Being Citybroke is about perspective. It’s about seeing glitter in the gutter and a sense of humor when life is giving you everything you don’t exactly want and you’re hanging on for a dream that you sometimes can’t remember.
It’s not sales or survival - it’s an electronic letter from the trenches. It’s what suits who make $60K in at age 24 can’t even imagine. It’s Freedom. It’s Poverty. It’s Broken. It’s Beautiful.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

$700 Billion, What?

If you still can't figure out what the heck went down on Wall Street over the past few weeks, you're not alone. The entire situation is complicated, and getting more so with Paulson's $700 billion bailout plan. So Terry Grossman, from one of my favorite NPR shows Fresh Air, brings on Wall Street guru Gretchen Morgenson from the NYTimes to help explain things a bit in layman's terms--I think she does a great job. The podcast can be downloaded for FREE here: The Wall Street Bailout: A Conflict Of Interest?

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Ah, NOW I Get It

I usually have to wait until coffee cup No. 2 to start reading the business section of the NYTimes--I mean, do they really have to use such big words and complicated sentences? However, today there is a great piece explaining what the hell is really going on with the market these days. In English, Please beings with the question, "Can you explain this crisis in a way that it makes sense in layman’s terms?" For the full answer go HERE

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Get Skooled

If you read CityBroke everyday and still don't feel like you're on top of your finance game, then take yourself back to school. Money U, that is. Money U is an online financial course for the young and unexperienced such as ourselves. You don't really get graded and you just play games. So it's pretty much just really fun (if you love personal finances as much as I do). It's little bit expensive, $180 for three courses. However, your ROI could over 100% if the course teaches you some techniques that will save you a few hundred bucks. Totally worth it. And who doesn't secretly really want to back to school anyway?