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 any refund you are owed. But be […]

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.

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 their disadvantages (including the annual fee), I am an advocate of […]

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 yourself?

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 hassle? Will it adversely affect […] 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 to keep tabs on your money, one site,, takes the cake for the […]

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 you get yours?

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.