Category: Financial Literacy

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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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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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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Should You Tell Your Friends Your Financial Picture?

Up popped a gchat screen and my friend asking if I had a few moments to answer a money question. Always happy to dish about finances, I obliged. For the sake of her privacy, I won’t get into the particulars,

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Don’t Be a 20-Something Idiot

I’ve been eerily quiet over the last few months, for reasons that will be explained in a later post, but a recent disturbance in the personal finance universe startled me out of my hiatus. “I don’t have any savings, but

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The Day I Got Bullish with Money

I’m not what you’d call a risk taker. In fact, I’m more along the lines of a classic goody-goody. The worst thing my teachers would say about me on a report card was that I could sometimes get “too talkative”.

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Why We Need to TALK About Money

I detested math class in high school, especially calculus. In fact, I understood more of what was going on in my Mandarin class than my math class. I used to sit at the desk in my room doing homework and

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Boomer Talk: A Q&A with the Wealth Pilgrim

Seeing as how this site is called Broke Millennial, there is generally millennial-exclusive content. But today we’re changing it up and allowing a Baby Boomer to put his two cents in. The following is a Q&A with Neal Frankle, CFP

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Women’s Power Wednesday

If you haven’t already been able to tell, I’m not a particularly feminine woman. In fact, I wore bike shorts underneath dresses until an embarrassing age. My shoes often don’t match my ensemble and I frequently have to ask my

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