Finance

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12 Apr 2016

7 Tax Tips to Avoid Headaches and Costly Mistakes

Understand the difference between 1099 and W-2 income and how to use them to your advantage. Most broke-asses work multiple jobs. For some you may be classified as an employee (W-2) and others as an independent contractor or self-employed (1099). Always ask when you start a new job!

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10 Apr 2016

Birth Control No Longer Requires a Doctor’s Prescription in California

Good news, everyone! And I do, literally, mean everyone–because you can finally get birth control without a prescription in California as of Friday April 8th, 2016.  You won’t need a doctor’s appointment, just a short consultation with a pharmacist. The law passed quite a while ago but has been held up in

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30 Mar 2016

Second Generation Broke-Ass: This Is Why I Grew up Broke

“I wasn’t poor; I was po’ I couldn’t afford the O-R” – Big L, “Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous” I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth. If I had, my father would’ve pawned it to pay the rent. No joke. I was alive back when rent

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08 Mar 2016

New Posters Lampoon Mission Real Estate Listings…Using Actual Realty Listing

  Open House Listing: Mission District SF – “Come for the ‘ethnic cafes’ and ‘hip night spots’! San Francisco has become nearly synonymous with the phrase ‘gentrification’ over the last decade, and no case is more exemplary than in the housing market.   Where the Mission District in SF used to

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29 Feb 2016

How The Blind Barber Became a Successful Bar & Barbershop

A few summers ago in the Hamptons, I met a young man with a great personality and an ability to make everyone have a good time. At the time, he was the general manager at Ella Lounge, a spunky little LES staple that is now (sadly) gone. Now co-owner of

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19 Feb 2016

Why We Should Get Rid of Court Ordered Debt for Low-Income People

Imagine you’re a single parent working as a mechanic and making regular installment payments to the SF court on a couple of traffic tickets you got a couple years ago for speeding and jaywalking. A few months into the payments, your child is diagnosed with a medical condition.

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19 Feb 2016

SFMTA Offering Refunds on $6.1 Million in Overcharges

The SFMTA has given notice of approximately $6.1 million in unclaimed funds for overpayment and duplicate payments received for parking and transit citations issued between January 1, 1995 and June 30, 2012.  The deadline to fill out a claim is March 3, 2016!  After that any unclaimed funds will become the property

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