Money@30

The Career and Financial Journey of My 30s

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A Quick Tip on Tipping Internationally

If there's one part of our financial culture that confuses and worries me, it's tipping. See, I want to be a good person and give a nice tip (even if I really don't want to spend the extra cash), but I just never know what even constitutes a "good tip."...

Top Tips for Selling & Promoting Your Book at a Trade Show or Signing

From my experience, selling your book at a trade show, expo, convention, or what have you can be a great way to meet readers and promote your work. The trick is to first find an event you think would make sense to host your book at then consider ways you can draw people to your booth.

Buy One, Get One Chipotle is Just a Beat Away

Whenever you mention Chipotle to someone, you're likely to get one of two distinct reactions: "ooooo" or "ewww." In many cases, that latter reaction is the result of a rough patch the burrito chain went through involving an E. coli outbreak along with some other food safety issues. Ever since...

Announcing "Write, Print, Publish, Promote: The Complete Guide to Writing and Publishing a Book"

It seems that, every few weeks or so, I get a message from a friend, a friend of a friend, or a friend of a friend of a friend asking me how I went about writing and publishing my own book. While I'm always happy to discuss my experience and...

One Simple Habit That Could Help Your Credit Score

As simple as it may seem, the practice of making multiple monthly payments to keep your credit card balance low is surprisingly effective for helping your credit score. While you may not see a huge boost, it will at least prevent you from getting dinged by a rising credit utilization. In the end, getting into this easy habit will allow you to earn rewards, avoid interest fees, and keep your credit score as pristine as it can be.

Frugal Fun with Friends: Turning TV into a Social Event

Having a great time doesn't have to cost you a fortune. Turning television watching into an interactive social event is a perfect example. So, instead of spending a small fortune to take on the town, I prefer to place my (non-monetary) bets, head to a friend's house, and turn on HBO for a surprisingly entertaining night in.