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Brown-bagging It Since ’94

   Posted On: February 27, 2013  |    Posted In: Personal Finance 101  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

Kids in elementary school cafeterias all over the world are immediately divided into two groups: lunch buyers and lunch bringers. I was a lunch bringer and boy did I rock those homemade lunches. No Lunchables or processed snacks for this girl. It also took me an embarrassingly long time to realize that a reusable cold … Continued

A Millennial’s Nightmare: Splitting the Check

   Posted On: February 19, 2013  |    Posted In: Millennials  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

Few social customs frighten a millennial more than dealing with the end-of-meal check. Recently, I had a terrifying splitting-the-check experience at a birthday dinner for a friend. The restaurant was a typical over-priced Mexican joint in Manhattan. The kind of place that would reduce most abuelas to tears, because they charge $13 for a chicken … Continued

Surviving on a 20-pound Bag of Rice Due to Budget Cuts

   Posted On: February 13, 2013  |    Posted In: Personal Finance 101  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

So here I was, in New York City at 22-years-old barely making enough money to keep a roof over my head and put food in my mouth. Luckily, I can be a pretty resourceful person, please remember the hoarding of hotel toiletries, and found ways to embrace my budget cuts and feed myself for little … Continued

Why hiding your funds under a mattress makes you lose money (and not because it was stolen)

   Posted On: February 4, 2013  |    Posted In: Personal Finance 101  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

In June of 2011, three weeks after college graduation, I packed two bags and boarded a plane to New York City. I had landed a job working as a page for an iconic late night talk-show host. A fun, rewarding job but certainly not a well-paying. Even though I came prepared to be broke… (Yeah, … Continued