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Broke in New York: If You Can Make It There…It’s an Art

“I want to wake up, in a city […]

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How to Set up a Kick-Ass Apartment on the Cheap

 Who wants a FREE desk?

Three weeks ago, my partner Tyler and I moved into our first place together. Overnight we each went from established, shared

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The Secret, Longhair, Radical Activist History of Mayor Ed Lee

Get this — SF Mayor Ed Lee was once a radical tenants' rights activist back in the 1970s. Yes, I said tenants' rights activist. The same Ed Lee who

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Are You Just a Financial Mess? Tips for Pulling Yourself Out of the Pit

This post was written by Tyler Thompson

Let’s face it, few people in this world manage their money perfectly and are wholly disciplined when it comes

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Vote for Broke-Ass

It's time again for the SF Bay Guardian's Best of the Bay Contest.  I really like winning stuff, so I'd appreciate your help in getting me voted best something.

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Why You Should NOT Buy an iPhone 6

There is a new iPhone out, for no better reason than it is September and Apple puts out a new iPhone every September regardless of whether they

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The Absurdity of Gratuity: Why Our Culture of Unpaid, Tipped Work is Bad for Our Society

Last week, I read a thoughtful article on this site by Jamal Frederick entitled “Tipping While Black- The Struggles of a Black Barman.”

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Surviving as a Broke College Student

Most college students are broke. It's no big secret. For most students, getting enough financial aid to pay for tuition and books alone

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My Phone’s Dead, I’m Lost, Drunk, and Dead Broke: Your Guide to Getting Home in NYC

As I regained awareness of my surroundings (ahem...coming out of a blackout), I realized I was stumbling out of one of the Lower East Side’s ubiquitous filthy

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San Francisco’s Biggest Homeownership Secret: Below Market Rate Housing

Most San Franciscans have no idea that they qualify to own their own home! I'm not talking miles outside of the city in suburban child factory land, but in San Francisco proper!  A