Broke Ass Stuart's Guide to the Cheap Life

c/o Julie Michelle

Earlier this year (ironically enough, on April Fools Day), I had the honor of holding title as Broke Ass of the Week for a website that knows a thing or two about how to get by on a dime– Broke Ass Stuart’s Goddamn Website. Unfortunately for me, no one screams April Fools when this girl checks her bank account.

After making internet friends with Stuart, we decided it would be fun to have the brokeitude savvy Editor-In-Cheap answer his very own Broke Ass questions.

What makes him an expert, you ask? Well, he’s written two books on how to live cheap in San Francisco and New York– basically doing all the research (i.e. drinking a lot) for you. And although the blog itself is based out of SF, the NY section is lengthy enough to keep us going back for more.

So read the rest of the interview after the jump to learn the perks of pulling out, garbage plates, and how money can buy you a houseboy to throw your shoes at.

Name: Broke-Ass Stuart

Age: 29 but I don’t look a day older than 28 and a half.

Occupation: Travel Writer and mouth piece for the young, broke and beautiful.

What neighborhood do you live in?: Currently in San Francisco’s Mission district, but I always say I’m bi-coastal curious.  While I no longer live in Brooklyn, I was there five times last year.

What are you listening to these days?: Richie Cunning.  Hip-hop hasn’t sounded this good in WAY too long.

Best money saving tip: Buy my books and read my site.  If you like cheap stuff and shit talking, you my friend have just happened upon a goldmine.

What do you refuse to spend money on?: Condoms.  I only trust the pull out method and abortions…but really, I refuse to spend money on anything that’s supposed to be “in right now”.  I’d rather have the stupidest looking shoes and wear them because they’re comfortable, than look back at picture of myself and think, “Wow, not only did I look like a total cheese dick, but those shits hurt my feet too.”

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