19 Jan 2010

Broke Ass Financial Coaching: How to Save Money

Would you rather spend $2 on average per day on coffee or have $119,754 in 40 years? (based on 6% annual interest rate, from

You may say yes and you may say no. I don’t judge you either way. There are many things I would rather experience today than have lots of money later. However there are other things I choose to go without. What I want for you is to know your priorities and to make an intentional and conscious choice versus an unconscious one.

Betsy Crouch - Coach $izzle 1
17 Jan 2010

Broke-Ass Dental Care in NYC

The woman who hands out coupons for discounted tooth whitening at the Bedford Avenue stop in Brooklyn has gotten me thinking.  If there is one thing broke ass people can’t afford it is dental care.  I myself have been extremely slack in taking care of my chompers at certain poorer-than-average

Christine Witmer - Sparing Stringer 0
12 Jan 2010

Broke Ass Financial Coaching: Credit Scores, Why Care?

Why should I care about my credit score? – c.c.

Ok so what I am hearing is, “Why should I care about my credit score when it doesn’t matter because I’ll never afford to buy a house in sf/nyc?.. and I don’t need a car.” I can understand this…

Betsy Crouch - Coach $izzle 0
11 Jan 2010

Escape from New York – Cheaply and Easily

We all love New York.  Everything about it is amazing, if you can Make It Here, big lights will inspire you and streets will do other stuff and everything is suffused with the glow of magic. But sometimes you just need to get the fuck out.  Whether it be for

Ashley Friedman - Cornerstore Correspondent 1
11 Jan 2010

A Guide for Out of Town Guests

I love having friends from out of town stay for the weekend, but what initially is an exciting prospect can become stressful very quickly. I live in an apartment not a condo so this is not a guest soaps and extra bedroom sort of affair. But there is some preparation

Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe 0
11 Jan 2010

$25 Trips Between San Francisco and Los Angeles Through CA Shuttle Bus

Thanks to our fearless leader in Sacramento, it will probably be some time before we ever see that magic bullet train become a reality, if ever. Until that point if you need to make the trip between LA and SF, your options are pretty standard and not always that cheap.

Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco) 3
09 Jan 2010

Stuff for the Stuffed Up: A Few Tricks for Cold Symptoms

No matter how much you ignore people on the subway in New York, it’s hard not to notice the people wearing surgical masks. And while part of me giggles, another part of me totally understands the precaution. Nothing breeds germs quite like enclosed spaces and people rubbing their hands all

Kiley E - Ragamuffin Researcher 3
08 Jan 2010

Excellent New Years Resolutions

With the arrival of the New Year I find my thoughts turning contemplative.  These coldest and darkest months of self-reflection often mark a critical juncture in my own personal growth.  Over the years I have been fond of creating New Years Resolutions that form a benchmark, helping me to grow

Christine Witmer - Sparing Stringer 0