Turning 30? Three Money Moves to Make Right Now

Turning 30? Three Money Moves to Make Right Now

For many young Americans, turning thirty represents a huge milestone; as people begin to live longer, the time that we’re “allowed” by society to remain footloose and fancy free has begun to extend well into our twenties. But alas, this prolonged adolescence can’t last forever. As we Millennials begin to approach age thirty, the pressure to get our lives in order starts to get dialed up. So if your days as a twenty-something are numbered, seriously think about taking these three important financial steps as soon as you can.

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Saving for a Ring or a House: Which Investment Should You Make?

Saving for a Ring or a House: Which Investment Should You Make?

The old rule for spending on an engagement ring was at least two or three months’ salary, which can overtake the amount spent on rent. Because most couples plan to buy a house after marriage, is there enough room in the bank for both? Rings and houses are considered investments, but knowing your options can help you draw your bottom line.

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Revising Our Attitudes About Money

Revising Our Attitudes About Money

In our last column, we time-traveled back to childhood to identify early lessons about the meanings of money and material things, and we looked at connections between those lessons and the way we handle money as adults. If you see such links, and you're not happy with their effects on your current financial life, it's time to make the move from self-exploration to self-change.

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Alternative Ways to Manage Your Budget

Alternative Ways to Manage Your Budget

Managing a budget is something many are not taught. But it should be! While we live in the digital world where money is swiped faster than we can pull out coins, it can seem even harder to know where our money goes. Sometimes, it feels like there is no romance with our budgets. Why not be able to do what you want and get what you deserve in return? You can, and the answer is to date your pocketbook. Put a little romance into it for the perfect “marriage.”

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