Month: February 2013

Brown-bagging It Since ’94

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

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A Millennial’s Nightmare: Splitting the Check

For daily bits of wit and financial advice follow the journey on Twitter @BrokeMillennial. 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

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

For daily bits of wit and financial advice follow the journey on Twitter @BrokeMillennial. 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

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

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

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