06 Oct 2009

Job Interview

It’s a requirement of adulthood that we have to do things that we don’t want to do to get to the place we want to be. Sometimes jobs suck, but we do them because it gets us to the place we want to be.  Then there are the jobs your

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06 Oct 2009

Broke Ass Financial Coaching: Overdrafts and Other Bank BS pt. 1

“Should I set up bill pay, automatically? How can I set it up and avoid overdraft charges?” – Joe

That depends. First of all, are you on top of balancing your checkbook? Have you had any overdraft charges this year? If you have overdrafts, I would not set up any automatic payments for bills until you get organized. So here is some crazy info that is just about guaranteed to rile you up and get you crackin’ on some cool financial projects. That is not an oxymoron by the way. Here are some tips on getting organized, protecting your money, and paying your bills. It is a lot sexier than it may seem…

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02 Oct 2009

Two Wheelin: Advice for Biking in NYC

New York City is full of surprises, and some of them aren’t pleasant. Like on my first trip here when I was fourteen. I spaced out while I was walking on the sidewalk with my school group, and I got hit square in the nipple with a cart loaded up

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01 Oct 2009

FREE and Low-Cost Healthcare in San Francisco!

Where can you find the best FREE and low-cost healthcare in the City? Zeitgeist: The perfect place to go if your medical condition involves an abnormally low blood-alcohol level. Healthy San Francisco: For every other medical condition, try Healthy San Francisco, Gavin Newsom’s baby, the quote-unquote innovative health access program

01 Oct 2009

Inexpensive Semi-Irritating Things to Do When You Are Bored: David Cross Style

A couple of weeks ago, at the Brooklyn Book Festival, I had the honor and privilege of being present at not only the readings/signings of Bored To Death creator/writer Jonathan Aames, but the one and only Analrapist Dr. Tobias Funke, aka David Cross.  As Ryan has mentioned, he’s been making

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29 Sep 2009

Broke-Ass Financial Coaching: What to do with “extra” money?

Where is the best place to put extra money right now? – TD

Extra money?! Woohoo! Yeah! I know some of you reading this are thinking, “dang, that would be nice to have some ‘extra money,’ and if I had some I wouldn’t have any trouble thinking of what to do with it.”

What is “extra” money? Is it the $10 you have left at the end of the night that you didn’t think you would have? Is it the money beyond what you needed to cover your regular monthly expenses? Is it the money you have beyond covering monthly expenses, savings, and retirement investments? It means something different to everyone, because what people feel they “have to” make is different to everyone.

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24 Sep 2009

Places I’d Like to Go But Would Never Spend Money On

Do you ever wonder it would be like to be on vacation in “X” place, but either have way too many places on your list to go before that, or simply don’t see yourself spending money to go there?  Well, my friend, the following list is now giving you YOUR

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22 Sep 2009

Broke-Ass Dentist: NYU College of Dentistry

For me, going to the dentist is about as thrilling a prospect as using a soldering iron to remove one’s own ruptured appendix. I use this fairly dramatic example in order to impart to you, dear broke reader, how very much I truly dread the dentist, despite the fact that

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