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89th And Broke

I'm a young professional living in Astoria (formerly of Williamsburg, the UES and Murray Hill - I move a lot!). I'm always looking for something fun to do or the best place to grab a drink and dinner at an affordable price around the city. Have a suggestion? Email me at Laura AT 89thandbroke DOT com.

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Three Ways to Save on Books

I’ve had my Nook for over a year, and frankly, I love it. I always have it in my purse so I can get engrossed in a book while on the subway. No matter if you have a Nook or a Kindle, or one of the reading apps on your phone, here are some tips on how [...]

Try This Trick! Get Cash Back with Checkout51!

I always want to be a coupon cutter but let’s face it – half the time I forget to bring my coupons to the store and I’m not the type of person to print them off the internet. Still, I always look for ways to save money, and the easiest coupon app I’ve found [...]

Try This Trick! Fiverr!

Have you  heard of Fiverr? The site allows people to sell services – anything from designing a logo if you are thinking of starting your own blog, to getting a custom iPhone case designed, to getting a customized birthday message from a Marilyn Monroe lookalike to send to a friend. Best of all, these [...]

Try This Trick: Minibar

Yesterday I had my book club meeting and I realized I needed to bring a bottle of wine. Between after work cocktails with a client and the book club meeting, I wasn’t going to have time to swing into a liquor store, especially when I wasn’t totally familiar with the area my friend lived [...]

Try This Trick! Get Free Samples with PINCHme!

A few years ago, I told you guys my dirty secret: that I always scoop up free online samples.  If you are like me, you’ll want to check out PINCHme.  I stumbled across the site from someone’s Pinterest board, and am certainly glad I did.

With PINCHme, you’ll get an email when free samples [...]

Try This Trick! Unroll.me!

New year, new inbox – if you want to keep your inbox organized, try Unroll.me. This service which works with Gmail, Yahoo Mail and Google Apps, has you log in to your email account through Unroll.me and it identifies all the subscriptions you subscribe to. I had a ton of subscriptions from Groupon, LivingSocial, [...]

Try This Trick! New Year New You with Yoga Studio!

If you are trying to get fit in the new year but don’t have the cash for a gym membership, try the Yoga Studio app. It’s $2.99 in the Apple Store, but for less than a cup of coffee, you can enjoy different yoga classes.

I have a gym membership, but I downloaded the [...]

Try This Trick! Learn Another Language for Free!

One of my resolutions this year is to learn a new language – or more or less, remember the Spanish I took in high school for 4 years. After a few trips abroad this past year, I realized it’s embarrassing how bad I am at Spanish, and I feel like it’d be a helpful [...]

Try This Trick! Events for Citi Cardholders!

I will admit I have not tried this yet, you cut sharing in case some of you with Citi Cards want to give this a try.  Apparently, with a Citi card you can get complimentary access to a variety of events – up for grabs are comp tickets to  the Wired Store’s music events.

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Try This Trick! Menu Plan and Save Money with eMeals!

I have to share a dirty secret with you – while I’ve still dined out in the past year, I’ve been making a HUGE effort to cook more. I find cooking to be fun and depending on the recipe, I can save more staying in and cooking than going straight to Seamless. I will [...]

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