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


Ready to set some goals for the new year? Studies show that written goals are much more likely to be achieved. There is also a service that will help you put a little cash on the line for some extra motivation!

How to Donate Your Money Sensibly


When finances are tight, it can be hard to designate some cash to give away. But even the Grinch-iest and Scrooge-iest among us can be moved to donate during the holiday season. In fact, the Tuesday after Black Friday was recently called “Giving Tuesday” to get everyone in the spirit. Whether you plan to toss […]

Whole Foods On A Budget: 5 Tips For Getting The Freshest Foods For Less

Whole Foods is a foodie's paradise, but their fresh high-quality groceries aren't cheap: here are some tips to shop at Whole Foods on a budget.

Imagine somebody just handed you $100 to spend on anything you want. With the crisp C-note in your pocket, you put the key in the ignition and back out of the driveway. Where will you go? Target? The mall? Your favorite restaurant? For me, the answer is most likely the grocery store! I don’t like to […]

How to Give Investments as a Gift

There are several ways to give investments as gift, including a single share of stock with a paper stock certificate.

Not to freak you out, but holiday gift-giving time is around the corner. I find the holidays stressful not only because they’re expensive, but because there’s so much pressure to choose the perfect gift. Here’s a gift option you might not have previously considered: an investment. Nobody dislikes receiving cash, but as the gift-giver you […]

More Mint Alternatives: HelloWallet and PowerWallet

Hello Wallet

Although I’m just starting out in managing my own money, I’ve already figured out one aspect of my financial personality: I like my finances to be as simple as possible. I can’t stand having bank accounts at different banks, and I worry splitting up my funds will affect how I think about what money is […]

Money Mentors: Teacher and Entrepreneur Tom Morris on Working Multiple Jobs, Taking Risks

M&D in Florida_09

David’s post “Why You Should Work Multiple Jobs,” really got me thinking. Much of the advice in that post sounded like lessons I’ve heard since I was little.

Can You Afford to Own a Pet?

The costs of owning a pet can really add up.

Can you afford to own a pet? To find out, you need to figure out how much owning a pet really costs. The topic is close to my heart. I’m obsessed with our family four-year-old golden retriever, DiMaggio, and I’d love to have a dog of my own in the near future. Practically, however, I’m not sure […]

Money Mentors: Software Entrepreneur Ben Slivka On Investing, Financial Education

Ben Slivka, a software entrepreneur and trustee of Northwestern University, shares his money advice for starting out.

Note from David: Maria is Money Under 30’s new assistant editor. This is her first post. I’ve always thought the best part of studying journalism is being able to ask any question I want. When I don’t have an answer, it’s great to be able to get an expert opinion, educate myself, and share what […]