How to Build an Emergency Fund on a Tight Budget

If you had a $500 emergency, would you be able to cover the bill? If you answered no, you’re not alone. In fact, the average American couldn’t afford a sudden $500 bill. What is the solution? An emergency fund. But here’s the catch: If you’re rich, you probably don’t...

Make Money and Travel With a Working Holiday

We all love travel, but even a brief vacation can be really expensive. But what if there were a way to travel and make money at the same time? Not many people know about it, but there actually is. They’re called working holidays, and they allow you to work in a...

How to Go to College Abroad (and Save Money)

Going to college is about discovery. It is one of the biggest adventures of your life—or at least, it can be. But it’s also one of the most expensive purchases we’ll ever make. All too often students are stuck with crippling debt that makes many other financial goals...

What the Save More vs. Earn More Debate Gets Wrong

A friend once complained to me about his super high cellphone bill. I told him he could easily switch to a cheaper carrier and cut it in half, and he replied: “Well, I don’t really worry about being frugal. I focus on earning more money instead.” Somehow, we’ve gotten...

Money Skills: The Power of Grit, Failure, and Practice

The following is a guest post from Elsie Brown. Elsie is a college student and phlebotomist who writes about frugality and personal finance at her blog, Gundo Money. Check it out! If you don’t know me personally I’m a professional blood sucker. I work at a...

A Start-to-Finish Guide for Launching Your Blog

Some of the best writing I’ve recently read has been blog writing. And some blog writing is so good, those blogs go on to become wildly popular books (Okay, I Can Haz Cheeseburger isn’t the best example, but think I Will Teach You to Be Rich). Blogging has become a...

Money, Freelancing, Adventure: Brokepedia Is Moving!

Last week, I got an inspiring phone call from my mom. “I have to tell you something about my job,” she told me. She and I have been talking a lot about empowerment lately. We come from a family of professional pushovers–we immediately say yes to everything. We...

Options When You Can’t Afford Your Student Loan Payments

Student loans are no joke. In the United States, student debt is growing at a rate of over $2,000 per second. A YouTube viewer asked me to dig into federal student loan repayment options, so in this video, I do just that. Here are a few things I discuss. What Happens...