Broke-Ass of the Week – Marissa Barker

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.

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I don’t know much about Marissa other than she’s a broke-ass, she likes beer, and gets down to Dee Dee Bridgewater..  Sounds like our kind of person.  Read below to get her tips on brokeitude.

Name: Marissa Barker

Age: 25

Occupation: Admin Whore/Aspiring Something Else

What neighborhood do you live in?: Noe Valley, SF

What are you listening to these days?: The Dee Dee Bridgewater station on last fm.

Best money saving tip: Put whatever you can in savings every month. Don’t touch it. Pretend it’s not even yours.

What do you refuse to spend money on?: Cabs. I only take them when absolutely necessary.

Most expensive thing you’ve ever bought: My trip to Europe last year.

How’d that feel?: Totally worth it.

Favorite cheap eat: This tiny place between the Twin Peaks bar and Castro Theatre on Castro Street. I have no idea what it’s called because there’s no sign but they sell a bunch of quick, cheap food. It’s great to grab a $1 hot dog before a movie.

Favorite dive bar: Trad’r Sam in the Richmond. The purple drink is the best.

Best deal you’ve ever gotten: Lip balm I was essentially paid to take when I got way too much change back at an Urban Outfitter and didn’t realize it until after I had left. Please don’t tell anyone (that this happened or that I shopped at Urban Outfitter).

Favorite free thing to do: Bring a book to Dolores Park or Washington Square and not read it because there are too many interesting people and cute dogs to watch instead.

If you woke up a millionaire, what’s the first thing you’d buy?: An apartment so I’d never have to move again. I hate moving.

Despite not having money, do you still love your life?: Of course.

Do you own my book?: No. But in broke-ass, moocher fashion, I’ve borrowed it from my roommate.

Best hangover cure: Chicken fried steak from Toast on 24th Street.

Are you a hipster?: Nopester.

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I've been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle , "an SF cult hero": SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York, but to those familiar with my work, I'm just "that douchebag who writes books about cheap stuff and drinks a lot".

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