The good life: We like to live it. But very few of us have a six-figure salary on lock or are blessed with an AmEx black card, so we all (even the more monetarily blessed among us) have found ways to work the system. From eagle-eyed deal-hunting to finagling an extra discount at a favorite boutique, there are at least a billion hints and hacks for living luxe on pretty little. But to get you inspired, the gals behind the Broke Girl's Guide offer heaps of help with their daily email advice.
When founders Michelle and Erin were mere assistants, toiling away in Hollywood, and quickly came to realize that their $5-a-day stipend wasn't helping them look, act, or feel the part. So, they started the Broke Girls Guide, which tracked tips for living flush even without funds. With a daily feed keeping track of everything from deals on invite shopping sites like Gilt and Ideeli to local sources from sites like Lifebooker, the Broke Girl's Guide is a one-stop-shop for the budget- (and fashion-) conscious. And the mantra of Michelle and Erin is one that R29 holds near and dear: Money does not equal style, and resourcefulness is always on-trend. But since everyone deserves a little splurge now and again, BGG is offering one savvy reader a $500 American Express gift card, to spend on whatever she'd like (though, we'd encourage the lucky shopper to get the most bang for their buck by sourcing deals on the Broke Girl's website). Enter to win and sign up below to become an official Broke Girl; BGG is launching their national edition soon, since savvy ladies everywhere deserve to lead the good (and smart) life.