MoneyUnder30.com

Archive for: Life…On A Budget

How To Get Divorced For $450 Or Less

“Wedding” is one of the most commonly searched terms on Money Under 30. That makes sense, given that the average age of a man’s first marriage is 29, and a woman’s first marriage is 27. Unfortunately, plenty of people often get divorced in their 20 … [Read more...]

Blue Apron vs. Plated vs. Hello Fresh: Which Subscription Food Service Is Worth The Cost?

I've always loved to cook. But then I had a baby, went back to working full time after an amazingly long maternity leave, and kicked my freelancing career up a notch. Suddenly, I didn’t have a lot of time for cooking. It wasn't actually cooking … [Read more...]

How To Buy An Engagement Ring Online

Recently I was reflecting on my experience shopping for Lauren's diamond engagement ring. (I proposed at Christmas, as many guys do, so I was shopping for the ring about this time of year.) As a result, I decided to revive this important post on … [Read more...]

You Know You Don’t Need A New Phone; So Why Are You Buying One Anyway?

Apple rolled out the iPhone 6 this month and -- to a technofile like me -- the goods are tempting. A larger screen, better camera, and all your credit cards synced up to one device. Some people are born with an inner sense of frugality that makes … [Read more...]

Funny Money: 5 DIY Projects That Will Cost You More In The Long Run

Do-it-your-selfers live by the credo that it doesn't make sense to pay others for work you can do. They are liars who are wrong and stupid. OK, maybe that is a bit extreme. There are times when it is better to do yourself rather than pay pros to … [Read more...]

Quicken 2015 for Mac Review

When it comes to finding a tool to help you track and manage your money, these days are so many choices it can be overwhelming to choose. There are many excellent online personal finance tools, hundreds of mobile apps, powerful spreadsheet budgets … [Read more...]

Health Insurance: Understanding Your Deductible, Co-pay, & Out-of-Pocket Maximum

Is anybody else totally confused by health insurance benefits? Even when insurers break down plan benefits in neat grids, you need to know the difference between deductibles, premiums, out-of-pocket maximums, co-pays, and co-insurance to know what … [Read more...]

The Annual Cost Of Pet Ownership: Can You Afford A Furry Friend?

Do you have friends who -- as soon as they moved into their first adult place of their own -- immediately went out and got an adorable puppy or cat? I sure do, because I was one of them. When I was 24 I moved into my first "real" apartment with my … [Read more...]

Money Manners: Talking With Your Partner About The Costs Of Smoking

This month, a reader wrote, “My boyfriend and I have been living together for four years. He smokes cigarettes, and I want him to stop. Obviously, I want him to stop for health reasons. But there’s a financial reason too. Every time he buys a pa … [Read more...]

5 Reasons To Keep Your Finances Separate From Your Significant Other

When you're in love, you want to share everything. So it's only natural that you'll want to combine your finances, just like you do your gate code, your bed and your face soap. But not so fast. Financially binding yourself to the object of your … [Read more...]