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The gripping sequel to Sweatpants Are All That Fit Me Right Now (And Other Things I Would Like To Tell Bill Collectors)
19 Jan 2015

American Horror Story: Rent Is Due

In this town, an existential crisis is always right around the corner, luckily so is a bodega. I wasn’t quite sure how I would get out of this one. My employer former employer owed me a shit ton of money and wouldn’t answer my calls or emails. As always, bills

Freddie Cosmo - Associate Debtitor 0
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09 Jan 2014

Reasons Why New York is Better than San Francisco

Not that long ago, I wrote a post for this very website which chronicled my experience as a sun-kissed, burrito-fed Californian living for three years in NYC.  Soft of heart and fake blonder of hair, I bemoaned New York’s frigid winters, sleazy one-upping “networkers,” and lack of publicly-placed recycling bins.

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 6
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19 Jul 2013

Banking Tips for Broke People

  Even though we all claim to be broke-asses, most of us keep the small amount of money we do have in the bank (unless you are my friend Gabe who doesn’t believe in banks).  But, as most of us have realized by now, banks are pretty sneaky. They say

Heidi Smith - The Ultimate Scavenger 0
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23 May 2013

The Heat is a-Comin’! Broke-Ass Summer Solutions

If this past week is any indication, the heat is a-comin’ and, going into my second New York City Summer, I’m reminded of a few things. I desperately need an AC First of all, let’s just be clear that the thought of me installing an air conditioning unit in my

Rene Beight - Femme Frugale 0
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22 Apr 2013

A Response to Brooklyn Gentrification

Whether you think gentrification’s good, bad, natural, or hipster-white-boy-shit seeking “cool” culture but eliminating it, I’m witnessing it, first hand. Of course, it’s easy to retort, “You’re a skinny white boy with ginger hair and writes. That’s almost the stereotypical definition of gentrification.” I won’t argue you; it’s true. As

Tommy Burson - Tommy Salami Never Expires 2
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12 Mar 2013

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 such as New York or San Francisco. But if you do indeed live in such a city, then you know how utterly amazing

Patricia Scull - Patty the Pauper 2
15 Feb 2011

Broke-Ass Etiquette: Awkward Questions

Got a question about how to be a polite Broke-Ass? Email Half-Price Headliner with your queries and get schooled on how to be proper-like. Q: Is it rude to ask someone in our peer group how much they pay for rent? A: Short answer: yes.  Longer answer: not if you

Alison Lambert - Half Price Headliner 0