Month: September 2013

Frugal Find Friday: Watching TV without Cable

My second favorite* time of year is here: TV IS BACK! I’m may treat characters in TV shows as if they are my real friends. I talk about them, make general reference of them in conversation and even quote them

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For Love or Money?

For Love or Money? An age-old questions and a classic chick flick from the early 90s starring Michael J. Fox. The aptly entitled movie questions should you pursue your career/ambitions/wealth or give it up for the love of your life?

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Frugal Find Friday: Don’t Play the Lottery

Around 11:45 am on Wednesday I did something completely out of character. I played the lottery. Frankly, I blame “FOMO.” An absolutely ridiculous acronym for “Fear of Missing Out.” It all started when three women in my office began discussing

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The Ethics of Becoming Wealthy

During college, I spent three years working for “the man.” I counseled and policed my peers in exchange for not just thousands of dollars from the university, but my first experience with corruption. In my rookie year on the force,

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How to Avoid Student Loan Debt (A True Story)

I’m a millennial anomaly. I’m 24 and never had student loan debt (or any other kind). In 2012 the average millennial graduated with $27,000 in student loans. According to a Forbes article, this is a 58 percent increase from grads

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Frugal Find Friday: B&B

I’m actually traveling right now, so apologies about any delayed responses to comments or tweets and the lack of link love this week. Thanks for reading! When I was younger and my family traveled more often, we typically stayed in

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Defining Financial Independence

The beginning of a series examining wealth. As a young girl, I have vivid memories of going grocery shopping with my mom. While we strolled through the aisles of Food Lion I would eyeball all the junk food I desperately

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Paper or Plastic? How to Deal with Credit Cards vs Cash

[Rerun warning for long-time readers] As a freshman in college my first financial decision was to get a credit card. I can sense you financially savvy readers wince. Usually, credit cards and college freshman are about as compatible as the

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Frugal Find Friday: Hulu Plus

As a little girl, my parents were pretty strict about the TV consumption in our household. When I summoned up the courage to ask if I could watch Rugrats I was usually told to go play outside. I even tried

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Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself

Several times in the past few weeks I’ve been asked about myself (in the Broke Millennial sense). People are curious about my “blog bio” or “professional life.” Others inquire about my financial journey or how I currently handle my assets.

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