Weekly Roundup: Broke Men, DIY Bracelets, and Monetizing Your Car

by Shawanda Greene

I finally found my groove.

I’m so excited!

As you may know, I quit my job at the end of last year. It’s taken me four months to figure out what I need to do in order to maximize productivity. Well, I kinda already knew what I had to do. I was just working out the details.

The biggest change comes in where I work. I cannot stay locked in my apartment all day. It’s not that I can’t get any work done. That’s not the issue at all. But other aspects of my life suffer when I isolate myself from other human beings. You see, I feel really lonely and sad when there’s no one around. :( I looked into renting a co-working space, but they’re like $450 a month in the metro DC area. That’s insane.

So, every morning I wake up before 7:00. And by 8:15, my butt is parked in a seat at the local coffee shop. For about $100 a month, I’ve created my own co-working space.

Okay, that’s enough about me. What happened this week that we both can benefit from?

Funny Money Related Video

If you’ve never listened to the lyrical  and comedic styling of Phillip and Emmanuel Hudson, then I’m sorry. Your life is incomplete.

Normally, I don’t think there’s anything funny about men who never have any money. But these guys have managed to put a hilarious spin on what it’s like to date someone who’s always broke.

Image of the Week

Since I can’t afford to blow tons of cash on clothes anymore, I have to look for cheap ways to fancify my outfits.

Check out these super cute, homemade beaded bracelets I found on Pinterest this week. The material costs are low, and they seem easy to make.

DIY Braided Bead Bracelet

Photo Credit: Honestly...WTF


Interesting Search Phrases

best friend wants me to pay $3,000 for destination wedding
Tell that heifer she can go straight to hell.

People who are always trying to get something for nothing
Those people suck.

poor people have it too good
OMG! Don’t they?!

birthday candles image
Whoever you are, please stop stealing my images.

my brother has horrible credit should i cosign for his house
Uh, I dunno what to say except….ಠ_ಠ

Awesome Reading

Fabulously Broke: How to Care for Clothes: The Poorly Dressed Grownup’s Guide
Budgets Are Sexy: “I Got Money That Doesn’t Belong to Me, BUT…”
Faithful With A Few: When A Waiter Gives You Free Food, Is It A Nice Gesture Or Is It Stealing?
Your Finances Simplified: 10 Common Characteristics of Millionaires You Can Follow
My Broken Coin: Minimalistic Approach: A Capsule Wardrobe
One Cent at a Time: 6 Ways to Make Extra Money From Your Car 

Carnivals Featuring You Have More Than You Think

TotallyMoney Blog Carnival – Big Bang Theory Birthdays Edition at Debt Black Hole

Carnival of Financial Camaraderie #31 – Lend A Helping Hand at 101 Centavos

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One Cent At A Time May 7, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Thanks for noticing my article in the crowd! All spices are present in this weekend roundup. Lot to learn.


@prairieecothrif May 7, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Those bracelets looks pretty neat. It is amazing what you can put together with a few basic cheap items. maybe you can make a bunch and sell them at a local market.


KNS_Financial May 9, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Thanks for including me in your roundup!


@nlbarbie May 16, 2012 at 8:20 AM

Thank you for introducing me to the Hudson brother. I agree, my life was not complete. It cracked me UP!


Shawanda May 17, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Aren't they hilarious?! I wish I'm Broke and Ratchet Girl Anthem was available on iTunes.


J. Money May 16, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Thanks for the love, my friend! Here's to working for yourself! :)


collier swarovski September 2, 2016 at 3:22 AM

Very interesting blog, looking forward to more wonderful!


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