Tag: college

The True Value of a “Worthless” Degree

Wedged into a two-seater chairlift in Ellicottville, New York the anonymous skier to my right decided to strike up conversation during our three-minute commute to the top of the mountain. The conversation soon turned to what we did, as superficial conversations

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How a Pack of Gum Helped Me Graduate College Debt-Free

We all have different reasons behind why we pick the colleges we attend. My reasons came down to a surprise party and roll of Bubble Tape gum. The weekend before my ninth birthday, my Dad seemed anxious to get me

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College Students Still Face Crippling Credit Card Rates

Credit card lenders around the country are beginning to salivate as college students head to campus — though not as enthusiastically as they once did. Young adults used to be a powerful debt-generating machine, and banks took full advantage. Then

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How To Reduce or Avoid Student Loan Debt: A Guide To Being A Debt-Free College Student

I don’t have first hand experience with student loans, so I happy to introduce someone who knows a thing or two about how to handle them: Gary Dek. Gary is the founder of Gajizmo.com, a site focused on personal finance,

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How to Avoid Student Loan Debt (A True Story)

I’m a millennial anomaly. I’m 24 and never had student loan debt (or any other kind). In 2012 the average millennial graduated with $27,000 in student loans. According to a Forbes article, this is a 58 percent increase from grads

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Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself

Several times in the past few weeks I’ve been asked about myself (in the Broke Millennial sense). People are curious about my “blog bio” or “professional life.” Others inquire about my financial journey or how I currently handle my assets.

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Frugal Find Friday: Live A Little

Happy Friday Broke Millennial readers! Usually, I have some awesome money-saving tip for you on Fridays, but some days ladies and gents you just gotta live a little! For all my chatter about frugality, saving and scrimping there are times

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The Power of Partying (I mean Networking)

In February of 2011 the decision to go to a party changed the course of my life. I’m serious. I can point to the moment I started the path towards not only my first, but second job out of college

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Paper or Plastic? How to Handle Moving from Cash to Credit Cards

As a freshman in college my first financial decision was to get a credit card. I can sense you financially savvy readers wince. Usually, credit cards and college freshman are about as compatible as the cast of Jersey Shore and

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Broke Millennial’s Guide to New York City for Cheap (ish)

Updated 1/6/17 May contain affiliate links New York City is expensive. If you live in Tokyo, Osaka, Oslo, Sydney, Melbourne, Paris, Caracas, Geneva, Zurich or Singapore, then fine, you can do New York City for cheap compared to living  your

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