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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...]

Personal Capital Review: Supercharge Your Investing with this Free App

Personal Capital is a free online and mobile personal finance and investment management app that’s been garnering a lot of fans both here on Money Under 30 and from Silicon Valley investors. I first found Personal Capital when we went looking for a … [Read more...]

Confused About HSAs? We’ve got Your Back! The Total Newb’s Guide to Health Savings Accounts

Health savings accounts (HSAs) are a vital part of many health insurance plans, but many of us don’t fully understand how HSAs work. Lauren and I just switched to an HSA health insurance plan for next year and I have to admit -- even as a f … [Read more...]

Want a Future Without Debt and with Plenty of Sunny Beach Vacations? Do THIS Every Three Months

Every year around the end of December, we get inundated with media and advice about New Year’s resolutions. And many of us do set goals around the New Year as we aspire to do everything from eat better and lose weight to earn more money or finally s … [Read more...]