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Should You Take That Unpaid Internship?

Ah, spring on a college campus. It’s finally warm, friends are grilling and playing Frisbee on the quad … and EVERYONE asks what you’re doing for the summer. That’s an annoying question if you don’t know what you’re up to yet. Every year of coll … [Read more...]

How to Find a Short-Term Rental

As I’ve been getting further along in my college career, one word has changed in my mind from an exciting one to a scary one: internship. Sure, many internships are extremely competitive and offer low or no pay, but perhaps the hardest thing about int … [Read more...]

HBO ‘Girls’ and Money Quiz: Are You a Hannah, Marnie, Shoshanna, or a Jessa?

The HBO show “Girls” has been called the “Sex and the City” of our generation. Years ago, fans of “Sex and the City” began asking themselves to which of the four female archetypal characters they most related. If you were a Carrie, for example, you … [Read more...]

How to Date Online Inexpensively

If you’re single and seeking a relationship, chances are you’ve at least considered online dating. It became a hot topic among my friends last semester … two of them joined the free dating site OK Cupid, and we were all obsessed with hearing about … [Read more...]

Savings Bonds: When to Consider Them as an Alternative Investment

Savings bonds: before writing for Money Under 30, all I knew about them was that I thought they were a terrible gift when I was little! I remember getting savings bonds as prizes in elementary school, looking at how long they would take to mature, … [Read more...]

How to Work Abroad

Foreign cities, new friends, cheap beer and a ragged, well-used passport: traveling the world while you’re young sounds so glamorous. And it is. I studied abroad in Argentina and loved my travels. But it really drained my bank account. I’ve never b … [Read more...]

Money Mentors: Jacquelyn Zehner on Women and Money

It's hard not to be impressed by Jacquelyn Zehner. In 1996, she became the youngest woman and first female trader to become a partner at Goldman Sachs. But since then, her work has been even more impressive. Zehner has devoted herself to … [Read more...]

Making a Budget for Life After College

Even though I’m in denial about it right now, I will in fact be graduating from college in just a few months. With that fact comes a lot of worry — mentally, I don’t think I’m prepared to move on yet. But, as my mom says, the best antidote for a … [Read more...]

Money Mentors: Erin Cerat on Paying Cash, Babysitting on the Side, and Buying a Home

For this “Money Mentor” post, I wanted to bring attention to someone who’s doing the little things right. It’s really a chance to ask a thrifty friend — the one who seems like she always has it together — the secrets to her success. Meet Erin Cerat … [Read more...]

Some Reading for a New Year: How to Set Financial Goals and Stick to Them

The end of the year is a time of hope … we look forward to next year, often with the intentions of making it better than the last. It’s also a time of reflection, and for those in control of their finances (like all of us in the Money Under 30 com … [Read more...]