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About David Weliver

David Weliver is the founding editor of Money Under 30. He's a cited authority on personal finance and the unique money issues we face during our first two decades as adults. He lives in Maine with his wife and two children.

Asset Allocation For Young Investors

Anybody can -- and should -- be an investor. You don't need to study every issue of the Wall Street Journal or even be a "math person" to put your money to work for you in the stock market. There are -- however -- a few important concepts with … [Read more...]

FAQ: The Young Adult’s Guide To Affordable Health Insurance

For health insurance coverage beginning in 2015, the Open Enrollment Period is November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015. If you get health insurance through your employer, this is the time anybody can make changes to your health insurance plan. (You … [Read more...]

To Be Happy, Spend Money On Experiences, Not Possessions

Our generation takes a lot of flack from our elders for being lazy, coddled, entitled and (insert your derogative adjective here). Sure, there is truth to our critics’ claims: No, we don’t want to give up our best years to work 80 hours a week … [Read more...]

An Easier Way To Get Into Socially Responsible Investing

New investors wanting to dip their toes into the markets for the first time face an overwhelming number of complex decisions. For example: Which broker do you choose? Should you buy stocks, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds – or none of the a … [Read more...]

It’s Crazy, But We Hired Housecleaners; When Is It Time To Start Outsourcing Your Life?

One of life’s cruel realities is that when you’re young, you have plenty of time but little money. As you age, you earn a bit more money but careers, kids and other responsibilities consume your free time hour by hour. As any successful ent … [Read more...]

What’s The Smartest Way To Repay Your Student Loans?

October marks the end of the six-month grace period on many federal student loans. For recent graduates, that means the free ride is over and you’ll have to start making monthly student loan payments. Whether you’re just beginning to repay your stu … [Read more...]

How To Buy An Engagement Ring Online

Recently I was reflecting on my experience shopping for Lauren's diamond engagement ring. (I proposed at Christmas, as many guys do, so I was shopping for the ring about this time of year.) As a result, I decided to revive this important post on … [Read more...]

How I Save For Short-Term Goals

What are you doing with money you’re setting aside for short-term savings goals? Money you’re saving for eventual retirement or financial freedom should be invested in stocks that have the potential to outpace inflation in the long-run, but you don … [Read more...]

How Much Should Be In Your 401(k) At 30?

What should your contribute to your 401(k)? How much should you have invested for retirement at 30, 40, 50, etc? These are good questions. Here, I try to answer them, but I should warn you: Personal finance is PERSONAL! The more you can c … [Read more...]

Quicken 2015 for Mac Review

When it comes to finding a tool to help you track and manage your money, these days are so many choices it can be overwhelming to choose. There are many excellent online personal finance tools, hundreds of mobile apps, powerful spreadsheet budgets … [Read more...]