“I fell into it backward,” Lowry told me. After graduating, she headed for New York City to find work in theater but found herself working three jobs to cobble together survival earnings of $23,000 during her first year. She started writing about her experiences on her Broke Millennial blog, and it snowballed into a full-time venture.
Lowry gives a lot of credit to her upbringing. “Money was a regular part of the conversation in my family,” she says. Her parents paid for half of her college costs, and by using scholarships and earnings as a resident assistant she graduated debt-free.
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