Advice

25 Feb 2010

Free Reading, Treats and Help With Dinner

I believe that people fall under two categories’ Those who eat cereal for dinner. Those who do not. I fall under the former.  I craft suppers out of the sparsest of cabinets.  If it is up to me, I am happy to scrounge up some small, homogeneous scraps to tide

Christine Witmer - Sparing Stringer 0
25 Feb 2010

Three Circles of Subway People Hell

Between rush hour, service delays, and inexplicable line changes, riding the subway can be quite the calamitous adventure all on its own without the krazy kast of kharacters that you may be lucky enough to have ride in your subway car.  Dante’s Inferno-style, I’ve divided the circles of horror into

Anna G - Caliburg Contributor 9
23 Feb 2010

Broke-Ass Financial Coaching: Wedding Party Woes

“I am standing up in my friend’s wedding. I am really struggling financially and I have spent over $400, and I just found out that the dress is going to be $250! I am freaking out… what should I do?” – SD

Standing up in a wedding for someone you love and support is a huge honor and it is one of the biggest financial commitments people make to their friends. Some would say that in that type of situation money “shouldn’t matter.”

Betsy Crouch - Coach $izzle 5
22 Feb 2010

A Total Eclipse of The Fart: How to Fart on the First Date

Don’t even shake your head at the title of this article, because you know you’ve totally had to fart in front of a date or significant other before.  I’m not the gross one, people, LIFE is, ok?  Sure, there are situations in which going to the bathroom to alleviate yourself

Anna G - Caliburg Contributor 4
21 Feb 2010

Broke-Ass Guide to Owning Pets

Whether you consider yourself a cat person or a dog person, chances are you’ve considered becoming a proud pet owner at one time or another. Pets can serve as awesome best friends, silent therapists, or surrogate children, but what many don’t realize is how costly these furry/feathery/scaly friends can be.

Alison Lambert - Half Price Headliner 4
19 Feb 2010

Telecommuter’s 10 Commandments: Coffee Shop Etiquette for the “Work At Home” Crowd

There’s been a lot of talk over the last few months about coffee shops in NYC banning laptops during lunch rush hours or even disallowing anything with a screen altogether, so naturally some coffee purveyors in San Francisco are considering a similar move. And while I like to think we’ve

Andrew Dalton - Aggressive Panhandler 4
16 Feb 2010

Broke Ass Financial Coaching: What to Pay if You Break A Friend’s Stuff

“My dog’s tail knocked over a glass of water onto my friend’s computer, now the computer isn’t working. The computer is three years old. Should I buy her a new computer? A used computer of equal value?” – SD

Oh brotha. I am sorry to hear this happened. It is nice when these things are cut and dry, but often there is a lot of gray area when it comes to friends working out paying for broken items. Unfortunately sometimes it’s obvious to one person and not obvious to the other person.

Betsy Crouch - Coach $izzle 0