Tag: Finances

Skip the Finance Courses and Just Watch The Real Housewives

The Real Housewives franchise debuted with the ladies of Orange County in March of 2006, a year before the great recession. By the time season two aired, the housing bubble had burst and Americans found themselves drowning in debt and

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Do You Have a “Trustworthy” Credit Score?

Two years ago I started the painful process of finding affordable, rodent-free housing in New York City. My roommate and I went from Craigslist to brokers to emotional meltdowns on street corners. During this process was the first time I

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Frugal Find Friday: ScoutMob

Believe it or not, I have a friend who is more money conscious than I am. Perhaps that is exactly why we’re the perfect shopping buddies. In high school we used to create havoc in the street malls and black

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A Q&A with Broke Millennial

Hi Loyal Readers and Newcomers, This week I’m taking a little detour. Next week we’ll be back to the important financial topics, but this week I asked for questions from readers. Now you can get a bit more of an

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What’s Your Price Tag On Health?

In the past three days I’ve morphed from infant to crotchety old woman all at the hands of the latest fitness trend, CrossFit. After hearing rave reviews and seeing other people get great results, I thought I’d try it out.

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An Impassioned Plea for Understanding Compound Interest

I hate math. I’m not talking about a vague dislike of x+y = z, we’re dealing with full-unadulterated hatred.  Frankly, I blame second grade. My teacher, Ms. Pruitt, insisted we memorize our multiplication tables from 0 through 12. She even

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Breaking Down 401(k) and IRAs, Millennial Style

Part II in my on-going series about retirement accounts. Read Part I here and Part III here. More than half of the American millennial population are in debt. Please, hold your gasps of disbelief. A week doesn’t pass without a

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A 401(k) Restored My Childhood Belief in Magic

Almost a year ago, I landed my first “career job.” After a year of barely making ends meet, it was a relief to have a small, but steady, paycheck. Even more exciting than the reliable paycheck was getting my first

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Frugal Find Friday: Extreme Couponing, The Online Edition

Last week, a co-worker mentioned, “if you ever pay full-price at GAP, you’re doing something wrong.” Guilty of buying several pairs of full-price jeans from GAP, I inquired about her philosophy. She informed me there are always sales running or,

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Frugal Find Friday: The Roku

Happy Friday! From hence forth, Fridays on #Broke Millennial will feature a frugal find. In previous posts I’ve mentioned my great love, the Roku. I’m not sure how other streaming media players stack up, but I’m pretty staunchly team Roku.

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