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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).

You Paid Bills Late: Just How Bad Is That? The Lifetime Cost Of Missed Payments

Mitch Roschelle is the kind of guy anyone in their 20s would be lucky to have as a professional mentor. Based in New York, he’s the national leader for PwC’s real estate advisory practice. Mitch has been featured everywhere from The New York Times to … [Read more...]

Can We Go Thrift Shopping? Pro Tips For Finding Thrift Store Deals

Last year I lost 40 pounds, which meant none of my pants fit me anymore. I went from a 34-35 waist to a 31-32, and donning my jeans turned me into a baggy-pants clown. Moreover, I wasn’t into going back to maxing out my credit cards. And while I’ve … [Read more...]

How We Save: Acorns Co-founder Jeff Cruttenden Wants To Make Investing Easy For Everyone

A parent’s shining example can not only shape a life of financial discipline, but also cement a career path for passing on that knowledge to other millennials. But who says you can’t have a little fun while you’re at it? Jeff Cruttenden works along … [Read more...]

3 Easy Ways You Can Be More Money-savvy Than Most Americans

Do you think you're more money-savvy than the average American? If you'd like to be, there's good news: It's not that difficult. From wagering hundreds of millions on the Super Bowl to keeping their finances on cocktail napkins, the most Americans … [Read more...]

The High Price Of Divorce, Financial And Emotional

One New Year’s resolution carries with it the specter of sadness: the decision to get divorced. Coming as they do just weeks before Valentine’s Day, calendar-kickoff divorce proceedings are so common that January is now known as “Divorce Month.” (Than … [Read more...]

Can You Afford A Broken Arm? Insured Or Not, Hospital Bills Hurt; 5 Apps Than Can Help You Save

Could it be: $500 for stitches? Actually, it can cost even more per stitch. No less a source than The New York Times reported this in December 2013, under the heading “Paying Till It Hurts.” The article relates how a woman visited the emergency roo … [Read more...]

How We Save: For Nicholas Befort, Good Money Habits Are All In The Family

For many Money Under 30 readers, the good habits of personal finance are matters you’ve had to learn yourself. That also applies to some of us writers. My dad didn’t possess checking, savings or retirement accounts. He used my mom’s checkbook and othe … [Read more...]

Refinance Student Loans With SoFi; Rates Starting At 1.92%

Refinancing student loans used to be something of a fantasy. Yes, it could be done, but it was hard to find lenders willing to do it and, if you did, the rates may not have saved you much money anyway. That's changing thanks to companies like … [Read more...]

How We Save: Julie Stevens Finds Her Passion, But Not A Job (Yet)

The Chicago suburb of Winnetka is best known as the locale of the “Home Alone” house, which sold for a cool $1.585 million in 2012. It’s also the town where Julie Stevens resides, though she doesn’t boast anywhere near the wealth of Winnetka’s long-ti … [Read more...]

What’s The Best Tax Software? Popular Tax Software Compared

Here's the first part of Money Under 30's "No-Stress Guide to Filing Your Taxes", a six-article series on helping you prepare your tax return. We cover: Your tax document checklist: A guide to get you started Choosing the best method to file … [Read more...]