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YOUNG MONEY articles, books, lifestyle features and advice for college students and young adults – campus life, body art, roommate hassles, campus housing and more….

5 Tax Planning Tips to Use Now

Only a fraction of people prepare as much as they should for tax season. I was burned last year by not saving enough money to pay in April. Jackson Hewitt has decided to give us a few tips so that we are all better prepared. Save more for retirement – By increasing retirement plan contributions, […]

3 Debt Tips from a Debt Collector

With the holiday shopping season well underway, the spirit of giving to family, friends and just causes comes with a high cost. According to creditcards.com, the total U.S. consumer debt stands at $2.43 trillion for 2011, and falling into debt during the holidays is a reality for many. In fact, the National Retail Federation found […]

Americans believe that $150,000 a year would make them rich, Gallup poll says

A recent Gallup poll conducted between November 28 and December 1 revealed that the average amount of money that an American household would need to make in order to consider itself rich is $150,000. The poll asked people the following question: “just thinking about your own situation, how much money per year would you need […]

Credit Unions Beat Banks in Service Ratings

A new survey from Harris Interactive found that major banks have a far worse customer service reputation than their non-profit counterparts. Conducted in advance of the so-called “Bank Transfer Day,” the survey asked more than 2,400 Americans about their views of their banks and the likelihood that that they would continue with their current service. […]

Green Investing Rose in Third Quarter

Investment in green businesses and technologies is on the rise again, even as the broader market grows more cautious, according to a new report from Ernst & Young. The Los Angeles Times reports that green sector investment amounted to only $684 million in the third quarter of 2010. This year saw a major increase, however, […]

U.S. Economy Sees Boost in Q3

The U.S. economy received some much needed good news on Thursday when the Department of Commerce released the nation's most recent data on the country's gross domestic product, according to CNN Money. Based on that broad measure, the country's economy grew at an annualized rate of 2.5 percent in the third quarter of the year, […]

Wholesale Prices Rise Again in September

Americans can expect to start paying more for many of their most frequent purchases, according to The Wall Street Journal. The Department of Labor released the latest Producer Price Index on Tuesday, October 18, which indicated that wholesale prices rose across the country in every sector. Overall, the index rose 0.8 percent from from August […]

Are You Choosing Between Your Job and Your Dreams?

I hear way too many of my clients berating themselves about the career they’ve chosen. It doesn’t seem to matter whether they’re making six figures or that they’re making a huge contribution to someone’s life. All they feel is crappy about it, all the time. It may sound a little odd at first. Their jobs […]

Life Insurance Something To Consider For Anyone

Most people prefer not to think about insurance whenever possible. Almost everyone prefers to avoid mention of life insurance. The Houston Chronicle, however, lays out some of the basic principles behind life insurance and the keys to a cost-effective policy. While most younger Americans are willing to accept the sense behind health insurance, many see […]

New Haven, Cleveland and Boston Top Best Locations For Recent Grads

A recent survey from the college job search website CareerRookie.com and Apartments.com offers a list of the best locations across the U.S. for recent graduates looking to begin their career on the right foot. CareerRookie.com factored together data on the number of jobs available for people with less than one year of experience, the average […]