"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.