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Best of Money Under 30 (2009)

What better way to celebrate the last day of 2009 than a retrospective? Hence, I give you 15 of the year's best Money Under 30 articles, subjectively selected for uniqueness; popularity among readers, commenters and re-tweeters; and, of course, my … [Read more...]

Six Ways to Save on Gym Memberships

At gyms across America, it’s hard to get a treadmill in January. That’s good news for gym owners; within the next month throngs of new gym-goers will pony up initiation fees, sign year-long membership contracts and---in general---pay too much. But … [Read more...]

Credit Card Strategies: Building an ‘Army’ of Cashback Credit Cards

Do you have an "army" of cashback credit cards? Is this plastic in your wallet a force to be reckoned with? Does each of your credit cards serve a special role that, when combined, earn you a ton of rewards just for your ordinary shopping? These … [Read more...]

What To Do If Your Employer Doesn’t Offer a 401(k) Plan

About 75 percent of Americans have done at least a little saving for retirement. Yet only 55 percent of full-time employees in America contribute to an employer-sponsored 401(k) or 403(b) retirement plan, according to reports by the Employee Research … [Read more...]

Six Tax Breaks To Look For This Season

For most of us, tax season is anything but a good time. That said, you may just find some fun in unearthing some hidden tax breaks that you’ve been missing out on! And it's a good year for it: the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 c … [Read more...]

Why Recessions Are Good For Our Economy

I know what you’re thinking: How can high unemployment rates, declining stock markets, and having less cash in your wallet be good things? We like to think that in a perfect world, we would never have to endure the hardships associated with economic d … [Read more...]

American Express Zync Card Review

The American Express Zync Card, a charge card geared towards twenty-somethings, is a possible alternative to traditional credit/debit cards for anybody under 30. I have been a fan of Amex charge cards and used one myself for a while. So what's the … [Read more...]

Why Checks Will Disappear

How often do you write a paper check? A few times a month? Less? Debit cards, online bill-pay, direct deposit, and electronic checking accounts are making the paper check more and more obsolete. And soon, checks will vanish completely. In Britain, … [Read more...]

Debt Reduction Takes Tough Love

For the first three years of my post-college life, I had this nagging, troubling pain in the pit of my stomach at the end of every month. Will I be able to pay rent this month? Can I pay my credit card bill? I came out of college with no … [Read more...]

Five Things to Remember When You Shop Online

If you shop online, you're already accustomed to getting the hottest fashions and gadgets at the best price---without finding parking at the mall and waiting in lines---delivered right to your door. But these days there are so many Internet retailers … [Read more...]