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89th And Broke

I'm a young professional living in Astoria (formerly of Williamsburg, the UES and Murray Hill - I move a lot!). I'm always looking for something fun to do or the best place to grab a drink and dinner at an affordable price around the city. Have a suggestion? Email me at Laura AT 89thandbroke DOT com.

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Save Money Easily With Digit

Now that we’re married, my husband(!) and I are really focused on saving money so we can buy a house. We’ve been trying a ton of different money saving apps, and one of the ones I’ve really liked using is Digit, a free website that helps you save.

I signed up for Digit 2 […]

$5 Lyft Rides within Manhattan – Plus $20 Credit

I was very intrigued when an email hit my inbox last night – have you heard of Lyft? Lyft is a competitor to Uber and they have a service similar to Uber Pool like Lyft Line. They are offering $5 Lyft Line rides anywhere in Manhattan south of 97th Street. With Lyft Line, you […]

Fast $20 Cash in 15 Minutes

One of our loyal readers Ludmila sent me this today – if you fit the profile, you may want to reach out to make a quick $20.

A company that creates 3D models needs to take pictures of people to practice.  Our reader tried this out and said it took about 15 minutes, and in […]

I Tried It: Peapod Delivery – and Win $100 in Groceries

So there hasn’t been a ton of food reviews on the blog lately because we’ve been trying to cook at home. Usually, I go to my grocery store around the corner, but this means I am limited in how much I can carry home. Sometimes with our fancy car (read: 2001 minivan) I go […]

Reminder: Get Free and Cheap eBooks Thanks to BookBub

I shared this post awhile back, but this is a great reminder, especially if you are traveling this summer. If you have a Kindle, Nook, or the Kindle app on your smartphone, I recommend signing up for BookBub. BookBub is a free daily newsletter that alerts you to discounted or free eBooks. All you […]

Ditch the Gift Cards, Pay with Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts Apps – Plus Get a Free Drink!

A few months back, I wrote the below post about why you should use coffee mobile apps to pay for your coffee when visiting Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts. Starbucks recently sent out an email that anyone who joins their loyalty program and registers a Starbucks card will get a free drink as long as they […]

Coffee Fanatic? Try Cups – Promo Code Too!

I know the past few weeks I’ve been sharing a lot of new apps with you – to be honest, I’ve been targeted on Facebook a lot with these apps, and after downloading them and checking it out, figured I’d share with you. Today, I wanted to share Cups (promo code too!) with you.


Try This Trick: Parcel Delivery Service – Plus Promo Code!

I don’t have a doorman. I used to years ago, but now I have to ship everything to work – and once it arrives, I have to carry it home on the subway, and then a half mile walk home. Needless to say, I loathe getting packages. But enter Parcel, a Delivery Service. Plus, […]

See Broadway Shows for Less with TodayTix – Promo Code Too!

If this week had a theme, it would be new (to me) apps/sites and accompanying discount codes. I wanted to share with you all today a new to get discounted Broadway tickets with TodayTix!  A TodayTix promo code is included in this post too!

For years, when family was in town, we headed to TKTS to […]

Get a Personal Chef with Kitchensurfing – Promo Code Too!

The nice part about having a blog is sometimes I get pitched from PR people some really cool ideas – so today I want to share with you details on Kitchensurfing (promo code included too!).

I love the concept of Kitchensurfing – Kitchensurfing brings personal chefs to your home. I always feel like when I […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost