All posts by Heidi Smith - The Ultimate Scavenger


Banking Tips for Broke People

Even though we all claim to be broke-asses, […]

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Getting A Job As A Nanny Can Save You Thousands Of Dollars

If you have any aptitude toward taking care of children (meaning you don't care if you usually have a cold and sticky everything and can handle constant

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Broke-Ass New Year’s Resolution: Living in the Gym

I always hate going to the gym in January. It's like everybody and their mom is trying to fulfill their New Year's resolution to work out more.


‘Twas a Broke-Ass Christmas

'Twas the night before Christmas

And low and behold

Not a gift had been purchased

Not even some coal.


Awesome Times in Austin

Austin. What is it about this city that makes it so cool? Is it the live music scene that is so abundant, is it the weirdness that


Occupy L.A. = One Solution to a Broke-Ass Living Situation

  Last week I was down in L.A. visiting my cousin. He happens to live downtown in one of the raddest lofts I've ever seen. The first night

Stevie Wonder Woman Saves Halloween!

Monster Mash-Up: Halloween Costumes with a Twist

Stevie Wonder Woman Saves Halloween

Everybody's into Mash-Ups these days, right? Most commonly, we are familiar with Mash-Ups in music. The DJ Girl Talk  is famous

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L.A. Fashion Week Haiku

    L.A. Fashion Week Are you fucking kidding me? High heels nylons.   Runway in a church Sapporo, God, don't judge me Paparazzi fail.   Haute couture bullshit Celebrities and candy Occupy L.A.   Watch them go, so fast That model

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Broke-Ass Career: Panhandling

As the American job market continues to take a downward spiral, even "normal" people have taken to panhandling these days. The stereotype goes that if you are