Tag: post-college

Lifestyle Inflation: How to Earn More, Spend More, and Get Nowhere

After the graduation caps are tossed in the air and the realities of impending student-loan bills sink in, millennials (we hope) scurry off to the rat race. Many fresh-faced college grads are receiving their first paychecks above minimum wage 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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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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Candy Tax and other Childhood Grudges

Tax day has come and gone. Congrats to those of you with hefty returns you’re already excited to spend, or better yet, save. My shove into the world of taxation didn’t come during my sophomore year of college when I

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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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Why hiding your funds under a mattress makes you lose money (and not because it was stolen)

In June of 2011, three weeks after college graduation, I packed two bags and boarded a plane to New York City. I had landed a job working as a page for an iconic late night talk-show host. A fun, rewarding

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