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3 Easy Ways You Can Be More Money-savvy Than Most Americans

Do you think you're more money-savvy than the average American? If you'd like to be, there's good news: It's not that difficult. From wagering hundreds of millions on the Super Bowl to keeping their finances on cocktail napkins, the most Americans … [Read more...]

Credit Karma: The Best Place For Truly Free Credit Scores Now Offers Full Credit Reports

Anyone who has read Money Under 30 for some time knows that I'm a big fan of Credit Karma -- a site that provides you with two totally free credit scores -- no credit card numbers/signups required. And now Credit Karma users also get access to the … [Read more...]

Car Insurance Definitions: What Every Driver Needs To Know

Just about everyone who drives has car insurance – but how much do you really know about auto insurance? Car insurance is required in nearly every state in the U.S. (New Hampshire being the notable exception). Almost all of us buy car insurance, but i … [Read more...]

6 Financial Questions To Ask Before Moving In Together

One thing romantic comedies forget to tell you is that falling in love isn't just the beginning of a breathless, heartwarming saga. It's also the beginning of a tedious, unbearable grind full of number crunching, crushed expectations, and painful … [Read more...]

Why Index Funds Cost Less, Reduce Risk And Make You A Better Investor

If the movies are any indication, the road to investment riches is paved with adrenaline, frantic day trading, and -- of course -- frozen orange juice and pork belly futures. As is often the case when Hollywood creates its own version of reality, … [Read more...]

Student Loan Consolidation And Refinancing Guide

Paying off student loans isn't fun. But as if it's not enough to have debt that may take 10 years or more to repay, most of us graduate with four, eight, or even a dozen or more student loans. Each loan may have different servicing company, a d … [Read more...]

Best Credit Cards For Young Adults

So as a personal finance blogger who has a lot of personal experience with credit cards (both good and bad) I get the question "What are the best credit cards for young adults?" a lot. Or some variation: I'm a recent high school or college … [Read more...]

Blue Apron vs. Plated vs. Hello Fresh: Which Subscription Food Service Is Worth The Cost?

I've always loved to cook. But then I had a baby, went back to working full time after an amazingly long maternity leave, and kicked my freelancing career up a notch. Suddenly, I didn’t have a lot of time for cooking. It wasn't actually cooking … [Read more...]

What Credit Score Do You Need To Get Approved For A Credit Card?

If you're looking to be approved for a credit card, you'll need to have a credit score that meets the bank's minimum criteria. This is why we hammer home this advice here on Money Under 30: Know your credit score. Keeping track of your credit … [Read more...]

Put Your Money On Autopilot

If I've learned one new thing in six years of blogging about money, it's this: The most important factor in financial success is not having a budget, meticulously avoiding debt, or choosing the right investments. It is having a system that makes the r … [Read more...]