Need a Tax Break? Here’s a List

Welcome to part five of Money Under 30's "No-Stress Guide To Filing Your Taxes." Today we are going to take a deeper look at our available deductions. Your tax document checklist: A guide to get you started Choosing the best method to file your … [Read more...]

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

We're in the middle of the "No-Stress Guide to Filing Your Taxes". Today we are going to cover tax schedules. Your tax document checklist: A guide to get you started Choosing the best method to file your return Tax software: When to use and … [Read more...]

Tax Return Preparation Options: Calculator, Computer, or CPA?

Here's the second part of Money Under 30's "No-Stress Guide to Filing Your Taxes", a six-article series first published in 2012. We cover: Your tax document checklist: A guide to get you started Choosing the best method to file your … [Read more...]

Time Management for Freelancers: How To Find Extra Hours for Earning More

Everybody wants to earn more money. And as we've established, often the most straightforward way to do that is to start freelancing in addition to your nine-to-five. Ideally, you can even make that work something you already enjoy---like teaching … [Read more...]

The Best Inexpensive Christmas Gifts People Will Actually Want to Receive

What was the best inexpensive holiday gift you’ve ever received? Let's forget the iPhones and diamonds for a second. Was there a gift that didn't cost a lot but made you unbearably happy, not only when you opened it, but for months after that? Now … [Read more...]

How To Use Social Media To Help—Not Hurt—Your Career

Note from David: It's been a while since we've talked about career issues on Money Under 30, so we're going to fix that this week. Today, I asked Amber to write about how you can use social networking accounts to help your career. (At the very … [Read more...]

My Experience: Combining Finances With A New Spouse

I’ve been married for a little over three months now, and, since my new husband and I combined our finances right after getting hitched, we've been learning a lot about what it's like to share bank accounts. We went from completely separate financial … [Read more...]

Extreme Couponing: Are These People Brilliant or Just Plain Crazy?

I’ve been hearing a lot lately about extreme couponing. The hit reality show on TLC and dismal economy seem to be driving interest in this phenomenon that takes clipping coupons to, well, extremes. (This is not the neatly-organized coupon folder your … [Read more...]

Why So Many People Are House Poor and How You Can Avoid the Same Fate

Wouldn’t it be nice if buying a home were as easy as walking into a store and out with a new smartphone? Unfortunately, it’s hardly so simple. As I'm finding out, getting ready to buy a home requires a ton of preparation (not to mention saving). But a … [Read more...]

Wedding Expenses: Worth it or Worthless? Thoughts on What Counted on my Big Day

If you’re planning a wedding---or even just imagining getting hitched anytime soon---the thought of paying for all that stuff can be overwhelming. The list of typical wedding expenses is long, and few are cheap. Now that it’s been a bit more tha … [Read more...]