Festival of Under 30 Finances

Welcome to the September 24, 2007 edition of festival of under 30 finances.

My personal favorite this week is from SpiKe with some great advice for college freshmen:

SpiKe presents 10 Tips For Surviving Freshman Week posted at Organize IT.

SpiKe presents 10 Tips For College & University Students posted at Organize IT.

Millionaire Mommy Next Door presents The Powerful (and Addictive) Nature of Giving posted at Millionaire Mommy Next Door, saying, "I've come up with an idea that has me covered in goosebumps every time I think about it. And that's a feeling I want to pass on to you."

The Happy Rock presents Gender Affects Salaries, But Maybe Not How You Think posted at The Happy Rock.

Super Saver presents Business Week - Retiring Early Strategies: The Twenties posted at My Wealth Builder.

Logan Flatt, CFA presents How to Get Ahead In America (1st of a 12-Part Series) posted at, saying, "I am a living example – among millions of such examples in America – that a multi-generation American can make a conscious choice to get ahead financially and then go out into America and make it happen within a reasonable timeframe...Based on my experience, I am confident that you can accelerate your potential to replicate or exceed my financial success if you are willing to adopt my “12 Refusals That Helped Me Pull Ahead in America.”"

Jason Elder presents Effects of Bankruptcy posted at A Bankruptcy Lawyer's Blog, saying, "Once you have been declared bankrupt, under the bankruptcy law all assets that belonged to you, including your home come under the control of a Trustee."

Aaron Wakling presents Using the Damaged Credit Card Market to Rebuild Your Credit Score posted at The Credit & Credit Card Blog, saying, "If you have experienced credit damage but are now on the road to restoring your credit score one of the quickest ways to assure positive current information making its way on to your credit reports is to establish new credit. Sounds kind of crazy, doesnt it? But obtaining new credit cards is a way to build a new foundation in your credit history."

Eric Hudin presents My Estate Planning Career Blog » Blog Archive » Top 10 Reasons You Need A Trust posted at My Estate Planning Career Blog, saying, "I’m going to describe in a few simple words why you will benefit from a trust."

Allen Taylor presents Personal Investing Advice » Basic Money Management For Your Trading Portfolio posted at Investing World Today, saying, "A key part of becoming a successful trader is the knowledge of money management. Without a proper understanding of Money Management is and is not, you can have the best trading systems and still blow your account out of the water."

Tim Ramsey presents Reduce My Debt - 5 Secrets for Success posted at My Debt Relief Blog, saying, "Here are 5 easy-to-implement secrets for succeeding in getting out of debt and getting back your peace of mind."

Eric Stanley presents Making Your Mortgage Payments On Time? Doesn?t Mean Your Safe From Foreclosure posted at Personal Finance Blog Articles, saying, "How many foreclosures may have been averted had borrowers been aware their mortgage was sold to another servicing company or their payments were not applied accurately."

Thomas Humes presents How To Be A Master In Money Making - Be The Leader Of The Pack posted at Wealth Building World, saying, "Money mastery does not only mean wealth generation but also total financial success including the way you invest, save and utilize your present income."

Sam presents 8 Steps to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft posted at Surfer Sam and Friends, saying, "In Identity theft cases, the victim often has to prove his or her innocence. This astonishes most new identity theft victims. How the thief steals your identity. How he misues it. And 8 ways to protect yourself from identity theft."

English Major presents Stay Down, Lads! Go For the Burn! posted at An English Major's Money, saying, "I save money mostly in the boring and old-fashioned way: by not buying things. There are some times that procrastination is an important skill!"

Bryan C. Fleming presents Million Dollar Savings Club Turns 1 Year Old: One Man’s Journey posted at Bryan C. Fleming, saying, "Look back on my 1 year journey of saving $1 per day. The amazing part is I don't have just $365. I've got well over $1,000!"

Ravi Vora presents The 7 Deadly Sins of College Spending posted at Ravi Vora.

ISPF presents The A-to-Z List of Online Money Management Software posted at Grad Money Matters.


Nenad Ristic presents Attribution Theory posted at Money Conciousness.

Hustler Moneyblog presents Do the Miles-O-Rama! posted at Hustler $$$ Blog.

Ryan Russell presents Finding A Fix: 10 Tips For Resolving Financial Disputes posted at My Money Thinks, saying, "Learn how to communicate effectively with creditors and financial institutions to get disputes cleared up as quickly as possible. Learn how to master the negotiations and come out on top."

Amanda presents Resources for the Budding Entreprenuer posted at Young and Broke.

presents Learning About Debt Relief Programs posted at Care on Credit, saying, "Debt relief comes in many forms — credit counseling, debt consolidation loans, settlement and even bankruptcy. Each solution will help you get out of debt, but the long term impacts and fees can vary greatly. Understand the myth and reality behind your debt relief options."

karyn presents What is a Credit Score? posted at Finance 123.

KCLau presents Top 10 Money Lessons by Dissecting Billionaire Leona Hemsley’s Will posted at KCLau's Money Tips, saying, "After dissecting Helmsley's 14-page will filed in Surrogate’s Court, I am going to elaborate some personal finance money tips in this post. Some facts will amuse you while some lessons are to be learned to alert you of planning your estate more effectively. Here are the top lessons I learn from researching Leona’s will."

Everything Finance presents How to save money on lighting in your home! posted at Everything Finance.

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Steve_Leung presents Not Overpaying When Buying a Home posted at, saying, "These are techniques that will save you money every month when your mortgage bill comes. By paying too much on your home purchase, you can not only decrease your monthly payments, but have more money to re-invest elsewhere."

Stirling Newberry presents The Last Wave of This Expansion posted at The Agonist, saying, "Cut spending, cut, cut, cut, cut, cut. Start preparing to trade time for money, because you are about to have more time. The reverse is true for the people still in jobs, because inevitably the response of business will be to try and get people to do 1.5 jobs on 1.1 jobs worth of pay. The solution here is to simplify your life, so that you don't pay to handle things that much longer hours will leave you to neglect."

edithyeung presents 12 Things You Must Do After You Quit Your Job posted at Edith Yeung.Com: Dream. Think. Act..

karyn presents Mental Math for Home Buyers posted at Finance 123.

Andy Hagans presents The Real Estate Marketing Toolkit - 37 Places to List a Home posted at International Listings Blog, saying, "Thanks for your consideration!"

Everything Finance presents Save Money on Homeowner's Insurance posted at Everything Finance.

Colin Robertson presents Biweekly Mortgage Payments posted at Mortgage Tips and Credit Help.

Jimmy Atkinson presents 25 Most Influential Investing Blogs (By the Numbers) posted at Ask the Advisor.

Steve Faber presents - How to Get a Cheap Vacation – And How Not To posted at DebtBlog.

Beno Varghese presents Make money blogging! posted at Beno Varghese dot-com.

Wealth Building Lessons presents Wealth Building Lessons » Blog Archive » Are Vacation Rentals A Good Investment? posted at Wealth Building Lessons, saying, "Wealth Building Lessons spends a few days at a Vacation Rental in Vegas and decides to find out whether they make a good investment or not"

Empty Spaces presents Adventures in Money Making posted at Adventures in Money Making, saying, "Adventures in Money Making looks at why the dollar is devaluing and how to hedge against it."

ChristianPF presents How to quit spending more money than you make posted at Money in the Bible | Christian Personal Finance Blog, saying, "A few steps to spending less money than you make."

Millionaire Mommy Next Door presents Reduce The Bonehead Factor - And Save Money - With These Souvenir Strategies posted at Millionaire Mommy Next Door, saying, "With the advent of online shopping, you don't need to travel to Key West to load up on painted seashells or T-shirts emblazoned with “My friend went to Key West and all I got was this tacky T-shirt”. Still, throbs of folks spend hard-earned cash and valuable vacation time spilling in and out of souvenir shops, loading up on knick knacks stamped with “Made in China”, as proof that they went to Florida and drank enough Margaritas to exercise such bad judgment. Read about my top 7 souvenir strategies."

Dianne M. Buxton presents Smarter Ways To Spend posted at Baby Boomers and Menopause, saying, "Save money by getting an automatic rebate on everything. Example here is a college student buying a computer through a friendly vendor and then getting a rebate. Applies to all your household purchases and much more. A lifetime benefit, no cost to you, ever."

Juan Millon (1mil) presents How I Lost Weight and Gained Control posted at


FIRE Getters presents Sharebuilder Costco Bonuses + Promotion Codes! posted at FIRE Finance.

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