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Broke Millennial Turns Two

   Posted On: January 26, 2015  |    Posted In: Millennials  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

10371386_10152602888021137_4816257953668449161_nOn Saturday, Broke Millennial turned two. While I still feel like a bit of a novice, blogging years are somewhat like dog years and making it to two is about the equivalent of a sweet 16. I spent my real-life sweet 16 going to prom, so this version is much cheaper.

I founded this blog to answer questions I heard my peers asking about money and to improve my own knowledge. About eight months into blogging I interviewed for a job with a public relations agency who works for Bank of America. During one of the seven interviews I went through, an interviewer asked me, “Why did you start writing your site? I find people often begin side projects when they’re feeling unfulfilled at work.”

Frankly, I’d never thought about a lack of creativity and enjoyment at my then-job to be an impetus for me starting this site. But it was. I missed writing (I studied journalism in college) and I felt I could be doing something productive with my downtime. I had never read another personal finance blog. I had never heard of the term “side hustle”. I never thought this could turn into a money maker or more importantly, completely change my career.

Luckily, I didn’t take the job staying in PR with Bank of America as a client. In fact, I turned it down because when they offered me the job, I was informed I’d have to deactivate Broke Millennial and cease all freelance writing.

Many readers have probably seen a drastic drop off of in posts in the last six months. In large part it’s because I’m more satisfied at work and do a lot of writing and editing during the day. However, in year three of Broke Millennial, I’d like to focus back on building this site and expanding my freelance work.

Now, let’s give me a moment to #humblebrag about some of my favorite moments from 2014.

Highlights from this year

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FinCon gals

  • Got nominated for and had a great time losing at the Plutus Awards


Favorite Posts

Post I Was Embarrassed To Publish

Top Two Most-Viewed Posts

Most Importantly…

THANK YOU so much to you, you person reading this right now,  for reading/subscribing/following/commenting/emailing/making this site become a community and afford me a platform to discuss the importance of millennials understanding money. 

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47 responses to “Broke Millennial Turns Two

  1. Congrats on the anniversary! I’m looking forward to reading some of the posts you link towards the end here too — I haven’t been reading you that long so I have some stuff to catch up on 🙂

  2. Congrats! It’s amazing how much can change in just two years. I’m excited to see how much more awesomeness you’ll get to experience in your life, just by doing something as crazy as starting a blog 🙂

    1. Thanks, Ben! I know a ton has changed for you too just from starting a blog. Funny how much impact one seemingly small decision has in life.

  3. Huge congrats on hitting 2 years! I like the analogy that blog years are like dog years–I definitely feel that :). Looking forward to reading along in year 3–I wish you all the best!

  4. That’s amazing you accomplished so much. I’m a late bloomer I guess… I also agree dog years makes perfect sense. So much stuff changes in such little time you feel it had to have been more then just that.

  5. Congrats, Erin! And you’re right, in dog/blogger years, you’ve already been around the block ;o) Your #humblebrag was well deserved. I’m excited you’re planning on posting a little more over here – the posts here usually have a more informal tone that I really enjoy!

  6. Congratulations, Erin! You’ve got a lot to be proud of and I’m so happy that you didn’t deactivate your site. I love that picture of all of us from FinCon. Looking forward to hanging with you again in Charlotte! 🙂

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