29 Mar 2022

Life In Southern California From A Bay Area Native’s Perspective

Written By Sabrina Monet: I never felt comfortable waiting for the ferry back to Vallejo. The crowds were too much. I would rather hang out at ACME bakery or somewhere similar. I’d even risk missing the ferry all together to prolong the delusion that I wasn’t just another person in

Guest Writer 0
09 Mar 2020

What Do Centennials Say About Living Such Long Lives?

by Limus Woods Recently, on February 24th, 2020,  the world’s oldest man died. His name was Mr. Chitetsu Watanabe, he was from Japan, and he’d lived to be 112 years old. I was like “Damn! Do I even wanna live that long??” I guess if I had a good life

Guest Writer 0
16 May 2022

The June 2022 BAS Voter Guide

This guide was done in conjunction with the League of Pissed Off Voters. – If you’d like to help pass out the printed voter guides, email the League at – Want to get involved in the endorsement process? Learn more right here. Dear San Francisco, We love you, but

BAS Editorial Team 2
06 Dec 2017

When Not Finding a Job Makes You Feel Like a Loser

Being an adult is difficult. Paying for stuff is becoming increasingly difficult. Your job, if you’ve managed to find one, is a joke and you’re still broke. I might just be paraphrasing a line from the theme song to Friends, but it’s terrifyingly accurate if you’ve recently graduated college and

Kelly Rose 0
06 Jun 2014

Dear SF & LA: Shut Up And Hug It Out

Shhh. Stop whining. Let’s all eat burritos on a beach, together. “Blah blah blah, TRAFFIC, blah blah blah SUPERFICIALITY! REALITY SHOW REJECTS!” is what I constantly hear from San Francisco citizens about my current residency in LA. “Yackity shmackity, ZILLIONAIRE TECH ASSHOLES! PRICE OF RENT!” is what I hear about

Chloe Newsom - Dive Bar Desperado 1
11 Nov 2013

What Does It Mean to be Broke?

At the moment, I have enough money to get by. That means I can survive on the bare minimum. Over the last 27 years of my life, money has come and gone, mimicking life’s peaks and valleys. And just like life, I won’t complain about its ups and downs because

Enrique Grijalva - Mr. Minimum Wage 0
23 Apr 2013

What It Means To Be Alive In Today’s World

Like many New Yorkers, I came to the city with whimsy in my heart and little to my name. Echoing the sentiments of the somewhat psychedelic title sequence for children’s show Reading Rainbow, I said to myself, I can go anywhere. I can be anything. I floated through the wind

Patricia Scull - Patty the Pauper 0
09 Feb 2010

Broke-Ass Financial Coaching: Life, Death, & Insurance

When I was 23, someone tried to sell me a grave plot, for myself. He told me that I could get such a great deal and that it wouldn’t burden my family if I bought it when I was young etc. WHOA! It didn’t truly occur to me, until that moment, that one day, I was going to die.

Betsy Crouch - Coach $izzle 1
02 Feb 2010

Broke-Ass Financial Coaching: How to Stop Getting Ripped Off

If you have ever shook your head when you saw someone buy something from a company that oppresses or takes advantage of them, you need to look at yourself in the mirror first. How much is your bank charging you for your checking account? ATM fees? Credit card interest? How much interest are you paying on that loan? In total, not the monthly payment.

Betsy Crouch - Coach $izzle 3