Broke family
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The Broke Family
'Brandi was left to raise two boys alone following her husband's suspicious pool ladder accident. With Dustin acting out, can Brandi teach young Beau to make the right choices in life?'
Name Broke family
Members Brandi Broke, Dustin Broke, Beau Broke
Family connections Newbie Family, Caliente Family, Pleasant Family, Simovitch Family
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Game The Sims 2 Icon The Sims 2
Neighborhood Pleasantview
Broke family
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Broke Family (The Sims 3)
'Broke Family in The Sims 3'
Name Broke family
Members Flat Broke, Flo Broke, Ruby Broke, Skip Broke, Buck Broke, Trigger Broke, Susie Broke
Family connections Newbie Family, Simovitch Family
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Game TS3 Icon The Sims 3
Neighborhood Riverview

In The Sims 2, the Broke Family resides in Pleasantview. It consists of Brandi Broke, widow of Skip Broke; Dustin Broke, a teen going steady with Angela Pleasant; and Beau Broke, a toddler who is the last born in the family before you play the game. When you first play the family, Brandi is pregnant with her last child from Skip. Brandi is also the daughter of Bob Newbie and Betty Newbie, a married couple introduced in The Sims.

As the name suggests, they have a monetary situation, supposedly because Brandi has just lost her husband and source of income. The family has around §930 in funds, which wouldn't be so bad if it had any source of income other than Dustin's teen job. The family has a net worth of around §25,000, and Brandi does have one or two things which can be sold for cash, but that's not a long-term solution to the family's financial problems.

In The Sims 3, The Broke Family lives in Riverview. In the Riverview graveyard, there is the grave of Bernard Broke, who died as an adult. He may be the father or brother of Flat and Buck, but he is not featured in the family tree.

Of all of the family members in The Sims 3, only Flat, Flo, and Skip are mentioned in The Sims 2. What happened to the others is not known. No members of the family appear in The Sims, though all of them except Flat and Flo are young enough to have been alive during that time.


Broke: "to become destitute of money or possession."

  • Brandi: "burning wine," "brandy."
  • Skip: "master of a ship."
  • Dustin: "Thor's stone."
  • Beau: "handsome."
  • Flat: pun meaning "completely penniless."
  • Flo: "flower," "prosperous," "flowering," "blossoming," "charming," "flourishing."
  • 'Buck: a nickname that simply means "buck" (a male deer).
  • Mary Lu: from Mary and Louisa, meaning "beloved" and "famous warrior," respectively.
  • Trigger: possibly from "trigger," a finger-operated lever used to operate a gun.
  • Susie:from Susan, meaning "rose."
  • Ruby: simply means "ruby," the precious stone.

Family tree




The Broke Family
Flat - Flo - Buck - Mary Lu - Trigger - Susie - Ruby - Skip - Brandi - Dustin - Beau - Unborn Baby
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