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Traveling Abroad? The Best Credit Cards for International Travel (And Some You Should Absolutely Leave At Home)

Travelling abroad? Make sure you have the right plastic. The best credit cards for international travel don't charge excessive foreign currency credit card fees, are accepted worldwide, and offer concierge-level service to help with your … [Read more...]

Refinance Student Loans With SoFi; Rates Starting At 1.92%

Refinancing student loans used to be something of a fantasy. Yes, it could be done, but it was hard to find lenders willing to do it and, if you did, the rates may not have saved you much money anyway. That's changing thanks to companies like … [Read more...]

How Much Life Insurance Do You Need?

For better or worse, you’ll know you’ve grown up when it’s time to buy life insurance. For me, it was immediately after having our daughter, Molly. I bought a term policy so that, in the event the unspeakable happens, Lauren wouldn’t worry about makin … [Read more...]

The 6 + 1 System For Financial Stability

How do you go from being flat broke to achieving -- if not wealth -- a state of financial comfort, freedom, and security? One step at a time. But: Do you know what your next step should be? I estimate that about 80 percent of questions I get … [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...]

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...]

How Much Should You Contribute To Your 401k?

Ten percent? Twenty percent? More? Recently I wrote about the benefits of both 401ks and IRAs offer. We also looked at the emerging Roth 401k option and when it makes sense for young investors. But everybody’s next question is: “Okay, okay, but … [Read more...]