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21 Jul 2015

Broke-Ass Beauty Tips for Your Neighborhood’s Microclimate

You may have your friends back East fooled and thinking you live in a CALIFORNIA where the sky is full of sun and the air is salty from ocean breezes, but those of us that live in the reality of the Bay Area know better. Sunglasses and sunscreen are NOT

Allison Mick 3
11 May 2015

5 Reasons Using a Typewriter Makes You a Better Writer

I’m what you might call a born-again luddite. There was a time when I believed that I owed my writing life to modern technology. I learned to type on Windows 95 with Mario Teaches Typing, I used right-clicking as my thesaurus, and I penned my first short story on a

Cut-Rate Curmudgeon 0
20 Nov 2020

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 2020. Check their links for store hours, menus, and ordering info, because things are always changing these days,

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
09 Sep 2014

The Hayes Valley Urban Air Market is this Weekend and it Looks Dope!

  I’m super busy so I’m just gonna cut and past all the info, but it look like it’s gonna be pretty rad. I’m sure I’ll cruse through there at some point. This September, as other cities are cooling down, San Francisco is warming up for Urban Air Market’s return to

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
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20 Jun 2013

Broke-Ass Octophiles: Cheap and in Love with the ’80s

What exactly is the correlation between being broke and being obsessed with/nostalgic for/stuck in the ’80s? I know it’s not just me. Go to any hipster neighborhood (Williamsburg, etc.), try to picture everyone without their iPhones, and voila, you could very well be in 1984. Is it because hipsters are

Rene Beight - Femme Frugale 0
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11 Apr 2013

The Broke-Ass Alternative to Boutique Shopping

You can only pretend to enjoy boutique shopping on Atlantic Avenue (or Franklin Street or Bedford Avenue or god forbid somewhere that’s actually in Manhattan) for so long. When you’re with friends who drop $200 on a pair of “vintage” shoes (don’t they know how fast soles – not to

Rene Beight - Femme Frugale 0
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19 Feb 2013

How to Know When You’re a Broke-Ass

Let’s face it, guys. You woke one morning and it dawned on you: “I’m a broke-ass.” But how do you know? What evidence is there to prove that you’re a broke-ass or not? Here’s a few key signs that might let you know that you are indeed a broke-ass motherfucker.

Enrique Grijalva - Mr. Minimum Wage 0
14 Dec 2012

Seriously, Shop for FREE Tonight on Market St.

That’s right, you heard our favorite word. FREE, FREE, FREE stuff tonight for the taking at FREE Gift Shop! The event is put on by swap/meet SF and Free Utopian Projects. Tonight, December 14th from 6-9 p.m., come down to FoodLab on Market Street. The place will be transformed into

Heidi Smith - The Ultimate Scavenger 0
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12 Nov 2012

How to Survive Holiday Hype

I’ve never been one for holidays. Sure, I think Christmas lights are pretty, I enjoy giving gifts, and think it’s important to spend time with the people I care about. However, it would be so much more delightful if it wasn’t forced, planned and stressed over. The Holidays make me

Kristin Fehrman - Diva of Deals 0