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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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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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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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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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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

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The Golden Egg: A Financial Easter Tale

Reading the Hunger Games brought back flashes of my childhood Easter egg hunts. When it came to neighborhood and Church hunts, my sister and I were Career Tributes. We possessed ridiculously high competitive drives and uncanny abilities to duck, dip,

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7 Things You Didn’t Know Before Today

First, I apologize for the lack of original content recently. You can blame a combination of weddings, work trips, paid work taking priority and of course Peach now living in NYC. Second, I know this is a fluffy way to

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This is America, Right?

Six hours into a babysitting shift, the bright screen of a text message caught my eye. I reached down to pick my phone off the couch and already sensed what was coming. The clock was dangerously close to midnight and

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Burnout (in Gifs)

People have been noticing that I’ve been a little quiet lately. I’m not churning out posts at my normal rate (which is still less than a lot of other bloggers). It’s because I’m feeling like this right now… As some

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Happy First Birthday, Broke Millennial

A year ago today, around 9:00 pm, I hit publish on my first post and Broke Millennial was born. To use a cliche I absolutely detest but is incredibly accurate: time has flown by. A year ago I had no

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