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Why Losing $1,000 Per Year is a Big Deal

   Posted On: February 25, 2014  |    Posted In: Debt  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

I filed my taxes last night and realized two things: 1) I really don’t make much money. 2) Opening and fully contributing to a traditional IRA saved my hide this tax season. Most regular readers know that I have a full-time job, I’m debt free and yet I still side hustle. Sometimes I think it … Continued

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Frugal Find: Foster a Dog

   Posted On: February 21, 2014  |    Posted In: Saving  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

I’m a 24-year-old woman. I’m supposed to have some sort of biological desire to bring life into this world. Well, that switch hasn’t flipped yet, but my puppy-crazy is maxed out. Hard. Over the last year I’ve been jonesing to get a dog. I see dogs everywhere. I coo over them, suddenly speak in a … Continued

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Roommates: A (possible) Financial Nightmare

   Posted On: February 19, 2014  |    Posted In: Millennials  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

I strolled into a meeting yesterday to hear a co-worker lament, “and she hadn’t been paying it for two months!” “Hadn’t been paying what?” I inquired “Rent! My roommate hasn’t been paying rent for two months and I just found out!” she exclaimed. Naturally, my immediate thought was: how could you not have known? Turns … Continued

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Frugal Find: DIY Valentine's Day Cards

   Posted On: February 7, 2014  |    Posted In: Saving  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

I’m a sucker for a holiday, so the  state of my love life never truly impacted my feelings towards Valentine’s Day. I reveled in a day dedicated to saying nice things to your loved ones, or secret crush, and filled with lots of chocolate. Unfortunately, so did my childhood dog. After spending an hour of … Continued

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Frugal Find: Go For a Walk

   Posted On: July 25, 2014  |    Posted In: Saving  |     Posted by: Broke Millennial®

As a New Yorker (okay, New York City resident…I can’t say “New Yorker” for another seven years), I tend to do a lot of walking. It’s one of the main modes of transportation in this city, and you quickly realize distance is all relative. A mile can be a standard walk from point A to … Continued