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10 Ways to Have an Affordable, Waste-Free Thanksgiving

It's Thanksgiving time... "Do you want to get a free-range turkey for Thanksgiving?" My husband texted me a local farm's screenshot for $5.99/pound. "Is that a good price?" I'm a vegetarian. I'm happy with a carrot. I usually make Indian food--the smell of...

Craigslist 101–Clean & Clean Up at the Same Time

The secret to making cash on Craigslist? Buy low, sell high. That's it. People have been doing it for centuries with classified ads. Craigslist just makes it easier to find and post. "I once sold a set of weights before I picked them out of the garbage on the side of...

Spend Less & Don’t Spend your Paycheck on Your Job!

Spend less. That is the entire secret to having more money. "Spend less." That's not always easy--especially at the beginning of the school year. Or Christmas. Or in the spring. Or when summer comes around he corner... There are supplies to get, requisitions denied,...

Cashing in on Cleaning

Do you need to start cleaning out some things you never use? Cash in on your cleaning Your trash isn't someone else's treasure--it's yours.  Instead of throwing it all away, come up with a strategic plan to turn it into cash.  There are a ton of ways to do this. Have...

Surviving Restaurants with Your Not Broke Friends

Do you fear going to restaurants with your not-broke friends? "Can you go out to the restaurant with us?" Normal people answer yes or no depending on if they're busy.  Broke teachers always say no...because they're broke. Broke teachers don't go to fancy...

The Best Places for Stealing Pencils and Pens

Out of pencils and pens again? Me too. Our official position at BrokeTeacher.com is that you should not spend your paycheck on your job.  That includes buying a million pencils.  You should pay down your debt instead.  Nothing'll take you down faster than pens and...

Why Couponing May Be Costing You a Fortune!

Couponing is costing you money! Couponing is bad. It doesn't save you money it makes you spend more. I used to coupon religiously. I had an entire bodega in my basement. I did this for years thinking I'd coupon to pay off debt. Several years and stockpiles later, I...

Stop Spending Money on Your Class!

Are you spending too much on your classroom? Experts say teachers spend around $500 per year on their classroom, but many teachers spend far more than that.  Teachers are spending more than the couple hundred dollars the IRS allows us to deduct, which is far more than...