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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...]

FHA Mortgage Loans: A Good Idea For First-Time Buyers?

FHA mortgage loans are mortgages that are guaranteed by the U.S. Government's Federal Housing Administration. Thanks to this guarantee, FHA mortgage loans are often available to home buyers who do not qualify for "traditional" … [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...]