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09 Jan 2014

Choosing a cheap-ass wedding venue for under $1,000

For Updates: Please visit the author’s website Everyone kept telling us that it wasn’t going to happen for under $10,000. But, I knew damn well that there was a wedding venue for under $1,000 in Northern California. Turns out, I was right. I love being right. We looked at an

illyannam 0
03 Jan 2014

Introduction To A Broke-Ass Wedding: Matrimony On A Budget…

“Your wedding is in Vallejo, on a Sunday, and in November? Aren’t you afraid of gun shots, work schedules, cold and rain?” In order to abide by the rules of a broke-ass wedding, throw away any ideas of what you want your wedding to be like. Because in California, the

illyannam 0
18 Jan 2021

The 100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2021. You can get something delicious, that will also fill you up, at all these eateries for under

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
11 Dec 2013

DIY: Dollar-Store Decor

$3 to make three hanging pom-poms, DIY-style. I’m usually extremely well-behaved during the week. Between free breakfast food at work and going to classes at the gym instead of happy hours at night, I can get from Monday to Friday without spending too much moolah. Come the weekend, though, and

Rene Beight - Femme Frugale 2
06 Sep 2012

Pre-Gaming for the Poor: What Beer to Buy at the Bodega

Picture this: it’s Saturday night, and you’re going to a house party because once again, it’s all you can afford to do. You can’t show up empty handed because – what are you – some kind of asshole?!? You stop by the bodega closest to the host’s house and if

Patricia Scull - Patty the Pauper 0
21 Jul 2011

Five Texts that Need to Stay the HELL Out of My Inbox

Okay, okay,…maybe that’s a little bit harsh. BUT STILL! I’m freakin’ broke here, dude. You’re wasting my valuable text message space on something so stupid, so innocent, and so lame. Please, do understand that I totally get when one-worders are necessary, but most of the time it’s unnecessary. My text messaging

Paulette Greenhouse - The Penny Pincher 0
06 Jun 2011

How to Dine out for Less

I like to cook, but I find that it’s occasionally worth it to pay someone else to do it for me. I’m talking about dining out, people, living in style. But those costs can add up, and restaurants trick you into spending more (hey, they’re businesses). Here are some ways

Sarah M. Smart - Red-Light Special 0
31 May 2011

4 Things You Can Totally Live Without in NY

When you lose your job, or you simply have to make some serious cuts in your current lifestyle to be able to continue to live or save up for something, it can be tough to think about what you’ll need to axe out of your life (like the lady in

Anna G - Caliburg Contributor 3
16 Jul 2010

Saving for Vacation or Another Important Thing

Some people can go ahead and buy new pants when they need them. In my sad budget, I have to actually put money aside for a purchase of this magnitude, in minuscule, bi-weekly increments. Weeks later, when I have almost amassed enough, I invariably fuck it all up by deciding,

Katy B. - Economic Inexpert 2