Year: 2014

My Big Issue With The Teen Rumored to Have Made $72 Million in the Stock Market

Between when I penned this on Monday evening and Tuesday morning, the New York Observer already debunked Mohammed Islam’s fiction. However, the point of my post goes beyond my great skepticism of his initial claim, so I’ve decided to publish

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Buyer’s Guide: Your Store Strategy for Holiday Shopping

“Whether you’re battling the crowds on Black Friday or squeezing your shopping in a few days before the holidays, you have to get your mind, body and most importantly — wallet — ready for the challenge.” I’m on video! [You

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Are You Really Saving Your Money?

On Black Friday, I mentally high-fived myself when I used cash-back rewards money to buy several pieces of clothing I needed for my winter wardrobe. I thought to myself, “I just saved $100.” But really, I didn’t. While $100 didn’t

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Frugal Find Friday: Stacking Cash Back Rewards

I’m not much of a gamer when it comes to churning credit cards for rewards, travel or cash back. (I’ve only once applied for a credit card in order to get a free flight — which I still haven’t cashed

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Dear Millennials, Let’s Be Friends. Sincerely, The Stock Market

Dear Millennials, I fear something is amiss in our relationship. A week doesn’t go by without me reading an article or watching a news segment about your utter distrust in me and disdain for those I work with – or

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Welcome to Broke Millennial: Personal Finance Advice for Millennials (and others)

Hello there – Is this your first time here? Perhaps you saw a giant photo of me next to the words “Millennials want to save, many can’t.” Other than now knowing that my discretionary income is put towards spending time

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Being a Woman Busted My Budget

Dear enraged feminist readers – don’t worry. This is not a sexist diatribe. “$1,412. No. That can’t be right. I can’t possible have $1,412 in credit card charges from this month,” I began muttering to myself. The portion of my

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How a Pack of Gum Helped Me Graduate College Debt-Free

We all have different reasons behind why we pick the colleges we attend. My reasons came down to a surprise party and roll of Bubble Tape gum. The weekend before my ninth birthday, my Dad seemed anxious to get me

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Frugal Find Friday: Pack For Every Occasion

In my younger years (yeah, yeah I’m only 25 so what “younger years”?) I used to be something of a chronic overpacker. Friends used to joke that I was prepared for any event short of prom. Frankly, not much has

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8 Online Banks That Let You Skip the Fees, Enjoy the Interest

The goal of a checking account should be to find an FDIC-insured bank with few or no fees. Unfortunately, millions of Americans are banking with enormous brick-and-mortar banks that charge monthly maintenance fees, as well as a host of punitive

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