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How to Find a Financial Mentor (And Why You Need One!)

A few weeks ago, we met Allison Beacham, a young woman who helped us negotiate the world of renting. Like many Money Under 30 readers, Allison knows quite a bit about money for someone still in college. In her case, there's a good reason … [Read more...]

Funny Money: Check Out These Ways To Adventurously Whip Grocery Costs

Some people see grocery shopping as a monotonous chore, unaware of the wild, dangerous adventure it really is. That’s no grocery cart — it’s an abandoned mine cart you’re pushing through dark tunnels filled with treasures such as laundry detergent … [Read more...]

How to Work Abroad

Foreign cities, new friends, cheap beer and a ragged, well-used passport: traveling the world while you’re young sounds so glamorous. And it is. I studied abroad in Argentina and loved my travels. But it really drained my bank account. I’ve never b … [Read more...]

10 Used Cars Under $20K so Fun to Drive, You’ll Forget How Little You Paid

When Dave asked me to write about the best used cars you can buy for under $20,000 – and have a little fun doing it – I wondered: How does a “car guy” have fun writing on a financial blog? By stirring the pot, of course. Being the guy that apprais … [Read more...]

Q&A: What Rate of Return Should You Use for Retirement Planning?

Q: What rate of return should a 20- or 30-something use when using a retirement planning calculator? (They are often preset to 6 or 8 percent). And does that include inflation? Depending on the assumptions I use, I get drastically different answers. … [Read more...]

Funny Money: Paying Too Much for Your Electronic Leash? Ways to Tame Your Mobile Bill

You don't really own your phone. It owns you. It makes you carry it around, commands you to whisper sweet nothings into its receiver, buy it expensive duds (those water-resistant cases) and lavish it with apps and accessories. And then there are … [Read more...]

♥ & $: Thinking of Buying Life Insurance? Don’t Make the Same Mistake I Did

I can even remember where we were sitting. It was a sports bar down in Soho not far from the office of the non-profit where I worked. I was just a year out of college and eager to grow up, so when I met an insurance saleswoman who assured me the … [Read more...]

Six Financial Tips for 20-somethings From Financial Planner Cliff Caplan

It's tempting to think that journalists who write about money for a living have all the answers. (Ugh. You should see my checkbook.) By way of analogy, I'd like to suggest a different way of thinking. We all know Steven Spielberg ranks as one of … [Read more...]

Money Mentors: Jacquelyn Zehner on Women and Money

It's hard not to be impressed by Jacquelyn Zehner. In 1996, she became the youngest woman and first female trader to become a partner at Goldman Sachs. But since then, her work has been even more impressive. Zehner has devoted herself to … [Read more...]

Making a Budget for Life After College

Even though I’m in denial about it right now, I will in fact be graduating from college in just a few months. With that fact comes a lot of worry — mentally, I don’t think I’m prepared to move on yet. But, as my mom says, the best antidote for a … [Read more...]