BA of the Week: Ghostwriter Manager Oriana Leckert
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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Our BA of the Week this time around wrangles ghostwriters for a living! I didn’t even know that job existed. Cool!! Anyways, this is what Oriana said when I asked for a bio from her:
Let’s See what she has to say about being a broke-ass:
Name: Oriana Leckert
What neighborhood do you live in?: East Williamsburg
Best money saving tip: Buy as little as possible, and mostly secondhand things. Dumpstering food helps too.
What do you refuse to spend money on?: Bottled water. Even if that’s the only thing I want, I’ll still buy juice.
Most expensive thing you’ve ever bought: A new bike
How’d that feel?: Horrible – it got stolen a month later. But now I have a secondhand beater from Time’s Up, which is awesome and what I should have done in the first place.
Favorite cheap eat: Cooking split pea soup or buttermilk pancakes – super cheap, super easy
Favorite dive bar: Second Chance Saloon
Best deal you’ve ever gotten: Free flight to Vegas in exchange for sitting through a two-hour time-share presentation
Favorite free thing to do: There is so much free stuff to do in NYC in the summers – every single night there’s a movie or a concert or play in like every single park. I don’t get much sleep in the summers.
If you woke up a millionaire, what’s the first thing you’d buy?: An apartment with roof access
Despite not having money, do you still love your life?: Yes!!!
Do you own my book?: I don’t. Maybe you’ll give me a free copy?
Best hangover cure: Moderation? (I’m not much of a drinker.)
Are you a hipster?: Eh, probably.