Author: Broke Millennial®

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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What Financial Health Means to Me

Three things about me became clear before I turned 10: Delayed gratification is an innate part of my wiring. Unearthed by my mother when she tried testing my toddler self using the old marshmallow trick and I patiently waited for

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Building Credit History: an Insurance Policy on Your Financial Life

Sponsored by Capital One “You should get a credit card,” my Dad told me as I headed off for my freshman year of college. Many personal finance gurus and rookies alike may gasp in horror over my Dad’s suggestion, but

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The Checklist for Getting Financially Naked with Your Partner

On Wednesday, I had the pleasure of speaking at pit stop #2 on Jason Vitug’s Road to Financial Wellness tour. Being one to relish an opportunity to broach slightly taboo topics with a room full of strangers, I deviated from all the

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Get Tips in Real Time About How to Build a Strong Credit Score

Join me and other amazing personal finance experts and influencers today for my first ever Twitter Party today! Date: June 7th Time: 3 pm ET Location: Twitter RSVP (use and follow the hashtag): #ChattingCredit I’ve partnered with Capital One to

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