Broke Girl in the City is for girls everywhere, who live in the city, on a shoestring budget.  Call it what you want – champagne lifestyle, beer money –  we all want to have a fabulous lifestyle!

Each month Broke Girl in the City will share top tips on what’s hot right now, making money, entertainment, lifestyle and wellness.

What’s more, we want this to be a fun blog! Let us know what you would like us to review or talk about.  The more feedback we get, the better experience we can make this for you.

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Writing down ideas for Broke Girl

Turn problems into opportunities

I had the idea of writing Broke Girl in the City for over 10 years before deciding to set up a blog instead.

It’s never too late to be the person you always wanted to be




Money, Money, Money

We will review budget fun things to do, events, products and go to websites to guide us along the way. Living paycheck to paycheck is hard. This website is all about having fun in between!

Do something you love 

Life really is too short to be doing something that makes you feel miserable.

Do something you love. Zalfie.,



‘If you’re not having fun, you’re doing something wrong.’  – Groucho Marx

           Sometimes friendship is the only therapy we need.

Friends and Family

Never be afraid to ask for help. I am one of the most independent and stubborn people I know. I hate asking for help, especially when it comes to money or support.

It is important to keep your loved ones close.  It’s too easy to push people away when you are stressed, anxious or depressed when you are busy living in the city.  You might even feel embarrassed that your situation has got completely out of control.  Friends are only one WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook message or phone call away. Make sure you don’t forget them or let them forget about you.




Author: Marie Ellis

People say write about what you know. So I did. I founded Broke Girl in the City – a smart girl’s guide to leading a fabulous lifestyle on a budget! A career spanning entertainment, bars & nightclubs (and frequenting them), film, music and TV, there isn’t much I don’t know about how to have fun in the city when completely broke.

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