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A Love Letter to Millennials, From The Stock Market

   Posted On: August 9, 2016  |    Posted In: Personal Finance 101  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

Dear Millennials, While reading The Wall Street Journal I came across an article I found quite distressing. Apparently, your generation is flocking to my bastard cousin, real estate, in the hopes of securing your financial future. You’re flippantly tossing around hurtful statements about how I “spook” you or putting your money in my grasp is … Continued

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Broke Millennial Inks a Book Deal #GYFLT

   Posted On: July 20, 2016  |    Posted In: Career  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

Update: The official title is BROKE MILLENNIAL: How to Stop Scraping by and Get Your Financial Life Together and it’s now available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I’ll be using #GYFLT for all social posts. — That’s right – I’m going to be an author! I’ve been sitting on this news for about … Continued

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Are You Your Parents’ Retirement Plan?

   Posted On: July 11, 2016  |    Posted In: Love and Money  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

A perverse game gets played in my family. For lack of a formal name, let’s call it the Percentage Adjustment Game. In moments my younger sister or I do something to jokingly tick off my Dad (this could be as simple as the time my sister saw Friday Night Lights and said, “oh, it’s like … Continued

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What Financial Health Means to Me

   Posted On: June 29, 2016  |    Posted In: Random  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

Three things about me became clear before I turned 10: Delayed gratification is an innate part of my wiring. Unearthed by my mother when she tried testing my toddler self using the old marshmallow trick and I patiently waited for her to return so I could receive two marshmallows. I’m a control freak. Call it … Continued

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Building Credit History: an Insurance Policy on Your Financial Life

   Posted On: June 24, 2016  |    Posted In: Personal Finance 101  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

Sponsored by Capital One “You should get a credit card,” my Dad told me as I headed off for my freshman year of college. Many personal finance gurus and rookies alike may gasp in horror over my Dad’s suggestion, but his rationale was sound. A credit card, he explained, would help me develop credit history, … Continued