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Defining Financial Independence

   Posted On: September 11, 2013  |    Posted In: Personal Finance 101  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

The beginning of a series examining wealth. As a young girl, I have vivid memories of going grocery shopping with my mom. While we strolled through the aisles of Food Lion I would eyeball all the junk food I desperately wanted to toss in the cart. Dunkaroos, Oatmeal Creme Pies, Oreo cereal and ice cream … Continued

Skip the Finance Courses and Just Watch The Real Housewives

   Posted On: July 29, 2013  |    Posted In: Personal Finance 101  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

The Real Housewives franchise debuted with the ladies of Orange County in March of 2006, a year before the great recession. By the time season two aired, the housing bubble had burst and Americans found themselves drowning in debt and unemployment. Seven years, seven American cities, and 31 seasons later, millions of dedicated viewers have … Continued

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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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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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What's Your Price Tag On Health?

   Posted On: June 18, 2013  |    Posted In: Personal Finance 101  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

In the past three days I’ve morphed from infant to crotchety old woman all at the hands of the latest fitness trend, CrossFit. After hearing rave reviews and seeing other people get great results, I thought I’d try it out. In true broke millennial fashion I found a free class at a new CrossFit gym … Continued