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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).

How We Save: Investing In Real Estate On The Side, Even With Two Young Kids

At 31, Fermin Saucedo has his hands full. He’s the father of two young children, so it’s a new game for him financially speaking compared to a few years back. He has to figure out a way to save up for his kids’ education and do his part to support … [Read more...]

Are Certified Pre-Owned Cars Worth The Premium Price?

In a recent post, we talked about why you should (almost) never lease a new car. But let’s say you want a used car. As with new, there are also multiple factors to take into account. You can buy the typical used car, either from a private owner or … [Read more...]

How We Save: Bijan Golkar, 29, Kept College Costs Down And Invested In His Career

Editor's note: This is the first in an ongoing series interviewing regular 20-somethings about their successes and setbacks with money. If you'd like to share your story, please drop us a line. -DW At 29, Bijan Golkar is a Certified Financial … [Read more...]

Why You Should (Almost) Never Lease A Car

We make choices every day beaded on personal preference, whether it’s coffee versus tea or boxers versus briefs. Some financial choices, however, aren’t so clear cut. After all, we can't making spending decisions based on preference alone. If we di … [Read more...]

Want Or Need? How You See This Blurred Line Is (Almost) Everything

With back-to-school time approaching for college and graduate students, an age-old dilemma is rearing its head: what you need versus what you want. We’ve all heard of this duality, but when it comes to forming a deeper understanding, you may be s … [Read more...]

Is Cash Obsolete? The Inevitable Dangers Of Our Cashless Economy

I’m looking in my wallet right now, and not counting the $4 in “extrabucks” from my CVS pharmacy, I’m carrying $20.75. And at least a few days a month, I don’t carry any cash at all. Does this mean I’m broke? Sure, I’m a writer — but I hope not. Th … [Read more...]

Unhappy At Work? Meet The Man Who Wants To Help You Find Your Perfect Career

Some people would consider themselves, upon graduating college or soon thereafter, fortunate enough just to find a job. But Kevin O'Connell, founder of the Niche Movement, doesn’t want you to settle for that. To be sure, the statistics on job s … [Read more...]

How To Interview A Financial Advisor: A Proven Script From A Wharton School Expert

Hooking up with a good financial advisor can be a lot like finding an ace mechanic: Wherever possible, you’ll want to use word of mouth from trusted friends or family members to find someone who’s ethical, honest and has the experience, if you will, t … [Read more...]

For Homeowners, Apps That Organize Everything: From The Mortgage To The Leaky Sink

If you’re new to owning a house, townhome or condo, right now’s a great time to think about home improvement. Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies forecasts double-digit gains in home improvement spending for 2014, according to its Le … [Read more...]

How Upstart Gives Loans To Young Adults Without Credit Scores

There’s been a lot of attention paid to peer-to-peer lending sites such as Lending Club and Prosper. And it’s true, each one offers a lightning-quick application process, with potential approval coming right on its heels. But other than the sky … [Read more...]