Abbi and Ilana may be the most realistic budget-conscious characters on TV. We look at their deal-seeking ways, from free food to coupons to even more free food.
Forget the rent-controlled apartment of Friends, the inexplicable luxury lifestyle of Sex & the City, and even the off-the-mark poverty of 2 Broke Girls. (You could afford a one-bedroom in Williamsburg without a roommate? Nope.) When it comes to accurate depictions of being young and budget-conscious in New York, nothing beats Broad City.
Here at DealNews, we love watching Abbi and Ilana, in part because they embody so much of the dealhunter spirit. (And in part because Ilana works at a fictional deal-based company in DUMBO, Brooklyn called Deals! Deals! Deals!) With season two recently ended, we've been thinking of ways to keep the Broad City spirit alive until the next one. So we put together a few money-saving tips as illustrated by our favorite under-employed comedy duo.
7 Money-Saving Tips From 'Broad City'
Optimize Your Earning Time
Like when Ilana skips out on work to temp... and skips out on that to walk dogs.
Get a Roommate
Rent is expensive. Just hope you get a Jaime, and not a Bevers. (Yes, we know Bevers isn't actually Abbi's roommate.)
Don't Buy Snacks at the Movies
An 800% markup on popcorn, seriously?! Note: DealNews does not condone violating movie theater policy. *Wink*
Also, Ilana is one of the few people that understands that the Beanie Babies market is cyclical in nature, making them a great investment.
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