50 Ways to Live the Dream on A Dime

Book - 2015
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"So all your friends are working spiffy jobs, making beautiful babies (or thinking about it), inviting you to fabulous parties, and all you're making is this month's rent. (Barely.) In Brokenomics: 50 Ways to Live the Dream on a Dime, author Dina Gachman shares the lessons she's learned about how to live large in the cheap seats. Through stories both painfully honest and laugh-out-loud funny that any hardworking stiff can relate to, Dina reveals all the tricks you need to live the good life without spending a ton of money. Brokenomics covers the place where economics and everyday life collide. It includes: Tips on how to save without skimping on your daily latte Rules for changing your mindset ("There Will Always Be Someone Richer, Taller, Smarter, and Better Looking Than You") Wisdom on making big decisions, like raising children-or not ("Why Have a Baby When You Can Just Get a Nice Potted Plant?") Clear-eyed relationship advice ("Do Not Date Anyone Who Loves Their Bong More Than They Love You") Strategies for talking to your honey about money ... without breaking up This helpful and hilarious handbook has the answers for crafting your own version of the glamorous life without breaking the bank. Dina shares advice on every page while keeping things fresh, light, and fun. Written with the wisdom afforded by a bit of hindsight, Brokenomics will appeal to recent college grads, newly committed couples, and those facing career crises all alike. Dina teaches that balancing stress and fun is vital, and that living on the cheap doesn't have to mean giving up on the little luxuries that make us happy. The key to Brokenomics is knowing that a sense of humor and a little bit of perspective are worth more than a million dollars. "-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Berkeley, California : Seal Press, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781580055673
Characteristics: x, 250 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number: 332.024 GAC


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Dec 28, 2017

Meh. I had hoped to glean some useful tips, but instead it was ... not. The writing is OK, but don't bother if you want real information.

Aug 29, 2015

SUMMARY: This is the story of Dina Gachman and many of the tricks she used through her life to survive without much money. Some of her tips include not buying Versace if you aren't a millionaire, take all the free samples you can get, steal toilet paper from work, don't have children--raise a plant instead, don't buy $5 coffees unless you really truly want them, and if it's your thing--get a sugar daddy to pay your way...the list goes on.

THE GOOD: If you like irreverent humor with lots of F bombs and drinking stories, this book is for you.
THE NOT AS GOOD: I felt like I was reading a book by a person still in college telling all the funny stories of things she has done and probably shouldn't have. The book was strewn with put downs against other people including Anne Hathaway (for looking beautiful and composed in a blizzard). There was lots of cussing and other vulgarity which is not my style. But most importantly, I did not find much good advice on frugality, responsible living or how to budget.
I'll keep my two children and refrain from stealing TP to make it through the month thank you very much!


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Aug 29, 2015

mmcbeth29 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over


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