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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

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

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Welcome CBS Sunday Morning Viewers!

   Posted On: September 27, 2015  |    Posted In: Random  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

Welcome CBS Sunday Morning viewers! Here is recap about Broke Millennial and the pearls of personal finance frankness you can expect to find around these parts. Broke Millennial started after a cup of coffee with a friend at 2 a.m. We were 23 and just entering our first real jobs after a cushy year of … Continued

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The Golden Egg: A Financial Easter Tale

   Posted On: April 5, 2015  |    Posted In: Random  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

Reading the Hunger Games brought back flashes of my childhood Easter egg hunts. When it came to neighborhood and Church hunts, my sister and I were Career Tributes. We possessed ridiculously high competitive drives and uncanny abilities to duck, dip, dodge and dive for the best eggs and find even the most deviously hidden gem. … Continued