You thought you were smart by avoiding credit in your early 20s. Now, you face the “credit catch-22″: You need to build credit but with your limited history, you can’t get approved for a credit card. Here are your options.
Planning on taking a credit card overseas? Make sure you pack the right plastic. Some cards tack on hefty fees for foreign charges and aren’t as widely accepted. We explain why having the right card matters and offer a few suggestions.
Credit Karma — one of our favorite sites for getting a truly free credit score — announced this week it now offers free credit reports as well. There’s still no catch, which is why Credit Karma remains our favorite place to quickly and easily check your own credit data at absolutely zero cost.
Successful long-term investing requires patiently sitting on your money like a hen on eggs. But sometimes it’s OK to have a little fun and experiment. In the second Grow Your Dough Challenge, 20 bloggers compete for the best investment returns of 2015. Play along. Think YOU can beat the S&P 500?
Advertising Disclosure: Moneyunder30.com is an independent, advertising-supported blog offering financial product comparisons. The owner of this website may be compensated when users click links to or apply for sponsored financial products including, but not limited to, credit cards or bank/brokerage accounts.