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 Save for Retirement When You’re Self-Employed

Being your own boss comes with a variety of perks. But it also forces you to handle work typically taken care of by a human resource or finance department. For example, you have to find your own health care plan and deduct taxes from your paycheck. And, when it comes to saving for retirement, it’s your responsibility to start a savings fund.

9 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding Day

Weddings are known as a once in a lifetime event. But, while choosing the perfect venue and finding a beautiful gown are important, it’s probably best for your wedding day to not cost your entire life savings.

7 Steps to Complete a Mid-Year Financial Check-Up

Annual wellness check-ups are a great way to keep tabs on your health and ensure you’re making the right choices for your mind and body. But, when it comes to your personal well-being, are annual check-ups only for your physical health? What about your financial well-being?

Travel Hack Your Summer Vacation to Save Money

The term travel hacking sounds shameful at worst and like a scam at best, but travel hacking is simply taking advantage of the sign-on bonuses credit card companies offer in order to subsidize the cost of a trip. The risk, of course, is finding yourself overspending and creating credit card debt.

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 […]