22 Sep 2020

Desperate SF Landlords Offering ‘Three Months Free’ As Rents Plummet

The Great San Francisco Rent Reduction we’ve long dreamed of has finally arrived, though it took a global pandemic, record unemployment, and the loss of thousands of local businesses to do it. The San Francisco Business Times reports that San Francisco rents are plummeting, and 40% of SF landlords have

Joe Kukura- Millionaire in Training 0
04 Nov 2019

Nearly Half of American Renters Are Cost-Burdened by Rent

Let’s take a look back on 2018: a year of record-low unemployment and increasing wages. Yet according to a new study by Apartment List, virtually half of American renter households are still struggling with their housing costs.

Guest Writer 0
17 Jun 2022

The San Francisco Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the San Francisco Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 37 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 37 of the finest locally owned bars,

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
12 May 2015

Ask A Grown Up: Fuck, I Have to Find a New Roommate!

Broke-Asses: As I have mentioned before, one of the really unusual aspects of living in an expensive city like San Francisco, New York or London (often reputed to be the most expensive cities in the world*) is that well after college and the young professional years, denizens of said cities

Kate Rice - Supposed Grown Up 0
28 Apr 2015

Ask a Grown Up: Oops, I Fucked My Roommate!

Happy Tuesday, Broke Asses! One of the really weird things about living in expensive cities, such as San Francisco or New York, is that long after college and your early 20s, most adults –even the ones who are gainfully employed and doing well for themselves– end up having roommates. And,

Kate Rice - Supposed Grown Up 2
05 Jun 2012

Caution: Your Precious New York Apartment Might Fall Apart

I have lived in New York my entire life, so I’m used to dodging dog shit on the sidewalk, homeless people asking me for money and I’ve come to the conclusion that only Jehovah’s Witnesses visit me on Saturday mornings.  It comes with the territory. Still, there are some things

Enrique Grijalva - Mr. Minimum Wage 0
20 Apr 2011

DIY Headboards

Beds themselves are decidedly not broke-ass, trust me, I’m in bad need of a new mattress and shopping for one is beyond depressing and involves a lot of cussing, drinking and procrastinating. However, bed accessories like bedding and headboards are much easier to DIY, and so much more fun to

Amber Bouman - Crafty & Cashless 0
15 Feb 2011

NYC Apartment Staples

Not being a native New Yorker, or even East Coast-er, I’ve come to notice the things that don’t resemble strip malls and shirtless guys listening to Sublime/Red Hot Chili Peppers/the worst radio hits of 1995.  Especially, though, when apartments are concerned, there are some especially funny and idiosyncratic things about

Anna G - Caliburg Contributor 1
15 Nov 2009

A Broke-Ass Guide to Moving

Moving sucks. Let me say it again for emphasis: MOVING SUCKS!!! It’s annoying, stressful, difficult, lame and ridiculously expensive UNLESS you know how to do it right. Having moved in the past two weeks and lived to tell the tale, here are my top five suggestions of how to relocate

Alison Lambert - Half Price Headliner 2