileage: http://www.fivecentnickel.com/2006/06/01/ethanol-blended-gas-lower-mileage/

[8] How Many Times Do You Eat Out Each Month?: http://allthingsfinancialblog.com/2006/06/02/jlps-qotd-how-many-time-do-you-eat-out-each-month/

[9] reviews some stock market adages: http://itsjustmoney.blogs.com/its_just_money/2006/06/sell_in_may_and.html

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