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Are Certified Pre-Owned Cars Worth The Premium Price?

In a recent post, we talked about why you should (almost) never lease a new car. But let’s say you want a used car. As with new, there are also multiple factors to take into account. You can buy the typical used car, either from a private owner or … [Read more...]

What To Do When You You’re Over Roth IRA Income Limits

A Roth IRA is a saver's best friend. If you're single and make more than $129,000 per year or married and jointly make more than $191,000 per year, you are over Roth IRA income limits and are no longer eligible to contribute to a Roth. If this … [Read more...]

How To Interview A Financial Advisor: A Proven Script From A Wharton School Expert

Hooking up with a good financial advisor can be a lot like finding an ace mechanic: Wherever possible, you’ll want to use word of mouth from trusted friends or family members to find someone who’s ethical, honest and has the experience, if you will, t … [Read more...]

61/2 Steps to 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...]

Leverage in Your Porfolio: How Advanced Investors Trade on Margin

For you risk taking investors, the concept of leverage is enticing but shrouded in uncertainty as to how you might actually use it in your portfolio. What is leverage? In investing parlance, leverage describes ways you extend the capital with … [Read more...]

A Woman’s Money: 8 Steps to Financial Success

With the world of finance still dominated by men, it's easy to see why women – especially those just getting started with their careers and adult lives – often feel intimidated when it comes to seeking thoughtful pointers tailored for them. … [Read more...]

Should You Pay Off Debt Before Investing?

One of the biggest decisions you're going to face when beginning to invest is whether or not to pay off debt first. Looming credit card debts, student loans and mortgages have large appetites that demand attention and eat away at savings accounts … [Read more...]

Considering a Move to the Suburbs? Here’s What to Look For

In mid-June, we treated Money Under 30 readers to our list of  "The 20 Best Cities in America to be Young, Broke and Single," and the response was phenomenal: more than 15,000 likes on Facebook, 900 Tweets ... and at least one amusing piece of hate … [Read more...]

The Bizarre World of Bitcoin Speculation: Should you Invest?

This column concerns a hacker, a McDonald's napkin, a coinage that looks like something you'd use to operate the skee ball machine at Dave & Busters and an economic meltdown in Cyprus. Many of these details we can verify; some we can't. But this … [Read more...]

Funny Money: Stuff You Should Never Buy Because You Can Get it For Free

People tend to say and repeat the quote "there's no such thing as a free lunch" as if it's something wise and profound. These are people who have never been to Denny's on their birthday, where there is also a free breakfast and dinner. I'm not … [Read more...]