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Eat Like a Prince, Pay Like a Pauper: How to Save Huge Money on Food

Want to slash dietary dollars without going hungry or eating fast food three meals a day? A frugal friend of Money Under 30 serves up some mouth watering money saving ideas. Pot-Luck Parties Ditch dining out and throw your own party instead! Pot … [Read more...]

10 Easy Things to Do Now to Make More Money Later

You can’t get rich quick, but follow these ten proven steps to success today and you will find wealth sooner than you think. It’s working for me, and it can work for you. … [Read more...]

For Love or Money: How Much Should Salary Matter in Career Decisions?

As young workers and students we know that career advice is about as rare as sand in the Sahara. Good advice, however, can be as elusive as it is valuable. … [Read more...]

Debt Free Step Seven: Living Debt Free

Getting into debt is like craving pancakes at midnight on a Tuesday when you know the 24-hour diner is a good two hours away. Your conscious tells you not to do it, but all reason is thrown out the window when your grumbling stomach begs for that … [Read more...]

How Much Should Be in Your 401(k) at 30?

What should your contribute to your 401(k)? How much should you have invested for retirement at 30, 40, 50, etc? These are good questions. Here, I try to answer them, but I should warn you: Personal finance is PERSONAL! The more you can c … [Read more...]

Can You (Really) Save on Car Insurance?

Car insurance. You hate paying for it until you need it. And a few months later you hate paying for it again. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could actually get a cheaper car insurance policy? The ads claim you can save on car insurance just by switching c … [Read more...]

Personal Finance Posts from the Problogger Group Writing Project

This week, Problogger.net hosts a group writing project featuring “how to” blog posts from around the globe. Along with Money Under 30’s post Ex-Car Salesman Tells All: How to Beat the Auto Dealerships at Their Own Game, here are some noteworthy contr … [Read more...]

Ex-Car Salesman Tells All: How to Beat the Auto Dealerships at Their Own Game

I once worked as a car salesman. I learned you don’t need a full set of teeth to be a winning car salesman and the nicer a salesman is to a customer, the more that customer overpays. I also learned the car salesman’s playbook. And of course, I’m willi … [Read more...]

The Best New Cars for College Graduates

After graduation you’ll need some new wheels to get to that all-important first job. But which new car is for you? Money Under 30 picks the top new cars for college graduates and young professionals under 30 based on affordability, reliability, and a … [Read more...]

Fidelity International Discovery Fund (FIGRX): A Good Choice for Young Investors

For many young workers with Fidelity Investments 401k retirement plans, the automatic and often recommended investment choice is the Fidelity Freedom 2040 Fund, a generic mix of large growth domestic and international stocks pre-packaged for the … [Read more...]