Stop Being Broke

Bills due? Babies need shoes? We can help.


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So, you’re broke. Again.  There’s nothing left in the liquor cabinet but orange bitters and banana schnapps, you’ve smoked down all the butts in the ashtray, and your car is still par   More
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

How Do You Afford Your DIY Lifestyle?


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We Portlanders love doin’ stuff ourselves. Unlike the pioneers who preceded us in this land of clouds and kale, we can buy whatever goods we want with the click of a mouse. Yet we nonetheless    More
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Let Me Eat Cake

Living on starvation wages doesn’t mean you have to starve.


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For the past six months, I’ve been feeding two people on $35 a week. That’s right—$35 a week. Five dollars a day, $2.50 per person, 83 cents a meal. I live in a normal city lot; have    More
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 KAT MERCK

Moralists Be Damned

The banks want to keep you hungry and poor. Don’t let them.


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If you want to get rich in America, all you have to do, they say, is tighten your belt, put your nose to the grindstone and pull yourself up by your bootstraps. That sounds great—in a folksy,    More
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Get Out Of Debt Now!

A spoonful of sugar (and a little planning) help the loan balance go down.


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If you’re in debt, well, you are not a unique and beautiful snowflake. Whether because, as the Republicans tell us, our parents just bought us our X-Men trading cards instead of making us save   More
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

Spare a Quarter Mil?

So you need a loan. Here’s how to get one.


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You’re going to need a loan someday. No matter how much cash in tips, Chinook Book coupons and coffee-shop punch cards you’ve stashed in your mattress, when it comes to buying a house or start   More
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

1040 Blues

How to screw up your taxes. Or not.


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As someone once said, there are only two guarantees in life: death and screwing up your taxes. At least, that’s what I’ve been told. I’m a 29-year-old man who still sends his 1099 to his dad and   More
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Make the Pie Higher

So You Finally Made Some Money. Now What?


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You may not be Mitt Romney rich—using $100 bills to polish your solid-gold doorstops—but let’s say you’re finally at a point in your life where you’ve saved a little nest egg. What kind    More
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

The Portland Budget

How we spend, and how we should.


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How Portlanders spend their money—and how they should.   More
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

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