Alexandra Liss - Couchsurfer Extraordinaire

20 Aug 2014

10 Unstoppable Steps to Crowd Funding Success!

How many of us have had brilliant “aha moments” or inhaled inspiration, yet nothing ever comes of it because of lack of cash? What if you were given an extra $1k, $5k, $10k (or more?). Guess what, my fellow procrasti-stoners, if socks made of coffee can raise $204,601, or a

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14 Aug 2014

The 5 Best Places to Eat in San Francisco for $5

You know you live in an expensive city when your local supermarket is commonly referred to as ‘Whole Pay Check’ (aka Whole Foods).  With such exorbitant prices, you wish your food would not only cook itself, but rub your belly after you’ve finished eating. Luckily, there are still a few

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31 Jul 2014

San Francisco’s Biggest Homeownership Secret: Below Market Rate Housing

Most San Franciscans have no idea that they qualify to own their own home! I’m not talking miles outside of the city in suburban child factory land, but in San Francisco proper!  A portion of all new construction in San Francisco, currently a minimum of 12%, is required by law to be sold as price

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10 Apr 2014

5 SOULutions to San Francisco’s Housing Crisis -Pt 2

WARNING: There is no easy fix to the San Francisco Housing Crisis that does not inevitably piss someone off.  If you followed “Has San Francisco SOULed Out: Part One”, then you have read why its so important that we face the hard truth about who really is to blame for this mess. Surprise:

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07 Apr 2014

Has San Francisco SOULed Out?: Who really is to blame for SF’s Cultural Shift pt 1

It has become grossly apparent that the once, vibrantly raw streets of San Francisco, full of oddballs and eccentrics, is slowly being replaced with a hollow shell of architecture and “economically confident”. But is it all due to the “techies? ” I wonder as they stare aimlessly at their Twitters and Twats,

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