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Why We Both Went Back To Work After Having Kids

Earlier this year I wrote about the not-so-insignificant costs of having a baby, and several of you asked about the decision to go back to work after having kids. For those fortunate enough to have this choice, choosing to return to work after … [Read more...]

♥ & $: What Baggage do you Bring to Your Relationship with Money?

Please join me in welcoming Lisen Stromberg to Money Under 30. Lisen is an accomplished journalist who will be writing a new biweekly series "♥ & $:" focusing on how young couples can better tackle financial issues together. Welcome, Lisen. - … [Read more...]

‘I Don’t…Want to Pay for That!': Tips for Managing Finances With a Significant Other Before Marriage

Ah, the thrills of dating and new relationships. Movie nights, ice cream dates, walks on the beach, a romantic candlelit dinner on Saturday night followed by… …a $150 bill! If you’ve dated -- even for a short time -- you know that dating involv … [Read more...]

My Money Story: How A Surprisingly Simple Checklist Saved Us $1,365 A Year By Eliminating Wasted Food

Today I want to introduce a new type of post here on Money Under 30: “My Money Story”. These posts are the financial experiences and lessons of real Money Under 30 readers in their own words. If you would like to contribute your story to a future p … [Read more...]

The Real Cost Of Having A Baby

For many of you, crying babies and babbling toddlers are the last things on your mind. If you’re like I was "before child", when you see a family with a gaggle of kids in line at a store, you pick another register---quick. Been there. Of course n … [Read more...]

Should You Move For A Job?

The New York Times has called us “The Go-Nowhere Generation.” The reason? Lots of us are choosing not to venture far from home. We’re not crossing state lines to find work---even when there are few jobs at home. We came of age at the dawn of … [Read more...]

My Experience: Combining Finances With A New Spouse

I’ve been married for a little over three months now, and, since my new husband and I combined our finances right after getting hitched, we've been learning a lot about what it's like to share bank accounts. We went from completely separate financial … [Read more...]

Six Ways to Have Better “Money Talks” with Your Partner

Most couples want to avoid tension, arguments, and---of course--breaking up. One way to do that, it seems, is to talk about money. Whether you're married, engaged, or just starting to get serious with somebody, it's a good idea to come clean about … [Read more...]

A Simple Spreadsheet for Tracking Shared Expenses

Do you share monthly expenses with a roommate or significant other but pay for them from separate bank accounts? For better or worse, that’s how my wife and I have been splitting up our monthly expenses since we got hitched last August. We have a j … [Read more...]

13 Inexpensive Date Ideas

Last week, I wrote about how dating can get costly as you grow into your twenties and I offered some tips for learning how to avoid spending a lot on dating. This week, I’m back with a list of a few inexpensive date ideas to help with your frugal d … [Read more...]