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13 Jan 2020

How to Deal With Your A**hole Landlord

by Limus Woods How many of you all just want to punch your landlord in the face? Well, believe me, you are not alone. This isn’t just because so many landlords out there are corrupt, but simply because of the amount of people who rent their residences. According to Pew

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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.

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14 May 2019

Get me out of here! A tenant’s guide to breaking a lease

Ask a Tenants Right’s Lawyer is your chance to learn how to survive as a renter in San Francisco.  Attorney Daniel Wayne has the information you need to keep you in your home.  This month’s topic: breaking a lease early. Got a question? Send an email to alex@brokeassstuart.com and we will forward it on.

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01 Dec 2015

A Gentleman’s Guide to Lavish Poverty in San Francisco

Do you remember a time when San Francisco was relatively affordable, rich with culture and community, and thriving local business? ­Neither do I. I am a “transplant”, and there’s a decent chance, you are too. The San Francisco housing crisis and being “priced out” seem to be two indicative buzzwords on a lot of people’s daily vernacular

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22 Jul 2015

10 Life Lessons I Learned from Musicals

For not being a real actress or singer (I just annoy people by singing the songs in my head and re-creating dramatic scenes from Star Wars), I have an oddly extensive knowledge of musical theater. No, this is not a pissing contest, I know you also love Cats. I simply

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19 Jan 2015

American Horror Story: Rent Is Due

In this town, an existential crisis is always right around the corner, luckily so is a bodega. I wasn’t quite sure how I would get out of this one. My employer former employer owed me a shit ton of money and wouldn’t answer my calls or emails. As always, bills

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09 Jan 2014

Reasons Why New York is Better than San Francisco

Not that long ago, I wrote a post for this very website which chronicled my experience as a sun-kissed, burrito-fed Californian living for three years in NYC.  Soft of heart and fake blonder of hair, I bemoaned New York’s frigid winters, sleazy one-upping “networkers,” and lack of publicly-placed recycling bins.

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19 Jul 2013

Banking Tips for Broke People

  Even though we all claim to be broke-asses, most of us keep the small amount of money we do have in the bank (unless you are my friend Gabe who doesn’t believe in banks).  But, as most of us have realized by now, banks are pretty sneaky. They say

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