MoneyUnder30.com
Simple. Honest. Personal finance.
MoneyUnder30.com

Get the Most Money for Your Used Phone

We the People — at least the tech-savvy ones — crossed an invisible line in 2013. It didn’t get much coverage, but ultimately it will prove more historic than the government shutdown, twerking and the Red Sox winning the World Series combined. Curio … [Read more...]

Are You a Compulsive Shopper? Here’s How to Spot it and Stop it

Like a 500-foot inflatable Santa chucking gadget-filled, diamond-trimmed stockings to all good little iBoys and iGirls, Black Friday is nearly here. So, should I be psyched? I’m not. Actually I’m worried, though this has nothing to do with lan … [Read more...]

My Thanksgiving Dish to You: Give Thanks for Everything, Even the Tough Stuff

As I sit here at a Chicago Starbucks, in the heart of the funky Lincoln Square neighborhood, the first brisk snowfall of the season is coating the cars on Lincoln Avenue like a thin sheath of whipped cream on a warm mocha. It’s a beautiful sight to b … [Read more...]

With SoFi, Fellow Alums can Help you Refinance Student Loans

When bold new ideas come along to help you take control of your finances, we love to tell you about them; that’s why we're here. We also strive to be transparent, because we're human. David and I have always shared about how we've messed up our f … [Read more...]

Build Your Personal Brand Online: 5 Tips to Land that job or Promotion Faster

Becoming an adult means entering the workforce and, eventually, taking your career to the next level. On the one hand, young workers in some fields have tremendous advantages. Take media: As newspapers jump to online-only status, they’re dumping ol … [Read more...]

Frugal can be fun: 10 Ways to cut Costs Without Cutting Corners

Let's face it, folks: Frugal is in. Very in. And what's more, it's fun ... especially at a time when making ends meet is anything but. The Great Recession took away lots of things from Americans and gave little if anything back. Credit is much … [Read more...]

Is Your Favorite Charity a Scam? How to be Sure

If you care enough about making a difference in this world, sooner or later you’ll put your money where your heart is, and donate to a charity that touches you personally, or else succeeds in making a direct appeal you. Yet just because a charity c … [Read more...]

Cut Back on Spending: 10 Painless Money-saving Tips for the Upcoming Holidays

In just a few weeks, the holiday shopping season will hit us with all the subtlety of a tsunami: Black Friday, Cyber Monday, whatever holiday retailers can make out of a Tuesday, etc. If anyone fashions a sequel to "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving," … [Read more...]

“Tap Watergate” to $50 Carry-Ons, How Spirit Airlines Justifies Sky-High Fees

There's one good thing about flying on someone else's dime: If the airline socks you with hefty fees, you can expense it. But my mom, who grew up in the Great Depression, taught me to be frugal with other people's money, too. So when a corporate … [Read more...]

Moven My Cash Around: My Experience Using the Moven App

Perhaps you recognize this nagging truth about your financial habits: It's sooooo much easier to spend money (especially other people's money on credit) when you don't keep track of it. I know that's me. And over the years I've tried many systems, … [Read more...]