06 Jul 2015

Is Your Way of Thinking Keeping You Broke?

Getting Out of a Broke State of Mind “More money, more problems.” That’s only what rich people say.  Broke people have “broke-people problems.”  These are much harder to climb out of. I didn’t realize it at the time, but money scared and overwhelmed me for years. Watching my parents struggle,

Alexandra Liss - Couchsurfer Extraordinaire 0
08 Jan 2013

The Broke-Ass Middle Class

The first time I felt like a New Yorker was subtle but significant. It happened when I went out to buy ice cream and refused, for the first time, to walk the extra two blocks to the next bodega, where the ice cream was cheaper by a dollar. Finally lulled

Michele DeBella - Cheap Chick 0
30 Jan 2012

Win Tix to See Taxes Play with the Phenomenauts on Friday Night!

This Thursday Taxes will be playing along with The Phenomenauts and The New Up at the Rickshaw Stop.  Considering that Taxes was recent named Band of the Month and nominated as SF’s Best Emerging Band, this is some pretty exciting stuff.  While tickets to the show are $12, I’ve got

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Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap
08 Sep 2010

See Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. (the Band, Not the NASCAR Guy) FREE Tonight

Waaaay back in April I told you about a Michigan-based band called Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. and I had a dream. My dream was selfish, but heartfelt: That Jr. Jr., whose demos had been on constant repeat on my iPod since I got my grabby grabby little hands on them,

Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator 0
06 Apr 2010

Broke Ass Financial Coaching: Last Minute Taxes

“Coach Sizzle, I haven’t done my taxes, do you have any suggestions for last minute tax prep?” – SC

Woohoo tax time! For those of you who get money back.. I’m sure you are super stoked! Get it done! If you owe money, get it done, rip off the band aid. I know it is painful especially if you have not saved for your taxes.

Betsy Crouch - Coach $izzle 1
14 Apr 2009

Taxes Suck, Caffeine Doesn’t

I prefer taurine (mmm, organic bile acid) to caffeine, but I know there are a lot of you people out there so I saw this and thought “Hey, I bet people who actually make a declarable income could use this”.  Poached from the good folks at

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