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.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Day 1: How to Lose Friends and Alienate Yourself

Things are getting desperate in the Big City, so I've decided to use CityBroke as a platform to document my attempt to go two weeks (15 days, to be exact) without spending any money. Summer in the city means trips, weddings, cool drinks...and empty pockets.

I have $158.68 in the bank and $20 in my pocket for the next 15 days. You may think I'm f**ked. I'm not. I will win! I will beat the Bright Lights and Big City! And I'll beat it for FREE.

Here's the game plan:

1. Credit card is staying in my desk drawer where it's been for a month now.
2. Debit card is joining credit card. Cash only from here on out.
3. I already have food, so eating at home, when friends give me donations or will have to go dumpster diving.
4. Just paid rent, electric, cable so no more bills until the 1st!

And here's the prize: my entire (measly) paycheck to keep (save) for myself. Sounds enthralling, I know. And it will only get better from here as my social life dries up like my drinking habit.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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