All posts by Patricia Scull - Patty the Pauper

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Broke-Ass Learning: Random Things I Learned From Songs

  In middle school, the biggest problem in […]

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NYC Trends That Are No Longer Cool

What can I say about New York City that hasn't been said before? That she's the city that never sleeps? Been there. That if you can

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What’s In My Bag?: Broke-Ass Edition

For many reasons I am unable to relate to mainstream fashion magazines, notably because they pimp $400 t-shirts as a feasible item to purchase. At that point (which

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The ABC’s of Broke-itude

Being a Broke Ass - It's elementary, my dear. Abstinence. From fancy ass parties in the Meatpacking District where a gin and tonic will set you back fourteen bucks. Blue,

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Gifteng: The Best New App For Broke Asses

Take Freecycle, Pinterest, and the "free stuff" category from Craigslist, put them together, and you have new mobile app Gifteng. Gifteng allows you to get

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What It Means To Be Alive In Today’s World

Like many New Yorkers, I came to the city with whimsy in my heart and little to my name. Echoing the sentiments of the somewhat

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“Said I Loved You But I Lied”: An In Depth Critique

Thanks to my best friend and her entire family (who were my primary babysitters before and after

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Fun Activity Ideas According To My Spam Folder

Since I have the good fortune of constantly receiving emails from fun, sexy, and underage strangers bombarding me with “Great deals!” and “Discount Cruises,” and I almost

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How NOT To Be An Annoying Broke-Ass

Rule of thumb: you can be poor, just don't be annoying about it. Everyone's trying to get by. Especially if you live in an outrageously expensive city

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Three of the Biggest Ripoffs In NYC

Some expenses are unavoidable – fare for the (ever-increasing) metro, the monthly procurement of non-leaking shelter, avoiding starvation. If you're savvy, you can probably manage to