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6 Financial Planning Tips for Grads; a.k.a. What You Wish You Knew at 23!

Last week we featured some of the best financial advisors for 20-somethings who want to get a jump start on their financial plan. Today's guest author, Sophia Bera, CFP® is one of our featured advisors. After working as a financial planner for L … [Read more...]

Rotten Customer Service? The Smart Way to Handle Companies that Waste Your Time

Some interesting commentary appeared on The Huffington Post this past week, and I'm not one to read that online publication expecting anything original. (If Arianna Huffington has earned any journalistic reputation, it's for borrowing copy from every … [Read more...]

Funny Money: Arguing Over Money with Your Significant Other

You try your best. You soak in knowledge from personal finance blogs with catchy names. You live and die by a budget. You max out your Roth IRA contributions. And none of it matters. Because no matter how good you happen to think you are with … [Read more...]

Death and Taxes…and Divorce? Don’t Let Tax Time Bring Your Marriage Down

April 15 has come and gone and besides your finances, what else has been compromised? For many of us, it's our relationships. We've all heard Ben Franklin's  famous quote, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Whil … [Read more...]

What’s Love Got To Do With It? The Financial Benefits of Marriage

Marriage is in the news again. With the Supreme Court deciding who is worthy of being married,  it seems worth taking a moment to think about why even get married in the first place. Sure we can talk about the benefits of togetherness and the … [Read more...]

Why Buzz Bissinger’s Shopping Addiction is a Call to Face our own Financial Demons

Some see Buzz Bissinger's tell-all article in April's GQ as the wicked April Fool's gag of a gifted writer. If so, it wouldn't be the first. But others, including this columnist, believe it's truly the tragic, awkward confession of sex and shopping … [Read more...]

Funny Money: A Field Guide to Money-Sucking Friends, Family Members, and Acquaintances

You know the movie "It's a Wonderful Life"? Remember the part at the end where it shows that no man is poor as long as he has friends? It's all lies. Sure, there may be some people in your life who stand ready to shower you with money when … [Read more...]

HBO ‘Girls’ and Money Quiz: Are You a Hannah, Marnie, Shoshanna, or a Jessa?

The HBO show “Girls” has been called the “Sex and the City” of our generation. Years ago, fans of “Sex and the City” began asking themselves to which of the four female archetypal characters they most related. If you were a Carrie, for example, you … [Read more...]

How to Find a Financial Mentor (And Why You Need One!)

A few weeks ago, we met Allison Beacham, a young woman who helped us negotiate the world of renting. Like many Money Under 30 readers, Allison knows quite a bit about money for someone still in college. In her case, there's a good reason … [Read more...]

♥ & $: The Spending Diet: My Month of More Mindful Spending

December’s credit card bill came in the other day and it was all I could do not to gag. How did all my good intentions and careful planning go so horribly wrong? Yes, we had many unexpected medical expenses (don’t worry, everyone is ok). And yes, two … [Read more...]