30 Things Every 30-Year-Old Should Know About Money

Writing at the Huffington Post, Tiffany Aliche says that she's made just about every financial mistake you can think of -- and learned some important lessons. 

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Writing at the Huffington Post, Tiffany Aliche says that she's made just about every financial mistake you can think of -- and learned some important lessons.

... As a result of all my mistakes, I've learned some pretty valuable lessons. I'm doing relatively awesome now (financially speaking), so I figured I'd share what I've learned with you.

1. How to budget

2. What a 401k is

3. How to properly use credit (cards)

4. How to borrow money and pay it back... on time

5. The basics of investing

6. How to say no when someone asked to borrow money (and mean it)

7. The difference between an IRA and a Roth IRA

8. Your financial baseline: the lowest amount of money you can make each month and still survive.

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