Best Money Tips: Money Moves to Make By Age 30

By Amy Lu on 21 April 2015 0 comments

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on personal finance moves to make by the time you’re 30, ways to negotiate rent, and the worst states to spend your retirement years.

Top 5 Articles

12 Personal Finance Moves You Should Make by Age 30 — By 30, you should be anticipating, preparing, and saving up for big expenditures like a wedding, a house, children, or pets — or deciding if you can actually forgo some of these expenses. [PopSugar Smart Living]

Nine ways to negotiate your rent — If you're planning to stay put for a while, you can offer to sign a longer lease in exchange for lower rent. [The Monitor]

10 Worst States for Retirement — California is one of the least tax-friendly states for retirees. [Kiplinger]

4 Things You Need To Do Before You Get An Apple Watch — The Apple Watch syncs with your iPhone and apps on your computer, so make sure your devices are protected before you bring home the fancy new watch. [CouponPal]

Living Large – Enjoy Las Vegas and Go Home with Money in Your Pocket — If there's a show you really want to see, go online and see if there are any discount offers or reduced prices available. [Thousandaire]

Other Essential Reading

3 Ways to Finally Bust Out of the Debt Cycle — You need to build up an emergency fund even as you're paying off debt. You'll be glad for the cushion when you need it! [ReadyForZero]

3 Tips for Moving to a City With a Higher Cost of Living — Shop around for housing options and do some research before you move. If you're renting, figure out a median range that works with your budget, and try to get it to less than a third of your total income. [MoneyNing]

How to compare college financial aid packages and pick the right school — Not all financial aid is the same. Look closely at the financial aid package, and consider cost of living as well as interest rates. [Bargaineering]

When To Help Family and Friends Financially — Is lending money the only way? You may be able to help them improve their finances without bringing money into the relationship. [Listen Money Matters]

The Debate Over "Free Range" Parenting — How do we teach kids to be independent while keeping them safe? We need to take several factors into account, including their personality and street sense. [Parenting Squad]

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