Archive for: Personal Finance

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...]

Premium Gift Ideas For Men That Matter

Men are notoriously hard to shop for. You can always play it safe with another gift card or bottle of booze, but with a little thought, it's possible to find premium gifts for men that really matter. So let’s say you’ve set aside some money to spen … [Read more...]

(Re)-Introducing Amber Gilstrap

I've hinted in a few recent posts that I’ve made a conscious decision to run Money Under 30 and continue working my day job in the software industry. As a new homeowner and father, trying to juggle all this is not easy. Although I’ve decided not to … [Read more...]

The Myth of the Celtic Tiger

Editor’s Note: Contributing writer Emily Cesta has spent much of her twenties living abroad. In this post, Emily offers reflections on the world economy through the lens of her experiences in Ireland as the “Celtic Tiger”, (Ireland’s economy) contrac … [Read more...]

Beware Time Suck

Every day, I have a plan to come home from work and get in two or three solid hours studying for my CPA exam. I always leave work with good intentions. I tell myself that I will head straight home, fire up my laptop, avoid any unnecessary internet … [Read more...]

Best of Money Under 30 (2009)

What better way to celebrate the last day of 2009 than a retrospective? Hence, I give you 15 of the year's best Money Under 30 articles, subjectively selected for uniqueness; popularity among readers, commenters and re-tweeters; and, of course, my … [Read more...]

How Building Wealth Can Help Reduce Climate Change

This is the second year in a row Money Under 30 is participating in Blog Action Day. This year’s theme is climate change. When it comes down to it, a big component of building wealth is learning to stop being wasteful. We need to stop wasting m … [Read more...]

Weekly Links: Simplifying Your Finances

As a part-time blogger I found it impossible to stick to any type of posting-schedule. Now, I have no excuse! That means Friday roundups of my favorite personal finance articles from around the Web are back...with a twist. Each week's links will … [Read more...]

My 500th Post (And…Win $100 on Twitter)

Today marks an exciting milestone for me and Money Under 30: This is my 500th blog post! To celebrate, I'm going to give one lucky reader $100. To learn how to win, just keep reading. … [Read more...]

Introducing a Simpler

Yikes! Things do indeed look different around here! I’m making some aesthetic changes to for some good reasons. Call it a redesign or call it Spring cleaning, my ultimate goal is to create a better experience for you. … [Read more...]