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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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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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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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Don’t Be a 20-Something Idiot

   Posted On: September 25, 2015  |    Posted In: Millennials  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

I’ve been eerily quiet over the last few months, for reasons that will be explained in a later post, but a recent disturbance in the personal finance universe startled me out of my hiatus. “I don’t have any savings, but I also don’t have any wants.” The now viral post starts with such a simple, … Continued

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Frugal Find: FeeX

   Posted On: March 20, 2015  |    Posted In: Saving  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

Today I bring you a very quick review of a new way to see if you’re getting the best deal on your investing platforms. It’s amazing how much money you can lose in just fees, which add up incredibly quickly over the long run. FeeX* offers investors – both rookie and established – a free … Continued