Tag: money

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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5 Eye Roll Inducing Statements About Money

Looking for entertainment? Try riding a New York City subway. No, not because mariachi bands, break dancers, barbershop quartets and accordion players subject us to their “talents.” The subway provides ample opportunity to eavesdrop on people’s conversations. Luckily for me,

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Losing My Entitlement

Two months ago, TIME published the Millennial-focused article and cover heard round the world. Well, maybe not so much round the world as all over social media and the blogosphere. My peers’ biggest issue with the story, or the two

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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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Frugal Find Friday: Free (& Cheap) Tours

This week Peach and I traveled to Vermont to celebrate my passage into “mid-twenties.”  Traveling is one of my few “splurge” areas, but I’m always seeking ways to keep some dollars in my wallet. With Peach’s love of a good

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Dear Parents, Charge Your Kids Rent

In the final weeks of my senior year it became clear the 100+ job applications I’d sent to various broadcast news stations and newspapers around the country had been tossed into garbage cans or sent to junk mail. It appeared

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Braving the Financial Minefield of Dating

One of my first “real” dates occurred in April of 2004. I was 15-years-old and a high-school sophomore and he was an adorable 17-year-old junior. We saw “The Aviator” (the Leo DiCaprio flick about Howard Hughes). Halfway through the movie

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The One Where Someone Else’s Dad Teaches Me About Money*

This post was included in the Carnival of Personal Finance #404. Check out all the other great articles included here! Per special request a series of posts will deal with practical budgeting. I’m not claiming my way is the right

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The Accidental Environmentalist

One of the many financial shocks to millennials entering the housing market are the delightful hidden expenses known as utilities. Okay, maybe they aren’t exactly hidden, but when you live in New York and spend upwards of thousand dollars for

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Dealing with the B-word

Per special request a series of posts will deal with practical budgeting. I’m not claiming my way is the right way, or the best way, for you to deal with your money. I’m simply offering the #BrokeMillennial budgeting system. Other

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