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 …

Eyeglasses – Reduce/Reuse/Recycle

Thank God I'm an unrepentant hoarder. I've kept a pair of my all time favorite pair of glasses for years in hopes of replacing the lenses for a reasonable price. Why I still have 3 other pairs is beyond me. I tried to get the lenses replaced once, but my insurance wouldn't cover it and …

Future-proof Your Phone

If you're anything like me, with an income that goes up and down like the tide, there are ways to avoid getting priced out of the phone you so desperately need: Buy the Phone Outright - There's nothing more anxiety producing than trying to pay not only for your plan, but the never ending installments …

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 …

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 …

The Joys of the Film Society of Lincoln Center

The Film Society of Lincoln Center is a godsend for my broke-ass. So many free talks and inexpensive events. The free talks seem to have dropped off a bit, or else I’m just missing them on Facebook. They’re usually for new or upcoming films where you get to see the trailer and then the director …