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10 Things About Money 30-somethings Wish We Knew In Our 20s

As a 20-something, you probably don't realize just how much older people envy you. For your looks, your health and energy, and also for your relatively clean slate. Although it may not seem like it when you're broke and working three jobs to get a … [Read more...]

Money Manners: How to Ask Your Parents For Money

In your early 20s, you probably imagined that by the time you turned 30, you’d have a fabulous job that paid enough to cover rent for a tricked-out apartment in a high-priced city. But here you are…coming up on 30, and finding that dream job has tu … [Read more...]

Funny Money: 5 Types Of Money Morons And How To Avoid Becoming One

Just like driving, money management is something that most everyone thinks they are better at than everyone else. Since car wrecks and bankruptcy happen so often, most everyone is definitely wrong. But guess who's right -- at least about the money … [Read more...]

Want Or Need? How You See This Blurred Line Is (Almost) Everything

With back-to-school time approaching for college and graduate students, an age-old dilemma is rearing its head: what you need versus what you want. We’ve all heard of this duality, but when it comes to forming a deeper understanding, you may be s … [Read more...]

For Part-time Entrepreneurs, How To Find A Side Business And Make It Successful

Like most people, I’d be screwed if I lost my primary source of income. That’s one of the reasons why I write articles during my spare time. If I were to lose my main job, at least I’d still have something coming in. Even better, I truly enjoy writ … [Read more...]

Funny Money: 5 Money Lies People Tell You

Money and lies go together like peanut butter and ... more peanut butter. That's because too often, they are one and the same. People not only lie about what they make and spend, but they lie about what they want to make and spend and they lie … [Read more...]

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...]

How The Sunk Cost Fallacy Leads You To Make Crappy Financial Decisions

There are some things about life (and money) we cannot control. We didn’t get to choose rich or poor parents. Nobody plans to get sick and take on medical debt. The good news, however, is that there are many things we can control. Most likely, how … [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...]

Five Money Talks To Have Before You Get Married

It's summer, and that means wedding season. (At least what's left of it.) Marriage isn’t nearly as popular as it was a few generations back. About half of Americans ages 18 and over — 51 percent — were married in 2012, compared with 72 percent of A … [Read more...]