37 Signs You’re Owning This Whole Being Broke Thing

No shame in the broke game.

1. You’ve developed a sophisticated palate.

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2. And an equally sophisticated sense of fashion.

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This is the closest you’ll ever get to a designer T-shirt.

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3. You holla for the Dolla Tree.

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4. You know your limits.

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5. You see opportunities where others may not.

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6. In college, you pledged the esteemed Greek organization Broke Phi Broke.

The alumni include such luminaries as Kanye West.

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7. You had a love/hate relationship with the financial aid office.

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8. You found ways to avoid buying textbooks.

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9. You’re always scouting for freebies.

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10. You’ve learned how to be resourceful.

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11. And get real creative with home improvement.

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12. You are the king of making things stretch.

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13. Seriously, you should win some type of medal for your craftiness.

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14. You’re a goddamn genius!

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15. Under no circumstances do you splurge if it can be avoided.

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16. Yet somehow you manage to go out…

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17. …because you’re smart about it.

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18. You can fully appreciate how glorious this moment is.

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19. You’re great at being self-reliant.

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20. You’ve done actual math to figure out the cheapest way to get drunk.

(1oz./ABV%)x(cost per unit/ounces per unit) = YOUR SATURDAY NIGHT!

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21. And some scientific(?) research…

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22. You know this moment so, so well.

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23. Also, LOL what are “savings”??

Art by Sarah L.

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24. You live life on the edge.

Art by Ginger Haze.

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25. You know you’re broke, but you also know the difference between being thrifty and being crazy.

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26. You’ve developed a great sense of humor.

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27. You go to great lengths to save a buck:

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28. You dream about this day.

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29. You don’t have a smartphone but you’re smart with your phone:

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30. Every payday is a national holiday.

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31. You’re thinking about selling that wine rack your bougie friend got you.

So you can use the money for more Franzia (It comes with its own stand!).

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32. You don’t need to exercise, because your heart rate goes up every time you check your bank account.

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33. Your vacations are memorable for different reasons.

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34. You’re so used to shit breaking, you just accept it when it happens.

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35. This is how your nonbroke friends look when they say they don’t have money to buy things:

“I don’t even own a desk, dude!”

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36. You’re the OG thrifter.

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37. And you’ll never forget the No. 1 rule of the broke commandments:

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