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Broke In The City Manifesto

At Broke In The City, we believe that being in control of your wallet doesn’t mean you have to forfeit a good time. We want to save our dollars while still living our bitchin’ lives to the fullest. We believe in making our morning coffee at home, but know that treating ourselves is essential. We believe in DIY, Cheap dates, and never buying Cocktails at full price.  

I hope you enjoy the blog! If you have any questions or would like to submit your favorite budget friendly tips,  email me at tamara@brokeinthecity.com


Broke In The City

Hello, My name is Tamara and I live in  Chicago with my main boo, Sir Winters the cat. I love punk rock shows, dive bars, and dance parties. I am a firm believer in being yourself and always embracing change. I have always been on the move (currently living in my 20th apartment, and 8th city)  so being thrifty has always been a major priority of mine.  After graduating from The Blogcademy in 2014, I found a need for a more attainable lifestyle blog and to show people that there are a million ways to live, work and play in the city that doesn’t break the bank.

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