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Frugal Find: The Art of Borrowing

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

We all have “that friend.” The one who consistently forgets his wallet when you go out to eat or always promises to get the next round of drinks or never wants to drive and then doesn’t chip in for gas. Yeah, that guy. That is the guy who ruined it for the rest of it … Continued

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Loosening My Purse Strings

   Posted On: December 9, 2013  |    Posted In: Random  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

Plenty of home videos circa 1994 (and many other years) reveal a young Erin dancing around the living room. But one particular video shows me in a white dress playing pretend with a doll. No, I wasn’t dreaming about a wedding. I was reenacting a scene from The Nutcracker Ballet. I’d flit and twirl around … Continued

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Frugal Find: Don't Grocery Shop Hungry

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

The grocery store and I have what could only be described as a tumultuous relationship. Every Sunday I brace myself for the battle of my bank account vs. the aisles of food. Step one: plan meals for the week. Step two: write a grocery list for the necessary food.  Step 3: Price check those items … Continued

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Bitcoin 101

   Posted On: December 3, 2013  |    Posted In: Personal Finance 101  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

Tonight I fell down a rabbit hole in an attempt to understand the newest currency sweeping the land: Bitcoin. Earlier today my best friend sent me a link to a Yahoo story boldly proclaiming “A College Kid Made More Than $24,000 Just by Waving This Sign on ESPN.” The sign said “Hi Mom Send”…then featured … Continued

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Frugal Find: Black Friday

   Posted On: November 29, 2013  |    Posted In: Saving  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

Yeah, I just went there. Sure, Black Friday a horrific example of overindulgence and consumerism, but it goes perfectly with a holiday where we gorge ourselves on far too much food. Growing up, Turkey Day was often spent with dozens of other American expats who all brought their favorite dishes for a food-coma-inducing potluck. When … Continued