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Angie’s List Limited-time Deal: Get 40% Off Annual Memberships

The following offer is valid until Mar. 31, 2014: Tired Of Winter? We are too! Celebrate Spring with 40% off Angie's List! Promo Code: SPRING2014 When Lauren and I bought our first home in 2010, we entered the brave new world of home improvement … [Read more...]

Side Hustle Ideas: 35+ Ways Anyone Can Earn More Money on the Side

We’ve been talking recently about how difficult it is for debt-saddled 20-somethings on entry-level salaries to follow the cardinal rule of personal finance -- live below your means and invest the difference. If that sounds familiar, you have two o … [Read more...]

What Credit Score do you Need to get Approved for a Credit Card?

If you're looking to be approved for a credit card, you'll need to have a credit score that meets the bank's minimum criteria. This is why we hammer home this advice here on Money Under 30: Know your credit score. Keeping track of your credit … [Read more...]

Overcoming Obstacles to Earning More: Beat Your Fear of Failure and the ‘Not Enough Time’ Excuse

Two weeks ago, I asked you – that if want to earn more money -- what’s holding you back? Even if the path to a larger income is as simple as getting a weekend bartending gig or reaching out to existing contacts for freelancing work, we all have ple … [Read more...]

61/2 Steps to Financial Stability

How do you go from being flat broke to achieving -- if not wealth -- a state of financial comfort, freedom, and security? One step at a time. But: Do you know what your next step should be? I estimate that about 80 percent of questions I get … [Read more...]

The Last Budget You’ll Ever Need

I have a love/hate relationship with budgets. But mostly, I hate them. It’s not because I don’t like pie charts and spreadsheets. (I do.) I don’t like budgets because I hate telling you to write them when I know myself how boring, pointless, and di … [Read more...]

Tired of Being Broke? Why Don’t You Have a Side Hustle?

Question for you: Would you like to earn more money this year? Who wouldn’t, right? But let’s ask a different question: Will you earn more money this year? If the answer is a definitive yes -- great! Maybe you landed a new job, negotiated a s … [Read more...]

How Much Do Olympic Athletes Earn?

Six years ago, watching the 2008 Olympics, I began to wonder: How much do Olympic athletes earn? What, if anything, are they paid for competing in the games? After all, training for the Olympics (never mind competing) is at least a full-time … [Read more...]

Best Credit Card Signup Bonus Offers Available Now

Here’s some unorthodox financial advice: Go apply for a new credit card. Why? Several major credit cards are offering a credit card signup bonus of up to $300 and sing-on points bonuses worth up to $500 in travel if you apply for a new card and spe … [Read more...]

Hey, Look: I’m Rich! 6 Credit Cards That Cost Over $400 Just to Carry Them

Credit cards are a funny business. Most of them are “free” as long as you payyou’re your balance in full each month. Many even refund a small percentage of your purchases as airline miles or rewards points. Other cards, though, tack on annual fees … [Read more...]