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Frugal Find: Volunteer for Free Admission

   Posted On: June 27, 2014  |    Posted In: Saving  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

Volunteering often invokes the image of selfless people giving of their time to help humanity (or animals). Or high school kids looking to round out a college application. Regardless, volunteer work often requires donating your time for a greater cause. Then there are people, like me, who like to volunteer labor in exchange for getting … Continued

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How to Tell a Bride 'No'

   Posted On: June 26, 2014  |    Posted In: Debt  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

You’ll find that I’m on a bit of a the bridesmaid kick. Here is my story for US News’ My Money Blog on how to tell a bride no! The wedding industry is a multibillion dollar market, and most bridesmaids can understand why. The average cost of being a bridesmaid hovers around $1,700, according to … Continued

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Frugal Find: Summer in New York City

   Posted On: June 20, 2014  |    Posted In: Saving  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

The wealthy may abandon Park Avenue for refuge in the The Hamptons, but some of us are willing (read: have to) tough out the strange smells and extreme heat of summer in New York City. Below is a list of free or cheap things to do for New York City dwellers or potential visitors. I … Continued

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Perhaps I Should Move to Germany?

   Posted On: June 18, 2014  |    Posted In: Random  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

A few weeks ago, I met up with one of my favorite personal finance bloggers, Shannon from Financially Blonde. I consider Shannon a mentor and have often gone to her for career advice. To my delight, she provides plenty of non-career related tips like the importance of creating a lasting friendship with a bartender. Shannon … Continued

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When Working for Free Makes Sense

   Posted On: June 13, 2014  |    Posted In: Career  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

  Young professionals have all heard one trite, stitched-on-a-pillow-worthy expression: If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. Perhaps the millennial generation equates doing what you love with being your own boss, because the landscape of traditional employment is changing, and rapidly. By 2020, freelancers are expected to comprise … Continued