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27 Things I Learned About Money by 27

   Posted On: May 27, 2016  |    Posted In: Millennials  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

I turned 27 last week, or as my young sister likes to say, I’m three years away from 30. A lot has changed since I started Broke Millennial as a 23-year-old woman not even two years into my post-college life in New York City. My relationship with money has evolved. My knowledge has certainly sky … Continued

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When it Pays to Stop Being Cheap

   Posted On: March 10, 2016  |    Posted In: Random  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

“I think I’m going to make an impulse purchase.”  “Erin, if you’ve been thinking about it for more than a few hours, it doesn’t count as an impulse purchase.” (Recent conversation with a close friend – and I’d been thinking on the purchase for four days.) When you develop a moniker like Broke Millennial, it … Continued

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The Money Pit of Overextending Yourself

   Posted On: April 1, 2016  |    Posted In: Millennials  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

“Put on your own mask before assisting others.” I’ve heard flight attendants, or more recently the inflight video, state this line hundreds of times. The moral of course being you don’t do anyone any good if you fall over gasping for breath before you finish putting a mask on your child or panicking seatmate. Currently, … Continued

The True Cost of an Impulse Purchase: a Broke Millennial Confession

   Posted On: January 28, 2016  |    Posted In: Millennials  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

“The biggest lesson in tolerance I ever learned was accepting that there are some people who genuinely like cats more than dogs.” – Cailin Lowry  Do you remember being a kid and walking through the grocery store thinking, “When I grow up I can buy all the dunkaroos and ice cream I want! No one … Continued

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Broke Millennial Turns 3

   Posted On: February 1, 2016  |    Posted In: Random  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

Three years ago I sat down at my computer and started writing about my early experiences with money. The story started with the sentence “In the summer of 1996 a glazed Krispy Kreme donut changed my life.” Now, I can say, “On January 24, 2013, writing about a Krispy Kreme donut changed my life.” Launching this blog … Continued