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Review: The Lemonade Stand

   Posted On: July 22, 2014  |    Posted In: Millennials  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

Long-time readers may remember my first financial lesson came from the rough-and-tumble suburban streets in North Carolina on a hot summer’s morning. To make all my journalism professors happy, I can condense an 800+ word story into a few sentences:  As an enterprising seven-year-old, I set up a doughnut stand during my mother’s yard sale. … Continued

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Double Dose of Credit Card Fraud

   Posted On: July 3, 2014  |    Posted In: Personal Finance 101  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

“I’m sorry, your card has been declined.” “Umm, okay could you try it again?” “I swiped it twice times. It isn’t working.” This is never a conversation you want to have after trying to pay for brunch, but it happened to me last month. No sooner did the last words come out of the waitress’s … Continued

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Frugal Find: Volunteer for Free Admission

   Posted On: June 27, 2014  |    Posted In: Saving  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

Volunteering often invokes the image of selfless people giving of their time to help humanity (or animals). Or high school kids looking to round out a college application. Regardless, volunteer work often requires donating your time for a greater cause. Then there are people, like me, who like to volunteer labor in exchange for getting … Continued

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How to Tell a Bride 'No'

   Posted On: June 26, 2014  |    Posted In: Debt  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

You’ll find that I’m on a bit of a the bridesmaid kick. Here is my story for US News’ My Money Blog on how to tell a bride no! The wedding industry is a multibillion dollar market, and most bridesmaids can understand why. The average cost of being a bridesmaid hovers around $1,700, according to … Continued

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Frugal Find: Summer in New York City

   Posted On: June 20, 2014  |    Posted In: Saving  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

The wealthy may abandon Park Avenue for refuge in the The Hamptons, but some of us are willing (read: have to) tough out the strange smells and extreme heat of summer in New York City. Below is a list of free or cheap things to do for New York City dwellers or potential visitors. I … Continued