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Apple Pay Vs Google Wallet, Softcard And LoopPay: Are You Ready For Mobile Payments?

Going through the hassle of removing your credit card from your wallet is so last year. We all heard the buzz around Apple Pay last fall, but interest waned when we learned less than 5 percent of retailers were ready to accept it. While Apple … [Read more...]

The Most Important Money Tips Of 2014: Can You Guess Them?

Over the past couple years as a Money Under 30 contributor, I've shared some of my own struggles with money, even though, sadly, I'm over 30. My 2014 ended on a high note: my lowest level of unsecured debt in three years. I hope to erase it for good … [Read more...]

How To Get The Most For All The Gifts You Don’t Want

Ever since you were five years old, you faced the same holiday gift letdown. You excitedly opened your presents, only to face -- days later -- the sobering reality that you didn't need or even want any of them. Adulthood brings the ability to … [Read more...]

The Best Personal Finance Writing Of 2014

Here we are at the end of 2014. We had a great year here at Money Under 30 and we hope you did too. Here's a look back at some of the best personal finance advice written around the Web this year. Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy reading … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Introducing a Simpler MoneyUnder30.com

Yikes! Things do indeed look different around here! I’m making some aesthetic changes to MoneyUnder30.com 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...]

Dirty, Sexy, Money: A Former Bank Teller's Story

Ever wondered why toll both collectors wear latex gloves? Blogger PJ of Broke in the Suburb explains. She used to work as a bank teller and recently wrote all about why money disgusts her. Aside from all the nasty stuff she saw on cash itself, I … [Read more...]