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24 Nov 2014

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 houses with everything we needed, to our own one-bedroom apartment in Oakland with almost no furniture and no kitchen things. We love to cook

Fayette Fox - The Scrimpy Scribe 1
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12 Nov 2014

Win Tickets to a Vinage Fashion Fair + Dance Party @ Alameda’s Vintage Pinball Museum

  Celebrate Vintage Pinball Style at the Pacific Pinball Museum! Play, shop, laugh, and dance at this special all day event. Ticket includes all day access to the Pacific Pinball Museum where 100 pinball games are on free play. No quarters needed!A vintage fashion sale takes place 1pm – 5pm coinciding with the Museum’s current Pinball Style exhibit. See pinball fashions come to life! Clothing and

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Jessica Tiare Bowen
07 Mar 2013

BA of the Week: Jessica Tiare Bowen from UsedYorkCity

Every week we feature a different person from the community shedding a little light on their life of brokeitude. Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something about the human spirit — probably not.

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 3
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09 Dec 2011

Popuphood Pops Up in Old Oakland

I love this idea. Two business owners in the great but not-well-frequented neighborhood in old Oakland arranged for retailers to temporarily set up retail space in unoccupied retail storefronts. The results? Popuphood, a chance for more development and foot traffic for Old Oakland and support for small, local business owners

Robin Hardwick - Cost-Conscious Connoisseur 0
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28 Sep 2011

How to Convince People That You Are Fashionable, When You Really Look Like a Disaster

As Countess LuAnn’s auto-tuned crooning on Real Housewives of New York taught us, “money can’t buy you class.”  I firmly believe this– look at all of the lavishly rich ladies out there who still look like tacky messes (again, see any Real Housewives for an example).  Less money to spend on

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 0
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14 Jul 2011

Broke-Ass of the Week – Comedian Marcella Arguello

Every week we feature a different person from the community shedding a little light on their life of brokeitude.  Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something about the human spirit — probably not. Wanna be a Broke-Ass of the Week?  Holler at us here and we’ll send you the questionnaire. Too lazy to shoot

Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator 0
07 Apr 2011

East Bay Unwrapped: Alameda Thriftin’

Welcome to the mid twentieth century in beautiful Alameda! If you were swept out to sea, on what kind of island would you hope to seek refuge? A mysterious, tropical island filled with your hot travelmates, like in Lost? Gilligan’s Island? This crazy-ass cluster of islands for rich people? Well,

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