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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

My Dirty, Little, Money-Saving Secret(s)

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

A few months ago I decided to treat myself to a shopping trip. Well, treat is the wrong word. I don’t really like shopping, but I had recently evaluated my wardrobe and found it quite lacking in professional clothing. A good friend of mine, lets call her H, with the same fondness for blazers agreed … Continued

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The One Where Someone Else’s Dad Teaches Me About Money*

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

Per special request a series of posts will deal with practical budgeting. I’m not claiming my way is the right way, or the best way, for you to deal with your money. I’m simply offering the Broke Millennial budgeting/saving system. On Monday I sat in the airport waiting for my flight back to New York … Continued

The Accidental Environmentalist

   Posted On: March 27, 2013  |    Posted In: Random  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

One of the many financial shocks to millennials entering the housing market are the delightful hidden expenses known as utilities. Okay, maybe they aren’t exactly hidden, but when you live in New York and spend upwards of thousand dollars for a shoebox, it’s tough to see those first few utility bills. After the first couple … Continued

Dealing with the B-word

   Posted On: March 20, 2013  |    Posted In: Personal Finance 101  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

Other children of the 90s might remember the glorious time when clogs were fashionable for everyone, not just Dutch milkmaids, and before crocs existed. In 1996 clogs were quite the trend at St. Michael’s Catholic school in Gastonia, North Carolina. Every time I would see all the trendy 8th graders (aka the oldest girls in … Continued