Finance Blog Consumerism Commentary and Readers Donate $ 14,000 to Charity












Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) December 22, 2010

Consumerism Commentary, the premiere personal finance blog, is pleased to announce that readers of the blog have rallied together to generously answer the website's call for charitable donations. Readers donated a total of $ 8,000 and matching contributions from Consumerism Commentary brought the final donation tally to $ 14,000.

On Thanksgiving Day, Luke Landes, blog owner and writer for the personal finance blog Consumerism Commentary, asked his readers to send copies of their end-of-year charity receipts to the website. Consumerism Commentary pledged $ 5,000 in matching funds and finance blog MoneyCrush volunteered to match an additional $ 1,000. At the end of just three weeks, the readers of the blog readily contributed $ 8,000 in donations. This generous contribution surpassed last year's donation amount by 123%, for a total of $ 14,000 donated to needy causes.

In these tough days and tough times for everyone, the readers of Consumerism Commentary still came through with charitable donations surpassing all goals. Readers donated to worthy charities such as Heifer International, DonorsChoose, Habitat for Humanity, and many others. Luke Landes then matched the first $ 5,000 with a donation to Medicins Sans Frontieres, also known as Doctors Without Borders.

In regards to this charitable spirit and community, Landes states, “The Consumerism Commentary readership community displayed true generosity and giving in the spirit of the holiday season this year, benefiting more than thirty charitable organizations. With the matching contributions to Doctors Without Borders and Nothing But Nets, one small community can indeed make a substantial difference.”

Since 2003, Consumerism Commentary has been the premiere personal finance blog, focusing on personal finance and consumer issues. Out of college for a few years and deeply in debt, Luke Landes, using the pseudonym of Flexo, created Consumerism Commentary to publicly hold himself accountable for his own finances. Today, Flexo is back on his feet financially and his blog is one of the leaders of the now burgeoning financial blog community. Consumerism Commentary offers tips and reviews of financial products such as the best savings accounts and credit cards. Above all, it provides a community for individuals interested in improving their own finances.

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