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Funny Money: Three Unnecessarily Stingy Stunts You Can Skip

The personal finance blogger community is a realm not unlike Fight Club. Writers and their followers go to extreme lengths to prove who's the hardest of the hardcore. The lady who's killed off tens of thousands of dollars worth of debt gets … [Read more...]

A Woman’s Money: 8 Steps to Financial Success

With the world of finance still dominated by men, it's easy to see why women – especially those just getting started with their careers and adult lives – often feel intimidated when it comes to seeking thoughtful pointers tailored for them. … [Read more...]

Funny Money: How to Get What You Want from Customer Service Reps

Customer service reps can be your best friends or greatest enemies. They can make life easy for you. They can make life difficult. They can bring you bliss or devastation. And what they are to you depends way more on you than on them. Put … [Read more...]

Married and Gay? How Post-DOMA Laws Will Impact Your Finances

When the Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act in June, it tipped the first in a long line of dominoes that will affect the finances of gay couples for many years to come. The trouble is, even the most savvy financial advisors don't … [Read more...]

Money Manners: How to Say No (Nicely) When Friends and Family Ask for Money

It seems like everyone I know has been emailing me asking for money for his or her Kickstarter projects, charity endeavors or business startups. I want to help, but I also have a hefty Visa balance to pay off. So I asked an expert what a polite, … [Read more...]

At What Age Should You Have Kids?

The average age American mothers have their first child was 25 in 2006, up from 21.4 in 1970 according to the CDC. Among college-educated women, the average age of first-childbirth is 30, according to a report by The Atlantic. The Atlantic article … [Read more...]

How to Merge Bank Accounts After Marriage

A subject of perennial debate among our audience, I recommend couples merge bank accounts after marriage. If desired, you can then have separate accounts and/or credit cards that you use for small discretionary purchases or gifts for your … [Read more...]

Funny Money: 4 Ways Being Dumb with Money Can Pay Off

Since you're filling your head with financial know-how by reading such a wonderful and brainy site as this one, you're most likely an ant. As you carefully plot out your money future, the grasshoppers are off spending themselves into oblivion without … [Read more...]

10 Common Money Mistakes Among 20-Somethings: Are You Making Them?

Last week, a story about how I paid of over $80,000 in consumer debt ran on the front page of MSN.com, bringing a flood of new visitors to Money Under 30. Although the article focused on a part of my story I’m rather proud of – how I set my mind to ge … [Read more...]

Funny Money: What Our Favorite Board Games Taught Us About Money

Before money was in your life, there were board games. From the instant your parents trusted that you would no longer swallow game pieces and allowed you to compete against them, you were subconsciously learning lessons through the games about life, … [Read more...]