Gina Ragusa

Contributor

Gina Ragusa is a journalist whose work has appeared in publications like Mic and TheStreet. She resides in sunny South Florida. 

spending

25 Things You Never Need to Buy

Easy ways to save money, be kinder to the environment, and be a smarter consumer all year long.
Gina Ragusa
12.27.18
VICE Guide to Life

How to String Together Free Trials for More Than a Year

From free food to free rides, trials from HBO, Uber, Graze, and more are the broke person’s ticket to living the good life.
Gina Ragusa
10.24.18
VICE Guide to Life

How to Refund Nearly Every Regrettable Purchase You Ever Make

Here’s what you need to know about returning anything from fake Yeezys to a plane ticket you just paid for—no matter what.
Gina Ragusa
10.22.18
VICE Guide to Life

How to Write a Resume if You’ve Never Had a Real Job

Entering the job market for the first time can be scary, but you can still make your resume stand out from the pack by using these tips and tricks from career experts.
Gina Ragusa
9.26.18
money brain

Don’t Buy This: You Don’t Need a Personal Trainer to Get a Good Workout

Instead of paying hundreds of dollars a month to have someone cheer you on, use free online resources and group classes to stay motivated and learn how to do exercises right.
Gina Ragusa
9.24.18
VICE Guide to Life

How Not to Use a Credit Card

How much you charge and how vigilant you are about paying your bill can affect everything from whether a landlord will rent to you to how much interest you’ll owe in the future.
Gina Ragusa
9.18.18
money brain

DIY Home Improvement Fixes That Cost $10 or Less

From silencing a squeaky door to cleaning out a clogged drain, here are 13 cheap and easy repairs you can do yourself—instead of waiting around for your landlord or paying a handyman to do the job.
Gina Ragusa
9.14.18
VICE Guide to Life

How Much You Should Pay in Rent

So you’re finally ready to move out of mom and dad’s house. Now it's time to figure out how much you can afford to spend on rent and still have enough money leftover for all the fun things you want to do too.
Gina Ragusa
9.12.18
spending

Don't Buy This: Sell Your Junk Instead of Paying for a Storage Unit

Self storage is a $37 billion industry in the US because most of us just can’t part with our old shot glass collections from college.
Gina Ragusa
9.10.18
spending

Don’t Buy This: Stop Wasting Money on Fancy Body Scrubs

When you're trying to relax, the high price of store-bought body scrubs can make you even more stressed. Here's how to DIY some delicious ones at home using simple household ingredients like brown sugar, salt, and oatmeal.
Gina Ragusa
8.27.18
Free

How to Find the Best Free Things to Do in a City Near You

From live shows to group hikes, most cities have tons of free activities you can enjoy on your own or with a friend. The trick to finding these freebies is knowing where to look.
Gina Ragusa
8.22.18
spending

Don’t Buy This: Bogus Food Expiration Dates Make You Waste Food

Throwing away food because of a sell by date is wasteful and expensive.
Gina Ragusa
8.20.18
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