Author: Broke Millennial®

5 Things Millennials Need To Understand About Money In 2017

This piece originally ran on Forbes  We all know to pay yourself first, have an emergency fund, you can snowball or avalanche your way out of debt. There are plenty of personal finance clichés and idioms, and for good reason.

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Financial Cleanse: You Screw Up, Reset and Keep Going

Here we are at the end of a the 30-day Financial Cleanse. Similar to the time I had an ill-fated experience with a 3-day juice cleanse, there were cravings and one bout of binging (I “needed” those Cole Haan waterproof

Posted in Budgeting, Financial Literacy

Reflecting on 4 Years as Broke Millennial

In the midst of writing under deadline for a client I glanced at my wall calendar and noticed the next day was January 24. Why did that date seem important? The question nagged in the back of my mind for a

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An Examination of Will Power: Money vs. Health

Sitting in my comfy desk chair with my feet firmly planted on the floor, hands clasped in my lap, a disembodied voice with an affected British accent tells me to do a scan of my body from head-to-toe. “Now note

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Taking Time to Recalibrate with a Financial Cleanse

With pen poised over a blank page, I struggled to ink my first goal for 2017. Granted, this may be partially attributed to the general pain I feel when marking the virgin pages of a fresh notebook. But I digress.

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17 People Share Their Biggest Financial Failures of 2016

  The only face you’re required to show online is the carefully curated one you’d like others to see. You use the filteres to remove the bags under your eyes. You crop to keep soft parts of your body out

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The Broke Millennial Checklist to Avoid Overspending at Christmas

I’m a peculiar person when it comes to gifts. I never spent an afternoon trying to find where my parents stashed Christmas gifts. In fact, two presents from Peach are sitting in my office, unwrapped, and I haven’t had the

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Millennial Luddite to Technology Savant (with my finances)

I’m often accused of being a millennial luddite. Not to be confused with Ron-Swanson-level-aggressively-off-the-grid-real-life luddites, I just tend to take a while to warm up to technological advances. It was even my father who notoriously forced me to get with

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Charting this Woman’s Non-Traditional Path Towards Success and Money

This post is made possible by support from the Forte Foundation. All opinions are my own. My first post-college job hardly scored me any points in “adulting” other than it helped pay my bills (I still needed two other jobs

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How to Defend Your Freelance Career

August 31, 2016 — I turned off my laptop, picked up my bag and left the office of my stable, career-focused job for the last time. It had taken years of groundwork and months of deliberation for me to decide it

Posted in Freelance