Broke-Ass of the Week

Broke-Ass of the Week – Anna G.

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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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Name:  Anna G.

 

Age:  26

 

Occupation:  Program Associate for a non-profit

 

What neighborhood do you live in?:  Within an uncertain borderline between Bushwick and Williamsburg, in Brooklyn.

 

Best money saving tip:  Don’t eat dinner on weekdays, and keep crazy tabs on your checking account.

 

What do you refuse to spend money on?:  Video games and haircuts.

 

Most expensive thing you’ve ever bought:  Probably a purse or a broker’s fee.

 

How’d that feel?:  Good at the time, terribly stupid in the long run.

 

Favorite cheap eat:  Falafel pitas or $3 tacos at the taco truck in Union Pool.  In CA, though, burritos for sure (NY burritos SUCK!)

 

Favorite dive bar:  Bushwick Country Club or Mona’s.  Do those count?

 

Best deal you’ve ever gotten:  $40 for an external hard drive with a bunch of music on it, just after I had my computer stolen!

 

Favorite free thing to do:  Lay out at the park, or get into the MoMA for free with my CUNY ID.

 

If you woke up a millionaire, what’s the first thing you’d buy?:  If I wasn’t paying off debts, the first thing I’d do is buy an apartment.

 

Despite not having money, do you still love your life?:  Yes.  No matter how many times I get broken into or mugged, I’ve still managed to have the time of my life here.

 

Do you own my book?:  Yes! Both of them!

 

Best hangover cure:  Sleeping, water, and brunch.

 

Are you a hipster?:  Not acknowledging your hipsterness is the first sign of being a hipster.  However, despite living in Bushwick/Williamsburg, I’m pretty certain I’ve maintained at least some integrity.

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website BrokeAssStuart.com is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, Geek.com and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle , "an SF cult hero": SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.

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