29 Dec 2009

Broke Ass Financial Coaching: Coming Out of The Financial Closet

Having a difficult conversation about finances is a coming out of sorts. When I dated a woman for the first time I was totally closeted. The amount of energy it took to keep that secret was enormous. I made up horrible stories in my head about how my friends and family would react to me having a girlfriend. After talking about it, I remember saying, “that wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be,” which is exactly what clients say about having the difficult conversation.

Betsy Crouch - Coach $izzle 0
28 Dec 2009

Who Got the Hookup? Cheap Tech Fixes in NYC

Aside from the words “FINAL NOTICE”, “EVICTION NOTICE” and “CLOSED BY HEALTH INSPECTOR” there are few messages that strike fear into the heart of a Broke-Ass quite like seeing that sinister-looking exclamation point on your iPod or that wallpaper striped pattern on your iBook that means your logic board is

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20 Dec 2009

A Broke-Ass Guide to Holiday Tipping

‘œWhy tip someone for a job I’m capable of doing myself? I can deliver food. I can drive a taxi. I can, and do, cut my own hair. I did however, tip my urologist, because I am unable to pulverize my own kidney stones.’ – Advice from Dwight Schrute, The

Danielle Levanas - Bargain Soul Huntress 0
16 Dec 2009

Another man’s trash…

…okay, is, more often than not, just some crap he didn’t want anymore. But we’ve probably all, at some point in our lives, saved an object from a destiny at the dumps, whether it be furniture off the sidewalk or that 1988 Fleer Kirby Puckett card my friend Jacob was

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06 Dec 2009

The Bust Holiday Craftacular

The holiday season is now in full swing, and since New York doesn’t have an abundance of malls (heavy sigh of relief), pop-up markets are springing up all over the city. Last week I wrote about the Winter Market at Public Assembly, which will be returning this Sunday as well.

Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe 0
01 Dec 2009

Awesome 24 Hour Deals in San Francisco

Alright, so you folks all know that I’ve generally got the scoop on all the ill deals going on and that I’ve made it my duty to hip you to them. As exhausting as it is, I do it because I love you fuckers (well most of you at least),

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
01 Dec 2009

Broke Ass Financial Coaching: The Cheapest Haircut in the World

A week ago I woke up one day and said, “I NEED A HAIRCUT!” I thought about calling one of the last two people who cut my hair, and I thought, “I don’t want to spend the money,” “I am going to be traveling and pulling my hair back, why should I pay to get a nice haircut,” “They won’t be available this afternoon which is when I need the haircut,” etc.

Betsy Crouch - Coach $izzle 10
25 Nov 2009

A Guide to Riding the SF MUNI: Part Deux

In the second installment of the bus etiquette series we’re going to cover quite a bit. We’ll laugh, we’ll cry, we’ll discover our bodies. I hope you’re ready for this adventure. I know I am. 1. Greet the bus driver. Turns out that’s not a robot driving the bus, it’s

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