Advice

15 Mar 2010

Dear Anna G, Help Me Pick Up BK Dudes

I swear to god, people, I’m not making these up.  Here’s the latest from my inbox: Dear Anna, As a single gal in NYC, I’m done dealing with the pretentious shallow cakeboys of Manhattan. I love hearing about your dips in the dating pool of Brooklyn  and think you can

Anna G - Caliburg Contributor 4
14 Mar 2010

How To Make New Friends

So you want some new friends.  Maybe you don’t have any yet because you just moved to the city.  Maybe you recently broke up with your girlfriend, who turned everyone you know against you (whore).  Or maybe you’re just kind of sick of the friends you’ve already got.  I mean,

Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator 0
12 Mar 2010

Five Things You Could’ve Done This Weekend With That Extra Hour

Daylight Savings Time is an annoying, outdated piece of shit. I mean, I know we all love the week after it starts when the days are longer, because drinking is so much less depressing when you get to do it outside in the sun all afternoon instead of heading inside

Andrew Dalton - Aggressive Panhandler 0
10 Mar 2010

Who Wants to House Sit a Mansion?

This originally appeared in my book Young, Broke & Beautiful: Broke-Ass Stuart’s Guide to Living Cheaply. Remember when your dad got married for the third time and left you to watch his place while he went to the Bahamas for his honeymoon?  Despite it being kinda weird that you had

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 1
08 Mar 2010

7 Telltale Signs You’ve Joined A Cult

Well, OK, maybe “cult” is a bit of a strong term for what I really mean.  But seriously, the slope is quite the slippery one from Tony Robbins to Jonestown. Barbara Ehrenreich recently tackled the subject in Bright-Sided: How The Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America.  Here’s what

Anna G - Caliburg Contributor 0
05 Mar 2010

Spring Cleaning: You’re Not Using That Crap Anyway

Moving sucks. Moving to a better apartment is always great, but the process is usually a huge pain in the ass. Pretty much the only other good thing about it is that you usually end up finding a bunch of shit you forgot you even had. Sometimes this works out

Andrew Dalton - Aggressive Panhandler 1
02 Mar 2010

Broke-Ass Financial Coaching: Baby/Toddler Gifts

Sometimes this can feel stressful when you don’t feel like you have the funds to buy gifts, or the friend expecting the baby has registered for many expensive baby things. Also, you may feel resistant to buying something from a large store that feels impersonal. After hearing from friends that they received 5 times as much stuff as they needed for the first 6 months of their child’s life, it is motivating to think of other things that would be helpful and meaningful.

Betsy Crouch - Coach $izzle 0
01 Mar 2010

Signs Your Relationship Might Last

After reading Anna’s hilarious post about farting on the first date, it reminded me that no matter how much we try to present this perfect, polished version of ourselves to the potential partners, our real selves always manage to surface sooner than we hope. While it’s great to be blissfully

Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe 3