Category: Budgeting

15 Minutes a Week Can Change Your Relationship to Money

This post originally ran on Cinch “Sure, we can watch it right after I run my numbers,” I say to my boyfriend. It’s a common Sunday evening wind-down for the two of us. Dinner is finished, dishes done, the dog’s

Posted in Budgeting

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

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.

Posted in Budgeting Tagged with: ,

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

Posted in Budgeting Tagged with: , ,

$15,000: The Price Tag of Attending Other People’s Weddings

“Hey – guess who got engaged today,” Peach asked. My stomach dropped. Our combined dance card felt dangerously full already with seven weddings populating our calendars from May to November. “Who?” I choked out. Peach smirked, clearly messing with me.

Posted in Budgeting, Millennials, Relationships, Saving money

The True Cost of an Impulse Purchase: a Broke Millennial Confession

“The biggest lesson in tolerance I ever learned was accepting that there are some people who genuinely like cats more than dogs.” – Cailin Lowry  Do you remember being a kid and walking through the grocery store thinking, “When I

Posted in Budgeting, Random Tagged with: ,

Higher Schoolers Can Get Paid for Learning How to Budget

A PSA to All High School Teachers and Parents of High Schoolers Looking to Unearth Money for College Despite the name of this site, I’ve never actually been “broke” a day in my life. A fortunate fact I can directly

Posted in Budgeting Tagged with: , ,

Being a Woman Busted My Budget

Dear enraged feminist readers – don’t worry. This is not a sexist diatribe. “$1,412. No. That can’t be right. I can’t possible have $1,412 in credit card charges from this month,” I began muttering to myself. The portion of my

Posted in Budgeting, Millennials, Saving money Tagged with: , ,

Perhaps I Should Move to Germany?

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

Posted in Budgeting Tagged with: , ,

Roommates: A (possible) Financial Nightmare

I strolled into a meeting yesterday to hear a co-worker lament, “and she hadn’t been paying it for two months!” “Hadn’t been paying what?” I inquired “Rent! My roommate hasn’t been paying rent for two months and I just found

Posted in Budgeting, Saving money Tagged with: , ,