30 Bad Financial Habits To Drop By 30

Age 30 gets inflated by everyone, from the media at large to our mothers at home. We recently read a creative take on turning 30 at The Frisky, which published "30 Things Every Woman Should Quit Doing By 30." In response to that piece, we've asked users and experts for the top 30 bad financial habits to drop by age 30. Whether you're over or under the 30 mark, however, take heed:

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  • Kate

    Thank you especially for #27!

  • Kate

    Thank you especially for #27!

  • Anne

    One of my worst financial habits is spending mindlessly online. It’s so easy to rack up a lot of charges without thinking about whether you really need something! Plus, online shopping is so easy; I don’t even have to get out of bed. It’s definitely something I have to work on.

  • Ada

    Can you add a link to a list? slide show is long and takes forever to get thru.

    • Caroline Waxler

      Good call! We’ll add.
      Cheers,
      Caroline
      LearnVest’s Chief Content and Community Officer

    • http://twitter.com/amkade Allison Kade

      Hi Ada,nnThanks for your suggestion! We’re working on interfaces and user experience to see what we can do in the future to make your experience as good as possible. Thank you for weighing in!nnAllison

      • Christina

        Here’s another vote against the slideshow format… Pictures are pretty, but clicking through a slideshow is a waste of time!

  • Sweta

    Once you hit 30 (or way before that), it’s time to stop eating out everyday and time to cook at home.

    • Caroline Waxler

      Could not agree more!
      Cheers,
      Caroline
      LearnVest’s Chief Content and Community Officer

  • Amber Waves

    This was depressing and not inspiring. So many women go back to school, switch careers, have babies etc in their 30′s causing debt, limited retirement accounts, and lack of control over their finances. I would like to see less Cosmo type advice columns and more action oriented inspirational.

    • http://twitter.com/amkade Allison Kade

      Hi Amber,nnI’m sorry you feel that way! If you have any particular suggestions on content you’d like to hear, we’d love to chat and get your opinions. Please feel free to email feedback@learnvest.com with any and all comments and suggestions, plus specific ideas. nnIn the meantime, I’d encourage you to check out some of our resources such as the bootcamp series, which includes a program specifically to help people get out of debt, and another to help people learn to invest (and gain confidence in doing so). Check it out: http://www.learnvest.com/living-frugally/current-events/whip-those-finances-into-shape-alexa-explains-lv-bootcamp-644/nnThanks for weighing in!nnBest,nAllisonnEditor @ LVn

  • LAMR

    aaa isn’t the best for everyone you know if you are military USAA is WAY better we have USAA.

    • http://twitter.com/amkade Allison Kade

      Hi LAMR,nnThanks for the tip!nnAllison

  • Tl9white

    This was great but I have to agree that would be better un a list format. I always enjoy learning new things about finance and have yet to really navigate through the whole site just yet!

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