Personal Finance

Money at 30: Can You Opt Out of the Holidays?

As much as I love the spirit of the holidays, there were plenty of years where I wished I could have opted out of much of it. If you're feeling the same way, maybe it's time you tried one of these ideas to help some spread holiday cheer while honoring...

3 Tips for Giving and Getting at the Same Time

Shopping at retailers with special deals on gift cards or offer bonuses from your credit card, you can help stretch your gift budget and reward yourself.

Money at 30: A Financial Giving of Thanks

I don't know how this is possible, but the calendar informs me that this Thursday is Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S. (shout out to my Canadian friends who celebrated last month). As is the tradition for many, the holiday serves as a time to reflect on the blessings we've received...

Money at 30: 3 Road Trip Lessons From My Latest Journey

This past week, my wife and I got to take a little vacation... if you consider driving 24 hours in each direction and running a combined total of 19.3 miles on two different days a vacation. For the fourth year in a row, we participated in the runDisney Super Heroes...

Money at 30: The Pros and Cons of Adding an Authorized User

With the holiday shopping season approaching, I've been thinking a lot about credit cards lately. In addition to planning out some of our shopping itinerary and determining which card is best to use for each item, I actually decided to apply for another credit card recently as well. After doing so,...

4 Smart Ways to Use Your Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping

With Daylight Saving Time over, the air getting crisper, and grocery stores ordering turkeys by the truckload, it's becoming clear that the holiday season is just around the corner. In a few short weeks, the 2017 shopping season will officially commence — and many of us are already preparing our...

Money at 30: How to Save Money on Streaming Services

It happened again this past weekend. As of Friday morning, social media, news networks, and tired-eyed employees gathered around water coolers were all talking about it. Yes, the latest season of Stranger Things hit Netflix, marking the latest cultural phenomenon brought to us by a streaming service. Thanks to big events like...

Money at 30: How Many Bank Accounts is Too Many?

How many bank accounts should I have? It's a question I've been thinking about lately so let's take a look at why I have so many accounts and you might want to as well.