Category: Millennials

Are You Paying a Luxury Tax for Your College Degree?

If you’re reading this, then it probably means you have some interest in money. Or, you liked the headline of this post and you’re already thinking about clicking away if I don’t grab you soon. Those who love money in

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“2% or Skim?” and Other Inane Questions I Asked to Earn a Living

“Good morning, may I take your order?” “Tall, grande or venti?” “2% or skim milk?” “Whip or no whip?” “And what’s your name for the order?” During my first six months in New York City, I started most of my

Posted in Career, Millennials

Putting the Personal in Personal Finance

“Don’t read the comments. Just don’t do it.” I’ve given this advice to countless other writers after their work has been syndicated to a large platform or they’ve published their first piece on a site with lots of traffic and

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Getting Financially Naked with Your Partner

He cast his eyes down and exhaled slowly. I could feel the nervousness emanating from his body as his leg twitched and he drummed his fingers on the table. My foot kept tapping the bar stool as I sensed our moment of truth had

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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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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

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The Financial Ramifications of the Quarter-Life Crisis

Zoologist, geologist, nun, writer, lawyer, White House press secretary, news anchor. At some point in my life, each one of those titles answered the question “what do you want to be when you grow up?” I’m still struggling to find

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Using My Major on Alicia Menendez Tonight

Yesterday, I had the wonderful opportunity to do something all college graduates dream of — use my major. Almost three years after graduation I had the opportunity to put that broadcast journalism training to good use while doing a segment

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Merry Christmas, From Broke Millennial

Merry Christmas Loyal (and New) Readers – I’m fortunate enough to be spending this beautiful holiday with my family. Every Christmas morning my parents would go down the stairs first to see if my little sister and I had made

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