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Four Unexpected Benefits of my Side Hustles (Besides the Cash!)

In my last posts about daily expenses and building a work wardrobe while on a budget in New York, you guys pointed out something that seemed to be missing from my story: Shouldn’t I be practicing what we preach here on Money Under 30? Because if I wer … [Read more...]

How to Choose a Career Based on Your Personality Type

Searching for the right career can be a stressful process. Not only do you have to look outward for new opportunities, but you must look inward to discover who you are — and what job will fit your personality. I remember when I was laid off from m … [Read more...]

How to Increase Your Earning Power — and Free Time — with a Personal Assistant

Before I tell you about my personal assistant, why I have one, and the financial benefits of hiring one, I'm going to give you permission to make fun of me. That's right: Assume his name is Jeeves or Alfred, that I ask him to wash out my dirty socks … [Read more...]

Need Cash for a Start-up? Tap Your Alumni Club

As a graduate of Rutgers University, I've always had mixed feelings about my school. Rutgers did many things well during my undergrad years, but when it came to excellence, we only seemed to excel in matters that didn't matter, such as bureaucratic … [Read more...]

Funny Money: 5 Low-down, Dirty Tricks for Salary Negotiations

With all apologies to the cinematic masterwork of the revered Jean-Claude Van Damme, the real blood sport is not kickboxing, but salary negotiations. It's these brutal, high-stakes tangles with lopsided power dynamics that determine not only the size … [Read more...]

Fast, Easy Ways to Make More Selling Your Stuff on eBay

What's the most valuable thing you can sell on eBay? Your Uncle Max's leather jacket in your walk-in closet? That box of Pokemon cards from your childhood? Or a 1950s Fender Telecaster that belonged to your dad, and now could fetch at least … [Read more...]

Funny Money: 5 Desperate Ways to Scrounge Up Extra Cash

When money gets tight, standards get loose, and any and all options for scooping up more cash become viable possibilities. The desire to sacrifice your dignity for some easy cash extends to those of all social backgrounds, which is why you'll see … [Read more...]

Money Mentors: Rich Hebron on What Gen-Y and the Homeless Have in Common

Well, here's something you don't hear every day. When Rich Hebron graduated from DePaul University in 2011, he had plans — and not of the full-time employment variety. Instead of pursuing a traditional route like some of his friends, he decided … [Read more...]

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...]

Funny Money: How to Work Hard at Seeming to be a Hard Worker

We've all noticed slacker co-workers who always seem to get the breaks when it comes to raises and promotions. It's easy to resent these folks, but what you should be doing is learning from them. Though books have been written on the subject, their ar … [Read more...]