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Broke-Ass of the Week – Kat Flagen

Every week we feature a different person from the community shedding a little light on their life of brokeitude. Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something about the human spirit — probably not.

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Our Broke-Ass of the Week this time around is Kat Flagen.  She paints airplane parts for a living and has a penchant for potato bacon soup.  I think she should paint a picture of potato bacon soup on an airplane.  Let’s see what she has to say about being a broke-ass.

Name: Krystal Anne Flagen a.k.a. Kat

Age: 28

Occupation: Aerospace Protective Coatings Tech…..i.e. I paint airplane parts so they don’t crack in the subzero atmosphere

What neighborhood do you live in?: Georgetown in Seattle Washington

Best money saving tip: Buy used…..Borrow and barter with friends… are awesome!

What do you refuse to spend money on?: Expensive purses like Coach….anything designer…..stupid labels…..

Most expensive thing you’ve ever bought: 2002 VW turbo beetle

How’d that feel?: ….well it broke down 3 months later…….. the word fail comes to mind

Favorite cheap eat: Homemade creamy potato bacon soup

Favorite dive bar: 9 LB hammer….down the street in Gtown in my hood

Best deal you’ve ever gotten: 15 free coupons for free gallons of milk!!! Gotta get the calcium

Favorite free thing to do: Go and enjoy all the awesome national parks in Washington….or go walk around Capitol hill or anywhere funky in Seattle and discover cool shit

If you woke up a millionaire, what’s the first thing you’d buy?: A new wallet!…or albeit a Coach purse…. womp womp womp

Despite not having money, do you still love your life?: Its growing on me….so survey says……aww hell no

Do you own my book?: Waiting for it to go on sale…….

Best hangover cure: Scrambled eggs….salsa and kraft singles all mixed together…. then a nice heave and ….all better

Are you a hipster?: Last time I checked I had a prescription for my glasses……so I’m going to lean towards no

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I've been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle , "an SF cult hero": SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York, but to those familiar with my work, I'm just "that douchebag who writes books about cheap stuff and drinks a lot".