Advice

01 Mar 2012

Broke-Ass Style Inspiration: The Baby-Sitters Club

My babysitting days were the richest days of my life. Okay, so maybe I only babysat the 4-year-old down the street every once in awhile– whenever his mother decided that she wanted to change out of her San Diego Chargers Ryan Leaf jersey into her San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 0
26 Feb 2012

Bullsh*t-Free Job Search Advice

I seem to have careers on the brain lately. I’ve applied for a lot of jobs and I’ve also hired a lot of people in my life, so I know all the bullshit that happens. The job search is a game, but unfortunately, we all need to play. The thing

Robin Hardwick - Cost-Conscious Connoisseur 0
22 Feb 2012

Smells on the Chinatown Bus

It’s kind of insane that after 25 years as a broke-ass, I had never taken the Chinatown bus until last weekend.  Don’t get me wrong, I adore budget travel– I’ve been cramped on overnight buses in Portugal, watched a boy floss his teeth with twine as he sat across from

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 0
13 Feb 2012

The Myth of the Dream Job

  Some of you are broke because you are waiting for your dream job to come along. Or, you may be broke BECAUSE you are in your dream job, and the money doesn’t matter. Congratulations, you’ve achieved something that so many of us pine for daily. I know this is

Robin Hardwick - Cost-Conscious Connoisseur 0
08 Feb 2012

Getting Stood Up at a Taco Truck

In honor of the upcoming Valentine’s Day, let’s talk about love. The happiness, the longing gazes, the tender moments shared. And sometimes: the drama, the emotional rollercoaster ride, the letdowns. Almost everyone has been in an intense relationship with someone who is Simply Not Good For Them, including myself. Except,

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 0
01 Feb 2012

A Broke-Ass Guide to Doing Your Own PR

This bit of advice comes from the lovely Joanna Riedl who is a fashion and lifestyle publicist. These days, everyone is like out there – whether you want to be or not – thanks to the transparency of social media, mobile connectivity and the general entrepreneurial spirit of our generation. Seems

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
01 Feb 2012

How to Get Over Your Seasonal Affective Disorder and Pretend Like It’s Always Summer

I know that NYC hasn’t been disgustingly cold this season, but someone’s still got the wintertime blues (that “someone” is me). This time of year, I always turn into a humongous B– cackling at any poor soul who dares approach me as I perform my cold weather rituals of swaddling

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 0