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I caught several interesting articles from Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. They’re good reads for the under-thirty set, like myself.

Smartest Money Moves at Any Age offers advice about making the most out of your first job, what to do with finances when you get married, some tips for buying a first home, thoughts about having children, dealing with a spouse who is being deployed, and how to deal with losing your job.

The article goes on to tackle other life-changing events as you grow older.

In another article, Kimberly Lankford writes about setting up investments for kids and staying below the gift tax threshold. In the same vein, Choosing the Best Way to Save for College is an article that compares the Roth IRA with the 529 account and other college-savings plans.

Now some bad news: MasterCard has reported that 40 million credit card records might have been exposed to fraud. It affects a large number VISA cardholders and a smaller number of American Express and Discover cardholders as well. It seems CardSystems, a third-poarty processor, was storing card information on their servers, breaching their contract with MasterCard.

Other personal information, like a person’s Social Security number, is not in danger.

Updated June 17, 2014 and originally published June 18, 2005. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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