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Charge Cards: A Smart Alternative to Credit (And Debit) Cards

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Charge cards like the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card provide a smart alternative to debit cards and traditional credit cards. What Is a Charge Card? A charge card is a like a credit card without the option to pay your balance off over time. With a charge card you must pay the entire balance […]

Q&A: I’ve Maxed Out My 401(k); Where Should I Invest Next?

Occasionally I publish answers to select readers’ money questions. I welcome your opinion in the comments. Send questions to david@moneyunder30.com. I can’t get to them all but will do my best! Q: I’ve been employed for six months. I’m 30 (school took a long time) so this is my first time investing. I am maxing out my 401(k) […]

Special Tax Situations: Audits, Extensions, Payment Plans, and Quarterly Payments

Special Tax Situations- Audits, Extensions, Payment Plans, and Quarterly Payments

This is the last in Money Under 30’s six part “No-Stress Guide To Filing Your Taxes”. Here we discuss some special situations. We are looking at audits, extensions, payment plans, and quarterly taxes for the self-employed.

Need a Tax Break? Here’s a List

Need a Tax Break- Here's a List

This is part five of Money Under 30’s six part “No-Stress Guide To Filing Your Taxes”. A big topic on everyone’s mind while filing taxes is deductions! Deductions lower your tax liability so you sure don’t want to miss one. Here’s a list and explanation of common tax deductions.

5 Big Car Buying Mistakes

Last Saturday I was out to dinner at one of those Japanese Hibachi places. Over a scorpion bowl, I was talking to a friend who works as a sales manager at a luxury car dealership. He was mulling over getting out of the industry because—as you might imagine—car shoppers aren’t the nicest people to deal […]

Common Tax Schedules: The No-Stress Guide To Filing Your Taxes, Part 4

Common Tax Schedules- The No-Stress Guide To Filing Your Taxes, Part 4

This is part four of Money Under 30’s six part “No-Stress Guide To Filing Your Taxes”. Tax schedules are basically supporting documentation to your tax return. They are used to claim additional deductions such as mortgage interest or a loss on a business. This is good stuff to understand as your tax return gets more complex.

Your Automatic Investment Plan

Use this flowchart to determine where to start your autopilot investments.

An automatic investment plan is the cornerstone upon which wealth is built. Mindlessly putting away part of your paycheck each week keeps your plan on track even when you get distracted by life. Here is the how and why of automatic investing.

Betterment Review: A Simple Investing Solution

Betterment provides simple investing as a great alternative to online brokers.

Betterment is an investing platform that makes investing decisions blisteringly easy: Choose a desired mix of stocks/bonds, your goal, and you’re done.