Free Museum Admissions

Getting cultured can be expensive. But you don't need to go to a fancy finishing school to get it done. There are quite a few ways to get DIY culture for free. Some don't even require you to be a resident. The newest program is the Culture Pass. All you need is a New York …

Membership Has Its Privileges

I've gotten so much free stuff from Yelp (and a bit from Google) that it's still blowing my mind. Yelp gets a lot of crap basically because too many people use it wrong. It's about sharing experiences, not enacting revenge. It's about meeting new people, not getting free drinks... not that free drinks are ever …

Goldstar! Goldstar!

Goldstar is a wonderful app/site. It's an aggregate discount site for concerts, plays, comedy, dinner cruises, open bar DJ sets.... tons of stuff. The discounts are in the 50% range for the most part. A great deal. Then there's the Comp Train. Comp as in Complementary as in FREE! There is a service fee of …

NYC on the Cheap

NYC on the Cheap is what I want to be when I grown up. Do yourself a favor and sign up for their newsletter. They have movie preview giveaways and information to tons of info to free events all over the city. Their most recent ticket giveaways have been for Annihilation and the Bruce Wills …

New Year… New Me… Pay Me!

There's a spate of new fitness apps that dangle cash and prizes as motivation to do what you should be doing anyway. I am inertia personified, so I'm not going to knock anything that gets me off my ass. There are apps that really put the fiscal screws to you in the form of straight …

Winter Wonderland

For me, winter means hot cocoa and ice skating. You would think that it would be outside of a broke-ass budget, but you'd be wrong. I've been trolling the eBay listings for a pair of used skates. Many of them cost less than the shipping & handling! I'm going to have to factor in sharpening …