Category: Millennials

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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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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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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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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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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27 Things I Learned About Money by 27

I turned 27 last week, or as my young sister likes to say, I’m three years away from 30. A lot has changed since I started Broke Millennial as a 23-year-old woman not even two years into my post-college life

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$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.

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The Money Pit of Overextending Yourself

“Put on your own mask before assisting others.” I’ve heard flight attendants, or more recently the inflight video, state this line hundreds of times. The moral of course being you don’t do anyone any good if you fall over gasping

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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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