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Frugal Find: Don't Play the Lottery

   Posted On: September 20, 2013  |    Posted In: Saving  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

Around 11:45 am on Wednesday I did something completely out of character. I played the lottery. Frankly, I blame “FOMO.” An absolutely ridiculous acronym for “Fear of Missing Out.” It all started when three women in my office began discussing the $400 million Powerball lottery. Within two minutes they had decided to pool some money … Continued

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The Ethics of Becoming Wealthy

   Posted On: September 18, 2013  |    Posted In: Millennials  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

During college, I spent three years working for “the man.” I counseled and policed my peers in exchange for not just thousands of dollars from the university, but my first experience with corruption. In my rookie year on the force, I mean as an RA, our policy with alcohol was to confiscate it from a … Continued

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Frugal Find: B&B

   Posted On: September 13, 2013  |    Posted In: Saving  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

When I was younger and my family traveled more often, we typically stayed in beautiful hotels all over the world. But a few times we were fortunate enough to experience lodging at a B&B. The first Bed & Breakfast I remember staying in was in New Zealand. It was Christmas time, which meant warm weather … Continued

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Defining Financial Independence

   Posted On: September 11, 2013  |    Posted In: Personal Finance 101  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

The beginning of a series examining wealth. As a young girl, I have vivid memories of going grocery shopping with my mom. While we strolled through the aisles of Food Lion I would eyeball all the junk food I desperately wanted to toss in the cart. Dunkaroos, Oatmeal Creme Pies, Oreo cereal and ice cream … Continued

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Frugal Find: Hulu Plus

   Posted On: September 6, 2013  |    Posted In: Saving  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

As a little girl, my parents were pretty strict about the TV consumption in our household. When I summoned up the courage to ask if I could watch Rugrats I was usually told to go play outside. I even tried to be conniving and blame my little sister. “Daddy, Cailin said she wants to watch … Continued