Broke Millennial Turns Two

10371386_10152602888021137_4816257953668449161_nOn Saturday, Broke Millennial turned two. While I still feel like a bit of a novice, blogging years are somewhat like dog years and making it to two is about the equivalent of a sweet 16. I spent my real-life sweet 16 going to prom, so this version is much cheaper.

I founded this blog to answer questions I heard my peers asking about money and to improve my own knowledge. About eight months into blogging I interviewed for a job with a public relations agency who works for Bank of America. During one of the seven interviews I went through, an interviewer asked me, “Why did you start writing your site? I find people often begin side projects when they’re feeling unfulfilled at work.”

Frankly, I’d never thought about a lack of creativity and enjoyment at my then-job to be an impetus for me starting this site. But it was. I missed writing (I studied journalism in college) and I felt I could be doing something productive with my downtime. I had never read another personal finance blog. I had never heard of the term “side hustle”. I never thought this could turn into a money maker or more importantly, completely change my career.

Luckily, I didn’t take the job staying in PR with Bank of America as a client. In fact, I turned it down because when they offered me the job, I was informed I’d have to deactivate Broke Millennial and cease all freelance writing.

Many readers have probably seen a drastic drop off of in posts in the last six months. In large part it’s because I’m more satisfied at work and do a lot of writing and editing during the day. However, in year three of Broke Millennial, I’d like to focus back on building this site and expanding my freelance work.

Now, let’s give me a moment to #humblebrag about some of my favorite moments from 2014.

Highlights from this year

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FinCon gals

  • Got nominated for and had a great time losing at the Plutus Awards

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Favorite Posts

Post I Was Embarrassed To Publish

Top Two Most-Viewed Posts

Most Importantly…

THANK YOU so much to you, you person reading this right now,  for reading/subscribing/following/commenting/emailing/making this site become a community and afford me a platform to discuss the importance of millennials understanding money. 

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47 comments on “Broke Millennial Turns Two
  1. Congrats on two successful years!
    Tonya@Budget & the Beach recently posted…The PlanMy Profile

  2. Congrats on the anniversary! I’m glad you didn’t take the PR and deactivate the site!
    Chela @SmashOdyssey recently posted…Small Victories: Paying for Tuition with Real MoneyMy Profile

  3. What a journey and such a perfect illustration of how much opportunity you can create for yourself if you just buckle down and do it. Congrats!
    Stefanie @ The Broke and Beautiful Life recently posted…Financial Planning on the Assumption of Staying SingleMy Profile

  4. Michelle says:

    Congrats on two years! Feels like you’ve been blogging for much longer.
    Michelle recently posted…How I Paid Off $38,000 In Student Loan Debt In 7 MonthsMy Profile

  5. Congrats on the anniversary! I’m looking forward to reading some of the posts you link towards the end here too — I haven’t been reading you that long so I have some stuff to catch up on 🙂
    C@thesingledollar recently posted…Tax TimeMy Profile

  6. That interviewer must have just been jealous of your blog. 🙂
    Will: firstquarterfinance.com recently posted…How to Stop Spending MoneyMy Profile

  7. Congrats on two years! It’s crazy how time flies but I love your growth and development. Keep on keeping on.
    Jason @ Phroogal recently posted…Your Money Mindset: Are You Unconsciously Spending on Likes Not Loves?My Profile

  8. Happy blogiversary Erin!!!!!! You have had an epic year on and off your blog and I am SO proud of how far you have come!!! I can’t wait to see what year 3 has in store for you!!
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  9. Tawcan says:

    Congrats on the anniversary! Here’s more to come!
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  10. Mikkaela says:

    Congratulations on your two years! I’m glad you stayed true to yourself and didn’t take the job if it meant deactivating your blog!
    xx, Mikkaela

  11. Ben Luthi says:

    Congrats! It’s amazing how much can change in just two years. I’m excited to see how much more awesomeness you’ll get to experience in your life, just by doing something as crazy as starting a blog 🙂
    Ben Luthi recently posted…Are You Eligible For Student Loan Forgiveness?My Profile

    • Broke Millennial says:

      Thanks, Ben! I know a ton has changed for you too just from starting a blog. Funny how much impact one seemingly small decision has in life.

  12. Congrats on the Broke Millennial turning 2, Erin. You’ve accomplished so much and I am so proud of your success. I can’t wait to see what you do this year, my friend. 🙂

  13. Debt Hater says:

    Congrats on the two year anniversary! It seems that turning down that job offer and continuing to write sent you down the correct path.
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  14. Two years? Wow! Congrats Broke millennial! Cheers for another fruitful year!
    Jayson @ Monster Piggy Bank recently posted…What to Do When You’ve Had Enough of Work?My Profile

  15. Congratulations! Looking forward to the next 50 more years! 🙂
    How To Save Money recently posted…Saving Money with a Financial FastMy Profile

  16. Huge congrats on hitting 2 years! I like the analogy that blog years are like dog years–I definitely feel that :). Looking forward to reading along in year 3–I wish you all the best!
    Mrs. Frugalwoods recently posted…A Frugal Weirdo’s Anti-Valentine’s Day ManifestoMy Profile

  17. lån says:

    Great article.. It’s always nice when you can not only be informed, but also entertained!

  18. The Roamer says:

    That’s amazing you accomplished so much. I’m a late bloomer I guess… I also agree dog years makes perfect sense. So much stuff changes in such little time you feel it had to have been more then just that.
    The Roamer recently posted…2014 Financial Goals Reviewed and Net Worth RevealedMy Profile

  19. Mel says:

    Congrats, Erin! And you’re right, in dog/blogger years, you’ve already been around the block ;o) Your #humblebrag was well deserved. I’m excited you’re planning on posting a little more over here – the posts here usually have a more informal tone that I really enjoy!
    Mel recently posted…Accountability: January 2015My Profile

  20. Congrats! Your blog has been a huge inspiration, so keep up the great work 🙂

  21. Amos says:

    Wow…two years!Thats a big progress.Thanks for sharing.Congrats for your anniversary.
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  22. Congratulations, Erin! You’ve got a lot to be proud of and I’m so happy that you didn’t deactivate your site. I love that picture of all of us from FinCon. Looking forward to hanging with you again in Charlotte! 🙂
    Kate @ Cashville Skyline recently posted…What Motivates You To Save?My Profile

  23. What was their reason for telling you to cease your blog in order to work for them? I am so glad that you did not take their offer.

  24. Congratulations! You should be proud

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