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08 Nov 2012

Marqeta: A New Service That Gives You Extra Money to Buy Everyday Things

Do you like to explore new restaurants or frequent your favorite haunts in San Francisco? Shop at your favorite grocery store where the owner knows your name? Send flowers to that special someone just because? How about getting extra money to spend at all these places? If you answered “yes” to any

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
26 Sep 2012

The Upside of Fall

It’s Fall! Winter’s sneaky little sidekick is creeping up on us quickly.  As I write this you may be chopping down a bundle of firewood to get you through the upcoming frozen hell of whatever place you live in. Fall hasn’t reached California yet. We are still blessed with jacket-optional

Donna Rose - Bankrupt Blonde 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,

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16 Aug 2012

The Alamo Square Flea Market this Saturday

Is your broke-ass burning to score some  treasures on the cheap? This Saturday, August 18, 2012, you’re in luck! The Alamo Square Neighborhood Association (ASNA) presents the 29th Annual Alamo Square Flea Market. The Alamo Square Flea Market features great antiques, estate pieces, and handmade items. Check out vintage items,

Heidi Smith - The Ultimate Scavenger 0
18 Jul 2012

Broke-Ass Style: The Secret to Happiness is in Your Pants

These are my resort-themed Mom capris: They’re covered in colorful hibiscus-print, and have the names of exotic locales like “Martinique” and “St. Lucia” stamped all over them, in a font that can only can be described as “Tiki-esque.”  They’re high-waisted and saggy-legged and cut at the most unflattering part of

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 0
04 Jul 2012

Broke-Ass Style: Become a Cult Leader

Recently, I plopped down onto my couch to watch the Martin Scorcese documentary about vintage babe George Harrison, titled George Harrison: Living in the Material World.  I noticed two things, the first of which being that my dad looks scarily like Eric Clapton:              

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 3
29 Feb 2012

Broke-Ass Style Inspiration: The Baby-Sitters Club

  My babysitting days were the richest days of my life.  Okay, so maybe I only babysat the 4-year-old down the street every once in awhile– whenever his mother decided that she wanted to change out of her San Diego Chargers Ryan Leaf jersey into her San Francisco 49ers Jerry

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 0
23 Feb 2012

Best Strip for Affordable Fake Meat

Lots of people get off the A/C at Nostrand Avenue, a hazy divider between Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy-Crown Stuy, my super punk hairstylist/realtor called it. Its home to a variety of stores, especially variety stores, and an astounding collection of roti, hipsters, church ladies and couture-tacky jewelry. And you should

Nadine Friedman - Vice President of Snark 0
01 Feb 2012

How to Get Over Your Seasonal Affective Disorder and Pretend Like It’s Always Summer

I know that NYC hasn’t been disgustingly cold this season, but someone’s still got the wintertime blues (that “someone” is me). This time of year, I always turn into a humongous B– cackling at any poor soul who dares approach me as I perform my cold weather rituals of swaddling

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