Brokenomics: 50 Ways to Live the Dream on a Dime

  • Title: Brokenomics: 50 Ways to Live the Dream on a Dime
  • Author: Dina Gachman
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  • Page: 411
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  • Brokenomics Ways to Live the Dream on a Dime In Brokenomics 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 anyone can relate to
    In Brokenomics, 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 anyone 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 includIn Brokenomics, 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 anyone 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 Rules for changing your mindset There Will Always Be Someone Richer, Taller, Smarter, and Better Looking Than You Wise words about 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 Solid guidance for renters The Freeloader s Guide to Housesitting And strategies for talking to your honey about money without breaking upThis 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 hindsight, Brokenomics will appeal to recent college grads, newly committed couples, and those facing career crises alike.

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    About Dina Gachman


    1. Dina Gachman s comedic blog about the economy, Bureaucracy for Breakfast, has been featured on Marketplace on NPR, ABC s 20 20, and Chelsea Handler s Borderline Amazing Comedy She writes for Forbes, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Salon, Hello Giggles, The Hairpin, xoJane, and Bustle She has also written two comic books, about Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor, both published by Bluewater Comics The Los Angeles Review of Books called the Marilyn comic a sensitive, celebratory ode to Monroe Gachman was born and raised in Texas, and she lives and writes in Los Angeles Brokenomics, a comedic, tongue in cheek book about money, is her first book.


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    1. 1.5 starsCollege party Frat/Sorority house financial guide-ish book or what ? It was humorous in a offensive way but offered little real financial advice. Offensive. She went to a flea market with her mother where she noted the 300-400 lb people contemplating their leftover pork ribs and Dr. Pepper. Maybe 68% of LA is shallow, materialistic, annoying, flaky, narcissistic, money-hungry, celebrity wannabes? If your boss treats you like crap go ahead and steal from them ? Women selling their eggs, [...]

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    2. This book has the the most misleading description that I have ever come across. There are zero tips for how to save money in a practical/frugal way. There is nothing clever or creative in any of the chapters. There are some stale jokes and tired/repetitive stories, but apart from that this book will only cost you money, not save it.Buy, Borrow or Bin Verdict:BinNote: I reviewed this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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    3. Amusing and readable, but containing none of the practical advice and wisdom I thought it might.

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    4. It's funny and entertaining, but absolutely useless if you are really searching for a cheap way of living.È simpatico e fa ridere, ma assolutamente inutile se state cercando veramente un libro che offra cosnigli su come vivere nel modo piú economico possibileANKS TO NETGALLEY AND PERSEUS BOOKS CLUB, SEAL PRESS FOR THE PREVIEW!

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    5. The author was trying desperately hard to be funny and quirky, but it just came off as that: desperate. Advice was recycled tips available anywhere for free (which the author would have recommended anyway so we could save a buck!). Can't say I'd recommend this title.

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    6. I'm not sure if this was meant to be helpful, or humorous. For me, it was neither.

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    7. Neither funny nor helpful.

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    8. Skip this one. You'll thank me later.First, she assumes she's hilarious. She's not. Most of her jokes are lame ducks, leaving you with a sense of, "If there's not a laugh-track like on TV, was I supposed to chuckle?"Second, the advice she gives should be common sense. Here's a rundown: Don't overspend. Don't use credit cards. Get free stuff when you can. Couch-surf if you want to travel or save money. Get a sugar-daddy/sugar-momma for those inconvenient times when you're sleeping in your van and [...]

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    9. This was a funny little book. It is intended for younger people, probably twenties or even late teens. She delivers sound advice on just about every topic while liberally interspersing her personal stories in the book. She is a very funny author and has a way of relaying her life's experiences that made me laugh out loud. Although I am well past the age where any of the advice might be useful, I was able to reflect back on my own life journey and summon some bittersweet memories of some good and [...]

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    10. I have to agree with previous reviewers. While highly comedic, this guide is in no way comprehensive if you're looking for worldy tips on how to live cheap in this economy. I liked some quotes referenced, and there was some humor involved (ie stealing toilet paper from your employer), but it's not by any means a guide you can follow for advice, more a humorous way of looking at the economy and some outlandish things people do for money.*I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review. [...]

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    11. If you're hoping for a budgeting book or a book on improving your fiscal life, this is not it. This book does have some money saving tips that I've heard before but the author writes from one state of broke while I'm in another state of broke.

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    12. Borrowed from Publisher/NetGalley for an honest review.There was not really a lot of money saving tips in this. Brokenomics was more about the author sharing humorous stories about her experience with money than really informing the reader about ways to save money.

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    13. juvenile humor, and others have done it better.

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    14. I suspect that if this book were named something like 'The Sassy Girl's Guide to Living like a Queen Without Breaking the Bank' than its rating would be higher. It's not a bad book per se, it simply was marketed toward a crowd which is generally used to books like Freakonomics, Fubarnomics, or Spousonomics which are lighthearted, but are also packed with data and economic ideas. The advice in this book is generally not bad, but it is all personal from the author. Not a single study or scientific [...]

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    15. This book is mostly anecdotal and has tips so general and college-age-oriented that she doesn't even talk about saving for retirement, and her only mention of investments is how the stock market is evil and will make you lose $20,000 in a month and so it's better to just buy shoes (wish I was kidding - and she also doesn't explain or possibly doesn't know that day trading is a particularly high-risk version of investing). There's common sense here (well, in some chapters - there's also weird stu [...]

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    16. Dina Gachman turns giving economic advice into a fun, anecdote filled romp thru bad decisions and how not to make them. The 50 points she lists are mostly things people should be able to figure out on their own, but I laughed a couple of times while reading her take on them and how she figured them out.It doesn't hold the secret to becoming an overnight millionaire, but it does have some very good advice on how to save a few bucks for rainy days or unexpected situations. Mandatory note: I got my [...]

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    17. Thank you to , the publisher, and the author for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.This book was not for me. Though parts were semi-funny, it did not contain any useful financial management advice or tips. I had to give up on this book at page 75 because it felt like a waste of time to continue.

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    18. More memoir than money tips but still interesting. A good portrayal of life when you're broke.

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    19. 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 waye list goes onE GOOD: If you like irreverent humor with lots of F bombs and dr [...]

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    20. I couldn't really figure out why I liked this book full of word vomit and bad advice until I realized it just read like a funny memoir by someone who doesn't have their shit together any more than I do. When it took a serious nose dive from stats and studies to "let's talk about me," her editor should have considered a rebrand. If it had been marketed as a memoir I probably wouldn't have been so confused about my feelings but also, I probably wouldn't have read it because I don't know who Dina G [...]

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    21. She had some stories, but nothing really jumped out at me as to a way to save money or not be broke. In comparing "broke tales" I like The Broke Diaries by Angel Nissel. Now she was funny, had great stories and I lived off of peanut butter sandwiches, ramen noodles and ice cream sandwiches for a year. Man I was so skinny back then. Any time my grandmother called and asked if I wanted to come over for dinner it was a Yes! Even when she had neckbones, I was not passing up a free meal. Le sigh, thi [...]

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    22. I guess I should have looked into the author a bit more before I started reading. This book is for single twenty somethings with no kids and no responsibilities other than school loans. Putting myself in the shoes of a single twenty something still left me feeling meh about the ideas presented. They are mostly unrealistic and are strictly ideas. There is no actual plan presented for following through on these ideas (except for how to work three jobs and live on a friend's couch for three months [...]

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    23. Full disclosure, I went to film school with the author and have been reading her column for years, so I was really looking forward to the book and excited to get an advanced copy. Brokenomics does not disappoint. The subtitle is firmly tongue in cheek. This isn't so much a thrifty living guide (though the gimlet eyed look at the financial realities of grad school should be required reading for aspiring MFAs) as it is a humorous look at being young and broke in the big city, and anyone who's ever [...]

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    24. The worst.This book should be called "How I Got Through My 20's Without Having a Real Job". Her suggestions to save money include: getting a sugar daddy, live in a car for five years in order to buy a house, and get a plant instead of having children. They should market this as a type of "Confessions of a Shopaholic" type book, not a serious way to save money and create wealth.Don't take financial advice from someone who tells you to buy shoes instead of invest in the stock market. And save mone [...]

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    25. First off this was in the finance section which seems wrong- it is not really a finance book and the author says that in the book. it's more of a funny look at mistakes about money, things you can relate to if you've ever been broke in your 20's. There's a great section about love and relationships, and the "tips" are not really serious, it's more for the purposes of getting a laugh. It did make me laugh, and if you're looking for a book with real money tips this probably isn;t for you but if yo [...]

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    26. So funny and entertaining, especially for those who could use some comedic relief from the woes of money, which is everyone! There are plenty of other books for financial advice, but we all need to pair it with a good laugh. By sharing awkwardly relatable anecdotes, Gachman makes me feel comforted that I'm not the only one who doesn't know everything! For those looking for practical solutions about money, there's plenty of guides out there but please, do yourself a favor and READ THIS BOOK for y [...]

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    27. Not informative, per se- but very fun. Great ending that referenced how it would be great if life was like the musical Grease. If Danny and Sandy "got real" they would have discussed things like how much money they had, what they planned to do for a job, future student loan debt and how it scared the shit out of them. However, the reality was they were going to drive in their flying car with $14 and take on life together.

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    28. Fine if you are a whinging 20 something. There is no practical advice for anyone out of college in this book. The whole book is "look how I survived this long without anyone killing me." All I can think is the author hoped to make money on the book since she's probably still contracting jobs from Craigslist.

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    29. Hilarious to read, and written more tongue-in-cheek, than a step-by-step guide to living the dream on a dime.This book made me laugh a few times, and in between there are some decent, solid tips on how to safe money, but it's not really a guide to live your life by. It's well worth the read, and besides the entertainment value, there are good ideas.

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    30. Not what I thought it was, as in didn't really have financial advice and wasn't really funny. Maybe I'm just too old for it, but don't buy if you're over the age of 20, because that's about when you should have learned all the 'wisdom' and 'tips' in this book, like couch surfing and sneaking into pools.

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