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Dear Parents, Charge Your Kids Rent

   Posted On: May 14, 2013  |    Posted In: Love and Money  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

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 I would face the same fate as scores of other millennials on graduation day; returning … Continued

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Frugal Find: The Roku

   Posted On: May 10, 2013  |    Posted In: Saving  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

Happy Friday! From hence forth, Fridays on #Broke Millennial will feature a frugal find. In previous posts I’ve mentioned my great love, the Roku. I’m not sure how other streaming media players stack up, but I’m pretty staunchly team Roku. Cutting cable wasn’t a choice I made proactively. My first roommate owned our TV and … Continued

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Braving the Financial Minefield of Dating

   Posted On: May 1, 2013  |    Posted In: Love and Money  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

One of my first “real” dates occurred in April of 2004. I was 15-years-old and a high-school sophomore and he was an adorable 17-year-old junior. We saw “The Aviator” (the Leo DiCaprio flick about Howard Hughes). Halfway through the movie our pinkies touched and a jolt of electricity went through my stomach. A few minutes … Continued

Confession: I Avoided the Millennial Curse

   Posted On: April 23, 2013  |    Posted In: Debt  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

Two weeks ago an astute reader commented on my post “Dealing with the B word” saying, “No student loans? Wow, you are very VERY lucky.” He had noticed my monthly budget doesn’t account for any sort of loan payment. That’s right folks, I’m a millennial anomaly. I’m 23 and I’ve never been in debt. My … Continued

Candy Tax and other Childhood Grudges

   Posted On: April 17, 2013  |    Posted In: Personal Finance 101  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

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 worked my first legit job. The first memory I have of taxation (pretty sure it … Continued