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The Accidental Environmentalist

   Posted On: March 27, 2013  |    Posted In: Random  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

One of the many financial shocks to millennials entering the housing market are the delightful hidden expenses known as utilities. Okay, maybe they aren’t exactly hidden, but when you live in New York and spend upwards of thousand dollars for a shoebox, it’s tough to see those first few utility bills. After the first couple … Continued

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Keeping a Millennial Milestone Cheap (Moving)

   Posted On: March 12, 2013  |    Posted In: Saving  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

If you were to walk in the front door of my apartment right now you’d probably turn to me in shock and scream, “You’ve been robbed!” To which I would smile and shake my head whilst trying to figure out how to explain my minimalist approach to decorating an apartment I’ve lived in for two … Continued

Finding the Glamour in Greyhound

   Posted On: March 5, 2013  |    Posted In: Random  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

Growing up as an expat provided me with the wonderful luxury of traveling the globe at a young age. By the time I could buy cigarettes and get drafted (yeah right), I had been to upwards of 20 countries. Then I repatriated to the United States in order to attend college.   (Climbed to the … Continued

Brown-bagging It Since ’94

   Posted On: February 27, 2013  |    Posted In: Personal Finance 101  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

Kids in elementary school cafeterias all over the world are immediately divided into two groups: lunch buyers and lunch bringers. I was a lunch bringer and boy did I rock those homemade lunches. No Lunchables or processed snacks for this girl. It also took me an embarrassingly long time to realize that a reusable cold … Continued

Surviving on a 20-pound Bag of Rice Due to Budget Cuts

   Posted On: February 13, 2013  |    Posted In: Personal Finance 101  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

So here I was, in New York City at 22-years-old barely making enough money to keep a roof over my head and put food in my mouth. Luckily, I can be a pretty resourceful person, please remember the hoarding of hotel toiletries, and found ways to embrace my budget cuts and feed myself for little … Continued