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How to save money by complaining — and actually get your way

If you pick your battles wisely, you can save on a slew of fixed or travel costs, Mic reports.

The three biggest myths about how Social Security works

Fidelity found that most workers didn't understand these basic rules of Social Security.

The government will finally fix this big Medicare mistake

Your Social Security number will finally be disappearing from Medicare cards, starting next year.

A popular retirement assumption that can backfire

Retirement planning falls prey to magical thinking. Don't let it mislead you, too.

The 3-minute tool to calculate your actual college costs

Few students and families pay the full price for private colleges and universities. These online tools can help.

5 times when you'll pay the most to hire a babysitter

Babysitters earn an average $13.97 per hour, says Care.com. Here's when you'll need to pay more.

8 Real Life Calamities That Can Drain Your Finances (Plus How to Defend Against Them)

We all work hard for our money, but if we're not careful, it can be ripped right out from under us. From getting scammed on the internet, to medical emergencies, here are eight situations that can make you broke in an instant — plus a few ways to protect yourself. 1. Getting scammed Maybe...

How To Make Money [Epic Post]

How To Make Money This guide has everything you need to know about how to make money. Whether you want fast cash or to build long-term income, you're in the right place. Intro Fast Cash Side Hustles Online Long-term Are you tired of schlepping away at your 9-5 job but barely getting ahead? Are you... Show More Summary

Cost of Living Matters a Great Deal to Your Budget

Trying to figure out how to survive on a budget is one of most challenging things you can do. And those in high cost of living areas can find it even more challenging, because how much everything costs can vary significant depending on where you live. In fact, just moving from a state that levy […]

Just a Little Patience: 14 Ways to Develop Restraint

A couple of years ago, I wrote an article about nine techniques I was using to teach myself patience, because patience was (and still is) one of the biggest challenges I’ve faced on the road to financial independence. The techniques that worked for me boiled down to three things. Show More Summary

Mint’s Newest Bill Pay Feature: One Customer’s Story

Nearly one in four Americans miss a bill payment every year – even the most fiscally responsible. Call us human. Tax accountant Amy Sheahan, 25, opened her Mint account in college and says the free app has helped her build savings and better track her spending over the years. She’s managed to pay off $2,000 […]

The Benefits of Buying Used Cars

The benefits of buying a new car are pretty self-explanatory. Everybody likes owning new things. Sure, it might cost a little more, but you get the benefit of feeling cool, having a nice thing that works really well, and reaping the benefits of consumerism. Show More Summary

Facebook Is Tracking Your Every Click So You’ll Spend More—Here’s How To Stop It

Facebook is the King of advertisers. If you aren't careful, it'll track everything you do and tailor advertisements to you in an attempt to make you buy what you don't need. Here's how to make it stop. Facebook Is Tracking Your Every Click So You’ll Spend More—Here’s How To Stop It appeared first on Money Under 30. © Moneyblogs, LLC.

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What Your Credit Report Says About You Behind Your Back

No one enjoys being judged, especially by credit reports. Of course, that’s exactly why your credit reports and credit scores exist — to give others information that may ultimately be used to judge you and your credit worthiness. Your credit reports are full of information about your past and present credit management habits. Show More Summary

8 Times You Need to Walk Away From Your Dream Home

You think you've found the perfect house. But before you plunge into homeownership, you need to watch out for any warning signs this sale isn't meant to be. Ask yourself whether any of these things apply to you. If so, buying the home of your dreams may just have to wait. 1. You can't afford 20...

Ask the Readers: What Skills Help You to Be More Frugal?

There are certain skills that are especially useful for saving money. If you know how to cook, you can make cheaper (and healthier!) meals at home; if you know how to sew, you can make your clothing last longer. And you don't need to hire a handyman for simple repairs if you know how to do them...

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