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Archive for: Saving & Banking

Fired! How to Get Your Finances in Order When you Lose Your Job

Bad day in office.Flickr.Omar_Gurnah

Imagine the unimaginable: It’s Friday and you head to work in a good mood, primed for the weekend ahead. You settle at your desk, check your email, and see that your boss wants to see you in his office. You go in, he closes the door, and you notice the look on his face. “This […]

Whole Foods On A Budget: 5 Tips For Getting The Freshest Foods For Less

Whole Foods is a foodie's paradise, but their fresh high-quality groceries aren't cheap: here are some tips to shop at Whole Foods on a budget.

Imagine somebody just handed you $100 to spend on anything you want. With the crisp C-note in your pocket, you put the key in the ignition and back out of the driveway. Where will you go? Target? The mall? Your favorite restaurant? For me, the answer is most likely the grocery store! I don’t like to […]

Banking on Tap (Literally): How Smartphone Apps for Mobile Banking Stack Up

Mobile banking is getting better with smarter smartphone apps from leading banks.

Lou Carlozo is new to Money Under 30. Based in Chicago, Lou is a personal finance contributor for Reuters Money, a columnist with DealNews.com, and a former managing editor at AOL’s WalletPop.com. This is his first post. Welcome, Lou. -Ed. *** Hours before writing this story, I accomplished a techie first in my banking life — one […]

Your Most Important Money Goal

Making saving easier by focusing first on how much you save, then worrying about where it goes.

For the great majority of us, there will always be more ways to spend money than money to spend. As a result, managing money well requires making good decisions. A lot of them. Do you take that vacation or save a bit more this year? Will you buy or rent? Should you go into debt […]

More Mint Alternatives: HelloWallet and PowerWallet

Hello Wallet

Although I’m just starting out in managing my own money, I’ve already figured out one aspect of my financial personality: I like my finances to be as simple as possible. I can’t stand having bank accounts at different banks, and I worry splitting up my funds will affect how I think about what money is […]

7 Tricky Pitfalls To Online Bill Pay

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Like most shortcuts in life, online bill pay has some serious downsides.

American Express Serve Card: Prepaid, With A Twist

Serve is a new digital prepaid card from American Express.

The American Express Serve Card is a unique prepaid card that offers a way to manage your spending as closely as you would with cash, except with a card. Here, let’s take a look what makes Serve different. What is the American Express Serve Prepaid Card? American Express describes the Serve Prepaid Card as “…a safe […]

American Express Pass Card Review

The Amex Pass Card is a reloadable debit card designed for parents to help teens manage money.

Do you want your allowance in paper or plastic? American Express just released the PASS Card from American Express, a prepaid reloadable debit card for teens that aims to simplify how parents and teens manage money…without the need for the teen to have a checking account or credit card. Here’s how it works: The PASS […]

How To Save When You Were Born To Spend

Oversaving can be as much of a problem as overspending for some people

Some people are natural-born savers. Others, not so much. Were you born to spend? Saving money won’t come easily, but it’s not impossible. Here’s why.

How to Finally Make Your Budget Stick: Two Shortcuts That Work

An example of a healthy monthly budget.

Pop quiz: Do you know how much you spent on eating out last month—to the penny? I don’t. Does that surprise you? After all, I publish a financial blog. Shouldn’t I join the chorus of financial pundits singing: “Thou must create a budget and track your spending to the penny! Thou must create a budget […]