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Do You Have a "Trustworthy" Credit Score?

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

Two years ago I started the painful process of finding affordable, rodent-free housing in New York City. My roommate and I went from Craigslist to brokers to emotional meltdowns on street corners. During this process was the first time I learned my credit score, in the small, back-alley office of a Russian broker who seemed … Continued

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Frugal Find: Just Say No

   Posted On: July 12, 2013  |    Posted In: Saving  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

It’s Friday night. All your friends are going out for happy hour to celebrate the end of the work week. You’ve already gone over budget this week, but hey it’s happy hour and that means deals. You head to the bar and 4 drinks later realize it’s a $25 tab and that’s half your grocery … Continued

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Paper or Plastic? How to Handle Moving from Cash to Credit Cards

   Posted On: July 9, 2013  |    Posted In: Personal Finance 101  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

As a freshman in college my first financial decision was to get a credit card. I can sense you financially savvy readers wince. Usually, credit cards and college freshman are about as compatible as the cast of Jersey Shore and afternoon tea at The Waldorf Astoria. Even so, my Dad insisted I have a credit … Continued

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Frugal Find: ScoutMob

   Posted On: July 5, 2013  |    Posted In: Saving  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

Believe it or not, I have a friend who is more money conscious than I am. Perhaps that is exactly why we’re the perfect shopping buddies. In high school we used to create havoc in the street malls and black markets of Shanghai.  Even the toughest negotiator would have a nervous break down by the … Continued

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Frugal Find: Be Your Own Handyman

   Posted On: June 28, 2013  |    Posted In: Saving  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

There I was standing in the shower rinsing the shampoo out of my hair and I could feel the water level rising around my ankles. By the time I finished shaving it was halfway up my calf. 30 minutes after showering the tub finally drained and I proceed to pour some Drano down. Last night, … Continued