Reminder: Lending Club $100 Giveaway

Just a reminder, the deadline for entering the $100 giveaway contest from Lending Club is tomorrow night at midnight. So far there are only seven contestants, so your chances of winning are good! Don't miss out on this opportunity. To enter, simply … [Read more...]

Extreme Frugality: What Are Your Most Insanely Frugal Habits?

I’ve never been a fan of “extreme” frugality. Of course, I have been working on (and succeeding at) eating out less, buying things used or on sale whenever possible, and practicing common sense conservation. But I doubt I would ever go through other … [Read more...]

American Express Will Pay $300 for Closing Your Credit Card Account

Now here's a twist on credit card promotions: American Express is offering to pay certain cardmembers $300 (on a prepaid debit card) if they pay off their balance before April 30, 2009 and close their credit card account. To take advantage, you must … [Read more...]

5 Critical Things to Remember When Buying Your First Home

Thinking about becoming a home owner this year? (Perhaps you want to nab the $8,000 first time home buyer tax credit.) If so, take a deep breath and prepare yourself financially and mentally for a rewarding, but challenging, experience. Whether … [Read more...]

Win $100 from Lending Club

I’m excited to announce a $100 giveaway from Lending Club, the peer-to-peer lending site, here at Money Under 30. One lucky winner will receive $100 deposited into their Lending Club lender account. Here’s how to enter…and win! … [Read more...]

How to Claim the $8,000 Homebuyer Tax Credit

If you will be able to claim the $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit this year or next, here’s some helpful information. A recently released revision to IRS Form 5405 will help you through the steps required to claim the credit. Here's some more i … [Read more...]

$400 or $800 Making Work Pay Tax Credit

Bundled in the 2009 economic stimulus plan is the $400 ($800 for couples) Making Work Pay tax credit that will provide a tax credit in 2009 and 2010 equal to 6.2 percent of your earned income up to a maximum of $400 for individual filers and $800 for … [Read more...]

2009 Economic Stimulus: What It Means For You

We are all holding our breath. We all want to know. Will the 2009 economic stimulus bill reverse our wayward economy? Unfortunately, it will take months, or longer, to find out. In the meantime, we can ask what this giant government spending plan … [Read more...]

$8,000 First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit

My article on the $7,500 first time home buyer tax credit has become one of the most popular on this site, with well over 200 comments. As part of this month's economic stimulus bill, that credit is changing to an $8,000 tax credit that, unlike the … [Read more...]

Outright: Awesomely Simple Online Accounting

I recently started using Outright to record the income and expenses for my blogging "business". In a word, I'm blown away! As a budding entrepreneur, Outright provides everything I need to track income, expenses, and taxes, but nothing I don't. … [Read more...]