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Brokenomics: Author Discusses Living the Good Life on the Cheap

Writer Dina Gachman grew up in Houston and moved to Los Angeles at 18. That’s where she was in 2010 when was laid off her job at a film production company. So she started blogging about the experience of being jobless – and some of the financial challenges that presented. Eventually, her blog started getting […]

Brokenomics Book CoverWriter Dina Gachman grew up in Houston and moved to Los Angeles at 18. That's where she was in 2010 when was laid off her job at a film production company. So she started blogging about the experience of being jobless – and some of the financial challenges that presented. Eventually, her blog started getting some attention, and she wrote a book about what she learned called Brokenomics: 50 Ways to Live the Dream on a Dime.

Gachman tells Michael Hagerty she aims to help readers find a healthy balance between being cheap or frugal and enjoying their life when money's tight.

MORE: Gachman will sign copies of her book at Brazos Bookstore Thursday (May 14, 2015) night at 7.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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