31 Mar 2010

Camp for FREE on Uncle Sam’s Property

This and more can be found in my book Broke-Ass Stuart’s Guide to Living Cheaply. Paying rent can be super expensive, so I figure, if sleeping out in the wilderness was good enough for your ancestors, then it’s good enough for you. Get yourself a tent and some camping gear

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30 Mar 2010

How to Get Almost Anything for FREE

Having tons of money would be frigging sweet, but if you’re reading this post, I have a feeling you don’t. So below are a few ways you can get almost anything you could possibly want, for free. Some people call it a Gift Economy. I just call it awesome.

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30 Mar 2010

Broke-Ass Financial Coaching: Financial Skeletons

“Coach Sizzle, my boyfriend just proposed to me and I said yes, yay! I have not shared with him the full extent of my financial situation, I’m feeling weird about it and I don’t know how to handle it. What should I do?” – MM

There are some things you want to share with your partner. You are concerned about his reaction and you want to have an authentic relationship. Here is where I would start:

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27 Mar 2010

New York City Subway Etiquette

We all understand in New York that cold weather makes people angry.  It is especially jarring after a warm, balmy tease of a weekend such as we had a week ago.  I myself have developed distinct frown lines from this current cold snap alone.  But, I understand, dropping temperatures are

Christine Witmer - Sparing Stringer 2
27 Mar 2010

Do it in the Dark – Earth Hour 2010

I like Earth. It’s a pretty dope planet in my opinion. Not as awesome as Saturn, or as controversial as Pluto (STILL A PLANET IN MY HEART), but overall Earth is pretty neat. Unfortunately, we humans have royally fucked ourselves into a corner, environmentally speaking. We’re on an express train

Alison Lambert - Half Price Headliner 2
25 Mar 2010

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Watching Parks & Recreation

Whenever I’d read any AV Club recaps on the few TV shows I watch, I’d always see that little Parks & Recreation icon with Amy Poehler in the corner and feel guilty.  I’d heard it was a good show, and it stars some of my favorite comedians, but, somehow, I

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23 Mar 2010

Broke-Ass Financial Coaching: US Air Travel

Clearly I prefer Southwest Airlines, because of the cities I travel to as well as the fact that I have to check a bag. Also, the magic of this is all Southwest not me. I just travel a lot and am super flexible. You may not have a Southwest hub near you or you do not need to check a bag. You may have really specific dates that you need to travel on. There is a lot of information online about finding great deals, so don’t be bashful, look around! Since you asked me though, I’ll reiterate some of the conventional wisdom with a little sizzle twist.

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