Free Things

Open Thread! Free Cone Day

Enjoy the tax time treat!

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Beg, Borrow, Steal … Or Swap

Once I got a black, white, and yellow Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress at the swap.

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Feeling Generous On Easter Sunday

For a few hours, I didn’t think about the fact that today was the third anniversary of the day I returned to Sacramento after my three months of homelessness in Los Angeles.

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Worst Freebie Ever? Famous Rollercoaster Breaks On 1st Day Of Season

The other day I bought some friends breakfast. It made me feel like The Queen Of The World, which is a good return on a $25 investment.

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Today’s Rent-Saving Solution: Move Into An Old-Age Home

How long before someone options the rights to this story and turns it into a movie, or at least a sitcom?

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The Most Bought Books And The Most Pirated Movies

The most pirated film of the year is a film about thieves and crooks. That sounds about right.

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Promo Codes Are The New Credit Card Points

It used to be that your status as a savvy shopper was predicated on whether you knew best how to wrangle every last mile, point, and freebie out of your credit cards. Now we’ve moved on to a more 21st century metric: how much you can make from promo codes.

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The Cost of Fixing Up a Free Bike

This summer I rebuilt a bike whose frame had been gifted to me by my friend Hope’s little sister. She had found it in an alleyway and, thoughtfully, had asked me if I’d like to have it. I was thrilled because I had been wanting a bike and figured this would be cheaper than buying one from Craigslist.

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Above The ‘Fold: The Very First Billfold Live Event!

The Billfold is having its very first live event at Housing Works Bookstore & Cafe in NYC on Wednesday, January 28, 2015.

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