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“2% or Skim?” and Other Inane Questions I Asked to Earn a Living

   Posted On: January 12, 2016  |    Posted In: Career  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

“Good morning, may I take your order?” “Tall, grande or venti?” “2% or skim milk?” “Whip or no whip?” “And what’s your name for the order?” During my first six months in New York City, I started most of my mornings with those questions. At 4:15 I’d suppress the impulse to throw my alarm clock … Continued

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Getting Financially Naked with Your Partner

   Posted On: October 8, 2015  |    Posted In: Debt  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

  He cast his eyes down and exhaled slowly. I could feel the nervousness emanating from his body as his leg twitched and he drummed his fingers on the table. My foot kept tapping the bar stool as I sensed our moment of truth had finally arrived. After several years of being together and it was time to get … Continued

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Don’t Be a 20-Something Idiot

   Posted On: September 25, 2015  |    Posted In: Millennials  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

I’ve been eerily quiet over the last few months, for reasons that will be explained in a later post, but a recent disturbance in the personal finance universe startled me out of my hiatus. “I don’t have any savings, but I also don’t have any wants.” The now viral post starts with such a simple, … Continued

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The Compromises Millennials Make to Be Homeowners

   Posted On: April 7, 2015  |    Posted In: Debt  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

For millennials who head down the aisle and start decorating nurseries, a mortgage is a scary prospect to add to an already heavy debt load. It makes sense that they’ve delayed the homebuying process compared to previous generations, as only 36 percent of homeowners are age 35 and younger, according to the census. Ultimately, if millennials … Continued

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Broke Millennial Turns Two

   Posted On: January 26, 2015  |    Posted In: Millennials  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

On Saturday, Broke Millennial turned two. While I still feel like a bit of a novice, blogging years are somewhat like dog years and making it to two is about the equivalent of a sweet 16. I spent my real-life sweet 16 going to prom, so this version is much cheaper. I founded this blog to answer … Continued