Finance

26 Sep 2011

Sending Your Kid to College on a Broke-ass Budget

Kids grow up faster than we want them to and college is not only essential for a great future, but it is a large part of the American dream. However, if you have been washing dishes, waiting tables, or just been broke most of your life and have struggled to

Brandi Jarath - Miss Parsimony 0
16 Sep 2011

Broke-Ass Mom, Footloose and Car-free

Getting rid of your car is one of the most liberating things a Broke-Ass Mom can do.  It may not be possible in all cities, towns, countries, etc, but if you can free your mind a little, you’ll be sure to free up your wallet. According to an annual study

Jennifer White - Mommy No Bucks 0
12 Sep 2011

Dear Mr. Bill Collector, Screw You…

This is probably the worst aspect of being a broke-ass, being behind on bills. It’s not a huge leap in logic to assume that since you are broke, you are also neck deep in debt. Since you are broke, you probably don’t have much money to put towards the bills

Brandi Jarath - Miss Parsimony 0
10 Sep 2011

Broke-Ass Guide to Volunteering

Volunteering to better our cities and communities is something that many Broke-Asses want to do. Not only do we have the time due to unemployment or having time during the day because we work a service job, but we understand the divide between the haves and the have-nots. When you

Robin Hardwick - Cost-Conscious Connoisseur 0
06 Sep 2011

Working Two Jobs Is Hard

I’m running on five hours sleep. In the last 48 hours I’ve had a total of ten hours of rest. I’m not exactly strapped for cash but I’m not exactly living the lifestyle of the rich and famous either. At the moment I’m looking to leave the job I’ve been

Enrique Grijalva - Mr. Minimum Wage 0
02 Nov 2010

Can You Really Save 1/3 of Your Income in NYC?

Kimberly Palmer, author of Generation Earn: The Young Professional’s Guide to Spending, Investing, and Giving Back was recently profiled in the New York Times. The whole thing about her book/her deal is that she says that young adults in can save 1/3 or 1/4 of their income if they do

Anna G - Caliburg Contributor 0
14 Apr 2010

Don’t Spend Diddly This Tax Day – And Still Have a Good Time in New York

Call me unAmerican, but I’m tired of handing over my hard-earned cash to the government so it can make my financial decisions. As a new small-business owner, this is the first year since I started working way back in the mid- to late-1990s that I haven’t received some kind of

Mikey Rox - Cut-Rate Copywriter 1