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The High Price Of Divorce, Financial And Emotional

One New Year’s resolution carries with it the specter of sadness: the decision to get divorced. Coming as they do just weeks before Valentine’s Day, calendar-kickoff divorce proceedings are so common that January is now known as “Divorce Month.” (Than … [Read more...]

How We Save: For Nicholas Befort, Good Money Habits Are All In The Family

For many Money Under 30 readers, the good habits of personal finance are matters you’ve had to learn yourself. That also applies to some of us writers. My dad didn’t possess checking, savings or retirement accounts. He used my mom’s checkbook and othe … [Read more...]

How Much Life Insurance Do You Need?

For better or worse, you’ll know you’ve grown up when it’s time to buy life insurance. For me, it was immediately after having our daughter, Molly. I bought a term policy so that, in the event the unspeakable happens, Lauren wouldn’t worry about makin … [Read more...]

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

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...]

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...]