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How to Stop Being Afraid of the Stock Market

Black Tuesday. Black Friday. And most recently, Black Monday. The stock market has had some dark days, that can’t be denied. Investing remains the next great frontier for millennials, with many of us putting off or downright avoiding our start to investing.

I get it. I bought my first stock just one month ago. I’m a total investment newb and I can admit to it. My status as new kid on the block doesn’t matter though, because this is the block to be on.

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3 Easy Meals Anyone Can Cook At Home

Cooking is a talent that not everyone has. *Raises own hand.* I don’t particularly like cooking, and I don’t understand how some people can pop into the kitchen, throw together bread, eggs, and spices, and emerge with a tasty and wonderful dish. It’s almost like magic.

For years, I declared myself “an idiot in the kitchen” and did my best to avoid learning any cooking skills. Big mistake. Now I’m in my late twenties, and I just learned how to fry an egg! Turns out not knowing how to cook makes your life hard. It forces you to rely on unhealthy and expensive prepared foods or meals out. We all know eating in saves money, but what to do if you can’t cook?

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How I Accrued and Paid Off $25,302 in Debt in 3.5 Years

I remember the last few months before I graduated college. Many of my friends were frantically applying for jobs or planning exciting travel. People were pledging undying friendship and partying harder than ever.

Strangely enough, I felt a strong sense of calm. I knew I was going to move home and work for a year at whatever I could find. I wasn’t trying to be ambitious in any way, and for a very good reason: I had no money and a boatload of debt.

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4 Millennial Characteristics That Rock

Sometimes I feel protective of my generation. You know that old rule of life, where you can dump on your siblings, but no one else can? That’s how I’m beginning to feel about my whole generation. Sure, I can moan and groan at a bar about how every guy I meet is suffering from Peter Pan syndrome, but baby boomers can’t.

It can be really easy to get swept up in all the negative talk about millennials. There are always articles about how millennials are still living with their parents, or how students are taking out loans they’ll never be able pay back. When the words “selfish,” “lazy,” and “technologically dependent” are used to describe your generation, you can begin to feel bad about yourself. It’s nice to take a step back and remember all the great things we’re doing, and all the new paths we’re forging.

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