Part-Time Entrepreneurs: Is Your Loss Deductible? Check the IRS Hobby Loss Rule

If you, like me, are a nine-to-fiver and a part-time entrepreneur, the IRS is not going to congratulate you for your hard work, but they will take their cut. Did your side-gig take a loss last year? You may be able to deduct that loss and beef up … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss These Important Tax Deductions

I’m no tax expert, nor do I want to be, but as my taxes get more complicated, I do want to make sure I don’t give more of my money to Uncle Sam than I legally owe. Here are some tax tips that may be especially helpful to the under-30 set. … [Read more...]

More Amex No Pre Set Spending Limit Fun

Recently I wrote about how I ran up against my American Express charge card’s mysterious spending limit. Well I did it again, and after a phone call with Amex, I can shed even more light on how theses charge cards’ limits are calculated. Despite the … [Read more...]

Manage Yourself: 10 Ways to Make Yourself Accountable at Work, in Life, and with Money

I don’t know about you, but I have a problem. I am ambitious; I am full of great ideas. I am also, however, extremely undisciplined. But the other day I had an idea. What if I became “my own manager”? Not a bad idea. But how, exactly, do you manage yo … [Read more...]

Are 0% Six Month Balance Transfers Really a Deal?

Jeff writes: I'm about $5500 in credit card debt that I want to get out of before I go back to school in August. I'm thinking of taking up these offers for low interest rates on balance transfers I get in the mail from new cards. Is it worth the … [Read more...] Receipt Organization a la Netflix

It seems like only a year ago I was lamenting the absence of innovative web-based personal budgeting tools. Today we have and, and even Quicken has launched an online budgeting product. While these sites are all long overdue ways … [Read more...]

Will You Get Your Economic Stimulus Tax Rebate Check?

Congress' economic stimulus package bill has passed, meaning most American taxpayers will receive tax rebate checks ranging from between $300 and $1,200 per household, plus additional amounts for households with multiple children. Want to make sure … [Read more...]

Software Updates Today and Tonight

Today (Feb. 4, 2008), MoneyUnder30 will be undergoing a long-overdue backup and update to the version of Wordpress used to power the site. If the site looks really funky, this is why. I apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you. David. … [Read more...]