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How to Prepare for a Layoff

Layoffs are everywhere these days. My employer axed 20 more of my coworkers on Friday, and every week I hear about friends losing jobs at various companies nationwide. Layoffs suck, but given the recession we’re in, they aren’t a surprise. And alt … [Read more...]

Five Tips for Preparing to File Your Taxes

I have certainly been guilty of filing my taxes at midnight on April 15th, but as I get older and my taxes get more complicated, I can’t afford to wait until March to start getting my taxes in order. Here are five things I’ve found helpful to start do … [Read more...]

Auto Insurance Liability Limits: How Much Do You Need?

Here’s an interesting tidbit about auto insurance many people don’t know: bodily injury liability coverage is the most important type of car insurance to have and, often, the least expensive. How much liability coverage is enough, and how can you tel … [Read more...]

Five Types of Overspenders

People spend—and overspend—for a lot of reasons. Here are five reasons may people spend more than they have. If you have trouble overspending, uncovering why is an important step in learning to reign in the behavior and get on track to financial sta … [Read more...]

Mutual Funds: Five Things You Should Know

Mutual funds were born in the 20th century, but it is possible mutual funds (or at least many of them) will die in the 21st century as alternatives like hedge funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) lure investors with higher returns, less regulation, … [Read more...]

Secret of the Rich: Money is Absolute, Not Relative

Imagine a crisp one dollar bill. What does that one dollar mean to you? How would you spend or save it? Now imagine you are homeless and only have $4 to your name. Now what would that dollar mean to you? Finally, imagine you are a billionaire. What … [Read more...]

The Worst “Creditaholic” I Have Ever Seen

Channel surfing last Friday night, I caught a few minutes of Suze Orman on CNBC. She had on her show not only the worst case of “living above your means” I have ever seen, but the worst case Suze has seen, too! … [Read more...]

Have You Ever Used a Pawn Shop?

I was interested to read this Wall Street Journal article describing a boom among pawnbrokers. It's interesting to see that as credit cards clamp down on credit lines and banks aren't lending new money, even high net worth Americans and business … [Read more...]

Money Under 30’s Most Popular Articles of 2008

Curious to see which articles Money Under 30 readers visited most in 2008? Here are the ten most visited articles of 2008. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

I’m Optimistic About the Economy. Are You?

Kicking off 2009, I’m optimistic about the economy. Are you? What do you think 2009 will hold for the economy and for your own finances? … [Read more...]