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05 Apr 2013

Broke-Ass Decorating: Bookmark Wallpaper

While visiting Washington D.C this weekend, I saw this fantastic floor-to-ceiling bookmark wallpaper at Idle Time Books! It’s basically free to make– start collecting bookmarks from your local bookstores, libraries, and future travel destinations, and just past them up on your wall.  Colorful, classy, literary– and most importantly, cheap! Photo

Melissa Kravitz - Discount Diva 0
22 Sep 2012

My Favorite Afternoon Delight

  Sometimes when you are broke, there are very few ways to indulge in self-gratification. I am thinking of two in particular and I’m pretty sure you can guess what one of them is. If you guessed reading, you are right! You don’t win anything, sorry. But you do get

Donna Rose - Bankrupt Blonde 1
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
08 Feb 2012

Come Hear Me Read at Writers with Drinks on Saturday!!

This Saturday I will be joining an assortment of great writers at San Francisco’s Make-Out Room for Writers with Drinks. What is Writers with Drinks?  I’m so glad you asked according to the website: Writers with Drinks won “Best Literary Night” from the SF Bay Guardian readers’ poll six years in

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
29 Nov 2011

Broke-Ass Book List: Youth Gone Wild

Feeding your mind by reading is a Broke-Ass lifestyle essential. What other activity gets you so much for so little cost (i.e., free). I’m an avid reader, my hope is to share some of my best reads with you. Look, I admit I don’t love being around children or “tweens”.

Robin Hardwick - Cost-Conscious Connoisseur 0
08 Nov 2011

FREE Admission and Performance at the New Museum This Thursday

The New Museum— currently home to a ridiculous giant slide, among other awesome artistic attractions– offers FREE admission every Thursday night from 7-9pm.  There’s really no better way to spend a Thursday evening than viewing and discussing contemporary art, followed by whizzing down a humongous tube slide squealing gleefully like

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 0
29 Jun 2011

FREE Word for Word Series at Bryant Park

Although it’s been around for a few years, I only got hip to Bryant Park’s free “Word for Word” series a few days ago. I also only found out a few days ago that you can expand the view finder on the Hipstamatic camera app, making it 1000x easier to

Jill S. 0
07 Feb 2011

Big Books to Impress Strangers in Public

After it was announced recently that Kindle books are outselling hardback books on Amazon, I knew it was only a matter of time before kids would start asking, what are those weird “liebarys” things and when are robots going to start doing my homework? Yes, we live in a digital

Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe 0
22 Dec 2010

Survival Tips for the Holidays

Some people absolutely love going home for the holidays.  Their Facebook status updates are all ‘œSitting ’round the fire with pie, wine and my wonderful family’,  ‘œLoving being home with my parents!’ or ‘œJust came in from building a gender-blind snowman with my loving supportive mother, multi-ethnic vegan nieces and

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