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Frugal Find Friday: How I Get a Free FICO Score

   Posted On: March 21, 2014  |    Posted In: Personal Finance 101  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

About two months I experienced a rather rude financial awakening. My massive debt aversion over the last 24 years (well, I doubt I cared much as a child so let’s say 13 years) resulted in a lack of credit history. My one credit card I’d been using since 2007 simply wasn’t providing enough history. This … Continued

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Frugal Find: Negotiate

   Posted On: March 14, 2014  |    Posted In: Saving  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

As bottom man on the totem pole at work, I had the distinct pleasure of being in charge of creating name tags for an event. The first step in this process was to wander down the street to Staples and procure name tags — the clip on kind because we’re classy like that and no … Continued

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Women's Power Wednesday

   Posted On: March 12, 2014  |    Posted In: Random  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

If you haven’t already been able to tell, I’m not a particularly feminine woman. In fact, I wore bike shorts underneath dresses until an embarrassing age. My shoes often don’t match my ensemble and I frequently have to ask my roommate if certain articles of clothing can be worn together. While I’ve always felt comfortable … Continued

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Traditional IRA: Saving Broke Millennials Hundreds of Dollars

   Posted On: March 5, 2014  |    Posted In: Millennials  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

A week ago I sat down at my computer to do my duty as a patriotic, slightly irritated, American and file my taxes. Filing my taxes always leaves me feeling a little like Oliver Twist begging for more. My first experience with income tax occurred in college — while my parents still lived overseas — … Continued

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Why Losing $1,000 Per Year is a Big Deal

   Posted On: February 25, 2014  |    Posted In: Debt  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

I filed my taxes last night and realized two things: 1) I really don’t make much money. 2) Opening and fully contributing to a traditional IRA saved my hide this tax season. Most regular readers know that I have a full-time job, I’m debt free and yet I still side hustle. Sometimes I think it … Continued