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Polar Vortex 2014 Broke-Ass Stuart
22 Jan 2014

I Didn’t Choose the Eskimo Life, the Eskimo Life Chose Me

I don’t know about you but this Polar Vortex is fucking with my livelihood, my health, and my basic human functionalities. It has rendered me virtually immobile. It’s not that I’m using the bitter cold temperatures and the unpredictable blitzkriegs of snow as an excuse to lie around my apartment

Enrique Grijalva - Mr. Minimum Wage 0
11 Apr 2013

The Perks of Being Unemployed

To the ones who have had some trouble holding down a job, or the ones who have had extreme difficulty actually landing a job to hold down, or the ones who simply just cannot work, here’s some good news. There are actually perks to being an unemployed citizen; a person

Joanne Rae - Coinless Wanderer 3
12 Apr 2021

Broke-Ass Stuart is Looking for a New Arts & Events Editor

Broke-Ass Stuart has been at the center of the events and arts scene in the Bay Area for over 15 years. And right now we are looking to bring on a new editor to focus on events as the world begins to open back up. This is a cool opportunity since events will be taking

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
New-York-Skyline-Broke-Ass-Stuart
07 Jan 2013

Naive Thoughts of Life Before the City

While some kids grow up with the city skyline in their backyard and used the streets as their playground, others live vicariously through what they see on television and read about in novels. I was once a young girl growing up in the culturally starved Midwest, thumbing through fashion magazines

Kristin Fehrman - Diva of Deals 0
02 May 2012

Broke-Ass Rant: If You’re Not Oprah, Then You Have Time To Hang Out

Like a lot of people my age who are trying to Make It Happen, I’ve kind of got a lot of shit going on right now.  I work a full-time job that I don’t love to pay the bills, work at an online fashion magazine after my office job everyday,

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 1
21 Dec 2011

How to Navigate Your Job’s Holiday Party Without Completely Embarrassing Yourself

I attended my office holiday party last week– at a bar, at 2pm, glad to leave work 3 hours early.  I work in a business casual environment, and– as I mentioned before– am not close friends with anyone in my office.  In fact, I’m 89% sure that they all think

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 0
06 Sep 2011

Working Two Jobs Is Hard

I’m running on five hours sleep. In the last 48 hours I’ve had a total of ten hours of rest. I’m not exactly strapped for cash but I’m not exactly living the lifestyle of the rich and famous either. At the moment I’m looking to leave the job I’ve been

Enrique Grijalva - Mr. Minimum Wage 0
17 Aug 2011

The Unemployment Chronicles: Vol. I

I have a dirty little secret: I’ve never been unemployed… until now. Today marks the first day in 11 years that I haven’t had a job. My feelings are complicated: freedom, anxiety, denial. But as is my wont, I’ll chronicle my foray into unemployment here for you, because I love

Sarah M. Smart - Red-Light Special 0
21 Sep 2010

Broke-Ass Side Jobs

‘œMoney sucks’ is a phrase that I often angrily exclaim as I check my bank balance, cut my rent check, or buy….pretty much anything.  Even with a 9-to-5 desk job, times are tight and sometimes one needs a little supplemental income to get past the necessities. A trick that I’ve

Alison Lambert - Half Price Headliner 4