Solutions to Make Better Decisions with Your Taxes and Money

About Erin Lowry

Erin is the founder of BrokeMillennial.com, where she uses sarcasm and humor to explain basic financial concepts to her fellow millennials. Erin lives and works in New York City. She's developed quite the knack for finding deals and free events. Connect with Erin on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

How to Start a Side Hustle and Stop Stressing about Saving

Pay yourself first. Set financial goals. Automate your savings. It doesn’t matter which version of this personal finance mantra you’ve heard, it all means the same thing: saving money is an important part of your financial health.

4 Reasons You Shouldn’t File Taxes Like Your Parents

Growing up, our parents taught us many valuable lessons to lay the groundwork for life on our own. We learned how to share and why we should tell the truth. We learned the importance of respecting others and being on time. They taught us how to properly do laundry and why we can’t eat ice […]

10 Frugal Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to celebrate the ones you love. However, the classic expectation of roses, chocolates and fancy dinners can sometimes feel like a blow to your budget coming so close on the heels of major gift giving at Christmas. Fortunately, there are many ways you can show your love and not […]

9 Ways You’re Throwing Money Away

We all waste money at some point. Remember that fancy juicer you bought thinking you would eat more vegetables if only you had a “green drink” in the morning. Kale and carrot smoothies can be a great start to your day…as long as you actually make them! Or maybe you chronically forget to take coupons with you to the […]

Why filing your own taxes is beneficial to your financial health

Filing your taxes may not be a task you look forward to, but making the decision to file your own instead of outsourcing the task can be beneficial to your financial health. By taking the time to sit down and go through each section of your taxes, you’ll quickly realize how small decisions made throughout […]

The perfect gift to give when you have zero dollars to spend

Finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list this holiday season can be a lot of fun. But what do you do if you’re not totally prepared for the hit your bank account can take between paying your bills and buying gifts for your loved ones?

Deals you won’t want to miss on Cyber Monday

Black Friday may still reign as king when it comes to scoring the best shopping deals, but Cyber Monday, which lands on November 28 this year, rivals its savings every time. From the comfort of your couch, you can do all of your holiday shopping while eating a leftover turkey sandwich and avoiding an elbow […]

How to know if your charitable contributions are going to the right place

An estimated $373 billion was donated to charitable causes in the United States during 2015, according to the charity watchdog site, CharityNavigator.org. That’s a lot of money going to great causes…or so it would seem. The fact is, donating to charitable organizations is great for a number of reasons, but sometimes your contributions aren’t used […]

“Candy Tax” – when Halloween becomes a delicious financial lesson

My shove into the world of taxation didn’t come after a quaint summer job as an awkward teen. Instead, I learned about taxes as a four-year-old girl on Halloween night.