Tag Archives: Spending

My Cheap Broke-Ass Wedding

I never wanted to spend much money on my wedding. Of course, I wanted it to be nice, and not a drive-through style wedding in a Las Vegas chapel. However, I never wanted to spend thousands and thousands of dollars. For a few simple reasons. The first reason was obvious. I always believed that in order for your future married… Read more »

Love Skiing But Hate Spending? Go Nordic.

Utah. Dry summers. Cold winters. Snowy mountains. Expensive ski resorts. Utahns love their snow so much that they claim to have “The Best Snow on Earth.” I can argue with this statement. To say something like this means you are way too arrogant to my liking. Personally, I think the best snow on Earth is at the North Pole. But… Read more »

Why I Don’t Say “No” to Myself When I Want To Spend Money

I can easily say “no” to other people. But I have to admit that it did take me a long time to learn to say “no” to others. Now, I don’t even think twice. If there is something I don’t want to be a part of, I simply say “no.” Sometimes I don’t even offer any explanation. However, saying “no”… Read more »

Consumerism: Affluenza and Regular Bouts of Temporary Amnesia

This post is written by Lucille, a staff writer for My Broken Coin.  It’s official – I’m suffering from affluenza and regular bouts of temporary amnesia. I say this as I find myself in an ever increasing consumeristic mindset. The particular strain of affluenza I have succumbed to is aspirational. I can’t afford full blown affluence yet and I sometimes… Read more »

What I Wish I Knew About Life and Finances In My 20s

I was born in the Soviet Republic of Lithuania. My financial education was nonexistent for about two decades after my birth. Neither my mother, nor my grandmother ever talked to me about financial management. Money was not a taboo, it was just the way everyone was raised in our family: you lived from paycheck to paycheck, sometimes asking for advance,… Read more »

5 Signs You’re a Spendaholic

I am currently on vacation. While I am enjoying my time off , some great bloggers, who are also my good friends, are keeping this blog alive. Enjoy their posts and make sure to check out their blogs. Believe me, these blogs rock.  This is a guest post from Andrea at So Over Debt, a single mom blogging about her… Read more »

My Top 10 Worst Shopping Mistakes

I am currently on vacation. While I am enjoying my time off , some great bloggers, who are also my good friends, are keeping this blog alive. Enjoy their posts and make sure to check out their blogs. Believe me, these blogs rock.  Hi My Broken Coin readers! My name is Erika from the website From Shopping to Saving where I share… Read more »

Choose ImpulseSave Instead of Impulse Spending

It is funny how sometimes something so mundane and boring like saving money can suddenly become fun, creative and even change one’s perspective on spending. No, I am not a reborn saver. I am still an impulsive spender, but something has changed me. Just a little bit. Suddenly, instead of getting my favorite latte every day, I bring my own… Read more »