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About Phil Villarreal

Phil Villarreal writes Funny Money weekly for Money Under 30. He lives in Tucson and works for the Arizona Daily Star. He's also an author, blogger and Twitterer.

Funny Money: How To Collect Money From People Who Owe You

Odd how it works -- people who owe you money tend to let it slip their mind, but when you owe them, they remember and remind you of it until you finally pay up. Since you're financially responsible enough to read this fine site, you surely are the … [Read more...]

5 Things To Do Right After You Lose Your Job

Everyone is a surprise "step into my office" away from unemployment. Even in these post-recession times, downsizing still happens. Just look around. If you haven't been laid off yourself, you probably at least know someone who has. Traumatic … [Read more...]

Funny Money: 5 Money Mistakes To Avoid In Your 20s

The beauty of being in your 20s is the license to screw up. No matter how poorly you conduct yourself personally, professionally or financially, you can chalk it up to youthful inexperience and take comfort in the knowledge that you've got plenty of … [Read more...]

Funny Money: 5 Things Soccer Can Teach You About Money

You can't get away from soccer right now. Thanks to the World Cup, it's all over TV and social media. Like a zombie apocalypse, no one is untouched by the epidemic. No matter how paranoid and hermetic you try to be, it will hunt you down. So … [Read more...]

Funny Money: 4 Tightwad Tips For Going On Road Trips Without Getting Taken For A Ride

They call to you like sirens. Warm weather, beckoning tourist traps and the open road all convince you to act against your better judgment, chuck it all and head off for the sake of heading off. Problem is, the call of the road also coaxes the … [Read more...]

Funny Money: 5 Things You Can Say To Customer Service Reps To Get Your Way

There's an art to dealing with customer service reps, especially ornery, rogue reps who seem like they're out to get you. But let me fill you in on a little secret. No rep, no matter how angry-sounding, is out to ruin your life. All they really … [Read more...]

Funny Money: Don’t Cut The Cord; Why You Should Just Submit To Your Evil Cable Company

Admitting you pay a monthly cable bill these days is like handing out the number to a land line or offering to lend someone a VHS tape. Ever since video streaming apps such as Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Instant Video became ubiquitous, the … [Read more...]

Funny Money: Who Pays The Most For Video Game And DVD Trade-ins?

Walks of shame aren't limited to sullen strolls away from ill-advised romantic hook-ups. They also apply to those who spring for video games and movies they've just got to have at the time, only to realize months later that it just wasn't meant to … [Read more...]

Funny Money: How Not to Suck at Shopping for a New Computer

If you read Highlights magazine when you were a wee whippersnapper, you remember the comic strip Goofus and Gallant. The former was an oblivious idiot who screwed everything up, and the latter was a pompous dweeb obsessed by acting so self-righteous … [Read more...]

Funny Money: Dribbling All Over Your Brackets for Fun and Profit

You're supposed to be working right now, and that's just what you're doing. It's just that you're not focused on any of that lame, boring stuff your company is paying you to do. Instead, your focus is on the shared national obsession of NCAA … [Read more...]