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Credit Karma Adds Tool for Finding Unclaimed Funds

I just made $50 in about five minutes. Okay, technically I didn't exactly make it — I found it. That's all thanks to Credit Karma's recently added Unclaimed Money feature. It's definitely worth taking a few minutes to head over to Credit Karma and see if you have some lost funds looking for you!

Are You Really Ready to Buy Your First House?

Home buying is a big deal. While the prospect of owning instead of renting may be as consistently alluring to you as it is to me, unknown costs and unanswered questions can get in the way of making what is ultimately the best financial decisions and turn your money milestone into a massive mistake. So the question remains — are you really ready to buy your first house?

Publish Your Book for Under $100

For my column this week I thought I’d do something a little different and focus not on how you can save money but how you can potentially make it. About 15 months ago I published my first book The E-Ticket Life all about my various adventures in Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Tokyo Disneyland and more. If...

20 Genuinely Fun and Frugal Activities (and 5 Traps to Avoid) 2

Just because you’re trying to be thrifty doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy life — it’s all about getting the most out of your entertainment dollar. From free events to small splurges that lead to big fun, there are plenty of ways activities that fit into the thrifty lifestyle. Checkout these 20 fun but frugal activities and make sure to avoid these 5 pricey traps.

The Frugal Foreign Traveler’s Survival Guide 7

Traveling overseas can be thrilling, fascinating, and unforgettable. Sadly, it can also be quite expensive if you aren't prepared. Follow these tips to have an amazing trip while still being frugal and budget conscious.

Welcome to Money at 30

“Financial independence” — doesn’t it just sound wonderful? In the technical sense, that phrase specifically refers to one’s ability to cover their expenses exclusively through income generated by their assets… or, in layman’s terms: they don’t have to work. That’s all well and good, but I don’t believe a phrase as genuinely inspiring as “financial independence” should be that severely limited.