savings

14 Apr 2015

Ask a Grown Up: What the Hell is Social Security, Anyways?

Welcome back Broke-Asses!  Hang onto your hookahs, this week’s column will seem TL;DR, but these 1,500 words are critically important to your future well being (and, ability to afford a private nurse to change your poopy Depends™ far in the future).  That’s right!  We’re segueing from talking about faking boyfriends

Kate Rice - Supposed Grown Up 0
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

Heidi Smith - The Ultimate Scavenger 0
05 Oct 2020

The November 2020 BAS Voter Guide

Primarily researched and written by Stephen Torres with help from Stuart Schuffman. We stand at the precipice of one of the most polarizing federal elections that has ever occurred in this country. Each day brings another dash of chaos, and yet here we are, once again sifting through another labyrinthine

BAS Editorial Team 5
12 May 2011

Awwwwww, GROSS-OUT!

Grocery Outlet is like the Robin Hood of supermarkets; it steals what the rich aren’t using and gives it back to the less fortunate at outrageously low prices (and it looks fabulous in tights).  What could possibly epitomize the lifestyle of a broke-ass better than shopping at Gross-Out?  With generic

Mia Di Pasquale - Scroungy Scribbler 0
29 Nov 2010

What the Hell is Cyber Monday Anyway?

As someone whose main livelihood revolves around holidays, and not in the, “what’s my tablescape going to be this year?”-kind of way,  I’ve learned a lot about the shopping habits of my fellow Americans. Our culture embraces a lot of corporate-created holidays for the sake of selling shit, but that

Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe 0
06 Apr 2010

Broke Ass Financial Coaching: Last Minute Taxes

“Coach Sizzle, I haven’t done my taxes, do you have any suggestions for last minute tax prep?” – SC

Woohoo tax time! For those of you who get money back.. I’m sure you are super stoked! Get it done! If you owe money, get it done, rip off the band aid. I know it is painful especially if you have not saved for your taxes.

Betsy Crouch - Coach $izzle 0
02 Mar 2010

Broke-Ass Financial Coaching: Baby/Toddler Gifts

Sometimes this can feel stressful when you don’t feel like you have the funds to buy gifts, or the friend expecting the baby has registered for many expensive baby things. Also, you may feel resistant to buying something from a large store that feels impersonal. After hearing from friends that they received 5 times as much stuff as they needed for the first 6 months of their child’s life, it is motivating to think of other things that would be helpful and meaningful.

Betsy Crouch - Coach $izzle 0
26 Jan 2010

Broke Ass Financial Coaching: How to Properly Couchsurf

You may need to dramatically decrease your living expenses if you are facing job loss, unexpected expenses, or overwhelming debt, etc. On the other hand you may be in a situation where you feel like you would like to significantly ramp up your savings capacity in the short term, through lowering your living expenses. If you find yourself in any of these situations, here is what I recommend you consider:

Betsy Crouch - Coach $izzle 0