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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...]

Personal Capital Review: A Powerful Free App For Independent Investors

Personal Capital Category: Investing AppCost: FreemiumRating:  Pros Free tools analyze investments in all of your accounts (401k, IRA, brokerages, etc.) and find opportunities to diversify or save. Cons Free tools are paid for by premium … [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...]

The Best Car Insurance Companies For Young Adults

If you drive a car, you need auto insurance. Every state requires that you purchase at least a minimal amount of liability coverage, in order to ensure that, if you damage someone else’s property while operating your car, some of that is at least t … [Read more...]

What Percentage Of Income Can You Afford For Mortgage Payments?

This question often comes up among first-time home buyers: What percentage of my monthly income can I afford to spend on my mortgage payment? Does that percentage include property taxes? Private mortgage insurance (PMI) or homeowners … [Read more...]