Show Your Money Who’s Boss

Ready to take control of your finances?

Awesome. That’s kind of what we’re all about here. Brokepedia launched in 2014 as a frugal living blog but it’s grown into s platform of over 3,500 subscribers who get weekly updates on all things personal finance: managing your money, making more of it, and learning to see it for what it really is: a tool.

Most people get personal finance wrong. At its core, personal finance has nothing to do with money. It’s about learning to use money so that it works for you, instead of the other way around. This means:

  • Not letting money hold you back and keep you from doing fun, fulfilling things with your life.
  • Learning to use money in a way that supports the things that matter to you most, whether it’s the freedom to travel, security in retirement, or hell, just some nice shoes.
  • Building financial security and financial independence, because security and independence mean you don’t have to worry about money.

In other words, this site is all about showing money who’s boss so you can live life according to YOU. If that sounds good to you, you should stay a while.

I’m Kristin and I founded the site in 2014, and it’s since been featured on Kiplinger, American Public Media, The Huffington Post, Business Insider, and MSN. I currently write about money and travel for sites like Lifehacker and Mental_floss and I’ve been writing about personal finance, in general, since 2012. I absolutely love creating content that empowers people, even in a small way. You can

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Some Posts to Get Started

If you’re looking to learn the basics about money, here are some of our most popular posts:

How to Budget When You Have No Clue What You’re Doing
The Brokepedia Philosophy of Frugal Living
Brokepedia’s Guide to Saving Money on Travel
How the Diderot Effect Makes You Spend Like Crazy

I’m glad you’re here! Have questions? Want to add a suggestion? Looking for specific tips? Leave a comment. Or contact me. Your feedback is always welcome.

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