Funny Money: How to Work Hard at Seeming to be a Hard Worker

George Costanza, grumpy at the office in a Seinfeld screenshot

We’ve all noticed slacker co-workers who always seem to get the breaks when it comes to raises and promotions. It’s easy to resent these folks, but what you should be doing is learning from them. Though books have been written on the subject, their arts aren’t widely known, and most anyone can use a brush-up on the matter. […]

Multiple Streams of Income: How I Went from Debt to Three Paychecks


Now that I have managed to get myself into a job that I love, built my net worth and enjoy multiple streams of income from side businesses I have built, I want to reflect on my journey.

International Travel Checklist: What to Pack for Your Trip Abroad


It’s hard to know what to bring for an international trip. Being safe and comfortable is more important than being stylish. Be sure to have important documents and emergency contact info. Also make sure you bring a power converter so you can charge your gadgets. Comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothes are also a must.

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Buying A New House While Working Full-Time

Buying a house can be time consuming. Between all the paperwork of getting a mortgage, looking at houses, and submitting offers, who has the time? Here are some tips on what to expect and how to make things go a little smoother.

Getting the Best Term Life Insurance Rates: Three Tips

Insurance isn't sexy, but it's a vital important of a smart financial plan.

Who likes paying more for something when you know you can get it cheaper somewhere else? It’s a gut-wrenching feeling when you’ve paid for goods or services only to realize that you could have saved a bundle had you just invested a little bit more time researching all your options. This has happened to me […]

Making Prior Year IRA Contributions

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Individual retirement arrangements, or IRAs, provide tax incentives for saving for retirement. If you can afford it, I strongly encourage everybody to contribute at least a little bit to a Roth IRA every year, even if you have a 401(k) or other retirement plan at work. And among the many benefits of IRAs is the […]

What’s Love Got To Do With It? The Financial Benefits of Marriage

Many millenials aren't marrying and missing out on many financial benefits to marriage.

Marriage is in the news again. With the Supreme Court deciding who is worthy of being married,  it seems worth taking a moment to think about why even get married in the first place. Sure we can talk about the benefits of togetherness and the importance of the institution as a foundation for society and […]

Why Buzz Bissinger’s Shopping Addiction is a Call to Face our own Financial Demons

Is Buzz Bissinger really a shopping addict? And if so, what can his confessions teach us about facing our own financial demons?

Some see Buzz Bissinger’s tell-all article in April’s GQ as the wicked April Fool’s gag of a gifted writer. If so, it wouldn’t be the first. But others, including this columnist, believe it’s truly the tragic, awkward confession of sex and shopping addiction by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has apparently ridden off the rails. Either […]

The Refrigerator Guide To Money In Your 20s

Money in your 20s: a checklist of personal finance milestones.

With every passing year, I get a little bit further from the 25-year old who started Money Under 30 deep in debt and still figuring things out as I went. I struggle to pass on the lessons I’ve learned over the last six and a half years about managing money in your 20s without sounding […]