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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...]

The 6 + 1 System For 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...]

How Do You Hope to Improve Your Finances Next Year?

Ok, it's question time: What’s your top financial priority next year? Your other goals? Your---dare I say---financial resolutions? Please share your goals in a comment. I’m obviously writing this around the New Year, but it doesn’t matte … [Read more...]

How Much Should Be In Your 401(k) At 30?

What should your contribute to your 401(k)? How much should you have invested for retirement at 30, 40, 50, etc? These are good questions. Here, I try to answer them, but I should warn you: Personal finance is PERSONAL! The more you can c … [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...]

How Much Money Should You Have Saved by 30?

It's among the most common questions I get: How much money should I have saved by 30? (Or by 25, 22, etc.) Of course, it's always seemed to me to be a silly question, because everybody has unique financial, lifestyle, and career situations. Still, … [Read more...]

What Should you do with a Windfall?

We all dream of the day when we're gifted with a winning lottery ticket or an inheritance; a dream that we spend an inordinate amount of time during our working lives thinking about. But if you got it, what should you do with a windfall? We … [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...]

6 Financial Planning Tips for Grads; a.k.a. What You Wish You Knew at 23!

Last week we featured some of the best financial advisors for 20-somethings who want to get a jump start on their financial plan. Today's guest author, Sophia Bera, CFP® is one of our featured advisors. After working as a financial planner for L … [Read more...]

Top Financial Advisors for Millennials

Most weeks, I get more money questions via email than I could ever answer. While a blog like Money Under 30 is a terrific resource for helping you learn the basics of money management from others who have been there before, there comes a time when … [Read more...]