About Lou Carlozo

Based in Chicago, Lou Carlozo is a personal finance contributor for Reuters Money, a columnist with DealNews.com, and a former managing editor at AOL's WalletPop.com. Contact him with story ideas for Money Under 30 at feedbacker@aol.com, or follow him via LinkedIn and Twitter (@LouCarlozo63).

Debt Hangover? 6 Tactics To Pay Off Credit Card Debt Fast

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Christmas cheer is a distant memory, but your credit card debt is still around. Get the tools you need to get out of credit card debt fast.

The Best Tax Software Compared: 20 Top Apps

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How much will it really cost to use TurboTax? Is free tax software really free? What if I sold stocks or had self-employment income? Compare 20 leading tax return apps here.

Are Certified Financial Planners Worth The Money?

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Certified Financial Planners (CFPs) are highly-trained professionals who can help you in all aspects of your financial life. But they charge a lot for their experience. Is hiring a CFP right for you?

What Percentage Of Your Income Should You Save?

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We all know we should be saving. Maybe we all know we should be saving more than we are. But how much should we aim to put aside? Here’s how much of each paycheck you should put into savings, and how to get there if it seems daunting.

As A Millennial, What Can You Expect From Social Security?

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If you’re in your 20s or 30s, can you count on Social Security benefits in 40 or 50 years? Half of Millennials say “no”. Here are the facts.

How To Improve Your Credit Score, Step By Step

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You know you need to improve your credit score, but you’re finding a lot of conflicting advice. What I learned from dozens of different experts about how to improve your credit score in a few easy-to-follow steps.

How Buying (And Keeping) Used Cars Can Save You A Ton of Money

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Some people can’t resist that new car smell. But if you have the willpower to buy used cars (and drive them for years), your savings will really add up. See how much you could save.

The Best Cities In America For Young Adults To Get Rich

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When it comes to saving money, where you live matters. Money Under 30 found 10 cities with affordable housing and above-average salaries for 18-to-34-year-olds. Could these be the best cities in America for getting rich?

I Tried To Find Work On Elance, Beyond, And Thumbtack — Here’s What Happened

The Best Place To Find Freelance Work A Look At Three Job Sites

Earning extra money is fantastic for your finances, but finding work can be tricky. Here’s a review of some of the most popular online freelance marketplaces — Elance, Beyond, and Thumbtack.

9 Worthy Money Goals For Every Situation: Choose One Now

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Just do something! Start small. See results. Do it again. Any one of these goals will make you richer. Which will you try?