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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

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The Evolution of a F@*k Off Fund

   Posted On: February 10, 2016  |    Posted In: Personal Finance 101  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

  “Did you happen to see the story about f— off funds?” I casually asked Peach a few weeks ago while we were walking Mosby (and yes, I said the actual word). “Um, no I don’t think so,” he responded. “What was it about?” While tending to Mosby’s bodily functions, I explained to Peach the … Continued

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The Day I Got Bullish with Money

   Posted On: April 27, 2015  |    Posted In: Personal Finance 101  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

I’m not what you’d call a risk taker. In fact, I’m more along the lines of a classic goody-goody. The worst thing my teachers would say about me on a report card was that I could sometimes get “too talkative”. The most daring thing I’d do in class would be passing notes. I didn’t lie … Continued