All posts by Brandi Jarath - Miss Parsimony

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How Not to Piss Away Your Money!

I am notorious for inadvertently wasting money. It […]

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Credit Repair Sans the Scams

So if you haven't seen these ads, commercials, pop-ups or other propaganda saying something like "We can fix your credit today" or "Bankruptcies, tax liens, removed" you

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Avoiding Preposterous Bank Fees

I went into the bank the other day to open a new personal checking account. As I am sitting with the banker, we are having

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Should You Own the Place Where You Rest Your Dome?

This is a tough question, particularly for city-dwellers. We have all heard the lessons our parents have taught us about the importance of home ownership,

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Financial Independence and Dating for the Ladies

If you are reading this, you might be a young lady who works hard for her money and may not have much of it to

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Sending Your Kid to College on a Broke-ass Budget

Kids grow up faster than we want them to and college is not only essential for a great future, but it is a large

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Dear Mr. Bill Collector, Screw You…

This is probably the worst aspect of being a broke-ass, being behind on bills. It's not a huge leap in logic to assume that since

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Super Cheap Things To Do In This Summer Weather

So after a long, snowy winter, summer like weather is finally upon us here in NYC. In the home of