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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 […]

Funny Money: 8 Tips For Smart Gambling

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Blackjack, craps and roulette do not a savvy investment portfolio make. Unless, of course, you own a casino, in which case they are all smart investments, helping you pick off easy money from desperate, get-rich-quick types who think they’ve got “a system.” There’s a reason casinos in drought-ravaged Las Vegas can afford to build replica cities […]

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 […]