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How to Tell a Bride 'No'

   Posted On: June 26, 2014  |    Posted In: Debt  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

You’ll find that I’m on a bit of a the bridesmaid kick. Here is my story for US News’ My Money Blog on how to tell a bride no! The wedding industry is a multibillion dollar market, and most bridesmaids can understand why. The average cost of being a bridesmaid hovers around $1,700, according to … 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

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Are You Owed an Inheritance?

   Posted On: February 4, 2014  |    Posted In: Debt  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

Growing up, we used to play a slightly morbid game in my home. For lack of a proper name, I will call it the “Inheritance Allocation Game.” If I said something that perturbed my father I’d be properly reprimanded by hearing just how much of my inheritance I’d lost. It would go something like this: … Continued

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How to Graduate College Debt Free

   Posted On: January 30, 2014  |    Posted In: Debt  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

After a summer of touring colleges in the United States and hearing the dastardly sums of money they charged for the privilege of entering their hallowed halls, my parents made a decree. I had to apply to every eligible scholarship. If I deemed free money not worth my time and my parents found out, then … Continued

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Let's Do Something New and Talk About How to Handle Debt

   Posted On: November 13, 2013  |    Posted In: Debt  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

Today marks two firsts on Broke Millennial. 1) The first guest post, ever. 2) Talking about debt. (Props if you understand the link). I’ll let you get acquainted with one of my favorite personal finance bloggers. Don’t worry, she likes using humor too. Hey, Broke Millennial readers! I’m the “other Erin” and (original) founder of … Continued