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Building Credit History: an Insurance Policy on Your Financial Life

   Posted On: June 24, 2016  |    Posted In: Personal Finance 101  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

Sponsored by Capital One “You should get a credit card,” my Dad told me as I headed off for my freshman year of college. Many personal finance gurus and rookies alike may gasp in horror over my Dad’s suggestion, but his rationale was sound. A credit card, he explained, would help me develop credit history, … Continued

Your First Credit Card – What to Consider

   Posted On: May 4, 2016  |    Posted In: Personal Finance 101  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

Sponsored by Capital One Picking your first credit card can feel overwhelming. There are hundreds to choose from and how are you supposed to know what’s best for your unique situation? Parents, older siblings and friends may give advice – but personal finance is personal. What works for your loved ones isn’t necessarily the best … Continued

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A Simple Trick to Save More Money (It isn’t automating)

   Posted On: April 8, 2016  |    Posted In: Personal Finance 101  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

Save more, spend less. Earn more, still spend less. Those are the two ways you’re going to get advice about how to build wealth (and to me saving includes investing — should probably make that clear upfront). When people lecture about how to save more (myself included) the number one strategy is to automate, automate, automate. … Continued

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Financial Pet Peeve: The Worst Credit Score Myth of All

   Posted On: March 3, 2016  |    Posted In: Personal Finance 101  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

There is a perverse myth that’s taken hold in our recently credit-score-obsessed culture. A myth so upsetting to my delicate feminine emotions, it leaves me longing for the days of fainting couches. This myth is doing damage to the already weakened bank accounts scores of millennials attempt to fatten each month. This myth is my … Continued

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Beneficiaries: the Easy Way to Protect Your Money

   Posted On: February 23, 2016  |    Posted In: Personal Finance 101  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

During the course of a three-hour class that occurs from 6 pm to 9 pm after working a full day, the mind may begin to wander. I on occasion will begin to plot my next travel adventure or wonder when I’ll be able to get another dog or fantasize about reaching that next money goal … Continued