Author: Broke Millennial®

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

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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

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How Would You “Waste” Money to Improve Your Quality of Life?

You know that game you play when the Powerball skyrockets up to some astronomical amount and your co-workers start to collect $5 from everyone to buy tickets? The old “what would you do if you won the lottery?” song-and-dance in

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A Love Letter to Millennials, From The Stock Market

Kicking off my investing series with this open letter from the Stock Market to you. Before we start to talk about the how, let’s address those rumors you’ve been hearing about the Stock Market’s behaviors.  Dear Millennials, While reading The

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Broke Millennial Inks a Book Deal #GYFLT

Update: The official title is BROKE MILLENNIAL: How to Stop Scraping by and Get Your Financial Life Together and it’s now available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I’ll be using #GYFLT for all social posts. — That’s right

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Are You Your Parents’ Retirement Plan?

A perverse game gets played in my family. For lack of a formal name, let’s call it the Percentage Adjustment Game. In moments my younger sister or I do something to jokingly tick off my Dad (this could be as

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